Private tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Tombs Private Tour

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Activity provider: Nicom Tours
Private tour

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Tombs Private Tour

Activity provider: Nicom Tours

From US$ 326.03 per person

Embark on a private guided tour of the world-famous Vatican City. Admire artistic masterpieces at the Vatican Museums, enter the Sistine Chapel, and explore St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Benefit from fast-track entrance and a private tour guide at all the essential Vatican sites
  • Admire artistic treasures by Michelangelo, Raphael, and many other great artists
  • Marvel at the art and architecture inside St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Discover the Papal Tombs to understand the Vatican’s rich history
Full description
Begin the tour by meeting your expert private guide and skipping the line to enter the Vatican Museums. Explore one of the largest and most admired art collections in the world, containing a spectacular range of works from antique statues to Renaissance masterpieces. Discover some of Raphael’s most impressive frescoes in the Raphael Rooms, with your private guide on hand to provide context and historical information behind the works on display. Make your way through the numerous galleries before arriving at the Sistine Chapel, the most famous room in the Vatican Museums. Renowned for Michelangelo’s stunning ceiling and wall frescoes, admire "The Creation of Adam" and "The Last Judgment." Learn about the challenge and controversy surrounding Michelangelo’s iconic scenes. Next, continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, the church at the heart of western Catholicism. Discover the key contributions of Bernini to the captivating decoration of the Basilica. Admire Michelangelo’s "Pietà" and learn more about the construction of the Basilica. Complete your Vatican experience as you descend to the Papal Tombs. This is a unique addition to the standard tour, giving you the opportunity to discover the final resting place of many European popes and royals. Take a moment to contemplate the Vatican’s long-lasting significance as your private tour draws to an end.
  • Fast track entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Professional private tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access & Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Transportation
  • Entrance to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica

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Meeting point

Please arrive 25 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes
  • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays, and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend the full amount of time in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • On rare occasions, Papal tombs are subject to closure without notice.
  • There is a strict dress code at Vatican attractions: shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
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Une visite guidée privée avec Ilaria Patrizi magnifique Nous avons profité au maximum de toutes les merveilles du Vatican Grâce à des explications claires et approfondies nous sommes entrés au cœur d’un monde emplit d’œuvres d’art Encore un grand merci pour avoir su rendre tout accessible Un enchantement 🙏🏻

March 31, 2023


Sehr interessant und gut strukturiert

October 27, 2021


Dies war eine sehr schöne private Tour. Meine Familie und ich waren komplett allein mit dem Guide. Somit hatten wir genügend Zeit um sehr viel zu besichtigen. Der Guide kannte sich perfekt aus und sagte uns was wir unbedingt besichtigen müssten. Dies war die schönste Tour auf unserer Reise. Wir würden sie immer wieder buchen.

October 19, 2021


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