Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour


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Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. I can tailor information with kid-friendly content. Baby strollers are not allowed in the Basilica.

Friendly: No.
If you have walking problems please write me before booking so that I can better arrange your visit.
There is a special itinerary for disabled visitors that follows a different route.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica walking tour

Enjoy an amazing private Vatican tour with a licensed expert Vatican Tour Guide. Skip the lines with a fast-track entrance ticket! Vatican Museums contain some of the world's greatest art treasures. During your private Vatican Tour you'll see the Pio Clementino Museum -with masterpieces of Greek and Roman art- the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, and the Sistine Chapel. Then you'll visit the Basilica of St. Peter.


Vatican Museums:
Pinecone's Courtyard
Pius-Clementine Museum
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
Sistine Chapel
Basilica of St. Peter.


Dress code: you are not allowed inside St Peter, s Basilica or the Sistine Chapel wearing shorts, mini-skirts, or with bare shoulders. (women, men and kids).

Only small backpacks or handbags allowed.

On rare occasions St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, we'll visit another section of the Museums.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Vatican Museums main entrance, in "Viale Vaticano"
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.

End location: Exit of the Basilica of St.Peter.

Duration: 3 hours

The Basilica of St. Peter can close without notice for religious events.


Walking tour

What’s Included

Tour with a licensed guide
Admission ticket for the Vatican Museums with the skip the line option (limited availability, please send me a message in case of a last-minute booking)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - Taxi to/from your hotel

What’s Extra

-transportation from/to your hotel
-drink and snacks


I'm not a driver. I provide walking tours. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car or minivan and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Francesca was absolutely wonderful! We really enjoyed our second tour with her, our first being the day before at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Nothing compares to a private tour with a knowledgable tour guide. Francesca knew many important details and history that she shared with use throughout the tour. She guided us through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica, stopping at important points to share information. She is also a real nice person!
Donna Ahern

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