Private tour

Rome: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter's 4-Hour Tour

Activity provider: Silvia Poggiani-Tour Guide

Rome: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter's 4-Hour Tour

Activity provider: Silvia Poggiani-Tour Guide

From US$ 171.50 per person

Peel back the layers of Vatican history and tradition with Silvia, who has spent 21 years enthusiastically sharing her love for her city with visitors. Explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Gain insight into the city from a true local and guide with 21 years of experience
  • Be amazed by the interesting history behind the making of the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the highlights of the Vatican Museums with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Marvel at the largest Catholic Church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge that only a Rome native can provide
Full description

Tour the jewels of Vatican City with your passionate local guide, Silvia, who will point out details in Michaelangelo’s frescoes that most tourists miss. Born and bred in Rome, Silvia will share the history of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, as well as Rome’s lesser-known stories.

Start in St. Peter's square and get to know the traditions of the Catholic Church. Marvel at Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini's Canopy on the main altar. Continue to the Vatican Museums, where Silvia will help navigate the crowded entrance and point out all the iconic pieces in the collection.

Get the full experience of Michelangelo's frescoes as Silvia shares her insider knowledge. See the galleries of candelabras, tapestries, and maps. Visit the Raphael Rooms and compare the work of two contemporary geniuses, Michelangelo and Raphael. 

Be amazed by the Sistine Chapel before ending the tour and get personalized tips on how to continue your day. Gain a deeper understanding of the city from someone who grew up in Rome.

  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly, depending on the number of people in the group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting for you right outside Caffè Vaticano and will have a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • Visitors are required to pass through a security check
  • The tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 412705