Step into the historical, architectural, and artistic legacy of the unique Italian city-state with this Vatican Private Tour. You'll visit the Vatican Museums, and witness the incredible frescoes in the Sistine Chapel with an exclusive guide.
Vatican Private Tour
After picking you up at your hotel in Rome or meeting at Viale Giulio Cesare, we'll head into Vatican City.
Our first stop will be the Vatican Museums to take a tour of different historical periods, going back to Ancient Greece. Tapestries, sculptures, cartographic maps, floats, sarcophagi, canvases... Without a doubt one of the largest museum collections in the world.
One of the most special moments of the tour will be when we enter the Sistine Chapel, an authentic treasure. The conclave meets in this symbolic locations when the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals must elect a new Pope. A visit you'll never forget.
After three hours, this private tour will end.
St. Peter's Basilica
Access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel is normally open, although it cannot be guaranteed that you will be able to enter the Basilica from here due to masses and religious events that may be taking place.
In any case, if you wish to visit the basilica on your own after the tour, you can do so from St. Peter's Square. Entry to the Basilica is free.
Advantages of booking a private tour
By booking a private tour, not only will you have a guide exclusively for you, but you can also modify the itinerary to get to know the areas that most attract your attention. Moreover, if you're a large group, you'll save money.
Hotel pick up
You can book a hotel pick up if you're staying less than 12 kilometres from the Vatican. We'll pick you up 45 minutes before the start of the activity and end the tour in St. Peter's Square. The return transfer is not included.
If one or more of the group members uses a wheelchair, the group may not exceed 4 people.
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This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
Private tour without hotel pick up
Private tour with hotel pick up
* The price varies based on the chosen date
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up in a private vehicle (depending on the option chosen)
Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else in your group
Entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
When to book?
You can book up until 8 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Accessible toilets.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What if St. Peter's Basilica is closed?
A - Although rare, the Holy See may close St. Peter's Basilica without prior notice. If so, more time will be devoted to the other parts of the tour.
Q - Is it possible to guarantee the timetable proposed on the website?
A - During long weekends and public holidays we cannot guarantee all the times offered for private tours. We offer the timetable closest to the time of booking.
Q - Are Raphael's stays visited?
A - They can only be visited if the crowds are not too large, as the waiting time is sometimes more than half an hour.
Q - Is it possible to stay in the Vatican Museums after the end of tour?
A - Yes, you can stay in the museums at your own leisure once the radios have been handed back to the guide.
Q - Is there a locker service at the Vatican?
A - A locker service is available at the Vatican Museums. Once the visit is over, you will have to return to the Vatican Museums to pick up your belongings.
Q - Are backpacks allowed inside?
A - Only small backpacks are allowed inside the Vatican Museums. Large backpacks or long umbrellas should be left in the locker room.
Q - Will we visit the art gallery?
A - No, the tour does not include a visit to the Pinacoteca Vaticana.
Q - Is the Sistine Chapel visited?
A - Yes, although the guide will not be able to explain in it because it is a place of worship. It is also forbidden to take pictures and videos inside.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
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