PRIVATE TOUR skip the line- Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica

90,00 €


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Maximum capacity limit

Meeting point:

Customer’s hotel






Departure time: on demand

What's included:

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Guided Tour
  • Booking and handling fee
  • Guest relations assistance
  • Private transfer service from/to hotel

What to remember:

  • People under 18 must bring a valid ID
  • Students under 24 must bring their student card
  • Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed)
  • It is not permitted to enter the Museums with trolleys, large suitcases and backpacks, umbrellas with a spike tip, glass bottles, knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other people or damage works of art
  • Pushchairs are permitted in the Museums

The tour starts with the Vatican Museums, where since 1503 the pontiffs have collected all the pieces of art throughout several years. We will start from the Picture Gallery, with Raffaello’s artworks (I cartoni degli arazzi, La Trasfigurazione),  Leonardo da Vinci's (San Girolamo), Caravaggio's (La deposizione di Cristo), Giotto's (Il trittico Stefaneschi), just to name some of the most famous ones. You will then go though the spectacular Cortile della Pigna and the Cortile del Belvedere, passing by the Animal’s Gallery, to join the Muse's Room (Torso del Belvedere), to finish in the famous Circle Room. You will then pass by the Greek Cross Room, in order to admire Saint Helen's and Saint Constance sarcophagus. You will go through the Sala della Biga and continue throughout several galleries: the Candelabra gallery, the Galleria degli Arazzi, the Map's Gallery. Furthermore, you'll reach the Pius V's Room and moreover the Sobieskj Room, which is the Immaculate Conceptions' room. Finally you'll  arrive to Raffaello's Rooms: four rooms frescoed by the master painter D'Urbino, started in 1508. You will then visit the Borgia's family rich apartments who was known for it's power among society and its violence. Finally you’ll arrive to the famous Sistine Chapel : it has been entirely frescoed by Michelangelo and represents a spectacular place that you would never want to leave.

Our tour will carry on to Saint Peter's basilica by passing in front of the famous Porta Santa. Saint Peter's was  built between 1506 and 1626 : an interminable construction site! By the way, a big amount of travertine  (used to build the Colosseum) has become a part of  Saint Peter's  building material. The construction started with Pope Julius II in 1506, who asked Italian artist Bramante to destroy the original Constantine Cathedral  in order to  build a new one with the Greek cross plan. Inside the church you'll admire the renowned  Michelangelo's La Pietà  and Bernini's baldacchino : the statue made by Arnolfo di Cambio in honor of Saint Peter.
Furthermore, you will see the Vatican's cavern where the Popes' tombs are located.
The tour will finally end in Piazza San Pietro with its marvelous  Bernini columns, a symbol of the embrace between the Church and the Christian world. You will admire  Saint Peter's dome, created by Michelangelo, and  the balcony where the Pontiff gives the blessings. Here you will see Sistine Chapel's roof  where the white or black smoke comes out from in case of the new Pope's election  and the famous obelisk  in the middle of the square.


Our team is ready to answer all your questions, from monday to saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (gmt+1)

Telephone: +39 0664525883

WhatsApp: +39 3292973670

Skype: VipinItaly

07/11/2018 10:45:00

Amelie P.

Je le recommande

05/11/2018 10:45:00

Pauline H.

Le tour était MAGNIFIQUE!!! Pour le coup mon mari et moi ne regrettons absolument pas de l'avoir acquis pour notre anniversaire. Attention la file est énorme mais nous sommes rentrés aux Musées du Vatican en un laps de temps. Je recommande!!!!

28/05/2016 19:54:44


Simplemente muy bueno y recomendable.

03/01/2016 14:26:00

Sebastian M.

We booked this private tour. Absaolutely fantastic!

14/11/2015 17:31:30

François C.

Nous avons choisi un tour privé, sachant que les musées sont bondés en toute saison. Nous avons donc voulu éviter des groupes de 50/60 personnes et avoir un guide pour nous seuls. Le service est excellent et ponctuel, Agostino est venu nous chercher à l'jotel et nous a emmené dans sa belle voiture au Musées. Aminata nous a fait sauter la queue avec des billets spéciaux (il y avait 4h de queue à faire à ce moment là!) et nous avons énormément apprécié ses explications. Le prix en vaut la chandelle! Absolument conseillé.

10/11/2015 23:43:45

Vanessa J.

Superbe visite. Nous avons voulu la visite privée pour éviter la foule des musées. Aminata a été merveilleuse! Nous recommandons vivement cette agence!!!

29/10/2015 18:49:30

James T.

Everything was great! We could skip the long lines and we had a very professional service! Thanks Vip in Italy!