Guided tour

Semi-Private 3-Hour Vatican Tour

Semi-Private 3-Hour Vatican Tour

From US$ 73.73 per person

Skip the long lines to some of the greatest monuments in the world on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican City. Enjoy the intimacy of a small group and the knowledge of an art historian guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Marvel at the centuries-old frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore both the Vatican Museum with a skip-the-line ticket
  • See works of art by Michelangelo and many others
Full description
Semi-Private 3-Hour Vatican Tour See stunning works of art by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli on this 3-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights that aren’t available in tour books. Learn about the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! On this tour you’ll have VIP access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Areas you’ll visit: • The Art Gallery • The Octagonal Courtyard  • The Tapestry Gallery • The Map Gallery • The Round Room • The Greek Cross Room • The Raphael Rooms (when possible) • The Gallery of the Muses • The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes)
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Admission fees
  • Headsets
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  Students booking a reduced ticket must show valid photo ID to be allowed into the monument.
  •  Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the Sistine Chapel.
  •  Children under 6 may join the tour for free.
Customer reviews

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Great overview

It was an excellent trip, saw loads at the Vatican with lots of background information. It was crowded with other groups but we did skip the major lines and saw lots. If you don't like crowds then get an earlier time slot, but otherwise I would definitely book a skip the line instead of waiting in the long queue.

July 23, 2017

Very interesting visit

Note that the visit (a little short 2 hours) mainly covers part of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Saint Peter's Basilica is not taken into account. The only big plus is the skip-the-line access to the Vatican and the limited number of participants. Otherwise the guide was friendly and passionate about art history.

September 23, 2016

Perfekte Tour mit perfektem Guide Simone

Um 8:30 Uhr wurden wir (3 Mädels) bereits von Simone - unserem Guide - erwaret. Wir hatten Glück und es waren keine anderen Personen in der Gruppe, dh. wir hatten eine Privatführung. Simone erklärte uns sehr begeistert und ausführlich alles über den Vatikan und seine Geheimnisse. Sie nahm sich auch sehr viel Zeit für unsere Fragen und keine davon blieb unbeantworet. Wir hatten alle sehr hohe Erwartungen, doch diese wurden mit Simone übertroffen. Danke für dieses tolle Erlebnis!

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June 18, 2017

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