Exclusive Private Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

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Private entry at the Vatican is always a special experience. Even our seasoned guides who have seen it countless times appreciate the opportunity to admire art in this setting. You may be surprised to learn that the Vatican oversees over 6 million visitors each year, so entering alone can soon prove to be an overwhelming and painful ordeal.

We recommend reserving this private tour with us to customize your experience for you and you family. We promise that this family/child-friendly setting will satisfy ever member of your group (our guides are known to keep the little ones intrigued!) Should we also mention Michelangelo’s frescoed ceilings of the Sistine Chapel?? This beautiful masterpiece needs no introduction.

No line = no stress! (not to mention that you get to steer clear of the sun and unbearable heat during the summer months!)

We offer two time slots for this private tour experience (morning or afternoon). Have your pick!

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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Private entry at the Vatican is always a special experience. Even our seasoned guides who have seen it countless times appreciate the opportunity to admire art in this setting. You may be surprised to learn that the Vatican oversees over 6 million visitors each year, so entering alone can soon prove to be an overwhelming and painful ordeal.

We recommend reserving this private tour with us to customize your experience for you and you family. We promise that this family/child-friendly setting will satisfy ever member of your group (our guides are known to keep the little ones intrigued!) Should we also mention Michelangelo’s frescoed ceilings of the Sistine Chapel?? This beautiful masterpiece needs no introduction.

No line = no stress! (not to mention that you get to steer clear of the sun and unbearable heat during the summer months!)

We offer two time slots for this private tour experience (morning or afternoon). Have your pick!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Borgo, Via dei Corridori, Rome Italy

You will meet your tour guide at our office, which is located in the oldest neighbourhoods of the Vatican, Borgo Pio. It is an area filled with charming local shops and vendors.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After meeting your guide, you will head directly to the Vatican Museum through a special group entrance route and bypassing the enormous lines that are guaranteed to be present all year round.

This is a 2.5 to 3 hour journey through one of the most amazing museums of the world. Learn about Greek and Roman sculptures, tapestries, and interesting anecdotes about the artists and their times.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

This part of the museum, containing four stanze (Italian for rooms) features frescos by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. The famous “School of Athens” is displayed here. Portraits of history’s greatest thinkers, such as Aristotle, Plato, and Raphael himself, can also be gleamed.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Enter in the beautiful Sistine Chapel, where you will witness the work of the the celebrated artist, Michaelangelo. Prepared to be dazzled as you look up to admire the frescoed ceilings that have stood the test of time, like the Last Judgement.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Upon completion of the museum areas, you will discover how the smallest state in the world functions in its own right.

Finally, a special door connecting the museums to the Basilica will bring you inside the church of S.Peters! Unlike other tourists who line up for normal entrance, you will be able to get access without the fuss of passing through security once again.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter’s Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Goodbye! Got any questions about Rome or the Vatican? Raise your questions here. Your guide provide tips of your stay in the eternal city as the tour concludes.

Duration: 15 minutes



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