Private Vatican Tour with Guided Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter’s Basilica

Private Vatican Tour with Guided Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter’s Basilica

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Enjoy a Vatican Private Tour with one of our local expert English-speaking tour guides. Your guided Vatican City Private Tour with skip the line access will feature the extraordinary St. Peter’s Basilica, mesmerizing Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms as well as many other works of art housed in the museum. A visit to St Paul's Cathedral will conclude your private tour of the enchanting Vatican state

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4 hours

Private Vatican Tour with Guided Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter’s Basilica

From: 115.00

Duration: 4 hours

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Included in your Private Tours of the Vatican
  • Local Expert guide
  • Skip the Line tickets to the Vatican Museum
  • Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms
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Private Guided Tour of Vatican & Sistine Chapel – a 4-hour journey through art and history
Embark on our captivating Private Guided 4-hour tour of the Vatican & Sistine Chapel, where you will explore the intimate private apartments of Julius II, adorned with exquisite frescoes by the renowned artist Raphael.
As we delve into the lives of the great artists who contributed to the Vatican's timeless splendor, we will uncover the intriguing rivalry that existed between the legendary masters Raphael and Michelangelo, as they worked side-by-side, each striving to create their own unparalleled masterpieces.

Your Vatican City Vip Tour continues with a Private Guided Tour of the Sistine Chapel
With the in-depth knowledge that our private tour guides possess, you'll be able to interpret together the great works of art on display at the Vatican. In the Sistine Chapel, where we will allow as much time as possible to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes, you'll learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of Art the world has ever known. You'll be able to appreciate how the paintings of the Sistine Chapel evolved and how Michelangelo's own character changed during this Herculean task, as the world around him was thrown into turmoil.

Delving into Papal History in the Private Tours of the Vatican
Throughout our Private Tours of the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel, your expert guide will entertain you with anecdotes about the famous Popes; you'll learn about the conclave and the election of Popes, their love of art & their glamorous lifestyles during the Renaissance when St. Peter’s Basilica & the Vatican were refurbished to splendor and magnificence we see today.

A Private Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Its Artistic Treasures
Our private guided tours of Vatican City & Sistine Chapel continue in the vast open spaces of St. Peter's Basilica, where a treasure of precious works of art awaits to be discovered. We'll discuss Michelangelo's stunning Pieta, that created the desire within Pope Julius II to contact the young artist for other more important works he had in mind. And while admiring Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family, we'll learn the justification behind a famous Roman saying "What the barbarians didn't do, the Barberini did!"

Discover all about St. Peter's Basilica and Its Architectural Wonders in this Private Guided Tour of the Vatican
As you tour St. Peter's Basilica, designed by Michelangelo's great rival Bramante, you'll understand how the great architect rediscovered ancient Roman building techniques to realize a colossal church of such unprecedented magnificence that was fine-tuned by the genius of the Renaissance - Michelangelo. In St. Peter's Square, your private tour of the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel will conclude as you admire Michelangelo's Dome and the marvelous colonnades designed by Bernini that embrace the spectators who come to witness important Papal ceremonies. And listen to the life story of a simple fisherman who became the first Pope of Christianity - St. Peter.

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  • Food, drinks, gratuities, or any additional fees for dome access or extended tour options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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Where the Private Tours of the Vatican will begin
We will meet at the entrance of the Vatican Museum, where you’ll be greeted by your English-speaking guide.
Your dedicated guide, an expert in both art history and Vatican lore, is prepared to share their wealth of knowledge and passion for these timeless masterpieces.
Together, you'll embark on a captivating adventure, unraveling the fascinating stories, hidden secrets, and undeniable beauty of the Vatican museums

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Vatican Private Tour Wheelchair Accessibility and Alternative Routes
This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly, and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.

Skip the Line access in your Vatican City private tour
Don't miss the chance to skip the line access with our private Vatican tour, offering a more intimate and personalized experience. Your art historian guide will lead you through the Vatican Museum's entrance and provide an engaging guided tour. The itinerary includes Saint Peter's Basilica, the Raphael Rooms, and maps gallery. You'll also get to visit St. Peter's Basilica and witness Michelangelo's Sistine Chapelfrescoes up close.

St Peter's Basilica: Opening Hours and Itinerary Changes

Please note that the St. Peter's Basilica opening hours may vary due to last-minute private events, religious reasons, or other uncommon circumstances. In these cases, the itinerary might be altered slightly to offer clients the best possible experience.

Private Vatican Tour Prices and Additional Fees
Tour prices do not include food, drinks, gratuities, or any additional fees for dome access or extended tour options. However, our profound partnership with other collaborating tour operators ensures that we can provide the most competitive rates and extraordinary experiences for our guests.
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Based on 9 Reviews

Ms Jill D
Jun 09 2024

Barbara was an excellent tour guide. She was knowledgeable, patient and just wonderful. I had requested to tour the Raphael Rooms and she made sure that we did so. After our tour, we had other tours in other cities and as I told my family, they did not compare to Barbara. Ask for her by name and you will not be disappointed in your tour.

Oct 25 2023

It was a wonderful experience and our guide Francesca was amazing.

Ms Marcia L Smith
Oct 20 2023

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