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Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Tour with Private Guide

Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Tour with Private Guide

From US$ 339.53 per group up to 2

Explore the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with a private guide dedicated only to you and your friends/family. Get a unique understanding of the history and world-class art collection of the Vatican while you marvel at the beauty all around you.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Discover the hidden gems of the Vatican with a private expert guide
  • See the worldwide famous collection inside the Vatican museums
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
  • Avoid long lines at the entrance with your express ticket
Full description
The Vatican hides so many treasures that it makes sense to visit it the smart way: skipping the lines at the entry and learning about its wonderful collections from a professional local guide. Moreover, this guide is dedicated 100% to you and your (private) group, so that you can ask them all the questions and curiosities you might have. The experience includes: Skip-the-line access to the Vatican museums, the artworks of Michelangelo and Raphael, the famous courtyards, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Sistine Chapel with expert commentary, express access to St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s La Pietà, St Peter’s Square and Bernini’s optical illusion, the Pope’s balcony. The tour ends at St Peter’s Square.
  • Private tour guide
  • Fast-track entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Fast-track entrance ticket to the Sistine Chapel
  • Fast-track entrance ticket to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 guests
  • Reservation fees
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the top of the wide steps beside Caffè Vaticano. Your guide will be holding a sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs.
  • The tour is accessible, but the itinerary may have to be adjusted.
  • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited.
  • Please note that access to some areas of the Vatican may be restricted without notice in case of particular religious events.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Meraviglioso tour con guida esperta e cortese. La nostra guida Valeria, estremamente competente, disponibile e simpatica ha reso la visita una experience TOP. Ci siamo innamorate della Cappella Sistina e dei Musei Vaticani grazie a lei. Da rifare!! Voto: 10

October 18, 2021

It was great! Thank you very much.

July 31, 2021

October 13, 2020

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