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Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica provided by Tours of Rome

Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
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Recommended by 92% of travelers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 16631P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • Rooms of Rafael Guided Tour instead of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Full Vaccination Proof are required
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • No guided tours allowed in the Basilica during COVID-19 Emergency
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Go in front of Caffè Vaticano across the road from Vatican Museums Main Entrance
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • If you don't receive our email with the exact start time, please check your Spam box and contact us at least one week before the tour date
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • Rooms of Rafael Guided Tour instead of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Full Vaccination Proof are required
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • No guided tours allowed in the Basilica during COVID-19 Emergency
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Go in front of Caffè Vaticano across the road from Vatican Museums Main Entrance
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • If you don't receive our email with the exact start time, please check your Spam box and contact us at least one week before the tour date
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Feb 2, 2022
A note from Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica
All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination or a proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. FFP2 Face Masks are required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Go in front of Caffè Vaticano across the road from Vatican Museums Main Entrance
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
28 reviews
Excellent
26
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Petra T
1 contribution
Solo
Cristina is a fantastic guide, incredibly knowledgeable. Besides the well known exhibits she points out hidden gems, such we have seen much more wonderful pieces of art than expected. We haven’t had any waiting time anywhere, Cristina navigated us perfectly through the museum, so that time was really flying, we could have spend much more time with her there without getting exhausted. We will definitely come back to do others tours through Rome and can highly recommend this tour to anyone who‘d like to get most out of a visit to Vatican museum!
Written November 27, 2021
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ToursofRome
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes
Written December 7, 2021
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Sydney L
1 contribution
Couples
My husband and I had Christina for our tour and she was absolutely amazing. She was so tentative and passionate about sharing all the history the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums had to offer. She went at the perfect pace and was very accommodating to my husband with a walking disability. Overall, I couldn't ask for a better tour guide.
Written October 4, 2021
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toursofrome
Hello, Thank You for taking time to leave your review. We are glad you liked it and will be always looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written October 27, 2021
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wstevens66
Northamptonshire, UK16 contributions
Couples
Our guide was very knowledgeable, it was very hot but she always found shade when she explained the history of each part. The Vatican Basillica was awesome and very spiritual to be in. Our guide always had time to answer certain questions pertaining to the tour. Very good.
Written June 3, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written June 3, 2022
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Mariana O
2 contributions
Our tour guide Cristina was so knowledgeable and fantastic. Her energy level made the tour very engaging and easy to follow. We were first time visitors to Rome but it was super simple to find the cafe to meet for the tour. We covered all the main attractions in a reasonable amount of time and it was so nice to not have to wait in line. Highly recommend Tours of Rome but especially Cristina.
Written May 11, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written May 14, 2022
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Couples
This tour was one of our best ever! And we had a couple of them over the years. Many many thanks to our tourguide Christina, who guided us with with a huge amount of knowledge and didn't forget that humor makes certain things easier to digest.
Once again: Thanks a lot!
Written May 5, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written May 6, 2022
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annslyman
Fort Mill, SC24 contributions
I was there before and was not able to go inside but it is really very special to see and no one should miss it if they are in Italy. we went in 2018 not really sure of the date. The weather was just OK
Written September 4, 2019
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Jon M
3 contributions
Solo
It was a great and informative tour! Our guide was very wise and understood a lot about the history and the artwork displayed.
Written August 13, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written August 14, 2022
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Antonio
1 contribution
Mrs. Deborah was phenomenal! She was knowledgeable, funny, and expertly guided and managed the group. I highly recommend this guide and tour.
Written July 21, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written July 23, 2022
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Andrei L
1 contribution
Andrea was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable, personable and well organised. He kept us informed the whole time and tended to all our needs (pictures, breaks, questions)
Written July 21, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written July 23, 2022
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Garrett R
2 contributions
Incredible experience. Very personal and guide Andrea was extremely knowledgeable. Private tour is worth the extra money.
Written July 19, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
Written July 20, 2022
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Darren J
Darren J
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Great tour
Great tour and good value for money. The tour guide really new her stuff and was very knowledgeable and passionate
neen413
neen413
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SO worth it!!!!
Tour was great. Very organized. Elizabeth was amazing. The knowledge she has is second to none! What a great experi
Todd C
Todd C
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Excellent guide
We really enjoyed our guide. We never felt rushed, but also never felt bored. She did an amazing job answering ques
Pennope21
Pennope21
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Great tour
Benjamin was an excellent guide! Very knowledgable and kept the group together well. Well worth the money.
Teresa T
Teresa T
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Great experience
Visiting the colosseum was a dream come true with Sarena. The tour of the lower level was definitely the best pet o
Bubblelinaz
Bubblelinaz
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The guide was 1 hour late.
We booked a tour that was supposed to start at 09:00. Later, the tour was changed by the company to 10.00, but no o
733jodyd
733jodyd
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Tour operator did not show up
We booked the 9:00 small group fast track tour. Arrived at 8:30 and waited (along with several others). The 9:00 to
laurakD6738LT
laurakD6738LT
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The good and the bad
The good parts: Archaeologist who took us through the underground was excellent and informative. I have been to the
R534LZderekw
R534LZderekw
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Fabulous tour
This guided tour was great. Elaine was our tour guide and shared a wealth of information whilst keeping it fun.
jenrH404NW
jenrH404NW
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Skip the lines and learn a ton!
Fantastic tour - informative, engaging and saw all the most important aspects! Skipped the epically long lines!
ds383
ds383
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Not a great tour aside from the Colosseum tour guide
The underground and arena floor part of the tour was great, but that was done by an archaeologist from the colosseu
Trek2026673
Trek2026673
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Would have been great with different guide
I was hard pressed to give a rating as there was some great thing and the main poor one. The site works great, good
C2870RWjonc
C2870RWjonc
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Amazing experience!
Tour guide was an archeologist, very knowledgeable. He was able to answer every question. We got to see all parts o
Birgitte74
Birgitte74
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Brilliant guide
We had booked this tour because we wanted to see parts of the Colosseum that is not available on a regular ticket.
christophercG7995NX
christophercG7995NX
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Scammed - Be careful when you book
My wife and I were scammed by Get Your Guide. The price listed for one ticket was 35euros. We were very careful dur
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