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Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

From US$ 157.01 per person

Skip the line and discover the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel on a private tour with your own personal guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese
Private group
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • St. Peter’s Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience.
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July, and August are particularly busy.
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy privileged entrance to the museums
  • Have your own personal tour guide
  • See the best of the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements.

Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. Explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca, and Gallery of the Geographical Maps.

Visit a location with more than 1400 galleries that hosts one of the largest art collections in the world. Witness for yourself pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vatican. With this exclusive private tour, it will just be you and your own guide.

  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks entry ticket
  • Gallery of Maps, Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Raphael Rooms entry ticket
  • Sistine Chapel entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of Caffe Vaticano right across the street from the Vatican Museum's entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.

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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 141 reviews

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    This was a fun tour with our funny guide Irene. She makes a lot of jokes and spills a lot of drama and tea that went on during the medieval times. We saw quite a lot and learned a lot in a very fun way. I’d say if you’re going to visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel or Basilica….do it with Irene Amedeo!

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    Product ID: 390677

    VA ID: 390677