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Rome: Private Vatican Tour w/ Cabinet of the Masks

Rome: Private Vatican Tour w/ Cabinet of the Masks

From US$ 261.25 per person

Book the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican with early entrance, skip-the-line, private guide and the chance to visit the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian
Private group


  • Save time with an early entrance skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican
  • Enjoy a private visit to the Cabinet of the Masks, one of the restricted areas of the Vatican
  • Learn all about the art and architecture from an official private guide
Full description

This Vatican Private Tour with Cabinet of the Masks will offer a unique experience. You will visit not only the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel but also the exclusive Cabinet of the Masks, a part of the museums which is usually closed to the general public. The visit will start when you meet your private guide in the morning. Begin immediately to explain the history of the Vatican. The guide will expertly guide your group through the Vatican Museums' extensive galleries, to let you take in all the history and art of the works exhibited. With this tour, you will also have the unique chance to visit the Cabinet of the Masks. This constitutes an exclusive area of the galleries, whose name comes from the beautiful Roman mosaics depicting masks that adorn its floor.

Your tour will continue with the gem of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to the earlier access, you will be able to admire its beauty together with a limited number of visitors and enjoy it as it deserves.

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican
  • Cabinet of the Masks
  • 3 hours with a private guide
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the attraction
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that when the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without any notice. The local tour operator is not responsible for an unexpected closure of the Basilica
  • In order to enter the Vatican, you must cover your shoulders and knees
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Raul was very attentive, eloquent and engaging. We enjoyed the tour very much.

June 29, 2022

Renata was very friendly and has a great deal of knowledge, which she imparted to us very well. It was very informative. I can recommend it with a clear conscience

September 26, 2021

Esperienza eccellente. Avevo una guida per me, il suo nome è Laura Gangemí. Ottimo trattamento e ottimo professionista. Lo consiglio.

June 2, 2022


Product ID: 79545