Designed to provide a novel, diverse and privileged viewpoint on the art, history and magnificence of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, this private skip-the-line Vatican tour is a veritable journey through the centuries.  The added value?  Early access to the Museum, a private dedicated guide leading your tour and a luscious VIP breakfast served inside the Vatican Museums.

Meet your guide, an expert specialized in art and art history, enter the Museums with priority tickets and get ready to enjoy an inspiring voyage through Catholicism.  Your tour starts with coffee and a delicious typical Italian breakfast served in a beautiful setting, in keeping with local customs, and continues with a spectacular guided tour.  Explore the mesmerizing art collection of the Vatican Museums escorted by your guide, including viewing of the highlights, comprising Raphael’s hall, the geographical maps, tapestries and statue galleries, as well as the Sistine Chapel, home of Michelangelo's incredible ceiling fresco.  Huge, life-like and dramatic, this masterpiece is a display of amazing portraits, including Adam and Eve, God, St. Peter and even the artist himself.  Inside the Chapel, you will learn about how the Pope is elected during the conclaves and enjoy in-depth viewing of the artwork.

The tour ends with a detailed guided visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.  Once inside the impressive cathedral, your guide will lead the way and show you every single masterpiece.  Each, from Bernini's striking canopy to Michelangelo's stunning Pietà, will come to life before your eyes.

This Vatican tour is more than a guided visit; it is an awe-inspiring emotional experience you're bound to remember forever!

Beginning in March of 2022, this tour will be replaced by a new exclusive morning Vatican tour.  For that option, please click this link: VIP Breakfast at Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour in Rome

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 2 Persons):
$913.58
Additional Guest(s)
(Per Additional Person, Maximum 6 Additional Persons):
$103.43

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Tour / Activity Details

4 hours
7:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

7 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 8 persons per tour.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are PER GROUP for 2 persons, with the option to add up to 6 additional guests at a PER PERSON rate.  Rates are in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Covid-19 Protocols Updates

  • Currently, all European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums, as well as every indoor bar and restaurant
  • For guests arriving from outside Europe, the following items must be provided for entrance - 1) proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance, and 2) a document of recognition.
  • Those who do not possess the specified documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.
  • The wearing of a face mask is currently mandatory in all indoor public spaces in Italy.

 

Important

  • When ordering, you must provide the full legal ID names of each person in your party (matching their legal ID's) so your guide can purchase your admission tickets.
  • During the ordering process, you must agree to provide specific emailed agreement to the guides' standard Rain Policy and Terms and Conditions, which will be sent to you along with your E-Ticket.
  • Please specify your preferred tour language on the Order Form (English, Italian, German, French or Spanish).
  • Please note any mobility restrictions on the Order Form.

 

Highlights

  • The most exclusive of all private Vatican tours
  • Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel
  • Private guide specializing in art and art history
  • Gaze at Michelangelo's masterpiece frescoes

 

Included

  • Private guided tour
  • Priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica

 

Not Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Optional guide gratuities

7 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 8 persons per tour.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are PER GROUP for 2 persons, with the option to add up to 6 additional guests at a PER PERSON rate.  Rates are in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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