Vatican Private Tour
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The guide Valentina very well prepared, exhaustive and always with interesting contents. It was truly a great experience. Seeing the Vatican museums with her is a whole other story. Highly recommended.
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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, view the incredible frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and tour St. Peter's Basilica. Just for you and your partner, family or friends.

St. Peter's Badalchin
Artwork inside the Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
The Vatican Museums entrance
The School of Athens
Inside the Vatican Museums
Explore the Museums

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 Chuch's College of Cardinals must elect a new Pope. A visit you'll never forget.

Next, we'll visit the interior of St. Peter's Basilica, one of the most important locations for Catholicism where we'll admire numerous artistic beauties. From the realism of the sculptural group of Pieta, by Michelangelo, to the famous baroque baldachin by Bernini

Once we leave the basilica we'll be amazed by St. Peter's Square and its beautiful atmosphere. The rows of columns bordering the square, sculptures of angels and saints, the great obelisk... you'll be amazed.

After three hours, the tour will end in St. Peter's Square.

Itinerary Changes

To guarantee safety regarding Covid-19, access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel will be temporarily closed, therefore we will not visit the Basilica during the tour. Entrance, however, is free, and you can access it from St. Peter's Square.

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.

Accessibility

If one or more of the group members uses a wheelchair, the group may not exceed 4 people. 

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

Hotel pick up in a private vehicle (depending on the option chosen).

English speaking guide.

Private and exclusive tour, there will be no more people in the group.

Entry to the Vatican Museums.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours 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.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Accessible toilets.

Sustainability

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.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

Per group from
US$ 181.50
Free cancellation up to 5 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 5 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Viale Giulio Cesare, 229.