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Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
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Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

By City Rome Tours
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Ages 6-80
Duration: 3h
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Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • Soft Drink
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Via Tunisi, 5, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Around City Time Head Office
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74121P5

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica?
How much is Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica?
Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica price starts from $272.09. Discover and book Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica cancellation policy?
Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's 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 Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica?
Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica is hosted by City Rome Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Rome Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on Tripadvisor

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: 74121P5

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Tunisi, 5
    Via Tunisi, 5, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Around City Time Head Office
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    City Rome Tours
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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About the operator
City Rome Tours
1,290
Italy
Joined in March 2018

#5 of 64 Tours & Activities in Vatican City
  • M317VJmiker
    M317VJmiker
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    Only half of what we expected
    We collected our guide from 4A Via Tunis at the allotted time. We entered the Vatican Museums which were very busy as expected. The guide appeared to be very knowledgeable and gave us some information on the artwork which we were about to see. It was difficult to understand everything thing he said due to the volume of traffic in the corridors and often when his microphone transmitter was too far away. He only escorted as far as entrance of the Sistine Chapel and said that that was the end of the guided tour and that we should make our own way from that point onwards. Consequently, although I asked the staff for help we were unable to navigate our way from the Sistine Chapel to St Peter’s. I don’t believe that we received value for the money we paid and therefore sadly couldn’t recommend this trip. Must do better!!
  • TransfersEA
    TransfersEA
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    A wonderful seamless booking process
    I am from Kenya, Giulia was a wonderful guide. I got my skip the line tickets with ease. The office is not far from the Vatican.
  • lauragE5058ZK
    lauragE5058ZK
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    Vatican Tour
    Our guide Frederico (I hope I have spelled his name correctly!) was great, very knowledgeable and gave us the information in an interesting way which was easy to remember. Thank you! We had a great time.
  • bethh958
    bethh958
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    Vatican Museum Tour
    Frederick was our tour guide. He was very informative and made the experience fun. It was amazing!!
  • Walker6543
    Walker6543
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    First visit
    Laura was guide. Very hot in sun mid month. She seemed nice however, didn’t add much she provided the basics that she had memorized. Didn’t feel we skipped the Sistine Chapel lines, they let another group pass through a rope and turned us away. She didn’t put up a fuss. The guides make a tour great.
  • seagal100
    seagal100
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    Vatican City small group tour 😀
    Wow is all we can say about our early morning tour (three couples) of Vatican City. Our tour guide, Massimo, was so knowledgeable and informative. The art in the museum is breathtaking that by the time we got to the Sistine Chapel its frescoes there almost paled by comparison. Massimo also took us into St Peter’s Basilica and spent lots of time showing us lesser known points of interest. This is our 2nd LIVTours and truly the best way to see Rome. Thank you again Massimo
  • C6749OAmichaeld
    C6749OAmichaeld
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    Great experience
    Amazing tour and our tour guide Jad was super knowledgeable and very personable. Would highly recommend the tour and Jad as your guide.
  • giancarlocK4921OM
    giancarlocK4921OM
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    A+++ Experience
    Very, very good — Gabriel knew what he was talking about, very intelligent, would recommend for anyone looking for a tour.
  • Tour05186917462
    Tour05186917462
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    Guide was late, tour cut very short and incomplete.
    We arrived for and departed the business’ location on time without issue. The entry into the Vatican Museum was a bit disorganized, but worked. The guide was almost 40 minutes late which impacted the rest of the tour and was completely unacceptable. Once we started, she told the group that St Peter’s Basilica would close at 6:00 pm and tried to take a vote from 30 people on whether the group would skip the Basilica portion of the tour and take our time in the museum or rush to make it before closing. Members of the group, rightfully so, said the Basilica was a must see and they wanted to make it before closing. After all, the tour included the Basilica. We proceeded to speed walk through the second largest museum on earth and had to take photos while walking without time to stop and look at most things. Once we made it through the Vatican Museum, we got to the Sistine Chapel where the guide learned the St Peter’s Basilica was closed at 5:00 pm. We essentially wasted our time speed walking through the Museum and couldn’t see the third portion of the tour at all. A three hour tour was done in an hour forty five minutes. So for all we paid and for all we wanted to see, we couldn’t enjoy any of it. I don’t know if the problems were on the guide or the company organizing the trip, but either way, I would never use them again. There are a ton of options and this one should not be high on your list.
  • G149QVisaacm
    G149QVisaacm
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    Best tour in Italy
    It was an outstanding tour everything was on time and well described Jad did an outstanding job and was lots of fun we will both be back.
  • Shiwmangal
    Shiwmangal
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    very bad experience
    I bought skip the line tickets and when I got there there was only one line so no such thing as skip the line also it was very confusing as to where to meet it was impossible to to find your guide so you are basically on your own. Did not had a good experience there at all.
  • M736WFsofiac
    M736WFsofiac
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    Excellent service!
    It was excellent experience, everything was super informative and the staff was super polite and attentive, I absolutely recommend it .. thanks Adnan
  • 810ximenag
    810ximenag
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    Excellent
    A very good tour they were very helpful and attentive staff, it was very easy to find the location where to pick up mi tickets
  • Ivan L
    Ivan L
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    Must see tour
    Our guide - Jad was one of a kind! So much useful information is delivered in an easy & fun way. Vatican is truly a must when you are in Rome.
  • prashantsA780KK
    prashantsA780KK
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    As promissed
    I was given tickets as promised. Giulia called and made sure that I got the tickets and also guided me.
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Zev M
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Rebecca was extremely easy to schedule your times with as well as finding the starting point for the tour. Moreover, Andrea was amazing. She was extremely insightful throughout the tour and brought the history of the Vatican to life. Truly amazing and definitely recommend signing up for a tour.
Written May 20, 2022
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Anthoula X
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was by far the best and most engaging experience I have had as a tourist all thanks to our tour guide, Andrea Stoler! Her sense of humor, the way she integrated her background knowledge and information with the historicity of the place was just so interesting. For me, it was actually the first time that I really paid attention to what a tour guide said and explained. Andrea was not just throwing knowledge to us, she was giving us her own narrative for the place. You couldn't not pay attention to her! Please do yourself a favor and book a tour!! Highly highly recommend!
Written January 9, 2022
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Around C
Thank you for the wonderful review! When you get the chance to experience a private guided tour, you quickly realize that without it, your visit would just not have been the same, especially when you get a great tour guide like Andrea. We hope to see you back in Rome for other magical experiences! Rebecca
Written January 11, 2022
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Steven Kemp
Auckland, New Zealand123 contributions
Great experience made all the more rewarding due to our excellent guide, Fredrico. The Vatican museums had so much to see and absorb and Fredrico helped with great background info as well as pointing out all the details. Highly recommended.
Written June 20, 2023
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Ire
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
At first I was a bit skeptical because they promote their tour in front of the Vatican waiting line. Turn out that they are legit business.
Our group is small which is a plus. The tour guy, Federico is amazing. Federico is very professional, passionate and knowledgeable about everything :)
Definitely will recommend to join their tour with great tour guide!
Written July 20, 2023
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Around C
Dear Client, Thank you for sharing your experience. We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Tour. We are so happy that we exceeded your expectations, it takes a special guide to make it magical and you had that in Federico. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written July 22, 2023
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Wandering-old-ladies
Marlborough, UK75 contributions
We spent this morning with Marta who is very knowledgeable and friendly guide at the Vatican museum and the Sistine chapel. It was a really stimulating morning, with some quiet time in the chapel and we ended with lunch in the Vatican gardens bathed in sunshine.

I would have given five star review but for the late start, which was entirely due to the office chasing bookings at the very last minute that delayed the rest of the group.

Thank you Marta for a great visit to the Vatican.
Written March 9, 2022
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Around C
Thank you for taking the time to review your Private Tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Marta. We are very happy to hear that you had a memorable time and you also got the chance to enjoy some some in the Vatican Gardens. As for the organisation we would like to apologise if your entrance was delayed but we do also try our best to accomodate late travellers, because we know how tricky it can be for tourists to get around in a different city like Rome. Thanks again for sharing your experience! Rebecca
Written March 14, 2022
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Madeleine G
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Our guide Jad’s background in archeology and history was greatly appreciated. He shared his passion with the group. He kept the group’s attention with interesting stories and humour. I highly recommend this tour and this guide.
Written October 11, 2022
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Olivia C
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
The guide name is Francesco. He is amazing. He explains everything very well. Super fun and charming guy. I love the history and the little story he told us. Keep everyone in.
Written June 6, 2022
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amandafd2014
Wolverhampton, UK40 contributions
We were let down by our original booking provider so booked with city rome tours and had a fantastix and knowledgeable guide chiara antonelli she made our viait informing educational and very pleasant she is a credit to the tour company would most definately book with thia company again.
Thank you so much xxx
Written November 14, 2019
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Around C
Next time you’re here, you should try the Colosseum Guided Tour! We hope to see you again soon!
Written November 18, 2019
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Emily K
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We had Jad he was great and took us through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and then fast tracked us into St. peter’s Basilica. Really funny and knowledgable.
Written August 18, 2022
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Aziza S
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Jad was great! Knowledgeable and made for an entertaining tour. We had a group of 12 and it was relaxed at the pace of all in the group.
Written July 28, 2022
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