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Vatican Museums Private Tour
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Vatican Museums Private Tour

196 reviews | 3,956 travellers
Very well. The guide has extensive knowledge of the Vatican Museums and has a very good command of the language
10 Marc Boinette
Free cancellation up to 5 days before
Per group from
US$ 169.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 5 days before
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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, and witness the incredible frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Just for you and your partner, family, or friends.

St. Peter's Badalchin
Artwork inside the Sistine Chapel
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 Church's College of Cardinals must elect a new Pope. A visit you'll never forget.

After three hours, this private tour will end.

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.


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

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

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

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

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

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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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.


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

English speaking guide.

Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else in your group.

Entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Skip the line entry to St. Peter's Basilica (depending on the status of Covid–19)

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.


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.

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Not permitted.

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.

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If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 169.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
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.