Discover all Vatican must-sees in just 3 hours. Enter with skip the line tickets and enjoy an engaging visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with a top private guide.
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This is our best-selling private Vatican tour. With our Best of the Vatican Private Guided Tour you will skip the line to enter the Vatican Museums and discover all the Vatican wonders and treasures accompanied by your private licensed guide who will be with you for 3 hours to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights. Our guides are experts in the art and history of the Vatican and will tell you all about the secrets and stories of the Popes, treasures and famous artists who worked for the Vatican state.
The Vatican is an enormous collection of art and the papacy is a fascinating institution- did you know it has survived for longer than the Roman Empire?! Having a private Vatican tour is an excellent way to make sense of everything you are seeing and get to know the fascinating history of the Vatican. During our 3 hour Best of the Vatican private tour you will discover the valuable artworks preserved in the Vatican Museums, including Raphael’s Rooms. You will be captivated by stories of the artists whose work was commissioned by the Vatican and the intense rivalry that often existed between them. Whilst you tour your private guide will even let you in on some secrets of the Vatican state that might just surprise you!
Of course your private tour of the Vatican will include an in-depth exploration of the Sistine Chapel with the beautiful ceiling and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo. You will learn about just how Michelangelo managed to paint that ceiling all those years ago. Of course, like any art work, there is tons of meaning behind the paintings adorning the Sistine Chapel. Let your private guide tell you everything!
You will end your tour in the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica, which you will enter directly through the Sistine Chapel with our private Vatican tours, skipping the line. Designed by Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, St. Peter’s Basilica is the most famous church and one of the holiest places in the world, as it is built on the site of St. Peter’s burial place.
If you choose to treat yourself to our Best of the Vatican Private Guided Tour we are sure you won’t regret it.
You will meet your guide in our office located in Via Vespasiano, 28
Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.
PLEASE NOTE: in case St Peter's Basilica is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice.
Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.