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Private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel provided by Mind the Guide

Private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
A private tour at the Vatican Museums is highly recommended due to the crowd that everyday visits the old galleries and collections. With a private tour of 3 hours we will skip the long lines and you will able to move to areas that are less beaten by big groups and also visit the highlights such as the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilca. The tour can start early in the morning but also in the afternoon when the pressure of tourists is fading.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46162P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professionale guide
  • Fast entrance gate
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • After you have reserved this private tour, we will book your admission tickets to the Vatican Museum
  • The cost of the tickets is not included: you will pay cash when you will meet your guide
  • Adult admission ticket is 21€ each. Kids younger than 18yo 12€ each
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy In front of Cafe Vaticano, outside the Vatican Museums entrance
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Outside the Basilica of Saint Peter
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professionale guide
  • Fast entrance gate
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • After you have reserved this private tour, we will book your admission tickets to the Vatican Museum
  • The cost of the tickets is not included: you will pay cash when you will meet your guide
  • Adult admission ticket is 21€ each. Kids younger than 18yo 12€ each
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy In front of Cafe Vaticano, outside the Vatican Museums entrance
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Outside the Basilica of Saint Peter
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Outside the Basilica of Saint Peter
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    In front of Cafe Vaticano, outside the Vatican Museums entrance
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican City
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Outside the Basilica of Saint Peter
    See address & details
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mike k
Orlando, FL11 contributions
Dario was fantastic. He was professional, personable and extremely capable. Our private tour of the Vatican with Mind The Guide was the absolute highlight of our trip to Rome. We had considered group tours but we are so pleased that we went this route. The personal attention we received and the level of direct interaction we had with our guide made this the best museum visit we have ever experienced.

We booked around 30-days in advance via Tripadvisor and Dario communicated with us directly to confirm the booking and give us logistical details. He contacted us again the day before our tour to confirm the meetup location... The meetup was easy and on time.

The walk though the museum was at a leisurely pace and full of interesting facts and info. Dario has spent years studying the works of this spectacular collection and he could confidently answer any questions we had. He is passionate about the works. He gave academic lessons blended with subjective critique which kept us very attentive throughout the day.

I could add more but suffice it to say that we highly recommend the private tour of the Vatican with Mind the Guide.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LolaE2007
Floral Park16 contributions
Nov 2019
Dario is a wonderful tour guide! Arranging our tour was very easy through email and Dario was very prompt in responding when I had questions. I felt like we were friends even before we met. Showing up in Rome was a little overwhelming since our group is pretty inexperienced with traveling, but Dario made us feel comfortable and at home. He gave us a map of where to meet him which I showed to the cab driver and we were dropped off at the exact spot. Dario met us on time and guided us through a delicious food market in Testaccio as well as stops in a few small shops where we could have a sample of some Italian delicacies. In the afternoon Dario highlighted some of the beautiful artwork in the Vatican and after made sure we got in a cab to return to our hotel. On the 2nd day he gave us the rich historical context of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Beyond this, he went out of his way to make us comfortable in the city; he helped us find taxis, gave us plenty of restaurant recommendations, and even gave us ideas of walking tours we could take on our own. We feel like we got a full Rome experience thanks to Dario!
Written December 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

a1emslie
Sussex, UK62 contributions
Sep 2019
Visiting Rome with friends, our trip was greatly enhanced by having Dario as our guide. Dario is extremely knowledgable, very helpful and personable. Thoroughly recommended!
Written October 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

damenaomineufeld
United Kingdom28 contributions
Sep 2019
My friends and I have just returned from a whistle stop tour of Rome where Dario was our guide, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is very pleasant, extremely knowledgeable, and he explains everything in an engaging and logical manner. He is also super efficient to make sure that his customers do the minimum amount of queuing in a city full of tourists and queues - we zapped past everyone right to the front. There is an incredible amount of art to see and history to absorb at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, but the time flew by as Dario made it all so interesting for us. You can tell that this is a guide who is passionate about Rome and its history. Worth every penny.
Written October 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matheus B
Sao Paulo, SP33 contributions
When I was doing my research about private guides in Rome it was a lot difficult to find the right information about the guide. Fortunately I found Dario. As soon as I emailed him, he answered on the same day. Always replying quickly through email before my trip he sent me every detail necessary for our tours. As I arrived he exceeded all expectations. We had the coliseum and Roman Forum + Vatican tours. He was always punctual, kind, smart and gave us every explanation possible. After visiting so many countries I don't think that I ever had a better tour guide. If you are taking a trip to Rome, I strongly recommend that you hire him. It will tottaly change your experience!
Written January 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KellieSM
Santa Rosa, CA5 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We booked Dario for 3 tours while we were in Rome. Our only regret is that we didn't book him for every minute we were there! We did a private Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour, a small group Coliseum and Forum tour and a private City Highlights tour. He was AMAZING! We love doing walking tours when we travel and Dario was simply the best we have ever had. He went above and beyond over and over. He made us reservations for different lunches, drinks and dinners that we would never have known about on our own. He planned out an itinerary for us on our one free day (which ended up being one of our favorite days of the trip). Thank you Dario for helping us fall in love with your city!!
Written November 27, 2018
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May B
14 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
We booked Dario for the Vatican night tour, and he guided us through with excellent knowledge. He gave us good suggestions for dinner afterwards and even checked up to see if we arrived safely with the taxi. Highly reccomended, and would book him again any day, could not have been better. He really made the tour magical. Thank you!!
Written October 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FLgirl08
Florida16 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
I booked Dario for my family's private tour of both the Vatican and the Coliseum based upon the favorable reviews on TA. Dario and the overall tour were great! He provided the informative details that my husband and I found interesting as well as information that would be interesting to my 18 and 21 year old children. He professionally navigates the hoards of tourists and tour groups and adapts the pacing of his tour as necessary to accommodate the client. From the time of my booking until our actual tour time, his communication was efficient and timely. I would highly recommend using Dario and will do so again myself if I'm lucky enough to be back in Italy in the near future!
Written June 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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palmaers_sara
palmaers_sara
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Amazing experience!
We were really looking forward to the virtual reality tour of the Colosseum in Rome. Our guide Dario met more than
Chouque69
Chouque69
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An excellet tourist guide
Dario is an excellent tourist guide, with an extraordinary and uncommon knowledge of the history and art history of
Monte0512
Monte0512
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Fantastic experience
My family of four spent our first morning in Rome doing a food tour with Dario. What a fantastic way to start seein
Tim Z
Tim Z
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Do this!
To recommend this is an understatement. Dario is not only informative and very knowledgeable, but thought provokin
jeffreyq2017
jeffreyq2017
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Fantastic customized Rome in a day tour!
Dario took my wife and me on a day tour of Rome that included the Coliseum, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's, the P
OllieBee88
OllieBee88
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Highly recommend!
My husband and I were recommended to Dario from my family who had previously visited and toured with Dario telling
Kristen W
Kristen W
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Dario was excellent guide for three days touring Rome!
Having been to Rome before, I knew how important it is to have an excellent guide to bring the history of this amaz
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R2628GXpaulm
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YES! Take Darios Food Tour
I was so fortunate! Ended up just Dario and myself as others did not show. This did not effect the tour at all. It
Peter B
Peter B
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A great tour of Rome guided by Dario
It was our third visit to Rome ( my wife keeps throwing coins in that fountain), we only had a couple of days befo
pakabay
pakabay
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Great Experience & Value For Money
Three of us walked, eat & drank our way around Testaccio with Dario, on a private walking food tour. Firstly, I am
dloneman
dloneman
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Best tour guide
We booked Dario because friends of ours had used him for one tour. We booked him for 3 days in Rome because we wer
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Rome Tours
This review is way overdue. We were small group with kids and teenagers, and we traveled to Italy in August 2018, D
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The Best Tour Ever!
We were two senior couples who were only in Rome for a day and wanted to see as much as possible. An additional is
Carina S
Carina S
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Book this tour!!
My husband and I booked both the food tour and the Colosseum/Roman Forum tour in one day and we had so much fun! Da
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Trestevere Food Tour & Jewish Ghetto
Although we expected 10 on tour we were the only couple there. Dario took us to wonderful tasting stops where we e
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