This is a private tour which gives you greater flexibility and provides a more in depth experience. Spend more time at areas that interest you and interact and ask questions to your expert guide.
Enjoy a tour of one of the largest art collections of the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes and their glamorous lives during the Renaissance period of Roman history. Admire the works of important renaissance masters at the St. Peter's Basilica and Square and see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
This private Vatican tour gives an enlightening insight into the rich cultural heritage and history of one of the oldest civilisations in the world.
Daily except SundayDuration
4 hoursStart time
09:00am & 2:00pm
(Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)
The private Vatican tour departs from the Main entrance to the Vatican museum where your guide will be waiting holding a sign with the tour name on.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at St. Peter's Square
Meet your English-speaking guide at the main entrance to the Vatican Museum at your chosen start time. The tour proceeds on foot to visit:
• Vatican Museum and St. Peters Church : See one of the largest art collections in the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes of Rome, their love for art, and their glamorous lives in one of the most enlightened periods in Italian history, the Renaissance.
• Sistine Chapel : The Sistine Chapel, in the Apostolic Palace, is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The chapel is famous for its architecture, and the frescos by the greatest Renaissance artists, including the legendary ceiling by Michelangelo.
• St. Peter's Basilica and Square : This immense area houses many precious works including the breathtaking Pieta' by Michelangelo, and Bernini's papal canopy. The tomb of Saint Peter is the focal point of the basilica.
The tour will finish in St. Peter's Square.
Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it.
Please cover shoulder and knees for entrance to the Vatican
Our guide Luca was absolutely fabulous. It's really the guide that makes or breaks a tour experience and so I couldn't recommend Luca enough. The day of our tour was hot with...Frank O Rojas, United States, 07/Jun/2015
Our tour guide was most knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. She is a good asset for your company....Clark A Rechkemmer, United States, 31/Aug/2011
Just to tell you that our Private Vatican Tour was a complete success: our guide , Guido …, is a perfect one and we want you to know it. He spent 5 hours (!) with us, showing...françois pernot, Belgium, 31/Dec/2010
Serviço maravilhoso, guia muito prestativo. É muito importante termos uma visita guiada em locais tão especias.