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Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica
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Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica

By Exploro Tours
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Duration: 3h
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  • Professional tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Skip the line admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation from/to the hotel


Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64162P17

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • 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
  • The tour operator is not responsible for last minute, unpredictable closures, strikes or union meetings of St Peter's Basilica. Nevertheless, the tour operator will be happy to offer customers an extended tour for the remaining time.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica?
How much is Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica?
Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica price starts from $408.13. Discover and book Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica cancellation policy?
Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64162P17

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Caffè Vaticano
    viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Exploro Tours
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
Joined in April 2017

#401 of 1,858 Tours & Activities in Rome
  • Peta M
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    Ask for Pasqalino!
    Our tour leader, Pasqalino, needs to be honoured for his excellence in knowledge, delivery of a massive amount of information, and caring attitude towards his guests. On a stifling hot day he spoke from the moment we started to the moment we finished, answering all questions , offering a very diverse range of knowledge in history, science, architecture, art, culture and the rest. What an amazing man.
  • northtxgi
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    Private tour of Colosseum and Forum
    We did private tour (not with hotel pickup). Booked fairly last minute as another tour which we had booked cancelled at last minute. Pickup went smoothly and guide was knowledgeable. The tour of the Colosseum was good. The tour of the forum was difficult due to the heat and having two somewhat disinterested teenagers. (Although the guide did her best to try and engage them)
  • Carlos R
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    Early morning Vatican Tour
    Great tour with an enthusiastic host. We enjoyed the early morning Vatican tour. Crowds were minimal and we were able to enjoy the Vatican museums,Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica without the massive crowds. It was well worth the cost to have this experience with my family. Incredible is an understatement. Amazing. Words don’t do this tour justice. Just do it.
  • Carlos R
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    Gladiators and Ancient Rome
    We had a great time with our private guide at the Colosseum and the Forum. She was very knowledgeable and informative. She kept my teenage children engaged the entire time. It was a rainy day but in no way impacted our experience. The pick up at our Air BnB was appreciated. It was a 5 star experience.
  • Anu K
    Anu K
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    Day trip to Sorento, Positano & Amalf from Rome
    Peter from Exploro tours was just amazing. There was no way we could have covered Sorento, Positano and Amalfi in a day with the 3 hour or so car ride from Rome. We had initially booked a rental car and after doing some research about the Amalfi drive, decided to opt for this private tour. Probably the best decision! Peter with his Mercedes’ made us feel special. He took us to the market place in Sorento where we shopped , had coffee and then our next stop was Positano, where we got couple hours to shop, eat and hit the beach! He always had good suggestions on where to eat, what to do etc. Then the last stop was Amalfi. Not to forget The various stops at vantage points to take pics. We enjoyed the view while sitting in a comfy AC car as it was also a hot day topping 90 deg F Kids and I slept on the way to and on the way back once we were on the freeway. Was hassle free and enjoyable . We did not have to worry about driving in a foreign country , worry about parking, where to shop etc. highly recommend this trip with Exploro tours via TripAdvisor . Great trip and Peter was a gentleman and we had a great day and will always remember this amazing day trip!
  • toddmO8141NC
    toddmO8141NC
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    Outstanding experience with Exploro Tours
    We arranged a number of tours throughout Italy with the team at Exploro Tours including Rome, Pompeii, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence and Venice. With our family of 6 they helped with setting up drivers and guides when we needed them and were very responsive when we needed to change plans. We have been all over Europe and Asia and experienced many companies, Exploro ranks one of the very best. They can help you arrange any tour to just about anywhere in Italy!
  • 127giuliob
    127giuliob
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    If you had to choose one tour for your single day in Rome, choose this!
    I'm so glad I chose this tour! I had a day long layover in Rome, which I'd never been to, and I wanted to get the most out the few hours I had at my disposal. There were 6 other people in the tour with ne, but it felt really personal and it was fun to interact with other tourists and share experiences and opinions. The guide was extremely prepared for any questions any of us had, and we got to see the most important spots and landmarks in Rome, all in a day's work. I'm so happy and in love with this city I'm definitely coming back for a longer stay and will absolutely book another tour with these guys! Bravissimi!
  • Trojan1974
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    Bravo Frederica! Amazing tour!
    Our guide, Frederica, was simply amazing! So kind, helpful, and informative. She was able to answer all our questions and take the tour at our own pace. A great way to tour the major locations in the Vatican.
  • juanb5717
    juanb5717
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    Very knowledgeable
    We learned so much from Valentine especially about the paintings in the Sistine chapel. She was very passionate and very knowledgeable about both places.
  • garyr26s
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    The tour was wonderful
    The tour was wonderful. Carlotta our tour guide was very knowledgeable so gave us a lot of information and answered all our questions. It was a small group and we all interacted well. Rome city was great. The lunch and snacks were good. I would recommend this tour.
  • sherryf2255
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    Remarkable!!!
    Remarkable! This tour went above my expectations! It was our first time in Rome and honestly, we’d do the tour again. This was such an amazing experience.
  • Robert S
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    usual Rome shenanigans
    After paying exorbitant amount, they charge to get you. home'(where they b picked you up) insult to injury. Guide and driver excelllennt
  • Alessiabaia98
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    Great experience with this tour
    My mom and I were in Rome exactly one year ago. We decided to book the early morning tour, including the pickup from the hotel. Both the driver and guide were on time. We were able to enter the Museums at 8am, before the opening to the general public (at 9am). The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, he guided us through the magnificent galleries, Sistine chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Overall great experience. Even the concierge recommended us this tour agency, but we were lucky enough to have found it on our own before the trip, trusting all the positive reviews, and we’re very glad we did. I highly recommend this company, they are professional, honest and passionate about what they do.
  • Cameron2202
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    Tour of Colosseum & Forum Rome
    Our guide, Fabiana, was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history which she brought to life for us through the breathtaking ruins.
  • 293iradai
    293iradai
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    Amazing!!
    Highly reccomend Vatican tour because i skiped the line, so comfortable , it was amazing, guide was so good, and museum itself really amazing, also driver was really nice, in time, really nice experience 🔥🔥🔥
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Luca G
Cartagena, Colombia1 contribution
Couldn’t choose a better agency for my honey moon, all the pick ups where on time. Very clean mini van. All the staff was very professional and polite, excellent guide very prepared and kind.

Highly recommended!!
Written July 5, 2021
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Cruiser783694
We are glad you enjoyed the Vatican tour! We are looking forward to see you back in Rome soon. Arrivederci!
Written March 22, 2023
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TheGrizwulds
Detroit165 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
I booked two separate private tours through Exploro tours; the Vatican Tour and the Colosseum tour. Both tours included hotel pick up and a private guide. Both guides were phenomenal! Our vatican guide, and older gentleman who seemed to know everyone inside the Vatican was knowledgable, friendly and filled with interesting facts! I wish I could remember his name because he was awesome!

Our private guide for the Colosseum was equally as awesome! She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was very patient as we stopped for pictures and was awesome interact with our kids.

And before I forget, I wanted to mention the manager at Explore Tours, Allessio. He was very patient with me as we went back and forth with emails attempting to work out all the details. I know this is long; however, I felt like this business did a fantastic job and I think you'll like them too.

Don't think twice, book with them! They are the BEST!
Written September 7, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you back in Rome very soon!
Written September 10, 2018
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Elizabeth S
Queensland, Australia585 contributions
I cannot speak highly enough of this tour!! We hadn’t prebooked anything before we arrived in Rome as I was waiting to get a feel for the city. I wanted a hotel pick up to visit the Vatican and it looked as if I had left it to late. However messaging via internet live chat I had wonderful service and even late at night pick up was confirmed for the next day. A comfortable ride took us to meet the wonderful Lisa and I am in awe of the way she negotiated the crowds ( which are horrendous!!!) looked after the group and told us the most wonderful information about the art treasures we saw. I learned so much on this tour and I am so appreciative. My advice is never try to do this independently!!! You need an expert guide to monitor you through the maze of buildings , security checks, and to give you the information on what you are experiencing. Explorotours were just wonderful. The experience would have been completely overwhelming without Lisa’s expert guidance and we had an unforgettable day through the Vatican Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basillica.
Written October 23, 2019
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Dear Ms. Springall, Thank you so much for the positive feedback and for your kind words! It has been a real pleasure to offer you our services and we hope to assist you again in the near future. Have a safe trip back home. Arrivederci!
Written October 24, 2019
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Brendan W
Canandaigua, NY4 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Alex was awesome... very knowledgeable with great delivery, language (English) was impeccable, pace of the tour was right on, and everything went smoothly. It doesn't hurt that the Vatican is an overwhelming experience for a first timer. We have friends and family visiting Rome soon and will definitely recommend the same experience for them.
Written June 7, 2018
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We hope to see you soon again in Rome! 👋😃
Written July 18, 2018
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Clara H
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience! Our guide Cesare (tour in English) was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Vatican and its history. Amazing visit.
Written November 4, 2021
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Cruiser783694
We are glad you enjoyed the Vatican tour with our guide Cesare! We are looking forward to see you back in Rome soon. Arrivederci!
Written March 22, 2023
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Product Overview: Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica

Prices From

$438

Number of Reviews

13

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24

Duration

180 minutes