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€ 137.50
Adult (Age 0+)

Private Guided Tour to the Vatican Museum

4.9 / 5 total 65 reviews
Duration: 6 hours
Tour ID: 3289
Overview

Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums

Take a private tour of Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel skipping the line. With pickup from your hotel by car, your driver will take you to the venue and bring you back to the hotel - avoiding all the queues!

Our guide will lead you into the museums through a preferred entrance and you will visit one of the most important art collections in the world.

After the Sistine Chapel, you will be taken to Saint Peter’s Basilica also skipping the lines.

Highlights
  • See Saint Peter's Basilica - a major pilgrimage site in Rome
  • Skip the lines at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit one of the most important art collections in the world at the Vatican Museum
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 6 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • The tour runs from 9:00 am – 3.00 pmThe tour runs from 9:00 am – 3.00 pm
  • All travellers pay the adult price All travellers pay the adult price
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pickup at the hotel by car if centrally located.
  • 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.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 4 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Private guide for approx. 6 hours
Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Meeting Point
Pickup from your hotel if centrally located.
Know Before You Go
  • English – Spanish - French – German – Italian speaking guide available (other languages on request and with extra charge)
  • If you have any special requests please let us know before the tour departure
  • The tour does NOT run on the following dates: December 25th, January 1st, May 1st, 1st Sunday of each month
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Reviewed by Mr and Mrs Allen US   July 14, 2018
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My husband and I vacationed in Italy in celebration of our 1st wedding anniversary. We were so lucky to have Seb as our tour guide. He was so passionate about the Vatican museum and the sistine chapel and gave us such personalized attention that we still talk about it a year later. We loved it so much that we are planning on going back to Rome again this year. We learned so much about the art and the history and took some amazing pictures of us to preserve the beautiful memories. Privatetour you are the best!

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Reviewed by Marie Watson GB   July 12, 2018
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Our tour guide was fantastic. It was obvious that he had a real love for the art in the Vatican and a good knowledge of many elements of the displays there. His information definitely made our experience more interesting and informative. As a huge lover of art history, I asked if the Raphael rooms were on the guided tour, they weren't, but our guide instructed me on how to get into them and the modern art museum (absolutely worth it and a must see for any art lover!). The Sistine Chapel was visually fantastic, however, I visited in July during peak season...the guards were shouting for people to stop taking photos and be quiet, which slightly took away from the awe-inspiring experience. I'd advise you to bring water and something to eat as it takes a long time to view the Vatican right, you don't want thirst or hunger to get in the way. Please make sure you know how to use the flash on your camera before going as you can only take non flash photography. This trip was the best sight seeing trip I have ever been on, however that has a lot to do with my love for the art!
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Reviewed by AaronT US   June 24, 2018
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Our itinerary included the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Booking the tour was super simple. Very clear instructions which was ace (including description of meeting place with photographs). The tour guide was outstanding (personable, knowledgeable). She had an art history background . She didn't skimp on information or time. We were totally delighted with our experience, thank you!
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Reviewed by Rob L AU   June 18, 2018
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I took the Vatican skip-the-line tour with Seb. He was excellent, among the best guides I have ever had. Despite the huge crowds he moved our group along expertly - always ensuring people knew where he was and where they would be going next, not pushing but was very clear on how we should follow him. He provided a constant and variable interpretation of the art, architecture and history of this massive place, in a way that kept it from being overwhelming (not that easy to do!). A real master of the material but delivered in an understated way, and truly enjoyable. Thank you!
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Reviewed by Mihaela RO   May 18, 2018
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We chosen to take the guided tour to not miss the most interesting and important attractions in the Vatican Museums. The best thing we ever did was use privatetour! "skip the line" was a big advantage. The guide was a very good storyteller, very well prepared and informed, but most importantly, extremely passionate about history and art.
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Reviewed by Shane Lewis CY   May 03, 2018
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Our first time in Rome, how exciting for any new travellers. We choose a guided tour, which was the best we could have hoped for. We read reviews on lots of different companies but settled for a simple company as privatetour.com. Once the tours were booked and ended the called the whole way through. It was such a personal touch. Simply amazing. Thank you|!!
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Reviewed by Colette R IE   May 02, 2018
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This tour was fascinating.. so much beauty to see in one place. Our guide is a born natural. His knowledge and delivery were second to none. A very entertaining and witty guide! Highly recommend this tour.. 10/10
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Reviewed by Daniel C NZ   April 24, 2018
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Just to be there was amazing and worth the expense and time... however, they rush you through the incredibly packed hallways as you try to take in the massive amount of history. Awe-inspiring experience, the tour guide was good but it was difficult to hear her speak much of the time.
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Reviewed by michael J GB   April 09, 2018
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Our guide was the perfect host from start to finish. Her knowledge of the Vatican was truly exceptional. We beat the queue which was an advantage, however, there are other tours and of course people who buy tickets so it was a little squashed at times. Inside the museum, there was so much to look at and again our host wanted us to have the full experience St. Peter’s Church took our breath away so much to see my wife being Catholic was in her element. To walk on the steps that so many popes had walked to visit Pope John Paul ‘s grave was a special moment. To touch the statue of St Peter and bless herself are things she will never forget. Outside on St Peters Square to be up so close to where the Pope greets his people was again special. I would recommend this tour completely. Thank you
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Reviewed by Adina RO   March 17, 2018
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It was a great activity! Our guide was very organized, very informed, not boring. I definitely recommend to book this activity, for the Vatican museum, it's worth all the money, and you save time!
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Reviewed by SB MT   February 23, 2018
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Normally I stay away from guided tours the offers of personalized Rome guided tours that make a great way to experience Rome. The tours offered are different from a big bus tour. At all stops we could stay as long as we wanted without having to follow the timeline of a large group and the car was waiting for us when we were ready to leave. The small van could get to all places in Rome not accessible to a big tourist bus. Our guide was so fun! We enjoyed a great full-day Rome tour , very informative tour of the Vatican City and the ancient Rome. It was very easy to book the Tour and everything was perfect!
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Reviewed by Larry H US   January 13, 2018
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An experience I will never forget. I had no idea of the depth of what is inside. Truly a wonder. Again your staff made this event one that I will remember always. I cannot imagine how you managed to get such knowledgeable and pleasant folks !! My hat is off to one and all! Thanks for a wonderful time made better !!!
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Reviewed by Miller FR   January 13, 2018
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Very well organised, our guide was passionate about his work and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to tour with him. Money well spent.
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Reviewed by Muliadi TH   December 16, 2017
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This tour is definitely worth the money because 1. you get to cut the line and save a lot of time 2. we get a historical account of the place. Our guide brought us to the important location and explain to us which we could not have known by just looking. I enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
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Reviewed by Becky GB   December 02, 2017
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The Tour was fantastic not too long and not too short. Absolutely breathtaking seeing everything at the Vatican museum and Vatican city had to offer and we had the perfect guide. Couldn’t have asked for anything more, thank you.
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Reviewed by Aurimas NO   December 01, 2017
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Very impressive and well organized.
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Reviewed by Lolo G SE   November 25, 2017
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Thank you privatetour.com for a well organized great tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine and St Peter's Basilica. We really enjoyed it. Ciao
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Reviewed by WTaka JP   November 23, 2017
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My advice is make sure you start early and have your walking boots on as it is a long way around and there is alot to see.! Its 4 miles in total to see everything. Skipping the que was as good idea as you go straight in and skip the 2+ hours wait. The guides are very good, they know there stuff and inside is amazing there is so much to see!
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Reviewed by Jaqueline F FR   November 10, 2017
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We were saved from long queues. The guide was friendly & enthusiastic.
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Reviewed by Marky M GB   November 09, 2017
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We lucked out with our guide today for our tour of St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Everything was seamless from start to finish. Hardly any waiting, great content, informative and great fun!
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