Meet your private guide outside the entrance of the Vatican Museums or at your central Rome hotel, with prior arrangement. Bypass the usual queue with the skip-the-line tickets your guide has for you, and jump right into the impressive collection.
See all of the highlights of the Vatican Museums, plus a few sections that are usually closed to the public. Visit the Cabinet of Masks to see gorgeous Roman mosaics on the floor, marble statues lining the walls, and some artifacts recovered from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli.
Admire the bright frescoes of Biblical scenes by Fra Angelico in the Niccoline Chapel before climbing the curling Bramante Staircase. This spiral stair was designed to connect the papal apartments with the street outside. The double-helix curve of the stair may seem familiar, but it was built long before DNA was found to have the very same pattern.
Finish your Vatican Museums tour with a visit to the Sistine Chapel to see the sublime frescoes by Michelangelo. From there, follow your guide through a special skip-the-line walkway that connects to St. Peter's Basilica. After a tour of this enormous church, your tour concludes.