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Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

See the top attractions of Vatican City with a private skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Explore the vast collection in the Vatican Museums with your knowledgeable guide. Finish your museum visit with some time in the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel to see the frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St Peter's Basilica next door to admire the art in the biggest church in the world.
  • 3-hour private skip-the-line tour of Vatican City
  • See the highlights of the art and artifacts inside the Vatican Museums, including the stunning Raphael Rooms
  • Admire the ceiling and altar wall frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St Peter's Basilica next door, the largest church in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini's Baldacchino
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour
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Skip the Line Tickets
Customized Email with the Tour Start Time
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Start time will be communicated via private email
No guided tours allowed in the Basilica during COVID-19 Emergency

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No start time stated on the Automated ticket as we will communicate you with exact start time of the tour after booking Vatican tickets
  • If you don't receive our email with the exact start time, please check your Spam box and contact us at least one week before the tour date
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.

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Skip the line
Teresa_L
, Feb 2020
Tour guide was very informative and friendly. Our 13 and 19 year olds were extremely mesmerized by all of the sites. The tapestries were an added bonus. You could spend an entire day and still not see everything. Plan on a minimum of 3 hours. Skip the line and private tour guide was the way to go!
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Vatican City Private Tour
Terry B
, Dec 2019
Our guide was excellent and showed us everything in detail. We highly recommend this tour. It will not disappoint!
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A must see!
kevin m
, Nov 2019
We had a private family tour (2 parents and 2 grown kids) and Frances was educational and entertaining. We were wowed by his knowledge and passion for pointing out special facts you don’t get on a group tour. He was so considerate of our needs and made the visit to the Sistine Chapel even more exhilarating with his commentary. He even suggested and made time for us to mail postcards from the Vatican. Paying a little extra for a private tour was well worth it! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Fantastic Streamlined Experience
Explore669863
, Oct 2019
Our guide did a tremendous job at teaching us all about the masterpieces in the collection while efficiently navigating us through the crowds. I would highly recommend the private tour!
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Tour of Vatican City
Barry L
, Oct 2019
I had passed the front of St. Peter's Basilica several times by foot and car as a tourist over the years, but never realized that Vatican City is indeed a small city-many times larger than just the Basilica. My guide brought this city to life as I learned about its history and beauty of the Basilica, Chapel, and Museum in relationship to the other buildings within the city.
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Vatican private tour
Jet480053
, Oct 2019
Franz was and outstanding tour guide. He was informative and receptive to our needs. I highly recommend this tour.
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Phenomenal experience at the Vatican
jeanwall2019
, Oct 2019
Our private tour with Franz (?spelling)was fantastic. Vatican City is an incredible piece of history, art, and architecture that cannot be missed. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the Vatican’s religious and political history , it’s architecture, and its beautiful array of art history. I would only wish we could have spent more time with our guide at the Vatican!
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Great tour guide
Ray12342019
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Franz, was amazing. My wife has back issues so he took his time with the tour and went out of his way to find elevators instead of stairs where possible. Extremely knowledgeable which made the tour even that much more amazing. A must do excursion when in Rome!
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richda2019
, Sep 2019
Great guide, Andreas. We were late but he waited. Straight to front of the line. Very knowledgeable, we learned a lot.
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great place. unimpressive guide
Travel13413025065
, Aug 2019
it has been a big dream to visit the Vatican again, this time with a private tour guide to really learn about the history, the stories and the art. the attraction is fabulous this is my third visit and I felt the guide was in a hurry. she knew a pre-learnt story which she would take us through. if we asked for anything that was not on her list, she is did not know. when I stopped at the art - painting by Dali and more as my father is an artist, she barely waited and rushed as it was not her list I suppose. I knew more trivia about the Sistine chapel for my son than she. she kept saying to my 12 year old that he is bored and she would hurry, though he told me was not and me , my dad and my mom most interested in history and art. I told her , please do not hurry my young teen will learn patience and this tour is important for us. nope.she knew my dad had to walk slow so we hired a private guide, but my dad was always behind, she never waited so we were literally catching with her and indicating for her to wait.
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