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Private Vatican Tours

Private Vatican Tours

From the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums, there’s a ton to see at the Vatican, and it can be hard to know where to start. A private tour allows you to maximize your time and tailor your itinerary to your interests. Read on for your options.

Highlights

  • Most tours include the highlights of the Vatican Museums, a tour of the Sistine Chapel, and a visit to St Peter’s Basilica

  • Some private tours include hotel pickup

  • Skip-the-line access means you’ll avoid the notoriously long line

  • Private walking tours of the Vatican typically last around 3 hours

  • Private tours are also available for wheelchair users, ensuring a fully accessible route

Private Guided Vatican Tours

Check off the highlights of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica on an early-morning tour that’ll allow you to beat the crowds, or opt for a private walking tour that includes stops at Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Sistine Chapel. For a more personalized experience, choose a tour that visits hidden gems such as the Cabinet of the Masks and the Bramante Staircase, or a VIP tour that includes a private viewing of the Sistine Chapel. 

Private Combo Tours

Ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, these tours offer great savings by combining two best-selling activities in one day. Perhaps couple your visit to the Vatican with a tour of archaeological wonders such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum, or skip the line at Rome’s two most-visited attractions—the Vatican and the Colosseum.

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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

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Visit the Vatican without the crowds on a private early-bird tour and enter the Vatican Museums before the complex opens to the general public. Enjoy an exclusive exploration of world-renowned art by Renaissance masters, visit the Sistine Chapel, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museums, without waiting in the main line. Upgrade for a prime version with even earlier priority access, including the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$358.05
Price varies by group size
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$358.05
Price varies by group size
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Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Discover the renowned art and architecture of the Vatican on this skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museums. As you explore rooms like the Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel, learn about the Renaissance artwork of masters like Michelangelo with in-depth commentary from a knowledgeable private guide. You’ll also visit St Peter’s Basilica and hear insider details about the Vatican, plus skip past all the entrance lines, even the priority ones.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.63
Price varies by group size
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$183.63
Price varies by group size
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.06
Price varies by group size
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$280.06
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance

Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance

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Explore the highlights of the Vatican with significantly fewer people during this 3-hour private tour. Enter the museums a full hour before the crowds with your guide and discover the history and artifacts that kept within its walls. Visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, with skip-the-line entrance tickets and make the most of your time in Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$272.69
Price varies by group size
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$272.69
Price varies by group size
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Vatican Extended Itinerary With Special Access To Papal Grottoes

Vatican Extended Itinerary With Special Access To Papal Grottoes

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Go deep into the Vatican with this 3.5-hour guided private tour. Marvel at the stunning masterpieces inside the Vatican Museums— using your skip-the-line access to breeze right in— and learn about the story behind each jaw-dropping piece of art: from Rafael to Michelangelo. Then head into St. Peter's Basilica, via a private passageway, to see more show-stopping art, including Michelangelo's Pieta. Because this is a private tour, go at your own pace and create an itinerary that is customized to your interests.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$298.73
Price varies by group size
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$298.73
Price varies by group size
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica

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Explore the vast collections of the Vatican Museums, the glorious Sistine Chapel and enormous St Peter's Basilica with this private skip-the-line Vatican City tour. Arrange the tour at your convenience at any departure time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$236.07
Price varies by group size
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$236.07
Price varies by group size
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 Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour

Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour

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The buildings that make up the Vatican Museums are mostly wheelchair-friendly, but there are still some sections that can only be accessed by elevator or stairs. You can ensure you don’t miss out on the highlights of the Vatican on this specially designed tour that takes you along an entirely step-free route with an informative and helpful guide. Plus, you’ll skip the entrance line! Prepare to be wowed by the legendary art of the Sistine Chapel, Pinacoteca Gallery and Chiaramonti Museum on your private tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$307.08
Price varies by group size
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$307.08
Price varies by group size
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Skip the Line: Vatican Wheelchair Accessible Private Tour

Skip the Line: Vatican Wheelchair Accessible Private Tour

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Visit the most important areas of one of Rome's top attractions, the Vatican Museums, on a private tour that is wheelchair accessible. Your skip-the-line ticket gets you into Vatican City and the Vatican Museums, where you take in the Michelangelo frescoes that decorate the Sistine Chapel, and the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$171.96
Price varies by group size
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$171.96
Price varies by group size
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

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Skip the lengthy lines and enjoy VIP access to the Vatican Museum’s many works of art on this private, guided tour. Hear the stories that bring the art to life. Visit the Vatican Pinacoteca art gallery; the Chiaramonti Museum, and a collection of Roman busts and statues. Also, see Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnected rooms with frescoes painted by Renaissance artist Raphael and the Gallery of Tapestries. Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam” painting, plus St. Peter’s Basilica and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$286.61
Price varies by group size
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$286.61
Price varies by group size
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Semi-Private Full Day Tour with Early Entrance Vatican and Colosseum Underground

Semi-Private Full Day Tour with Early Entrance Vatican and Colosseum Underground

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The Vatican is huge and can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. The lines at the Colosseum are long. The Forum can be a mystery. Which is why this small-group tour is essential for anyone who wants to get the most out of their trip. Skip the line at the Colosseum. Visit the Sistine Chapel before the Vatican Museums open. Learn about the Roman Empire at the Forum. And visit the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, too. This is the real way to see Rome, in a group of just six.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$318.60
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$318.60
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Private Tour: Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Private Tour: Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Explore one of the world's biggest museums with a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums complex plus St Peter's Basilica. Enjoy skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines, and wander through the highlights of the 2,000 rooms and 9 miles (15 km) of hallways full of priceless art masterpieces.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$255.49
Price varies by group size
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$255.49
Price varies by group size
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Skip the Line: Colosseum and Vatican in Just One Day Private Tour

Skip the Line: Colosseum and Vatican in Just One Day Private Tour

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Enjoy a bit of royal treatment in Rome and Vatican City with this 6-hour private tour including fast entrance to some of the main sights. Spend the morning seeing the highlights of ancient Rome, such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, Forum and the space where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Visit the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in the afternoon. Go back in time to the eras of gladiators, emperors and popes. Get valuable insights into this historic city from your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$393.06
Price varies by group size
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$393.06
Price varies by group size
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Private Exclusive Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Private Exclusive Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Experience the Vatican’s treasure trove of artistic masterpieces and sacred relics on a private 3-hour tour. With so much to see, the Vatican can be overwhelming, but your private guide will whisk you to the front of the long lines and directly to the most important and awe-inspiring pieces in the immense collection. See highlights including the Raphael Rooms, the Octagonal Courtyard and the magnificent Sistine Chapel while learning the legends behind the art. You’ll also get direct, skip-the-line access to the interior of St Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$429.91
Price varies by group size
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$429.91
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Skip the Line:Colosseum and Vatican Intimate Group of max 6 participant Tour

Skip the Line:Colosseum and Vatican Intimate Group of max 6 participant Tour

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Make the most of your time in Rome on an action-packed day of exploration with local guides. In the morning, journey back in time on a tour of Imperial Rome’s ancient monuments including the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum. After a break for lunch, head straight for the highlights of the Vatican Museum’s world-class art collection, gaze up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling and explore the heart of the papacy in St Peter’s Square. Skip the long lines with priority access, and choose from a private or semi-private tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.64
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$233.64
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A Secret Way to the Sistine Chapel Private Tour-transfers included

A Secret Way to the Sistine Chapel Private Tour-transfers included

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Step into the Vatican Gardens on a skip-the-line tour, and discover the artwork and nature that lies in the heart of the Vatican state. After exploring the tree-lined pathways that meander around foliage and architecture, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel to admire its treasure trove of Renaissance art. Then, finish with a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica before a drop-off back in Rome. Numbers are limited to just 10 people for an intimate tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$469.22
Price varies by group size
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$469.22
Price varies by group size
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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide

Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide

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Visit the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, on a guided tour with a professional art historian or archaeologist. In addition to informative commentary, escape the crowds with skip-the-line entry (admission fee not included). Follow on foot past renowned art collections, learn about Michelangelo's awe-inspiring work, and view the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.53
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$196.53
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