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Skip-the-Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour

  • Customize your private Vatican Museums tour and spend more time where you want
  • Special entry to the Vatican Museums: Skip the long entrance lines—even the priority ones
  • Guided tour visits the Gallery of the Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, and more
Skip-the-Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour
From US$98.40
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Vatican Private Tour starts at 10am (meet strictly at 9:45am)
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Vatican Private Tour starts at 2:30pm (meet strictly at 2:15pm)
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Vatican Private Tour starts at 12pm (meet strictly at 11:45am)
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The Vatican Museums are among the largest in the world and there’s so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This private skip-the-line tour means you can explore at your own pace, but still have a guide on hand to point out all the highlights and ensure you don’t miss anything. A visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel is also included.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Vatican City in central Rome to meet your private guide. Using your prepaid skip-the-line tickets, head straight inside through a special entrance and skip the long lines—even the priority ones.

With your guide on hand to point out all the highlights, set out on a tour of the vast Vatican Museums. Explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabra. Visit the Pinecone Courtyard and the renowned Raphael’s Rooms, and marvel at works by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and da Vinci.

As this is a private tour, be sure to tell your guide of any preferences you have or if you would like to spend longer in some rooms along the way. You will also get the chance to admire the Sistine Chapel, renowned for Michelangelo’s magnificent frescos including, The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam.

After exploring the museums, stroll through St. Peter’s Square to visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world’s most famous churches. Inside, take the time to admire highlights such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s bronze altar.

Your tour ends back in St. Peter’s Square.
Reviews (454)
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Reviewed 5 November 2018
private tour Vatican museums

Tatiana with city wounders was the best i forgot we had a private tour and when we meet her the skip the line entrance was at least 1hr and the other line was at least 3 hrs long . she took us in through another...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keith m
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Thorough Tour with Lots of History

We recently did a private skip-the-line tour of the Vatican with Rafaela and really enjoyed it. She was extremely well-versed on her history of Rome, the church, and art. Her knowledge base was quite impressive. She was also very friendly which made the experience much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MeganSuth
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour with Maria-Laura

We were so fortunate to have Maria-Laura as our guide on the Vatican skip the line tour. She is an excellent storyteller who will share her love of art history, the Church and the Vatican with you on this tour. She is enthusiastic and passionate...More

1  Thank MrsBrenda
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile
Skip the lines private Vatican tour

Wow! Stop right now! You have found the perfect tour to see the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peters Basilica! Only 4 of us. Vincenzo was an amazing guide. It was like taking a tour with a best friend who knew art and Roman...More

Thank katemike17
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Perfect Tour

Our guide was amazing. She got us past all the big lines and to the highlights of the Vatican museum effortlessly. I am so glad we got a private tour. It was a mob scene outside the museum (am told it is always like that).

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sneferu2016
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For our tour, we had two (my wife and I) and it worked well
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