Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica

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Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica

Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica

This exclusive private Vatican tour is the best way to see the most popular destinations in Italy – the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You will have your very own private guide all to yourself and at your disposal, ready to answer your questions.

Your special skip-the-line Vatican Museum private tour includes all the main highlights and then some.

Journey through the most famous works of art at your own pace with your personal tour guide such as the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel ceiling and Michelangelo’s Pieta.

In a carefully planned itinerary, your dedicated expert guide will take you to the most important rooms and artworks explaining to you each piece with great detail and passion - even customizing your itinerary based on your particular interests and curiosities. This private Vatican tour is one of the most memorable and personal experiences you can have in Rome.
    Explore the must-see sights of Vatican City in Rome with an exclusive private tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. With your own personal guide and skip-the-line entry, this is one of the best ways to experience the Vatican and all its treasures.
Vatican Private Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sisti - MUST-SEE VATICAN CITY
  • Where is the Sistine Chapel located?

    The Sistine Chapel is located in Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The chapel originally named Cappella Magna is housed in the Apostolic Palace, which is the official residence of the Pope.
  • Where is St. Peter’s Basilica?

    St. Peter’s Basilica is also in Vatican City, Rome, right next to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, some of the most visited places in Italy.
  • How much is Michelangelo’s Pieta worth?

    This original masterpiece by Michelangelo is priceless! But the Michelangelo Pieta found in Ragusa is said to be worth around $300 million.
  • Who built St. Peter’s Basilica?

    St. Peter’s Basilica’s construction spanned nearly 120 years, so there were multiple hands involved in building it over that time frame. But the main designers and contributors to St. Peter’s were by the greatest Renaissance artists and architects: Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno, and Bernini.
  • How many rooms did Raphael paint in the Vatican?

    There are four Raphael Rooms located in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican Museums in Vatican City. Raphael’s stanze (or rooms) are comprised of Sala di Costantino, Stanza di Eliodoro, Stanza della Segnatura, and Stanza dell’Incendio di Borgo each room decorated with different frescoes, the most famous being The School of Athens.
what's included
  • Skip-the-ticket admission 
  • Expert tour guide
  • Headset
  • Free Wi-Fi, bathroom and ATM access, refreshments and recharging station available at Enjoy Rome's office before and/or after your tour 
what's not included
  • Pick up and drop off 
  • Gratuities (optional)
meeting point
Your meeting point is inside the Enjoy Rome office - located on Via Germanico 8 (take Metro Line A to the OTTAVIANO stop). Please arrive 25 minutes before the start of your tour to check-in with a member of our staff.

Please note -  the meeting point is inside our office. But for security reasons, we are not able to store any personal belongings at our office - so please plan accordingly. 

dress code
Please note - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintain a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. And make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
important information
The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions, it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways
  • Luggage
  • Pets
Large bags and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Vatican. There is a free Vatican cloakroom service once you have gone through the metal detectors.

* Tours departing Wednesday: St. Peter's Basilica will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which St. Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel.

** On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel closes without notice. If this happens, you will spend a full 3 hour tour in the Vatican Museums. 

This tour is not wheelchair accessible. If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance.  

Private tours are available to meet these and other special needs on request and in advance.

The Vatican Museums offer free entry to all disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%. For visitors who are not self-sufficient, free entry is also extended to a companion.

cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Score Reviews
with 35 user reviews
Guida perfetta
Susanna, donna gentilissima e preparatissima, grazie per la meravigliosa esperienza Lidia e Stefano
Lidia - 02/01/2024 14:59
the best guide- Laura Antonucci
Laura Antonucci who was our guide (an absolutely wonderful, kind and very sympathetic guide) made the tour an amazing experience with a balanced dose of absolutely spot-on humor and an emphasis on things you need to know/see.
Kristyna Ondruskova - 18/11/2023 21:53
Wonderful tour
Hillaria (sorry if i mispelling the name) was a wonderful guide. We learnt a lot. Thank you so much. Kisses from portugal.
Filipa - 18/03/2023 13:50
Veronica was amazing!
Veronica was fantastic! By far the most enjoyable tour and most lively tour guide i have ever met. The way she talks with such passion and vigor is most engaging. The 3h tour just flew by and i feel i learned a lot. Highly recommend! She's the best!
Kaimo Sonk - 12/03/2023 14:59
Visite avec Rosalia Gangemi
J'ai beaucoup apprécié la visite avec Rosalia, elle a su retenir notre attention pendant les 3 heures de visite. Elle etait charmante et répondait à toutes nos question avec precision, elle est une experte de Rome et nous la recommanderons chaleureusement ! Patrick Barras
Patrick Barras - 04/01/2023 12:58
Reseña tour por el museo del vaticano, capilla sentina y basílica de San pedro
Nuestra guía maria antonietta ha hecho que nuestra experiencia en el vaticano haya sido inmejorable. Guía con gran experiencia y conocimiento, que ha hecho que nuestra visita al vaticano resulte mucho más interesante incluso de lo esperado. Tour muy recomendado
Iván - 04/12/2022 21:54
Une très belle expérience avec Roselia Gangemi pour notre famille. Des explications claires, des anecdotes enrichissantes, une personnalité professionnelle et sympathique avec laquelle on ne voit pas le temps passer. Nous étions avec 2 adolescents qui ont grandement apprécié. Sans compter le temps gagné pour accéder. Foncez, vous ne serez pas déçus !
Françoise - 16/02/2022 09:26
wonderful tour
Laura was a fantastic guide. recommended to anyone who wants to visit the Vatican.
doria - 21/05/2021 13:27
nice informative tour
I am glad that I took this private tour. got the possibility of visiting many exceptional rooms of the Vatican Museums. very informative guide with lots of passion. recommended!
veronica - 21/05/2021 13:25
glad i took this tour!
learnt a lot about history. the private tour helped to stay away from crowds. no waiting. great guide Pasquale.
daniel - 21/05/2021 13:22
great informative guide
fantastic amazing tour. lots of information. we got the chance of visiting the carriage pavilion too. lovely!
priscilla - 21/05/2021 13:20
Excelente tour
adquiri un tour para mi familia y realmente nos llevamos una sorpresa. muy buena calidad y simpatia
Sandra - 21/05/2021 12:37
absolutely worthwhile
we could have not chosen a better option. great tour, great guide, great day!
Emily dawson - 21/05/2021 10:13
Un meraviglioso tour con la famiglia. La nostra guida aveva molte conoscenze e aneddoti storici, interessanti da raccontare. Abbiamo apprezzato la sua cortesia e il suo dinamismo. grazie mille per queste 3 ore di tour. e' un esperienza da fare!
gIADA - 20/05/2021 14:38
Some of the best tours in Rome
It was a well-organized tour and our guide had some interesting facts which were outside the standard info they tell you on Vatican books.
Atilla - 11/07/2020 12:37
tours with passionate guides
David was great! He went above and beyond and exceed my expectations on this tour. He was able to answer every question and provided such detail when describing the artwork. This is a guide who truly is passionate about his work.
James - 11/07/2020 12:36
Tour was good
Manuela was fabulous! We were astounded by her knowledge. She brought the art to life! Thank you!
Lynda - 11/07/2020 12:34
Great experience from a great guide
I was traveling alone so it was extremely important to have company and explanation about the places that I was visiting. Amazing experience!
Debora - 11/07/2020 12:33
Wonderful experience
The leadership really paid off. With Markus we really had an absolutely competent and friendly guide who really showed us everything in the time available and wonderfully explained what you have to see in the Vatican Museums and St. Peter
Angela - 11/07/2020 12:32
Excellent Tour
Absolutely excellent from start to finish. Maggie was wonderful and gave so much information and history, including the children in everything. A wonderful tour. Highly recommended!!
monty - 11/07/2020 12:30
Very good tour and a great guide
Irene was an amazing guide! Her detailed guide throughout all 3 sites was fantastic! I would highly recommend her.
Renee - 11/07/2020 12:28
good experience throughout the tour
Pasqual was very knowledgable throughout the whole experience, he made our trip to the Vatican museum an absolute pleasure.
martin - 11/07/2020 12:26
Informative tour
The tour was well organized, moved around at an appropriate pace and the content was well pitched for the group. The guide (Giuseppe) was excellent, attentive, and deal well with questions from kids and adults. Super value.
Peter - 11/07/2020 12:25
Excellent tour
An excellent tour and our guide Giuseppe was quite superb. His knowledge and enthusiasm really enhanced the experience. Highly recommended.
Cameron - 11/07/2020 12:24
The tour was fun
It was amazing! Our guide Massimo was helpful and very knowledgeable! He made the tour fun while giving us all the important information.
Lauren - 11/07/2020 12:23
Highly recommended tour.
Our tour was very informative and interesting. The guide had a background in art history and told us many stories. It was great! Highly recommended!
Alexa - 11/07/2020 12:21
The tour was enjoyable.
I would say the skip the line access is key and would highly recommend GYG on that front for being cost-effective and well organized. I thought the guide provided was very knowledgeable on Vatican history and did a good job of expressing that. We got very good access to St. Peter’s basílica and square and the Sistine Chapel. My one criticism would be that she did not give us enough time for pictures where that was permitted. But if you are cagey there are ways to work that out anyway without missing the narration.
Neil - 11/07/2020 12:20
One of the best tours
Great experience from start to finish... Lorenzo was an amazing tour guide, definitely a tour to see.
Deborah - 11/07/2020 12:19
Good tour with great guide
Smaralda was our guide, the tour was amazing, about 3 hours long with lots of information but easy to retain all the information the way our guide told us .. definitely recommend
Samantha - 11/07/2020 12:18
Excellent Tour
The tour was excellent! Massimo was our guide and he was AMAZING, he made the whole experience so fun and interesting!!
Rebecca - 11/07/2020 12:16
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