Guided tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

From US$ 84.76 per person

Skip the line and discover the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel on a private tour with your own personal guide.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy privileged entrance to the museums
  • Have your own personal tour guide
  • See the best of the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
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Covid-19 Update

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Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. You'll explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. The Vatican Museum has more than 1400 galleries, and hosts one of the largest art collections in the world, with a variety of excellent Roman and Etruscan artworks. There are pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vatican. With this exclusive private tour, it will just be you and your own guide.
  • Vatican Museums, Vatican City guided tour
  • Access to Vatican City
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Gardens of Vatican City
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive 25 minutes before the activity starts.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • St. Peter’s Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience.
    • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July, and August are particularly busy.
    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 139 reviews

    Review summary

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    Excellent! Me and my wife enjoyed whole tour. Federico our guide was simply perfect. He showed us evertyhing that's important to see and explained us things that on your own you wouldn't find out. This is trull must do tour when visiting Vatican and Rome. Important note: pay attention to meeting point and time. In Vatican and Rome all these tours have reserved slot and entry time. Come 15-20 min before start of the tour!

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    October 14, 2021

    The guide himself and the experience were good. Everything rolled on well in terms of time and it was a good tour. Worth noting that you should spend a whole day in the museums as there is an enormous amount to see. However, was dissatisfied with how getyourguide chose to formulate the tour. There was a private (VIP) guide for private or small group. They make one think that you get your own guide in your small company but it was actually a small group with in our case 4 different companies! Sooo, do not make my mistake and choose the more expensive version because you are not alone with your company. Being in a group of 8-10 people instead of 20 is not worth almost 500 kroner more! You have all the headphones so you hear just as well anyway.

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    September 28, 2021

    The guide was very longwinded. It is quite a long time to go through the Vatican museum. Our guide made it quite hard to get to the finish. We don't believe she's the best.

    October 9, 2021

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