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Private Vatican Tours

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Starts: 10:00am or 2:30pm

Duration: 3 hours



Guests must adhere to the strict dress code for entrance to the Vatican. To avoid refusal of entry, please wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders.

The meeting place for this tour is close to the entrance to the Vatican Museums, 20 minutes prior to the start time. You will receive full instructions via email once you have completed your booking.

Please note that due to the Papal Audience, St Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable for Wednesday morning tours. Travellers wanting to include St Peter’s Basilica should select the afternoon tour or an alternative day. Tours that are unable to visit St Peter’s Basilica will spend more time visiting the Vatican Museums.

Vatican Museums

Raphael’s Room

Sistine Chapel

St Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Square

Officially licenced guide

Skip the Line Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica tickets

Headsets (if required)

Extended Tour with the Pinacoteca: Add a visit to the Pinacoteca with an additional hour to explore the marvelous art works of the Vatican Art Gallery. The Pinacoteca includes masterpieces from artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian and more.

Private Vatican Tours

Private Tours of Vatican Itinerary

Vatican City plays host to many an ancient marvel, right from the impressive collections of the Vatican Museums to the colourful frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and the breath-taking design of St. Peter’s Basilica. This private Vatican tour takes in the major masterpieces of creative geniuses, like Raphael, Caravaggio, and Michelangelo, all of which are brought to life by a knowledgeable local tour guide. What’s more, you’ll get to skip the queues, so your exploration of ancient Rome and the Vatican are left uninterrupted.

We start the Private Vatican Tour by visiting the famous Vatican Museums, which display some of the world’s most incredible masterpieces in a series of more than fifty individual galleries. Here, you can marvel at the five-century old collection of artworks gathered by previous Popes, and discover some of the most revered classical sculptures and paintings ever to have graced Italy. Every moment of this trip is imbued with the Vatican’s sacred charm, and it’ll feel like you’ve wound back the hands of time to bring the ancient past of the city to life. As you wander from room to room in the Museums, your guide will point out fascinating anecdotes to go along with paintings by the likes of Giotto, Caravaggio, and Michelangelo.

When we’re done exploring the Museums, we’ll move onto St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most iconic landmarks in Europe. Here, you can stroll along the Colonnade made by Bernini before diving into the Basilica itself, which was built over centuries by various key architects, including Michelangelo himself. Inside the Basilica, you can once again marvel at the selection of masterpieces that adorn the high walls. Keep a look out for “Pieta” by Michelangelo and the famous works of Bernini and Canova. This incredible day trip provides a unique and individual experience for visitors who want to get to the heart of the Vatican and its history.

The Museums bring to life some of the city’s most revered artworks, while the Basilica and its surrounding architecture show the ancient charm of the Vatican and how its historic roots still imbue the city today.

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