Sistine Chapel Private Tour with Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica (Rome's most visited sights)

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


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is perfect for families with children; I can adapt information with a kids friendly content

Friendly: Yes.
For wheelchairs almost the same itinerary can be provided (except for St. Peter's Basilica). The presence of a wheelchair in a party has to be communicated in advance

Maximum travelers: 7



Italian (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Skip the line and discover the Sistine Chapel with a professional Archaeologist

This private tour includes the Sistine Chapel, the collection of Roman statues, the Gallery of the Maps, the Tapestry, the so called Raphael's rooms (where the painter Raphael, opponent in art of Michelangelo, worked) and St Peter's Basilica.

We will skip the long line at the entrance with a priority special ticket.
During the tour you will discover the transformation of the Vatican City over the centuries, the reasons why the Pope lives there and the evolution of Michelangelo's style during the almost ten years of work in the Sistine Chapel.

I'll lead you to my favourite spots where the view is the best for a great picture.

The tour will end in St. Peter's Basilica, the biggest church in the world where we will have an other priority access to skip the line there as well.


- Sistine Chapel
- Vatican Museums
- Collection of Roman Statues
- Raphael's Rooms
- Tapestry
- Gallery of Maps
- St. Peter's Basilica

Dress code: The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica have a dress code. Shoulders and knees have to be covered. Shorts are allowed just if they cover the knees.
We don't have the same restrictions for the rest of the Vatican; bring with you a scarf of a jumper to cover shoulders and knees when required. The dress code applies to women, men and kids.

Only small backpacks or handbags are allowed.

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

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: At the entrance of the Vatican Museums, right across the street address Viale Vaticano 100. I'll show a sign with your name on it

End Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 3 hours


This is a walking tour but the transportation to the sight will be by taxi.

What’s Included

Other: - My service as your private guide
- Tickets to skip the line (Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel)
- Pick up service
- Cab ride to the Vatican from your hotel (if it is in the city center)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - For a good lunch after the tour.
I will be happy to recommend you one of my favourite restaurants in the area of the Vatican for a great local meal after the tour. Good food is essential to have a real and great taste of Italy.

What’s Extra

Other: - Transportation back to your hotel or elsewhere, but I'll help you to catch whatever kind of transport (a cab, the subway) to go wherever you want.
- Meals

Private tour guide Maurizio

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