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Vatican Highlights Private Tour

4.6 / 5 total 27 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Overview

Book our Vatican Highlights Private Tour to maximize your time in the huge Basilica, entering with skip the line tickets. You will walk along the Vatican Galleries with your guide, enter the world-renowned Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Discover the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in just 3 hours, with a private guide at your complete disposal to provide you with the best overview of these stunning places!

With our Vatican Highlights Private Tour, you will discover all the wonders and treasures of the Vatican accompanied by your private licensed guide completely at your disposal.

Your private guide will tell you all about the secrets and stories of the Popes, treasures and famous artists who worked for the Vatican state, you will learn about one of the smallest states of the world today the official seat of the Catholic church.

During the tour, you will discover the valuable artworks preserved in the Vatican galleries, Raphael’s Rooms, the Borgia Pope apartment and Sistine Chapel with its beautiful ceiling and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.

You will end your tour in the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica. The Basilica was built in over 120 years and among them, we can mention Bramante, Antonio Sangallo, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Bernini who designed the altar of the chair and the impressive St. Peter's Baldachin. St. Peter's Basilica is renown for being decorated only with mosaics of very tiny tiles.

Below the upper level, there is the crypt of the Popes and most of the Popes are buried in the lower and upper level of the church with their spectacular monumental tombs. With your guide, you will visit the Basilica of St. Peters, but do not miss to climb the Dome on your own after the tour or to go down to the crypt level.

Choose our tour and get the ultimate Vatican experience! Being it a private tour, you can completely customize it.

There is no better tour to suit ll your needs and requests... 

Highlights
  • Skip the line to enter the Vatican Museums through a reserved door with reserved tickets
  • View the Incredible collection of centuries-old maps & tapestries
  • Explore the Raphael Rooms
  • View the Incredible collection of centuries-old maps & tapestries
  • Tour the beautiful Basilica of St. Peter's with Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Discover the most important part of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Booking made less than 48 hours before tour time, we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability Booking made less than 48 hours before tour time, we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start timeArrive 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • This tour is available everyday except Wednesday  mornings, Sundays and Religious HolidayThis tour is available everyday except Wednesday mornings, Sundays and Religious Holiday
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • 3 hours private English-speaking guide
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Itinerary
Hours

Available Every day Except Wednesday Mornings, Sundays and Religious Holiday

  • Meeting at 9 am

Available Every day Except Sundays and Religious Holiday

  • Meeting at 2 pm
Meeting Point
Meet right at the marble door with the inscription "Musei Vaticani". Your guide will be waiting for you right above the steps of this impressive marble door, holding a sign with your name
Know Before You Go
  • Difficulty: this tour is an easy stroll and you will enjoy it discovering the Vatican.
  • Please wear comfortable dress and shoes
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Customer Reviews
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Reviewed by Hannah R GB   June 01, 2018
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I traveled to Rome by myself and I wanted to explore the Vatican. I Did not know what to expect when it came to this tour as I am a history student and really wanted to learn from it. My parents bought me the ticket as they thought I would gain more if I went on a private tour. The whole tour was amazing and I could have spent all day listening to my guide.
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Reviewed by Sam Cole IE   May 02, 2018
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I was told by friends to pay the extra and take a private tour of the Vatican. This was the best decision we made and we had a great tour of the Vatican with our guide. The Sistine Chapel was everything I thought it would be and the museums were breathtaking. This was the best tour we took in Rome. Thank you so much.
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Reviewed by Appler22 NL   April 15, 2018
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A totally worth it tour as you skip the line and have your own guide to show you around. We really recommend this tour of the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Jane and Dwight US   April 08, 2018
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There is so much to see and I highly recommend paying for a guided tour. The museums and art work are too vast and complex to read a guide and navigate at the same time. Our guide was amazing and we felt that we made a new friend at the end of the tour.
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Reviewed by Julia GB   April 07, 2018
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An amazing tour and excellent value, we learned so much about the Sistine Chapel that we wouldnt have known without our fantastic guide.
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Reviewed by Gaynor Smyth GB   April 04, 2018
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Rome is simply a must see city and the Vatican is a most see when in Rome. Our knew guide all about the history, museums and grounds in the Vatican. She was friendly which makes a big difference and the tour did not drone on. Perfect timing and a perfect tour.
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Reviewed by Hannah CA   March 27, 2018
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Thank you for providing a great tour guide. She kept us engaged and excited with what we were looking at. The Vatican is beautiful.
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Reviewed by Daduš SI   March 26, 2018
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i would thoroughly recommend this tour - it's worth paying the extra
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Reviewed by Olsen U SE   March 17, 2018
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We had a great experience, our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Vatican and the various sections we toured. Not having to wait to enter was a bonus.
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Reviewed by Yasmine TN   March 12, 2018
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Our guides explanation of the Sistine Chapel made the paintings alive
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Reviewed by Karla NO   March 09, 2018
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Well worth the money, no standing in lines and someone to do all the negotiating for you.
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Reviewed by Helen Dinsmore ZA   March 09, 2018
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I never thought a 3 hours tour could be so interesting and educational. Worth every dollar! This was our best tour when we visited Rome.
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Reviewed by C Plaza ES   March 05, 2018
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We prepaid a guided tour to the Vatican and it was well worth the price. For me St. Peter's was like a dream come true. I didn't want to leave. The paintings were truly unbelievable as were all the statues.
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Reviewed by Carol Ann GB   March 02, 2018
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Whether you are religious or not this is a must see when you are in Rome. The basilica of St. Peter is stunning. We had a super guide who you really knew wanted us to enjoy ourselves. Her English was good and we never had to queue for anything.
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Reviewed by Bryan W US   February 27, 2018
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After seeing the lines to get into the Vatican Museums, a skip-the-line tour is well worth it. The best of our tour was our private guide. She was very well versed and our group of 4 had a lovely morning.
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Reviewed by Fatma AE   February 25, 2018
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THIS WAS A VERY GOOD TOUR AND OUR TOUR GUIDE DID A GREAT JOB.
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Reviewed by Gloria US   February 21, 2018
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Our guide had unbelievable insights and was an expert in guiding us through the complexities of the Vatican museum. The private tour was absolutely worth the extra cost.
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Reviewed by Leanne NL   February 12, 2018
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THE TOUR WAS EXTREMELY WELL RUN AND VERY INTERESTING. OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE VATICAN AND HE GAVE MANY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT EVERYWHERE WE SAW.
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Reviewed by Nathalia EC   February 10, 2018
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Had an amazing time in Rome. The Vatican tour was unbelievable would highly recommend you do this with a tour guide.
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Reviewed by Debbie Bruce CA   January 26, 2018
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Fantastic value for money and our guide was amazing. Without him we would have wandered around in circles. The museum and Sistine chapel were simply amazing as was Saint Peters church. We learned more taking this tour than we could have taking a month long class.
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Reviewed by Sara61 US   January 15, 2018
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Was well worth the extra to have a private tour. Our guide was able to provide us with insights and take us to areas that would not be possible to share with much larger groups. Being able to bypass the incredibly long lines waiting to get in was worth paying extra for.
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Reviewed by Handyman1 US   October 12, 2017
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The highlight was the Sistine Chapel. If you don't want to wait for 2-3 hours in line, buy a guided tour and jump the queues.
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Reviewed by JB Toner AU   September 18, 2017
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Awe inspiring experience, tour guide was good and the Vatican was everything we wanted and expected it to be.
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Reviewed by Gem22 US   September 06, 2017
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We payed to do a skip the line guided tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica and this is what we got. A guide to ourselves and an amazing tour around the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Bev1999 IE   August 07, 2017
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This was a perfect tour of the Vatican. We opted for the skip the line tickets and a private tour and are so glad that we did. Our guide was excellent and this tour was the highlight of our Rome holiday.
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Reviewed by Joe and Sandy US   July 11, 2017
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We highly recommend this tour when visiting Rome. Our guide was amazing and really knew her stuff. Sandy and I want to say thanks for a great tour.
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Reviewed by Tina Clyde GB   June 30, 2017
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We pre-booked this private tour on a recommendation from a friend who had been to the Vatican many times. I really have to thank her as there would have been no way that we would have gained so much knowledge if we had of taken the tour on our own. Our guide was very good, with good English and I have to give this tour five stars. Thank you.
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