Semi-private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Reserved Access

Choose this amazing guided tour of the Vatican Museums and explore one of the most famous art collections in the world enjoying exclusive reserved access and a small-group experience

3.0 hours
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Free Cancellation
Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

  • Exclusive reserved access to the Vatican Museums
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pio Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Easy-to-find meeting point

Includes

  • Preferred entrance tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour (limited to 10 participants)
  • Wireless audio headset
  • Pick-up (for an additional fee if the option is selected)
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter's Basilica

Excludes

  • Transport (if not selected)

Please Note

Dress code: This tour visits religious sites. Please dress appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats. Please note: It is mandatory to bring your passport or valid ID card on the day of the tour. Cloakroom: The following must be left in the cloakroom: Suitcases, backpacks, and containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters; Umbrellas, including those with spike tips, medium and large size; Walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); Tripods for cameras and video cameras; Signage of any kind; Shoulder bags no wider than 15 cm are allowed.

  • For the issuance of Vatican Museums tickets, providing a first name and surname is mandatory. Without this information, the ticket cannot be issued. It is also mandatory to bring your passport on the day of the tour.
  • Cancellation Policy
From 24h before service date or no-show: 100% penalty (1 day)
  • By purchasing this tour, the customer agrees to follow only the guide assigned to him/her. It is not permitted to add external guides to the group after the tour has been purchased. We inform our customers that, in such circumstances, access to the Vatican Museums will be granted only if escorted by the assigned guide and respective group. If one chooses to opt out, they will forfeit all rights to the tour and ticket, with no possibility of a refund.

Restrictions

  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users

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a Gray Line customer
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May 22, 2024
This is 100% worth it!! Rita was an amazing guide and we had a wonderful experience. We skipped the line and had priority access to the Vatican, saving hours of time.
a Gray Line customer
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May 18, 2024
I really enjoyed the tour, but the voice transmission from the guide to the participants was spotty at best. I could hardly hear her most of the time, her voice came through very garbled. This is my third time in Rome, and I am a student of history, so I am familiar with the sights we viewed, but I could have learned something new if I could have heard our guide better. Of note, I just completed a tour in Florence and the voice transmission equipment worked perfectly.
a Gray Line customer
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May 8, 2024
Our tour guide was FABULOUS! So appreciated getting into the Vatican fairly quickly and smoothly – with its long lines and crush of visitors.We were really pleased with our experience. It's our second tour with I Love Rome. Both were excellent.
a Gray Line customer
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May 8, 2024
Guide was great and informative Entrance procedure was fast and efficient We enjoyed the tour We would definitely rebook your tour
Mr Jeff Murra
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May 4, 2024
Our guide was very personable and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour very much.
a Gray Line customer
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April 21, 2024
Roberta’s knowledge and passion for the art and history of the place was like being part of a great TV documentary. Would definitely recommend this tour. Best way to see the Vatican
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May 22, 2024
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This is 100% worth it!! Rita was an amazing guide and we had a wonderful experience. We skipped the line and had priority access to the Vatican, saving hours of time.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 18, 2024
Image with Rate from a Gray Line customer
I really enjoyed the tour, but the voice transmission from the guide to the participants was spotty at best. I could hardly hear her most of the time, her voice came through very garbled. This is my third time in Rome, and I am a student of history, so I am familiar with the sights we viewed, but I could have learned something new if I could have heard our guide better. Of note, I just completed a tour in Florence and the voice transmission equipment worked perfectly.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 8, 2024
Image with Rate from a Gray Line customer
Our tour guide was FABULOUS! So appreciated getting into the Vatican fairly quickly and smoothly – with its long lines and crush of visitors.We were really pleased with our experience. It's our second tour with I Love Rome. Both were excellent.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 8, 2024
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Guide was great and informative Entrance procedure was fast and efficient We enjoyed the tour We would definitely rebook your tour
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 4, 2024
Image with Rate from Mr Jeff Murra
Our guide was very personable and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour very much.
reviewed by Mr Jeff Murra
April 21, 2024
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Roberta’s knowledge and passion for the art and history of the place was like being part of a great TV documentary. Would definitely recommend this tour. Best way to see the Vatican
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

Itinerary

Tour duration: 3 hours

Explore the marvels of the Vatican Museums on this amazing preferred-entrance guided tour! No need to worry about the long queues outside the museum, as your reserved access ticket will allow you to get inside before any other group and begin your tour led by your expert historian guide.

Your trip to the Eternal City will never be complete without a visit to this unique site, which is home to 54 galleries that include 4 statue museums:
  • Museo Pio Clementino
  • Museo Chiaramonti
  • Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and
  • Museo Gregoriano-Egizio


Get charmed by Michelangelo’s outstanding Sistine Chapel and Last Judgement, visit the extraordinary Raphael Rooms and get your fill of the stories behind the famous “School of Athens”, walking along the same hallways walked by some of the most famous artists in the world: Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Giotto, Raphael, and Michelangelo, to name a few.

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Pickup Info

Meeting point: Piazza del Risorgimento, just at the center of the square at the Bar L’Ottagono - Look for our Staff with our pink logo I Love Rome 15 minutes before the tour starts. Please note: It is mandatory to bring your passport or valid ID card on the day of the tour.

Tours with pick-up: if you have booked a pick-up, please email [email protected] or call 0039 06 474 2501 24 hours before your tour starts to confirm your pick-up time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the assigned time. Pick-up will start 45 minutes before the tour departure time.

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