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Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

From US$ 242.25 per person

Experience the highlights of the Vatican City on a 3-hour private tour with VIP access. Explore one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece with an expert guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Spanish, French, Italian
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  • Save hours of vacation time with fast track tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Take advantage of a tailored service and personal guide at your disposal
  • Admire ancient and Renaissance masterpieces
Full description

Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access. Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues.

Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

  • Fast track entrance tickets guaranteed to skip the long ticket lines
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums
  • 3-hour private tour
  • Official expert private guide
  • Assistance
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 00192 Rome. Meet your guide at the Vatican Museum's main entrance. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Your tickets will be held by the guide for collection on the day of the tour. You will be required to present this voucher. If you have purchased a discounted option you will be asked to show a photo ID in exchange for your tickets
  • Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in the Sistine Chapel
  • Estimated time entrance in the museum is 45 minutes after tour departure because you will have to pass the security check
  • The Direction of Museums & Cultural Heritage reserves the right to close a sector or the Sistine Chapel due to force majeure. The closure of the museum sector does not entail any right to reimbursement. In these cases, we will include other sectors in the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 48 reviews

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We were immediately welcomed by the guide Elisa who managed in a simple and fun way to get even our 7 and 9 year old children interested in the route. We found little crowding of people, having chosen the time of 8.30. The possibility of accessing St. Peter's Basilica directly after the visit to the Vatican Museums is excellent, thus avoiding the long queues in the churchyard of St. Peter's.

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August 18, 2022

Excelente visita, acompaniados por Zenda tuvimos una experiencia placentera. Explicaciones claras y siempre amable. Por suerte aclaré al principio que nuestro interés era no dejar de visitar la basilica de San Pedro. De no haberlo hecho -aunque en la información del tour lo incluía- no hubieramos ido pues al parecer ya no es parte del tour. Pero la siempre amigable guia tuvo a bien ajustar el tour para alcanzar a ver lo principal del museo Vaticano y lo básico de San Pedro.

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July 13, 2021

The guide has been very attentive and well prepared. The visit has been very interesting and very well managed in rhythm and explanations. Surely by my mistake, I thought that the guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Square was also included. In general, I have to say that I think it was worth it.

July 9, 2021

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