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Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour provided by Explore Italy Tours

Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Leone IV, 6
    Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    The Agency is being located just a few steps from the Metro A stop Ottaviano.
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  • 1
    Via Leone IV, 6
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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Departure Point
Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Vatican Museum Private tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Official expert guide
  • Assitance on site and from our office near the Vatican
  • St. Peter's Basilica Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Your tickets will be held by the guide for collection on the day of the tour. You will be required to present this voucher. If you have purchased a discounted option you will be asked to show a photo ID in exchange for your tickets.
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We can’t be held responsible in case of sudden closure of the Saint Peter’s Basilica or any other room inside the Vatican Museums without notice, as this is a decision of the Vatican Administration itself and we have no control over it.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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gillian b wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was a great tour, we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any lines - which were very long. Andy our guide was very friendly and didn't rush us at all. He was very informative and funny. I would definitely recommend this tour guide.
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Response from ExploreItalyTours, Public Relations Manager at Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour
Responded Mar 4, 2020
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican Museums with us! Thank you for your review! We will pass your kind words to Andy!
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nathowdy wrote a review Nov 2019
Argyle, Texas9 contributions3 helpful votes
Sabrina was our tour guide for our morning tour on November 22, 2019. She showed up at exactly 07:15 at the meeting location and we entered the Vatican Museum at 07:30. We quickly went through security and were the very first tourists into the Sistine Chapel that day - what an
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ExploreItalyTours, Guest Relations Manager at Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Thank you very much for your review about your Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour with us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, we will pass your kind words to Sabrina!
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Andy Y. wrote a review Nov 2019
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As first time visitors of Italy, the trip to the Vatican was a must see. We knew ahead of time that it would be extremely crowded and ticket lines could potentially be quite long. We read glowing reviews of Explore Italy Tours and they were not wrong. We chose to go with the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ExploreItalyTours, Guest Relations Manager at Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Thank you very much for your review and your kind words to Sabrina! We are glad you enjoyed your Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour with us!
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Jim V wrote a review May 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona9 contributions6 helpful votes
I was only in Rome for a couple of days and wanted to see the famous sites, Vatican,coliseum etc. When I walked to those sites I was shocked and astounded by the thousands of people crowded armpit to armpit in line for blocks to get in to these places. I made a couple of
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Ethan R wrote a review Apr 2019
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Thank you to Simona Matiu for a fantastic tour. Everything was explained in depth and we couldn't have asked for a better tour. Any questions were answered and Simona provided an excellent service. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from ExploreItalyTours, Public Relations Manager at Private Guide: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour
Responded Apr 15, 2019
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour with us!
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mariusk973
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Pelin for the win!
This is probably the best guided tour we have ever had. Our guide Pelin told us not only about the «nice artifacts»
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237jordynh
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HORRIBLE SERVICE
I had to cancel my trip to Italy due to covid and this was the one company I had trouble working with. I emailed an
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cass-marie0
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Outstanding tour guides!
We absolutely loved this tour!!! A MASSIVE thank you to Alex and our female tour guide who’s name we forgot to get,
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AandAFree
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Great tour!
This tour was fabulous. So much history to see and learn about. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting and
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GloriaOrtega11
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Excelente
Tataiana, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group was small and she kept us engaged througho
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250reneem
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Misleading!!
I booked because it said "early morning", the reservation came back with a 1:00 pm time!! I booked through Viatour
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S4742ANsamanthab
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Best tour ever!
Wow! This is how every tour should be! Not only were we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any
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Ardita P
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Just go for it! Lovely tour and guide :)
My husband and I booked this tour during our getaway weekend. The whole organisation was seamless from start to fin
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travelust28
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Worth our money!
While our tour guide at the Coliseum was nice, the poor man had the entire tour group yawning because unfortunately
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littleYungie
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Wonderful time in the Vatican country
Andy, our guide was great - full of interesting information & ran a very interactive tour for our small group of 6
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Alessialombardi93
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Delicious experience
Last week we booked a Food Tour with this agency. Met the guide in front of the Napoleonic Museum. Another couple j
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valecvz08
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Definitely recommend
Great guide, explained everything very well. It was a small group so everyone got to enjoy and understand the tour.
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546josief
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The best Colosseum experience
I had been to the Colosseum several times but I really wanted to see the Underground. We met at the office on top o
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Sophireay
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Disappointing
So disappointing to see how much other have enjoyed their tour when ours was so terrible! We came on the 2nd of Jan
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Gord T
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Book this tour and was so pleased. Our guide Santos was excellent. Gave us a real history lesson on Rome and how it
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