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Best of the Vatican Private Guided Tour

Discover all Vatican must-sees in just 3 hours. Enter with skip the line tickets and enjoy an engaging visit of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel a with a top private guide.

Best of the Vatican Private Guided Tour
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    On Request

  • Typology

    Kid friendly tour

Tour description

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. 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!

If you choose to treat yourself to our Best of the Vatican Private Guided Tour we are sure you won’t regret it.

Languages: English

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Important info

Meeting point:

You will meet your guide in our office located in Via Vespasiano, 28
Please show up at the meeting time 15 minutes earlier


  • Vatican Museums;
Vatican Museums;
  • Laocoon
  • Animal's Room                                                                                                                         Apollo del Belvedere
Animal's Room Apollo del Belvedere
  • Round Room with Nero's Bathtub
Round Room with Nero's Bathtub
  • Gallery of the Maps
Gallery of the Maps
  • Gallery of the Candelabra 
Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Tapestry 
Gallery of the Tapestry
  • Sistine Chapel;
Sistine Chapel;
  • Last Judgement
Last Judgement
  • The Creation of Adam The Creation of Adam

Other info:

Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.

PLEASE NOTE: St Peter's Basilica is not included

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.


  • 3 hours private guide
3 hours private guide
  • Vatican skip the line tickets Vatican skip the line tickets

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