Visit Vatican with a private tour covering Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Sain Peter's Basilica. Book a Vatican Private Tour with guide & driver.

About the tour


A special private tour to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Cathedral

‏This half day private tour of the Vatican begins meeting your official guide at the Vatican Museums where entry will be quick and easy thanks to the skip the line tickets.

Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century and enlarged by successive pontiffs, the Vatican Museums boast one of the world’s greatest art collections. Exhibits, which are displayed along about 7km of halls and corridors, range from Egyptian mummies and Etruscan bronzes to ancient busts, old masters and modern paintings. Highlights include the spectacular collection of classical statuary in the Museo Pio Clementino, a suite of rooms frescoed by Raphael.

You’ll focus on this vast collection of art before reaching the Sistine Chapel, frescoed by Michelangelo, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and considered by many the most famous and important masterpiece of Western Art.

A direct passage will easily take you inside the magnificent Basilica of Saint Peter, where your guide will share the secrets behind the Burial of Saint Peter, Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietà. Leaving the Church, gripped by all this beauty, you’ll be welcomed in Saint Peter’s Square by stunning statues of the Apostles, Saints and Martires dominating the façade of the Basilica and Bernini’s Colonnato.

‏Optional: this is a walking tour, but if you wish we can provide a private car and driver directly from your hotel to Vatican Museums and back at the end of the tour.

Please note that on Sundays and national holidays the Vatican Museums are closed and this tour is not available.

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  • DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Vatican Museums (a different location may be agreed)
  • DEPARTURE TIME: customizable
  • DURATION: 3 hrs
  • DRESS CODE: for the Vatican visit women must have knees and shoulders covered, men must have long pants
  • INCLUDED: Private Guide, Entrance fees, Reservation to skip the line
  • NOT INCLUDED: Transportation, Food and Drinks
  • LANGUAGES: English – Italian


You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and sites.

*Please note that on Sundays and national holidays the Vatican Museums are closed and this tour is not available.