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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Rome: Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Private Tour

Product ID: 61061
See one of the world’s most important and largest collections of art on a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at masterpieces of art and antiquity from the papal collection, including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at masterpieces of art from the papal collections
  • Admire the famous statue of Laocoön, and see the Belvedere Torso
  • Discover maps of the world by ancient cartographers
  • Look a Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Enter the most famous Roman Catholic church in the world
  • Get a personalized narrative on a customized itinerary
Full description
Marvel at masterpieces of art by Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini and many others on a private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, and see statues from Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and other great civilizations.

Skip the notorious lines to enter the Vatican Museums, and enjoy a personal narrative once inside. Your guide will treat you to a customized tour, bringing the magnificent works of art to life with an interactive and imaginative commentary. Uncover the legends and mysteries behind works from the Renaissance and other art eras, and hear about the papal patrons.

Marvel at sculptures, carvings, frescoes, paintings, tapestries and maps. Go to the Belvedere Courtyard, and stroll through the most interesting galleries in the museum complex.

Contemplate Michelangelo's frescoes in the magnificent Sistine Chapel and admire paintings from the main artist of the Renaissance period. Then, enter St. Peter’s Church to experience the majestic architecture of the Catholic cathedral. See Bernini’s exquisite “Baldachin” and other sacred works of art. End on St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire the Egyptian obelisk that witnessed the martyrdom of St. Peter and was central to Bernini’s design.
  • Private Badge Guide
  • Skip-the-Line Tickets
  • Private Walking Tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off (available upon request)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Caffe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100

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Important information
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums: no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
• A moderate amount of walking is involved - comfortable shoes are recommended
• When booking, please advise if you require a hotel pick-up, and provide the name and the address of your accommodation (this service is at an extra cost)
• Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair friendly
• It is strictly forbidden to take photographs in the Sistine Chapel
• Long items such as large umbrellas, camera stands and tripods, walking sticks (unless for disabled persons) are not allowed and are to be left at cloakrooms
• Please note that the museums' hours and closures may change due to special events taking place
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Mirta la nostra guida è stata impeccabile molto precisa e preparata. Avevamo con noi un bimbo di 3 anni ed è stata comprensiva e premurosa. Molto appassionata d' arte . Se volete una una panoramica dei Musei Vaticani in poco tempo che vi lasci insegnamenti e aneddoti scegliete questo tour

December 29, 2019


Wir wurden von einer deutsch sprechende Historikerin geführt. Sie kannte alle Sicherheitskräfte Teilweise mit Namen. Diese haben uns immer wieder an allen Schlangen vorbei geführt. Wir haben nirgendwo gewartet, obwohl es komplett überfüllt war. Die Informationen waren fundiert und unterhaltend vorgetragen. Wir haben viel Spaß gehabt und sehr viel gelernt.

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December 22, 2019

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Eyes of Rome Private Tours

Product ID: 61061