Private skip-the-line tour of the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel
Attractions & guided tours

Private skip-the-line tour of the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica in just three hours
  • Thanks to pre-booked tickets you'll enter the sites right away without having to wait in line
  • In the course of the guided tour, you'll learn the history of these famous locations and of the numerous masterpieces in the Vatican’s collections
What to expect

Discover the wonders of the Vatican City together with an expert guide on a three-hour private tour. Thanks to pre-booked tickets you'll waste no time in the queues and you'll get to enter the sites right away. In just one day you'll explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and much more. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn the history of these famous locations and of the numerous masterpieces in the Vatican’s collections.

Starting from the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the collection of Ancient Roman and Greek statues, you’ll then be taken through the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps. In the Sobieski Room, you'll have the chance to admire one of the biggest paintings in the Vatican, as well as the room of the Immaculate Conception, decorated by some beautiful frescoes.

Your next stop will be the gem of the Vatican, Raphael’s Rooms: decorated by Raphael for Pope Julius II, this location is home to some of his best works, including the Parnassus and The School of Athens. Your guide will make sure you'll learn all you need to know about all the amazing works by artists of the likes of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Also, you'll listen to intriguing anecdotes regarding the chapel, which is still in use today.

The tour will then move on to Saint Peter’s Basilica, home to see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino, before ending in Saint Peter’s Square, where you can the unique atmosphere given by the exterior of the papal palace as well as the colorful Swiss Guards.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Private tour
    • Skip-the-lines entrance tickets
    What's not included
    • Pick-up and transfers
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-4): free
    • Children (5-11): reduced
    • Youth (12-17): reduced
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy.

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the white gate of the main entrance of the Museums, below the statues of Raphael and Michelangelo.

    When
    • From Monday to Saturday at 2.00pm
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9.00am
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    Provider
    Raphael Tours and Events
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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