Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty could Virtually be placed inside of Saint Peter’s Basilica?
Would you like to hear about the many hidden jokes included in the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel?
Did you know that the Vatican Museum is the 3rd most visited museum in the world?

Get ready to be blown away by the several masterpieces housed inside one of the most important and visited museums in the world; the Vatican Museums.
Let your English-speaking tour guide reveal you the stories, anecdotes and fun facts related to the most significant works of art in all the history of western civilization.
We follow a carefully planned route through the Museums, visiting the most famous rooms such as the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms, plus a wide variety of galleries full of ancient magnificent pieces which will make it a jaw-dropping experience. You’ll learn about the characters that walked these corridors before you as artists, Cardinals and Popes and the dramas that unfolded here. On our private tour we will skip the line with a direct entrance in the museum, saving you hours of waiting in line on busy days – so your Vatican visit will be as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. After a few galleries that hold magnificences we will make our entrance into the Sistine Chapel, the second last highlight included in this tour and then we skip the line and we access directly into St. Peter’s Basilica too, so we can visit the stunning masterpieces held within. Built over St. Peter’s tomb, the basilica is one of the world’s most important Christian sites. It’s also one of the world’s most striking architectural spaces, taking the best minds of the Renaissance more than 120 years to complete. We’ll see Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ and the incredible Bronze High Altar made by Bernini and eventually conlcuding our private tour in St Peter’s Square.

Important notes

St. Peter’s Basilica and other religious sites may be subject to unscheduled closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or appropriate alternative. Please note that appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.

Every wednesday morning St Peter’s Basilica is closed.

In alternative we offer an extended tour of the Vatican Museums.

Keep this information in mind, if booking a tour on a wednesday morning

 

What’s Included:

  • Skip the Line Entrance in the Vatican Museums
  • History of the Vatican City
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Geographical Maps
  • Raphael’s Rooms (Pope Julius II’s apartments)
  • Borgia Apartments
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the Line Entrance is Saint Peter’s Basilica
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica

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7 thoughts on “Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica

  1. We took the Vatican tour and were very happy with our guide Gio. Gio was extremely knowledgable, very personable and so passionate about the art and history of the Vatican and shared that passion with us making it interesting and entertaining. It was very crowded the afternoon we went but Gio navigated us through making the sure we saw all the highlights during the three hour tour. This tour was definitely a highlight of our trip and I can highly recommend taking a tour with Gio of Storytelling Rome. Grazie Gio!

  2. Massimo was extremely informative and very personable and excellent at time management. Never felt too rushed or too slow. Overall, I felt very fortunate to have a tour guide like this.

  3. Knowledgable, Engaging, Professional…three cheers for Massimo! My husband and I spent 2 days (6 hours total) touring privately with Massimo and the time flew by. Massimo came prepared with an incredible presentation but had no problem fielding questions and going off script. Don’t waste anymore time searching, book Massimo…he’s worth every penny!

  4. Very knowledgeable and a nice manner. He made the tour interesting and fun.

  5. Extremely knowledgeable and extremely entertaining (funny). Pleasure to tour with. Nice tour to get an overview of the Vatican, obviously you can spend days exploring this place.

  6. Massimo is extremely accommodating. very friendly and knowledgeable. great bloke

  7. Massimo is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, intelligent, funny and helpful. A real pleasure.

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Tour Logistics

PRICE LIST FOR PRIVATE TOUR ALL INCLUDED

Private for 1 person: 200 euros
Private for 2 people: 250 euros
Private for 3 people: 280 euros
Private for 4 people: 310 euros
Private for 5 people: 350 euros
Private for 6 people: 390 euros
Private for 7 people: 430 euros
Private for 8 people: 470 euros
Private for 9 people: 510 euros

For group tours larger than 9 members, please email us. We offer discounts to children and teenagers

OPERATING DAYS
Every day except sunday
NOTE: every wednesday morning St Peter's Basilica is inaccessible due to the Papal Audience and opens to the public around 1:30; please keep this information in mind when booking for a private tour on wednesday morning
START TIME
you can choose the start time of your tour
MEETING POINT
central Rome. Details provided after booking