5 star rating: Highly Recommended 311 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Receive the Papal treatment with your very own private tour of the Vatican! You'll receive personalized attention from your guide, and by booking ahead you won't waste any time waiting in line!

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

Highlights

  • Skip the Line: private walking tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica
  • This tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway and we guarantee you will not wait in any long lines
  • 3-hour guided walking tour inside the Vatican Museums
  • Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with magnificent Last Judgment and Creation of Adam frescoes
  • Personalized commentary from your expert English-speaking guide
  • Prioritized entry without queuing

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Private Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Skip-the-line Vatican tours are so popular, even the priority lines are long! But this tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway, ensuring that you will not wait in any long lines. Accompanied by your expert guide, you will enjoy an intimate, personalized tour of the Vatican Museums, which were originally meant for the sole enjoyment of the Pope. This lavish, intricate labyrinth is made up of 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles. In fact, it is said that if you spent 60 seconds looking at every item, it would take you 12 years to see everything! With your own private guide to lead the way, you'll discover the beauty and secrets hidden within the masterpieces lining these rooms.

A highlight of the private tour of the Vatican Museums is experiencing Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander through Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your private walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome tour! Our guide, Gabriella, had a deep knowledge of art history and a great personality to go with it. He made our tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica one of the highlights of our vacation. I highly recommend this tour. It's a great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Can't sat enough about our tour guide. She made our experience the best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was absolutely excellent. We had a personal guide who proved to be very knowledgeable and kind. We would highly recommend this skip the line private tour for anyone. Other larger groups took forever to get through and I am sure did not receive the detailed information our guide provided.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We toured the Vatican with Paula, an Art Historian. She was very knowledgeable, patient, warm and I kind. My 21 year old son just graduated from college with an art history degree. He and Paula enjoyed talking at great length about all the art and architecture within the museums and St. Peter's.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was amazing tour. The guide was so sweet and helpful. It was totally private with no other people in the tour just my husband and I. The guide was not only very educated about the art and history of the Vatican but she truly was passionate about helping us understand it to. She took time to understand what we knew and what we didn't know about art and history then added to our prior knowledge. I can't say enough nice things about her or the tour. This trip was easily worth twice as much as we paid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The only way to visit the Vatican

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide was excellent. She knew English well. Her knowledge of the Vatican and Latin was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Well worth the money. Our guide, Irene, was fantastic. She was very informative but friendly and considerate too. We had no waiting in queues and saw as much as is possible in 3 hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and knew how to navigate past the crowds. She spent an hour more than the tour stated because she was so happy to share other parts of the Vatican that she felt was important. Excellent tour!

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