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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Skip the Line - Private Half-Day Tour
Private Tour

vatican - Roma, Rome

  • This is the Private version of best rated Vatican Museums tour available online, consistently ranked 5 stars by tour takers.
  • We skip the long lines into the Vatican Museums, reserving your entrance in advance so you save time.
  • A private tour means that your guide can concentrate solely on you and can personalize your visit, ensuring a special experience.
Receive the Papal treatment with your very own Private Vatican Tour!
Accompanied by an expert guide, you will enjoy an intimate, personalized tour of the Vatican Museums, which were originally meant for the sole enjoyment of the Pope. Experience Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael’s Rooms. After taking in the Museums, be humbled by the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you will encounter another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà. For a fascinating finish, you will stop to admire the magnificent Saint Peter’s Square, as your guide points out Bernini’s ingenious use of optical illusion.

Our Private Vatican Tour Skips the Line with you and enters the Vatican Museums much faster than most other visitors, leaving ample time to appreciate the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms and still visit St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and articulate English speaking Tour Guides will cater specifically to you and make your private visit to Vatican City a unique and unforgettable experience.

Visit all of the most important sights of Vatican City and more with this unique Private Vatican City Tour.

General High Season Pricing (April 1 – October 31)

  • 295,00 euro for up to two people
  • 70,00 euro for each additional adult
  • 65,00 euro for each additional child (6-18) with proof of age
    Children 5 and under enter and tour for free and do not need a reservation.

2010 onward Low Season Pricing (November 1 – March 31)

  • 265,00 euro for up to two people
  • 60,00 euro for each additional adult
  • 55,00 euro for each additional child (6-18) with proof of age
  • Children 5 and under enter and tour for free and do not need a reservation.

Sites Visited

Sites Visited are Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

Operating Days

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat


  • 3 hours

Blackout Dates

  • January 1, 6
    February 11
    March 19
    April 6
    May 1
    June 29
    August 14
    November 1
    December 8, 25, 26



  • Private tour as per description
    Skip the Line entrance into the Vatican Museums
  • The Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Headsets to facilitate hearing the guide, where necessary
  • English-speaking tour guide just for your group


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Meeting Time

  • 09:45 AM / 02:15 PM

Departure Time

  • 10:00 AM / 02:30 PM

Meeting Point

  • At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.
Important Notes

This service ends at St. Peter’s Basilica in St. Peter’s Square.
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
• It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point.
• We are able to accommodate guests with wheelchairs on our private tours. We ask that clients leave a note in their booking alerting us ahead of time. Guests may provide their own wheelchairs or may arrange to pick one up at the Vatican.
• Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered, no low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. Dark Rome cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
• Access to St. Peter’s Square and Basilica may be closed on Wednesdays due to the Papal Audience.

Redemption Information

  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.
  • *This tour has multiple departure times. Departure time must be selected by guest at the time of booking. Only one departure time may be selected per booking. Departure times are not interchangeable.

Getting There

  • The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani).
    Arriving from Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani Metro A Station:

    Exit the turnstiles - walk straight to the back end of the station and go to the left side exit. Once you've reached the left side exit - exit at V.le Giulio Cesare (to your right). Exit Station and walk down V.le G. Cesare to street light, cross the street and take left on Via Leone IV. Take right on Via Sebastiano Veniero and go 1 ½ blocks.

    The meeting point is situated at the BOTTOM of the wide staircase.
    Arriving from St. Peter's Square:

    As you face St. Peter's Basilica turn right, exit the piazza and follow the Vatican walls around toward the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The walls should be on your left side. Follow the walls up Viale Vaticano until you reach the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Across the street you will see Via Tunisi and Cafe' Vaticano.

    The groups meet at the BOTTOM of this staircase.

Arriving by Taxi:

  • Please notify driver to arrive at the "Ingresso dei Musei Vaticani on Viale Vaticano" Our meeting point is across the street from the Museum entrance located at the BOTTOM of the wide staircase next to Café Vaticano.