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Vatican and Sistine Chapel: Private Skip-the-Line Tour

Vatican and Sistine Chapel: Private Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 196.71 per person

Explore the Vatican on a 3-hour private tour that offers you priority admission to the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica! Experience Michelangelo’s artistic genius in the Sistine Chapel, and see what interests you most.

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


  • Enjoy priority admission to the Vatican museums
  • Take a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Tailor your visit to your interests
Full description
This private Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour is an opportunity for you to explore one of the world's largest and important art collections with a personal Vatican expert guide. Your 3-hour experience begins by entering through the Vatican's VIP entrance and skipping the lines outside – letting you get started immediately. The guide will customize this Vatican visit to your preferences. You can take in all of the Papal palace highlights and explore the rooms of the Vatican Museums that interest you most. You’ll hear about the Vatican’s fascinating history, some bits of gossip, and little-known stories about popes and artists. A highlight of the tour is the Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest examples of Michelangelo's artistic genius. The visit culminates with VIP access directly into St. Peter's Basilica (skipping another long line) for an awe-inspiring guided tour of the largest and most ornate church in the world.
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Reservation fee
  • Private tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of Cafè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, across the street from the museum entrance.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Dress code: please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered.
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed by an extended tour in an alternative area.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Fantastic experience with such a knowledgable guide. She had her work cut out with 2 people in our party speaking Spanish and 2 English but catered for us all perfectly. This was our second visit to the Vatican and we wanted to ensure we got the most out of our trip due to limited time off the cruise ship. We were extremely happy with our choice of activity and the guide definitely made it. Would highly recommend.

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July 16, 2022

Tailored tour met all our expectations

We wanted particularly to visit the Sistine Chapel so our guide showed us around the Vatican but allowed us to sit for a little while in the Sistine Chapel, which was not a meagre feat. She had a thoroughly knowledge of the Vatican and was extremely nice. We couldn't have been happier.

May 12, 2017

Great tour!

Excellent way to see Vatican museums and St Peter's. Pamen was knowledgeable and we had a great time.

June 14, 2015

Product ID: 36398