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Vatican Museums: 7-Hour Private Tour

Vatican Museums: 7-Hour Private Tour

From US$ 314.33 per person

Enter the residence of the Popes of the past and admire the ancient statues, tapestries, galleries, frescoes, and paintings. Save time with skip-the-line tickets and learn about the Church and its development over the centuries.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the residence of the former Popes
  • Admire ancient statues, tapestries, galleries, frescoes, and paintings
  • Uncover the secrets of the Museums with an expert guide
  • Enjoy the Art Collection (Pinacoteca) with incredible paintings by Raphael
Full description
Learn the secrets of the Vatican Museums in a complete, 7-hour, private tour, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide. Focus on the greatest artists of the Roman Renaissance: Raphael and Michelangelo, and learn how art transformed from the Middle Ages into the Baroque Style. Hear stories of the Church and its development over the centuries.  Stop and enjoy the Sistine Chapel and appreciate all that went into this iconic masterpiece. Enter the  Pio Clementino Museum with the famous Laocoön, and stroll through the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Geographical Maps. Explore Raphael's Rooms, with the famous School of Athens, and, last but not least, marvel at the Pietà by Michelangelo in St Peter's Basilica.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums, exactly in front of the white marble gate. The guide will hold a sign with the name of the tour. To avoid delays, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the activity.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Opening hours are subject to change, especially for St Peter's Basilica due to religious celebrations.
  • Some areas of the Museums or the Church might be closed according to the Vatican agenda.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Vincenzo was amazing. Made 7 hours feel like 2. Great storyteller and so informative.

August 23, 2021

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