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  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    1. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. You'll explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. The Vatican Museum has more than 1400 galleries, and hosts one of the largest art collections in the world, with a variety of excellent Roman and Etruscan artworks. There are pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vati...

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    2. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have...

  • Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

    3. Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

    Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access. Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues. Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

    Excelente visita, acompaniados por Zenda tuvimos una experiencia placentera. Explicaciones claras y siempre amable. Por suerte aclaré al principio que nuestro interés era no dejar de visitar la basilica de San Pedro. De no haberlo hecho -aunque en la información del tour lo incluía- no hubieramos ido pues al parecer ya no es parte del tour. Pero la siempre amigable guia tuvo a bien ajustar el tour para alcanzar a ver lo principal del museo Vaticano y lo básico de San Pedro.

  • Exclusive Best of Rome in Two Days VIP Private Tour

    4. Exclusive Best of Rome in Two Days VIP Private Tour

    Join this two-day private sightseeing and historical tour to discover the Eternal City. On the first day, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rome, though the exact departure time may vary—the final program will be sent to you via email a few days before the tour. Your private driver will bring you away from the usual tourist itineraries to capture the unforgettable sensual atmospheres of charming squares like Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Santa Maria Della Pace. You will then appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the silent flow of the Tiber River, and the beautiful Pantheon. Your promenade will continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo. After a 1-hour break for lunch (not included) you will have a skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museum. Here you will see the art co...

    Excellent driver and tour guides! Fantastic experience for a short trip yet seeing most of the big things in Rome! Very accommodating to the things we wished to do most.

  • Private Vatican Tour: Museums & Sistine Chapel

    5. Private Vatican Tour: Museums & Sistine Chapel

    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, Pinturicchi...

    Excellent guide that really put in an amazing effort to connect with our kids. Wonderful tour!

  • Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

    6. Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

    This tour offers the opportunity to tour at your own pace and to visit the museum before the regular opening time. First, you will visit the highlights of the Vatican galleries with its precious artworks. Your guide will then take you to see the spectacular Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to admire Michelangelo’s work free from the hoards of tourists you find during the regular opening hours. You will then gain privileged entrance from the Sistine Chapel into St Peter’s Basilica. A truly unique experience, a memory that will last forever. With your private, friendly knowledgeable guide and the special early entrance, this is the ultimate way to tour the Vatican. Itinerary: - Vatican galleries - Tapestry gallery - Maps gallery - Raphael’s Rooms - Sistine Chapel - Basilica of St. Peter - Peter’s Square

    The tour was all we could ask for and more. Our guide, Diego, was fantastic. He has extensive knowledge of the Vatican and all that it contains. We were a group of 11 and he managed the collective interests very well. He took special care of the 5 children, making the tour interesting and engaging. We would book again, especially Diego, without hesitation.

  • Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

    7. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

    Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. ...

  • Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

    8. Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

    This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Raphael’s “School of Athens”. All this with absolute calm and peace without being stressed out by huge crowds pushing you around during normal visiting hours. Imagine walking through these magnificently adorned halls without the noise of hundreds of bustling tourists, and only 10% of the usual crowds present; It’s almost like having the place to yourself. This is an exclusive service that only a few tour operator companies are able to offer so don't waste time and enjoy the Vatican museums at their full splendor. After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will skip the long lines, with your early morning admission ticket, and access directly the metal detector control. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlo...

  • Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Private Tour

    9. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Private Tour

    The Vatican Museums, with more than 1400 galleries, is one of the most important and largest art collections in the world. They house a variety of superb galleries, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections and plenty more. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vatican. With this exclusive private tour, it will just be you and your own guide. This gives you the chance to ask questions and make special requests about what to see. This sanctuary boasts works by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. See the highlights, admire the most important galleries in the museums and absorb the explanations inside St. Peter’s Ba...

    The tour was interesting but there were so many people, and lines, it took some of the richness away from what we saw. Our guide, Marco, was execlant bir many in our group had a hard time hearing him so were not able to get as much from the tour. Sistene Chapel was as spectacular as I anticipated.

  • Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

    10. Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

    See the world’s biggest art collection on a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. An amazing example of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica soars to heights of 420 feet (140 meters), and goes deep down into the earth to the tomb of St. Peter. As you stroll, among the many highlights you will see are Bernini's Colonnade, the Altar of Glory, the oldest bronze statue of St. Peter, and the Canopy that Bernini made out of bronze from the Pantheon. Go to the Papal Palaces to admire paintings by Giotto, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Greek and Roman art and artifacts that include the “Apollo del Belvedere.” Admire maps drawn up by cartographers of the 16th century. The journey ends at the Sistine Chapel, covered with frescoes painted by the greatest artists of the 15th century, and completed by Michel...

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The tour was all we could ask for and more. Our guide, Diego, was fantastic. He has extensive knowledge of the Vatican and all that it contains. We were a group of 11 and he managed the collective interests very well. He took special care of the 5 children, making the tour interesting and engaging. We would book again, especially Diego, without hesitation.

Having a private tour made the Vatican art make sense. It was easy to hear him, easy to ask all the questions. And wonderful to gonat our own pace. He helped us stay focused on the important details without being too overwhelmed with all the the things. Marius was phenomenal- request him.

Very, very informative. Long day of walking, so if you're easily tired consider breaking this up into two or three separate tours. But it's a great tour if you have only one day to see the city. Loved that it was private and the guide catered the plan to us.

Our guide was on time, knowledgeable and flexible with our children. Very entertaining and would recommend again!

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