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Private Vatican Tours

By Viator, May 2018

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From the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums, there’s a ton to see at the Vatican, and it can be hard to know where to start. A private tour allows you to maximize your time and tailor your itinerary to your interests. Read on for your options.

Highlights
  • Most tours include the highlights of the Vatican Museums, a tour of the Sistine Chapel, and a visit to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Some private tours include hotel pickup
  • Skip-the-line access means you’ll avoid the notoriously long line
  • Private walking tours of the Vatican typically last around 3 hours
  • Private tours are also available for wheelchair users, ensuring a fully accessible route

Private Guided Vatican Tours
Check off the highlights of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica on an early-morning tour that’ll allow you to beat the crowds, or opt for a private walking tour that includes stops at Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Sistine Chapel. For a more personalized experience, choose a tour that visits hidden gems such as the Cabinet of the Masks and the Bramante Staircase, or a VIP tour that includes a private viewing of the Sistine Chapel. 

Private Combo Tours
Ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, these tours offer great savings by combining two best-selling activities in one day. Perhaps couple your visit to the Vatican with a tour of archaeological wonders such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum, or skip the line at Rome’s two most-visited attractions—the Vatican and the Colosseum.

Tours & Tickets

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Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms, ... 
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Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 546 Reviews

See the Vatican like a VIP with a once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum’s secret rooms. The small-group tour gives ...  Read more

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

From USD $420.42
Waking Up the Vatican: VIP Small-Group Tour Before Museums Open, Rome, Viator VIP Tours
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Waking Up the Vatican: VIP Small-Group Tour Before Museums Open

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Make your visit to the Vatican extra special with this Waking Up the Vatican tour. First, follow a keyholder to unlock the Vatican doors long before the museum ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $520.03
Skip-the-Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour, Rome, Viator VIP Tours
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Skip-the-Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 442 Reviews

What better way to see the Vatican than with your own private guide? Do just that on this 3-hour walking tour, and explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel ...  Read more

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

From USD $98.96
Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off, Rome, Private ... 
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Explore the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel one hour before the general public with this private early-bird 4-hour tour. Venture into museums with ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.03
Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

This 3 hour private tour allows you the exclusive opportunity to visit the Vatican before entry to the general public accompanied by an expert private guide. ...  Read more

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

From USD $120.45
Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small-Group or Private Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with skip the line access. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Vatican City. ...  Read more

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

From USD $36.48
Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Enjoy this exclusively designed private tour of the stunning Vatican museums and its hidden gems - the second largest and the fifth most visited art museum in ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.45
Semi-Private Early Entrance Tour of the Vatican and Colosseum Underground - Full Day, Rome, Private ... 
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Semi-Private Early Entrance Tour of the Vatican and Colosseum Underground - Full Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Visit the Sistine Chapel before it officially opens, explore the Vatican Museums, and skip the lines at the Colosseum to see normally off-limits areas on this ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $288.39
Private Tour: Things to Do in Rome and Vatican in Just One Day, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Things to Do in Rome and Vatican in Just One Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Go on a private 6-hour tour to see the top sights in Rome and Vatican City in one day. The first 3-hour skip the line tour brings together all the facets of ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.86
Skip the Line: Wheelchair Accessible Private Vatican Tour Including Sistine Chapel, Rome, Private ... 
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Skip the Line: Wheelchair Accessible Private Vatican Tour Including Sistine Chapel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

While most of the Vatican Museums buildings are wheelchair-friendly, there are sections that can only be reached by stairs or elevator. On this specially ...  Read more

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

From USD $124.51

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