5 star rating: Highly Recommended 236 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was a great experience as you have such a small group and can actually spend time seeing the great things. You also get to see the areas others don't. The only thing I would say is there is no time for you to explore on your own. When the tour ends the museum is already closed, so you would have to purchase another ticket to see other things. However, this tour does hit all the big things and then some, so unless you are a museum person, it is more than enough

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I loved both the tour and our tour guide. His knowledge was amazing and we received all the packaged promised! Only thing I would suggest - let the women know they have to cover their kneecaps!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Our tour guide was amazing and most informative! He made every minute count and was extremely personal as well. His in depth knowledge of everything was very eye-opening and would give this tour with this guide especially the highest of recommendations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very good tour. Guide was very informative.

Drew
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had an excellent experience with Shannon as our guide on the private tour. We returned the next day for the Papal audience and did the regular tour in the afternoon so we could get into the Bascillica of St. Peter. We saw the difference of touring with the crowds and without them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was unbelievable! Our guide, David, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining! we definitely felt that we were truly getting a tour that most people didn't even know about! I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Shannon our guide was personable, very knowledgable and a delight. The tour was nice and so great to get out of the crowds! The time in the Sistine Chapel was a treat - again no crowds! Another highlight was the time in the Raphael rooms. The tour is pricey but worth it. Big thumbs up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I hope you get David. It exceeded my expectations!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

5000 STARS!!!!! WOW!!!! This was one of the most incredible tours my wife and I have ever taken. Yes, it was expensive, but you definitely get you money's worth plus memories and insights that are truly priceless. Our tour guide, David, was a walking encyclopedia of Vatican knowledge and a comedian all wrapped up into one. He made the tour both fun and highly educational. From the visits to hidden recesses of the vatican to the intimate and priceless time in the Sistine Chapel with only our small group, I can only encourage you to take this tour above and beyond any other tour in Rome. Truly exceptional and outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Absolutely awesome! Worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Truly amazing tour and worth the extra money. We were able to visit areas others do not see. In addition, the extra time in the Sistine chapel with the tour guide being able to share information was incredible. David, our guide, was funny and informative. Saw so many details and visual illusions we would have missed without his information. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Really special. Tour guide Zeb did a great job bringing it all to life. Worth the (very high) price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I was a little hesitant to book this because of the price but it was well worth it! Our guide Shannon was so knowledgeable she made art history fun. Our 10 year old was with us and talked for days about Michaelangelo, Raphael, etc.

Mark
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

What a wonderful experience with an extremely knowledgeable guide Shannon. Getting to spend 30 minutes in the Sistine Chapel with just our small group of 14 was the highlight and something we will never ever forget - not cheap but well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was wonderful and our guide was very good. It was amazing to be in the Sistine Chapel with only eight of us and the guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour and excellent tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Sharon was an excellent tour guide. A deep understanding of the history of the museum and its artworks, she also did an outstanding job answering the attendees' questions.

The only problem is that this is a very expensive tour, way too expensive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Best English speaking we have had, and he was passionate about the subject which made it very enjoyable and informative!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour, well worth the money just for the private time in the Cistine Chapel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour guide, saw private rooms and the best part was the 1/2 hr. in Sistine Chapel with just our small group of about 18 people. Worth the money!
Bill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

After talking to other family members that had taken other tours of the Vatican, we realised how lucky we were to go on this VIP tour. We saw so many more parts of the Vatican than they did, we were not crushed by the crowds and the final part of the tour just blew us away. We were a group of 15 people and we had the Sistine Chapel to ourselves! Well worth every cent, thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excelent tour, exceôent guide, fantastic atmosphere. Really VIP tour.
Thank You very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I know it's expensive, but after hearing other tourists talk about the way they were squeezed into the Sistine chapel, it was so worth it. We had 30 minutes to study the chapel from all angles. We were allowed to talk and ask our guide questions. Our group only had about 10 people. Amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. Would definitely recommend this tour without reservation. Spending a half hour with only fifteen others in the Sistine Chapel is spectacular.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

MAGNIFICENT!!
OUR TOUR GUIDE SHOULD DO ALL TOURS, HE WAS INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE, CARING AND TOOK THE TIME TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS. I LOVED THIS TOUR AND I LOVED THE SECRET ROOMS BUT THE SISTINE CHAPEL TOOK THE CAKE. WHAT A GREAT SUPER TOUR, WORTH EVERY PENNY, DON'T HESITATE TO TAKE THIS TOUR.

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