Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour


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Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. This can be of course a family friendly tour for children and teenagers.
Please advise if there are children in the party, as I bring fun visual aids to allow them to fully participate in a fun and informative .

Friendly: Yes.
The wheelchair itinerary will differ from standard but can be arranged and will cover main highlights of Vatican Museums.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Skip the line Vatican Galleries, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica

This is a private tour that you will never forget. A once in a lifetime experience!

A tour that offers not only the possibility to visit the Sistine Chapel with its important frescoes by the great Michelangelo, but also the historical heritage of the Roman Church contained within the walls of the Vatican State.
This private tour includes the most important Galleries of the Museums, the ancient statue collection with unique pieces that have inspired Michelangelo and generations of artist, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. All without standing in line for entrance.
The Vatican is the smallest state in the world with the highest concentration of historical buildings that have preserved their original characteristics and values.
You will see outstanding masterpieces and experience the magical atmosphere of Renaissance art with full stories on the Artists and Popes that made it come together and preserved it for us to admire and appreciate.
A private tour is the best way to visit the Vatican Museums


Concentrating on Highlights of Museums the unmissable on your first visit:
Courtyard of the Pigna
Vatican Museums Galleries with ancient Roman and Greek statuary
Octagonal Court
Hall of the Muses
Round hall
Greek cross hall
Gallery of Candelabra
Gallery of Tappestries
Gallery of Maps
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica and Square
Tours booked for Wednesday morning, will not include St. Peter's Basilica as it is closed for Papal Audience.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Unless otherwise agreed the meeting point will be at the entrance of Vatican Museums under the Marble Statues at the top of entrance Portal. I will be there holding a sign with your name on it to be recognizable.

Pick up from your hotel, Fiumicino Airport or Civitavecchia Port can also be arranged at an extra cost.

End location: The Tour will end in St. Peter's Square

Duration: 3 hours


This is a walking Tour.

What’s Included

Three hour private customised guiding service by a certified fluent english speaking local guide.
Reservation service for your skip the line entrance tickets.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

21 euro - 21 euro per adult and 12 euro per under 18 with ID - for entrance fees to the Vatican + reservation fee.
3 euro per person for parties of 5 people and over, for headsets in the galleries, which allow guide's voice to be easily heard .

What’s Extra

Admission ticket 21 euro per adult and 12 euro per under 18 years of age with ID.
3 euro per person for headsets in parties of 5 people and over.
Taxi ride to meeting point.
Snacks and drinks
The Basilica of St. Peter's is a functioning church, therefore rarely, the Vatican can decide, without notice, to close some Chapels or the Basilica entirely for services.

The Vatican dress code requests covered shoulders and covered knees for all; adults and children.

Big backpacks and long umbrellas are not allowed in the Vatican Museums.


I am not a driver but I can, upon request, arrange for a private driver with car or minivan. I provide walking tours, however, we can also move from one venue to the other by taxi.

A Recent Review of this tour

BEST EVER TOUR GUIDE! Manuela is extremely professional, courteous, punctual and accommodating. She always had her client's best interest at hand. She was prepared with diagrams, drawings and an electronic notebook for visual learning. One of the reasons we chose her was because of her immediate feedback to our e-mail inquiries. As a bonus, she was so friendly! We would DEFINITELY recommend her! :)
Jeanne Mark

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