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Enjoy the Vatican Museums at best by choosing a private tour that will give you the chance to explore some areas not usually included in standard tours. You can tailor your itinerary according to your interests. The guide will be at your disposal for 3 hours sharing with you all the history and curious “behind the scenes” facts related to the artworks treasured within the Vatican Museums.

If you prefer us organizing your itinerary we will lead you through the Galleries of the Vatican Museums, Borgia’s Apartments and Raphael Rooms. The must see in this tour is the Sistine Chapel where you will admire the famous ceiling and The Last Judgment, both painted by Michelangelo. Afterwards you guide will lead you inside and throughout the biggest church in the World: the St Peter’s Basilica. Here you will have the opportunity to admire the famous Pietà by Michelangelo and the artworks of worldwide famous artist like Bernini and Borromini. Don’t miss the chance to have an unforgettable experience and explore this unique art collection at your own pace with knowledgeable, passionate and entertaining guide.
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Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums on this privately guided tour. With nearly 1,000 rooms and 9 miles (15 km) of galleries, the museum complex is home to some of the most famous works of art in the world. Explore the complex at your own pace with a private guide, who can share insights, tailor the itinerary to your interests and make sure you see the top attractions, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms. You’ll also visit St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Vatican Museums privately guided tour
  • Explore the various rooms and galleries of the museum complex, such as Raphael's Rooms and Gallery of Maps
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and its legendary Michelangelo frescoes, The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam
  • See Michelangelo's La Pietà statue in St Peter's Basilica
  • Learn about the renowned artwork from a private guide, who can personalize your tour
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Reviewed 20 June 2018
Dina was the best tour guide!!

Skip the line is the BEST idea ever!! Also, this company really gives you the history and information that unpacks and deepens your touring experience in Rome and at the Vatican. Dina was warm, personable and knowledgeable. Her information really deepened the touring experience of...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018
knowledgeable guide and well organised tour

After the biggest scam from headout, we already wasted 100 Euros but couldnt get in the Vaticans that morning. We ran into Shawn from Citylights Tours and we thought we are only at the Vaticans once, so might as well pay again to get in....More

Thank VC425
Reviewed 11 May 2018
The best tour guide for the Vatican Tour

After many previous experiences where agents mislead you with their famous "skip the line"-recommendations, we landed with Eduardo {Eddy} who has a PHD in Michealangelo and his history, Eddy was without a doubt extremely knowledgable, he managed the small, intimate tour with a masterful hand...More

Thank Werner K
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile
Worth the money!

Came to the Vatican planning to find a tour to join. We met an Egyptian man on the bridge who gave us all the info we needed to agree to take the tour. He was even able to give us and our 2 kids a...More

Thank JLandMike
Reviewed 26 January 2018
VALERIA is a BRILLIANT asset to your company.

I don't even know where to begin about our "tour guide" Valeria. (We did our tour yesterday afternoon 3pm 24/01/2018). Even BEFORE we entered the Vatican, Valeria had us in the palm of her hand with her knowledge of ancient Rome, the Swiss Guard/s, etc....More

CLR_Tours, Public Relations Manager at City Lights Rome - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear CMBBW, thank you for your review. The Vatican is one of the most visited places and one of the biggest museums in the world. You have probably noticed the difference between​ going alone and taking a guide. Also, we pay a lot of attention...More

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