Private tour

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel 3-Hour Private Tour

Activity provider:Alwaysrome
Private tour

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel 3-Hour Private Tour

Activity provider:Alwaysrome

From US$ 213.55 per person

This private tour ensures that your visit to the Vatican is a personalized one. You’ll have your own custom-made itinerary and private native-speaking guide to show you the most significant works of art in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Skip the lines and explore the Vatican Museums without the wait
  • See important works of art with a private guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Leonardo
Full description
This 3-hour skip-the-line tour is the most intimate way of seeing the Vatican's masterpieces of art. Your own private guide will be available to answer all your questions and ensure you make the most of your time in the Vatican Museums. Visiting the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with an expert, native-speaking guide means you’ll end up with a better understanding of the art and history of the Vatican. In the Papal Palaces that house the Museums you’ll see paintings by Giotto, Beato Angelico, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio, and a vast collection of classic Greek and Roman art. Admire the Apollo Belvedere and Laocoonte, tapestries designed by Raffaello, maps drawn by a 16th-century cartographer that are so precise they could even be used today. Walk through the apartments of the Popes and the spectacular Raphael Rooms. The journey through time and art culminates with a visit to the Sistine Chapel, the Holy of Holies of the popes, covered with frescoes by Michelangelo and the greatest artists of the 15th century. Your tour can be customized according to your interests. Note that it is priced for up to 2 people, and if there are more in you party, just increase the number of participants when booking and the price will adjusted accordingly.
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Expert native-speaking private guide for 3 hours
  • Tickets and all reservation fees for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets with groups of 5 or more so you can always hear your guide

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Meeting point

Your tour meets in front of the main entrance to the Vatican Museums, next to the Entrance with Reservation sign. Your tour guide will be holding a sign that reads Alwaysrome. The full address of the Vatican Museums is Viale del Vaticano 100. Arriving from Ottaviano (Musei Vaticani, Metro A station): Exit the turnstiles and walk straight to the back end of the station, heading to the left side exit. Once you’ve reached the left side exit, you'll exit the station at Viale Giulio Cesare (to your right). Walk down Viale Giulio Cesare to the light, cross the street, and take a left onto Via Leone IV. Take a right onto Viale Vaticano and continue until you reach the Vatican Museums entrance. Arriving from St. Peter's Square: As you face St. Peter's Basilica, turn right, exit the piazza and follow the Vatican walls around toward the entrance to the Vatican Museums.The walls should be on your left side. Follow the walls up Viale Vaticano until you reach the entrance to the Museums.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • It is the responsibility of all participants to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins. Anyone arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
  • The tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs, so comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Admission to the Vatican requires following a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered (both men and women). The tour provider cannot be held responsible for entry refused due to improper dress.
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, there may be delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues.
  • The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
Customer reviews

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May 23, 2023

May 15, 2023

Maria was an amazing guide. Not only was she informative and knowledgeable but her charisma has no equal.

February 21, 2023

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