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Vatican semi-private tour (max 16 people)
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3 hs.

Vatican semi-private tour (max 16 people)

Skip the line and discover the Vatican on a semi-private tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s artistic prowess and religious significance on this intimate, small-group experience.

  • Learn more from your expert guide on this semi-private, skip-the-line tour
  • Be awed by the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Witness the beauty of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
  • Marvel at art from the immense papal collection in the Vatican Museums


  1. Begin your three-hour tour at the Vatican Museums, where your guide will bypass the notoriously long queues with you. In your close-knit group, capped at 16 people, enjoy the intimacy as your guide reveals the secrets of the Museum and answers any questions that you might have. See the most famous masterpieces of Raphael, Caravaggio and many others in the museums, whilst also discovering the lesser-known treasures that your guide shares with you.
  2. Then, enter into the hushed silence of the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s astonishingly impressive masterpiece. With frescoes adorning virtually every inch of the ceiling and walls, take in the beauty of this incredible space. Understand the significance of what Michelangelo achieved here, fresh from your guide’s explanation of how Michelangelo re-envisioned the possibilities of Renaissance art.
  3. Complete your trip at St. Peter’s Basilica, which is as impressive inside as its stunning exterior would suggest. Enter through an exclusive entrance for guided groups, and be blown away by the Basilica’s breathtaking architecture, exquisite mosaics, and special atmosphere. Built above the spot where St. Peter is believed to be buried, admire one of the largest and most extraordinary churches in the world.

what's included

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica (entry to the dome not included)
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices

what's not included

  • Transportation

meeting point

For English tours, please go to our office on Via Germanico 8.
For tours in other languages, please go to our office on Via Vespasiano 46.

Please arrive 25 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

Please note - the meeting point is inside of 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.

Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums.
On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour.


If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request.

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.