Choose between morning and afternoon departure time when booking. Be ready at your hotel for taxi pickup at 9:30am or 2pm, depending on option selected.
When you arrive at the Vatican Museums, you'll be able to skip the often long entry lines for fast track access to the popular attraction.
Follow your private guide through the maze of galleries filled with priceless works of art. Make your way to the Golden Room, an off-the-beaten path part of the museums that most visitors don't see. This part of the Georgian Etruscan Museum contains jewelry dating from the 9th to the 1st century BC.
Continue through the collection, focusing on the most important masterpieces. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard and see the Lacoon Group and the Belvedere Torso, as well as the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries. Follow your guide to the Sistine Chapel to learn about the meaning of Michelangelo's famous frescoes.
The private tour's last stop is St. Peter's Basilica, where you will see Bernini's Baldachin and Michelangelo's Pietà.