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The Best Vatican Private Tour 2024

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from: €125
2.5 hours
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About Vatican Private Tour

Explore the wonders of the Vatican with this private tour! Get lost in the magnificence of the Vatican Museums, be captivated by the awe inspiring Sistine Chapel, wander through the captivating Maps Gallery, and soak in the beauty of St. Peter's Basilica. The best part is that this tour grants you priority access to all attractions you're going to visit allowing you to bypass the long queues!


Private Vatican Tour

Avoid a big crowd and wait in a long line at the entrance by taking a Vatican private tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Your professional guide will help you discover the beauty of Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this early morning private guided tour. Your guide will also tailor your Vatican private tour to all your needs and likings.

One thing is guaranteed, you’ll learn everything about Vatican’s history – from its beginnings to Vatican’s current status as the world’s smallest state. Vatican Museums are the second largest museum globally. They are home to the Pinacoteca, Raphael Room, and the Gallery of Maps. Altogether, the Vatican Museums have 54 galleries.

With its variety of great Etruscan and Roman artworks, it’s home to one of the most significant art collections in the world. Inside the museum, you can find art by masters like Rosselli, Botticelli, Della Gatta, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Michelangelo. With this Vatican Private Tour, it will just be you and your guide during your Vatican Museums tour.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to see all the stunning frescoes crafted by the genius Michelangelo half a millennium ago. Finish your private tour with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and bask in a captivating narrative about the artistic treasures that await you inside.

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel first-entry ticket
  • St. Peter's Basilica access
  • Tour guide
X not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • St Peter's Dome tickets
  • English
X not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide at the address: Via Germanico, 00192 Roma RM, Italy. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Skip the line

Enjoy exclusive access to the museums.

Personal tour guide

Have your private guide show you Vatican State highlights.

Vatican Museums

See the best of the Vatican Museums.

Michelangelo’s masterpiece

Explore Renaissance art – see Michelangelo’s masterpiece inside of the Sistine Chapel.

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Good to know before you go

  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is only permitted to visitors dressed appropriately. No hats are allowed, and your shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Weapons, sharp objects and baby strollers are not allowed.
  • Photography or filming is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, large backpacks, and umbrellas in the cloakroom.
  • Students aged 18-25 must have their international student cards and ID cards as proof of age on the day of the visit.
  • Visitors must bring passport or ID card
  • Children under 18 years must have their documents with them as proof of age on the day of the visit.
  • Please note that the tour booked on Wednesday mornings will not provide entry to St. Peter's Basilica because of the Papal audience scheduled in St. Peter's Square.
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FAQ – Vatican Private Tour

Can you get a private tour of the Vatican?

Private Vatican Tours are available all year round. You can visit the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel with a private guide and have the most amazing and tailor-made experience of Vatican City. You can choose among private VIP tours available, or you can even pick semi-private tours. Either way a guided tour visit will be the best way to visit the Vatican State.

How much does a Vatican tour cost?

The cost of the Vatican Tour depends on which type of visiting experience you want to have. Private Vatican tours may be a bit more expensive than a regular small groups tour, but they are worth it if you’re going to have a unique and custom experience of your visit to the Vatican City. Plus, you’ll have private access fun!

Can you just turn up at the Vatican?

You can just walk into the Vatican State for free, but if you want to visit Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, you have to pay the entrance fee or book a tour. Skip the line access is included in the Sistine Chapel tour, and we advise you to book a guided tour to get the best value out of your Vatican visit. Or you can go on a private tour and have unique access and see all of the main highlights in the company of a knowledgeable tour guide.

Is it worth getting a guided tour of the Vatican?

If you plan to visit the Vatican City State, a guided tour can enhance your experience and make it more memorable. You can explore famous landmarks such as the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica. Whether you choose a group or private tour, investing your time and money in a guided tour can be a great addition to your visit.
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Vatican Museum Private Tour

This Vatican private guided tour is the way to go! Our start time was early in the morning, which was great to avoid the crowds. Tour included all of the places we wanted to visit with so much to see and learn. It was great to have a professional take us through. It’s great value for money and I highly recommend it!


Best way to experience Vatican

All the main highlights are included in this Vatican Private Tour! Vatican Museums, Art Galleries, Raphael Rooms, and Orion Icon Library. The knowledgeable English-speaking guide made our private tour memorable and answered all of our questions. This is the best way to experience Vatican City!


Book your Private Tour of the Vatican Today!

  • Enjoy a private group tour of Vatican highlights
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start of the tour

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