Private Vatican Tour: Museums & Sistine Chapel

4.4 / 5

38 reviews

Private Vatican Tour: Museums & Sistine Chapel

From $376.71 per group up to 1

Explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on a 3-hour private tour. See one of the world’s greatest collections of art with a personal guide and walk the galleries, admiring masterpieces by Rafaello, Michelangelo and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the galleries of the Vatican Museums with a private guide
  • See the 4 Raffaello rooms
  • Admire the Vatican Gardens from Belvedere Courtyard
  • Look at Michelangelo's Last Judgment and ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour the world's largest basilica
Full description
Enjoy a private tour of the Vatican Museums, and see Michelangelo’s fabulous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel on a 3-hour private tour. Following a pick-up from your hotel lobby in Rome (on request), take a taxi to the Vatican Museums entrance. Before you enter the galleries, view part of the lovely Vatican Gardens from the Belvedere Courtyard, designed by Donato Bramante. The long Belvedere Court connects the Vatican Palace with the Villa Belvedere in a series of terraces connected by stairs. Enter the museums and wander through the Gallery of Maps to the Raffaello Rooms. The largest of the 4 rooms is the Hall of Constantine, the last stop on your museums tour. You will also see the Room of Heliodorus, Room of the Signatura, and Room of the Fire in the Borgo. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire the legendary frescoes by Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio and others. The ceiling, and especially “The Last Judgment,” is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement. Your guide will then take you inside the largest basilica in the world, showing you Michelangelo Buonarroti’s statue of "La Pietà".
Includes
  • Private professional guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Transportation (can be booked by contacting the supplier directly)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

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  • To enter the Vatican, you must observe the dress code in place. Please ensure you cover your shoulders and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
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Indispensable and instructive

A guided tour of this site is essential so as not to miss its riches and see it as yet another museum, yet another church, etc. The choice of the private tour with a French-speaking guide is obviously a plus as Sarah was clear and very friendly. The price remains high, however, and that's unfortunate!

August 27, 2018

Very educational, entertaining tour.

We have been smuggled through the masses and have gained a good insight into the Vatican treasures. We would only have liked to have given the meeting point more precisely, because all the tours meet there and it is not so clear for visitors unfamiliar with the location. Without the help of the competitors who offer their tours there, we probably would not have found our guide. But otherwise we enjoyed the tour and would book it again.

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November 9, 2015

Perfect! Very nice and competent guide!

September 9, 2019

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