Vatican and Sistine Chapel: Private Skip-the-Line Tour

Vatican and Sistine Chapel: Private Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 224.24 per person

Explore the Vatican on a 3-hour private tour that offers you priority admission to the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica! Experience Michelangelo’s artistic genius in the Sistine Chapel, and see what interests you most.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy priority admission to the Vatican museums
  • Take a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Tailor your visit to your interests
Full description
This private Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour is an opportunity for you to explore one of the world's largest and important art collections with a personal Vatican expert guide. Your 3-hour experience begins by entering through the Vatican's VIP entrance and skipping the lines outside – letting you get started immediately. The guide will customize this Vatican visit to your preferences. You can take in all of the Papal palace highlights and explore the rooms of the Vatican Museums that interest you most. You’ll hear about the Vatican’s fascinating history, some bits of gossip, and little-known stories about popes and artists. A highlight of the tour is the Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest examples of Michelangelo's artistic genius. The visit culminates with VIP access directly into St. Peter's Basilica (skipping another long line) for an awe-inspiring guided tour of the largest and most ornate church in the world.
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Reservation fee
  • Private tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of Cafè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, across the street from the museum entrance.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Dress code: please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered.
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed by an extended tour in an alternative area.
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Tailored tour met all our expectations

We wanted particularly to visit the Sistine Chapel so our guide showed us around the Vatican but allowed us to sit for a little while in the Sistine Chapel, which was not a meagre feat. She had a thoroughly knowledge of the Vatican and was extremely nice. We couldn't have been happier.

May 12, 2017

Great tour!

Excellent way to see Vatican museums and St Peter's. Pamen was knowledgeable and we had a great time.

June 14, 2015

A great tour with a really good guide!

Very informative!

April 2, 2017

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