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Private Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & Museums Fast Access plus Hotel Pickup

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

As this is a private tour group there is the opportunity to visit some of the smaller museum rooms not on the usual tourist trail.  You can go at your own pace and take your time to enjoy the magnificent artwork.  Tours begin at either 9.00 a.m. or 2 pm  - you will meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line entry go straight to the Belvedere Courtyard followed by the Pio-Clementino Museum to see the magnificent collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.   

The tour continues with visits to the Gallery of Tapestries and then on to the largest and most important display of Renaissance maps in the world housed in  the Geographic Gallery.  The largest canvas painting in the Vatican is housed in the Sobiesky Room; learn all about this from the guide as well as details of the beautiful frescoes that adorn the Immaculate Conception Rooms.  In Raphael’s Rooms you will gain an insight into the artist’s  greatest works, the Parnassus and the School of Athens that were painted for Pope Julius II. 

Of course, the tour highlight is the Sistine Chapel where you can see Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes, as well as those of Botticelli and other famous artists.  Your guide will regale you with the history of the chapel as well as recounting interesting facts and anecdotes, including details of the conclave that is held to elect the new Pope.  After the Sistine Chapel we visit Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s famous Pieta, Bernini’s  Baldacchino,  as well as a host of statues depicting Popes and Saints.   

The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and  the colourful Swiss Guard.

Duration: 3 hours

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

As this is a private tour group there is the opportunity to visit some of the smaller museum rooms not on the usual tourist trail.  You can go at your own pace and take your time to enjoy the magnificent artwork.  Tours begin at either 9.00 a.m. or 2 pm  - you will meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line entry go straight to the Belvedere Courtyard followed by the Pio-Clementino Museum to see the magnificent collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.   

The tour continues with visits to the Gallery of Tapestries and then on to the largest and most important display of Renaissance maps in the world housed in  the Geographic Gallery.  The largest canvas painting in the Vatican is housed in the Sobiesky Room; learn all about this from the guide as well as details of the beautiful frescoes that adorn the Immaculate Conception Rooms.  In Raphael’s Rooms you will gain an insight into the artist’s  greatest works, the Parnassus and the School of Athens that were painted for Pope Julius II. 

Of course, the tour highlight is the Sistine Chapel where you can see Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes, as well as those of Botticelli and other famous artists.  Your guide will regale you with the history of the chapel as well as recounting interesting facts and anecdotes, including details of the conclave that is held to elect the new Pope.  After the Sistine Chapel we visit Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s famous Pieta, Bernini’s  Baldacchino,  as well as a host of statues depicting Popes and Saints.   

The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and  the colourful Swiss Guard.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

As this is a private tour group there is the opportunity to visit some of the smaller museum rooms not on the usual tourist trail.  You can go at your own pace and take your time to enjoy the magnificent artwork.  Tours begin at either 9.00 a.m. or 2 pm  - you will meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line entry go straight to the Belvedere Courtyard followed by the Pio-Clementino Museum to see the magnificent collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.   

The tour continues with visits to the Gallery of Tapestries and then on to the largest and most important display of Renaissance maps in the world housed in  the Geographic Gallery.  The largest canvas painting in the Vatican is housed in the Sobiesky Room; learn all about this from the guide as well as details of the beautiful frescoes that adorn the Immaculate Conception Rooms.  In Raphael’s Rooms you will gain an insight into the artist’s  greatest works, the Parnassus and the School of Athens that were painted for Pope Julius II. 

Of course, the tour highlight is the Sistine Chapel where you can see Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes, as well as those of Botticelli and other famous artists.  Your guide will regale you with the history of the chapel as well as recounting interesting facts and anecdotes, including details of the conclave that is held to elect the new Pope.  After the Sistine Chapel we visit Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s famous Pieta, Bernini’s  Baldacchino,  as well as a host of statues depicting Popes and Saints.   

The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and  the colourful Swiss Guard.

Duration: 3 hours

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

As this is a private tour group there is the opportunity to visit some of the smaller museum rooms not on the usual tourist trail.  You can go at your own pace and take your time to enjoy the magnificent artwork.  Tours begin at either 9.00 a.m. or 2 pm  - you will meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line entry go straight to the Belvedere Courtyard followed by the Pio-Clementino Museum to see the magnificent collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.   

The tour continues with visits to the Gallery of Tapestries and then on to the largest and most important display of Renaissance maps in the world housed in  the Geographic Gallery.  The largest canvas painting in the Vatican is housed in the Sobiesky Room; learn all about this from the guide as well as details of the beautiful frescoes that adorn the Immaculate Conception Rooms.  In Raphael’s Rooms you will gain an insight into the artist’s  greatest works, the Parnassus and the School of Athens that were painted for Pope Julius II. 

Of course, the tour highlight is the Sistine Chapel where you can see Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes, as well as those of Botticelli and other famous artists.  Your guide will regale you with the history of the chapel as well as recounting interesting facts and anecdotes, including details of the conclave that is held to elect the new Pope.  After the Sistine Chapel we visit Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s famous Pieta, Bernini’s  Baldacchino,  as well as a host of statues depicting Popes and Saints.   

The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and  the colourful Swiss Guard.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy

As this is a private tour group there is the opportunity to visit some of the smaller museum rooms not on the usual tourist trail.  You can go at your own pace and take your time to enjoy the magnificent artwork.  Tours begin at either 9.00 a.m. or 2 pm  - you will meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line entry go straight to the Belvedere Courtyard followed by the Pio-Clementino Museum to see the magnificent collection of ancient Roman and Greek Statues.   

The tour continues with visits to the Gallery of Tapestries and then on to the largest and most important display of Renaissance maps in the world housed in  the Geographic Gallery.  The largest canvas painting in the Vatican is housed in the Sobiesky Room; learn all about this from the guide as well as details of the beautiful frescoes that adorn the Immaculate Conception Rooms.  In Raphael’s Rooms you will gain an insight into the artist’s  greatest works, the Parnassus and the School of Athens that were painted for Pope Julius II. 

Of course, the tour highlight is the Sistine Chapel where you can see Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes, as well as those of Botticelli and other famous artists.  Your guide will regale you with the history of the chapel as well as recounting interesting facts and anecdotes, including details of the conclave that is held to elect the new Pope.  After the Sistine Chapel we visit Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s famous Pieta, Bernini’s  Baldacchino,  as well as a host of statues depicting Popes and Saints.   

The tour ends in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and  the colourful Swiss Guard.

Duration: 3 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up the travelers if they are staying at a central hotel.
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide, Claudia, met us at our nearby AirBnB and walked with us ~ 10 minutes to the Museum entrance to avoid traffic. She skillfully navigated through crowds and provided us with a thoughtful, well-articulated insight into the history and political intrigue surrounding the
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Response from vaticanandsistine, Public Relations Manager at Private Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & Museums Fast Access plus Hotel Pickup
Responded 3 days ago
Ciao Greg, thank you very much for your nice review. We're glad you had such a good time :) Hope to see you again in Italy. All our best from all our staff
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I am still amazed, after a couple of months back from Rome. Our guide was IMPRESSIVE!!! Massimiliano, a kind, knowledgable, fun man. He walked us through history with stories and incredible passion. I already recommended them to some friends and I strongly suggest you to book
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We had a tour with Tommaso and he made the tour so fun and informative. I learned so much. We have two boys (10 & 12) and they loved Tommaso. In fact, they said it was their favorite day of a week in Rome. This is surprising because the Sistine Chapel was closed for a couple of
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