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Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour including St.Peter's provided by Raphael Tours in Rome

Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour including St.Peter's

Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour including St.Peter's
4.5
Book in advance
from S$295.13 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Make your own way to meet your private guide at Vatican museums entrance at your choice of either 10am or 2pm.  Begin by taking in the Belvedere Courtyard, which was designed in the 1500s by Donato Bramante and is considered an influential High Renaissance architectural work. Then see a large collection of classical Roman and Greek statues in the Pio Clementino Museum. Peruse an important display of tapestries and Renaissance maps in the Gallery Maps, see the Vatican's largest canvas painting in the Sobiesky Room, and learn about the 19th-century frescoes that decorate the Immaculate Conception Room. Next, see the Raphael Rooms, commissioned by Pope Julius II when the artist Raphael was young, in the early 1500s, and considered some of his greatest works. Head into the Sistine Chapel to view famous frescoes by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and other renowned artists. Hear about the papal conclave that is held in the Sistine Chapel to elect a new Pope. Continue to Saint Peter's Basilica, home to Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini Baldacchino, and numerous monuments of popes and saints. End your tour in Saint Peter's square to see the Pope's Palace and the Swiss Guards.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20455P34
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour • Blue Badge guide • Professional art historian guide • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour • Blue Badge guide • Professional art historian guide • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during your Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Stanze di Raffaello
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Viale Vaticano
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
    See address & details
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jeaninecupp
Ann Arbor, MI14 contributions
Breathtaking
Sep 2018
Skip the line is the way to go. There is so much to see, that I do not recommend combining the Sistine Chapel tour and the Colosseum tour together. Its just way too much on the body.
Written 29 September 2018
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Ledralin
Sacramento, CA12 contributions
Good tour but crowded
May 2018
We got a lot of great information from our guide. The only downfall was we felt rushed through the Sistine Chapel and felt like herded cattle the entire time. We traveled in early May, so it wasn't even the height of the tourist season. I can't imagine doing this peak season. Our tour guide was conscientious and very knowledgeable. It's the logistics of the place that was lacking. Poor traffic flow.
Written 14 June 2018
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Mdshrp
18 contributions
Excellent Guided Tour
We took the 3 hour tour through the Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peters Cathedral.
Fabio was a terrific guide; very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was not rushed at all, and there was plenty of time for questions and for observing the many historical artifacts.
We highly recommend this tour & Fabio.
Written 5 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin C
1 contribution
The ONLY way to visit the Vatican
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our guide Romina was super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Romina was at the agreed upon meeting place promptly at the right time and she made sure we were able to see everything we wanted. She was very good at explaining the grounds, artwork and history of everything we saw. Great way to visit the Vatican!
Written 4 April 2018
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Annemarie C
brisbane49 contributions
Do it this way
We had the most incredible day on this tour. Cristiana was our tour guide. She was extremely personable and there was nothing she didn’t know. We received so much valuable information that we could never have found out on our own or in a large group tour.
We skipped past all the queues and could go at a pace convenient to us and ask any questions along the way necessary to get the most out of this experience.
Also, we had disruptions to our flights on arrival and was actually going to miss the tour we were booked on. Viator were very accommodating and prompt and helpful in rebooking this for us.
Written 16 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

merriemate2017
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Fantastic experience and superior guide!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Finding the meeting point was really time consuming given that we walked to our meeting point (our accommodations were not on a metro line). That said, had we been travelling by metro, the meeting point would have been super convenient!
Our guide Robert Huber was brilliant. The man is brilliant. A Phd candidate and a professor. I can't wait to read his thesis! Lucky us to have such an academic and entertaining tour. We couldn't have asked for any more or for anyone better! I loved every minute of the tour. I have a Masters degree in Fine Art and a background in architecture. This was my second time visiting these sites with a guide, but my first with Through Eternity. I felt like a university student again with the excitement of the place and with the enthusiasm of our impassioned professor!. HIs love of the history of the place, for story telling, and for sharing his knowledge was phenomenal and infectious! He was so engaging with each member of our 13 person tour. Robert is profoundly knowledgeable and a consummate professional educator. We instantly knew we were in the best of hands and he was passionate about teaching us and entertaining us so as to make the place come alive. These sites are overwhelming and Robert was able to focus on key places and pieces and masterfully weave them all together with his brilliant story telling and intellect. He worked to ensure our experience and our appreciation of such incredibly interesting and fascinating spaces was comprehensive and comprehensible. He clearly wanted our experience to be educational, and personal and that's what he delivered! He was fabulous. Pity there was no film crew to follow us around and then offer his presentation and the site to a larger audience! Robert is brilliant!!! And the site is.... well.....!!!!!!!!! Thank you Robert! I was soooo lucky to have you for a guide a second time round! Robert was also my guide for a portion of my tour of the Colosseum in May 2017! If I am ever fortunate enough to get back to Rome again, I will most certainly take another Through Eternity Tour and I will hope to have you or your colleague Gracelyn Monaco as my guide again! Brilliant!!!
Written 17 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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