Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica
This in-depth Private Vatican Guided Tour skip any line with no hassle and goes beyond closed doors to give you a special comprehensive understanding of the vast and prestigious Vatican history, art-collections, green landscapes and secret corners.
Visit places that most of other visitors will never see, and discover a crescendo of marvels and wonders that will tell you what human ingenuity has created across more than 30 centuries.
Admiring the many architectonic and artistic treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and enjoying the tranquillity of the hidden natural and botanical beauty of the Vatican Gardens, first and most of all, is an intimate experience - more intimate than most first time visitors can imagine.
The quiet, relaxed atmosphere of the Papal Gardens is perfect for taking all of that beauty in. There are no distractions and introduce perfectly all the other artistic marvel that will follow during the rest of the tour.
Take home a limited edition memory as a souvenir!!
The tour begins with a fascinating journey through the hidden Papal Gardens which have been restricted and kept secret for centuries.
Comfortably seated on a minibus you will discover: the Italian, Frenche and English Gardens, the Rose Garden, the Renaissance Casina of Pius IV, the Palace of Governatorate, the Eagle Fountain, Medieval fortifications, the Grotto of Lourdes, the Monument of Our Lady of Fatima, small temples, caves, fountains, towers, ancient walls, statues are only a part of the visited sites.
We will visit the Vatican Museums which are stuffed with objects of unimaginable value: Egyptian, Roman and Greek statues, paintings, tapestries, archeological finds, step inside the Sistine Chapel which is the greatest art treasures of all time and continue inside the highest temple of Christendom: St. Peter's Basilica (you'll skip the line here too!), to admire the Pieta and the Dome from Michelangelo, the Tomb of St. Peter, Bernini's Baldacchino, view of Pope's Residence (outside), St Peter's Square.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet just at the opposite side of the street from the Museum's Entrance, just outside the "Cafè Vaticano" at Viale Vaticano 1n. 100 (the only café facing the white marble gate with the writing "Musei Vaticani"), and it's at the corner with a staircase going down, there is a path walk from there toward the entrance of the museums and a taxi station as well.
It is extremely easy to find it, however, once booked I will attach a map of the location and pictures of the spot via email to make it even easier.
End location: St. Peter's Basilica
Duration: 4 hours
Eletrical minibus for the Vatican Gardens;
Walking in the Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
Exclusive Vatican Gardens Access Permit.
Special Skip the lines access to the Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Basilica;
Admission tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel;
Minibus ride of the Vatican Papal Gardens;
Private Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica;
All Reservation fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 Euros - for bottled water if needed
Transportation before and after the tour;
Meals and drinks;
Please note that for parties over 5 persons, headset equipment is required by the Vatican in order to better hear the guide. In this case an extra cost of 3€ per person will be collected at the Vatican Museums and again at the Basilica of St. Peter's.