Vatican City: Private Guided Tour
- Skip the ticket line to one of the world's great art collections at the Vatican Museums
- Discover the masterpieces of ancient art and the frescos of Michelangelo,and learn about the history of the Vatican state
- Marvel at the masterpieces of Italian baroque architecture and decoration at St. Peter’s
Discover the secrets of the Sistine Chapel, hidden so well by Michelangelo. The frescoes are stunning, but the meanings are perhaps even more important. Michelangelo’s depictions are about much more than just beauty.
Afterwards, your tour continues to the interior of St. Peter's Basilica and then St. Peter's Square. This is the site where the faithful wait for white smoke to appear from the chimney signifying the election of a new pope, and also for the papal benediction, Urbi et Orbi.
Hear stories about the Vatican’s history, including intrigues and conspiracies in the papal court, displays of power, and the status and wealth of many popes. You’ll also hear about modest popes who wanted nothing more than the opportunity for contemplation and a return of the church to original Christian ideals.
- Skip-the-ticket-line access
- Tour guide
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
Meet your guide at Cafe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, Rome (the opposite side of the Vatican Museum entrance). It's 15-minute walk from St. Peter’s Square and metro stop A/Ottaviano. Your guide will be holding a sign with "Guide Rome-LC Incoming" on it.Open in Google Maps ⟶