Vatican Museums Private Tour
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Vatican Museums Private Tour


This private walking tour of the Vatican Museums tour offers a view of the Catholic world of Vatican. You will visit with a professional guide the Vatican Museums tour including the Sistine Chapel, Gallery of the Tapestries, Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of Maps and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Tour Duration: 3 Hours


  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • St. Peter’s Basilica

The Vatican is known all over the world as the central governing body of the Catholic Church, our tour of the Vatican focuses on the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After a brief historical introduction about the Vatican Museums, we will enter the Candelabra Gallery, which houses roman sculptures and frescoed ceilings. Then you will continue in the Gallery of the Tapestries, where you will stare at the beautiful tapestries of the 6th century by the Flemish artists. Next will be the extraordinary Gallery of Maps, a series of painted topographical maps of Italy each depicting a region as well as a perspective view of its most prominent city at the time. In the Sistine Chapel you will see the “Creation” and the “Last Judgment”, believed to be Michelangelo’s masterpieces in painting. Although Michelangelo’s majestic work of art draws the attention, the Chapel is also decorated with frescoes by other great artists such as Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, and Luca Signorelli, painted on the side walls. From the Sistine Chapel there is a beautiful staircase designed by Bernini leading inside the Basilica of St. Peter. Here we will show you other works by Michelangelo, such as the famous Pietà and the magnificent dome. In the massive Basilica are also located other works by Bernini, such as the Baldachin, mosaic sets and monuments erected in honor of the Popes. All of those represent the history of the papacy and the development of the Roman Church.  In St. Peter’s Basilica it is possible to visit the grave of the popes as well as to climb up to the top of the dome, from where you will surely enjoy a beautiful sight of Rome.

The tour includes:

  • Dedicated tour guide for your group
  • Tickets and all reservation fees
  • Skip the Line Access to the Vatican Museums
  • Direct entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica

The tour does not include:

  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Everything not listed under “the tour includes”


  • IMPORTANT: On Wednesday, for the Papal Audience,visit is excluded inside the Basilica of St. Peter.
  • Children under 6 years: Free.
  • The tour does not take place on Sundays.
  • You will receive the reservation voucher with complete information about the meeting point.

    22 reviews for Vatican Museums private tour

    1. 5 out of 5

      Amazing!!!We had an excellent tour guide,Lara. She knew where to go and what to see. Very informative guide. Well worth the money. She was updated on changes in the Vatican the day we toured. It was a great experience.

    2. 5 out of 5

      Excellent guide, just need to make it a full day so much to see it’s mind blowing, already looking forward to do a return visit, thankyou!!!! Mark and Sarah

    3. 5 out of 5

      We had a very fun guide who brought the tour to life. It was a very busy day so skipping the line was totally worth while. Can recommend it.

    4. 5 out of 5

      Our private tour was excellent and I would recommend to anyone who wants to see it but not spend weeks there. Tour was informative, interesting, we saw all the necessary bits and ran to time. We didn’t have to wait at all and skipped the ‘skip the line’ tours which seemed to be lining up for some time. I would recommend this.

    5. 5 out of 5

      Luca was an excellent guide. I have been at the Vatican Museum before with a guide, but he really provided a lot of background information that I hadn’t heard before. He was very pleasant, helpful and informed, and he actually remembered everybody’s name. I would recommend him to family and friends.

    6. 5 out of 5

      The Vatican tour was truly amazing!Claudia was informative and took us to every spot we wanted to see. We couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable and personable tour guide!Thanks Claudia

    7. 5 out of 5

      We were very happy that we booked this private tour. We could skip the huge line for the Vatican Museum and our guide was very nice. Although the museum was very crowded she took the time to explain a few highlights in the museum and gave us enough time in the Sistine Chapel. Afterwards she took us to the Basilica and explained that we could stay longer if we wanted and things that we could still do in the area of the Vatican. We would have been helpless without this tour

    8. 5 out of 5

      Great tour, we really love the Vatican with Paola. She was very passionate and we couldn’t help but enjoy her enthusiasm for the history and the art works. The tour went for 3 hours but at no point were we bored. We enjoyed it all.

    9. 5 out of 5

      We were happy to have seen our great guide from our Vatican tour (Serena) again. This tour went perfectly in-depth, it was extremely interesting and made very entertaining through little jokes. Thanks very much Serena!

    10. 5 out of 5

      Maria was a fantastic tour guide and skipping the line is very important for us. thank you

    11. 5 out of 5

      Great tour!! Our guide Giulia was so knowledgeable ! She was so interesting and made the history come alive!! We are so glad that we took this tour– fee was very reasonable for all we saw and learned!

    12. 5 out of 5

      This was the best tour I have ever taken !! There was only 3 people on our tour. The tour guide Serena was incredible and very knowledgeable. It was the best time on my vacation. I really appreciate the great service !

    13. 5 out of 5

      The tour was excellent loads of interesting updates that you just wouldnt realise by walking around yourself. Good pace walking around we did not feel rushed or held up anywhere. In terms of the queue jump I would guess we saved at least an hour so all round great value.

    14. 5 out of 5

      The best tour I did in Rome!! Seeing the city at night gave a new perspective that was well worth doing!!

    15. 5 out of 5

      Nosotros teníamos el tiempo más asombroso en Roma y el Viaje de Vaticano era el toque de luz de la semana. Magda era grande. Ella era muy bien informada, y paciente. Ella hizo la experiencia entera aún más agradable. Muchas gracias.

    16. 5 out of 5

      We had a most enjoyable tour of the Vatican and St Peters and strongly recommend Beatrice our guide. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject was impressive and she maintained a cheerful composure throughout the morning. A never to be forgotten experience.

    17. 5 out of 5

      This was a great tour – I would defiantely recommend it. Our guide, Chiara, was friendly, energetic and truly passionate about her city. She made the tour fun and informative, and we covered a ton of sites, while not feeling rushed.

    18. 5 out of 5

      The tour was very well organised and started on time. We had a competent guide, who told us all the special details. I especially liked the transmitters we were given. With that you can walk around and still catch everything

    19. 5 out of 5

      We had a great experience tour organized of Best Tour in Italy in Rome with private guide.
      Highly recommend considering tour with this agency!!

    20. 5 out of 5

      Amazing Tour with an amazing guide.. I have already recommended this to all of my friends saying if there is ONE thing to do while in Rome, it’s take a private Vatican Tour!!

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