Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.
Visit some hidden gems of the museums and explore rooms closed to the general public at all times.
Not only will you get a fascinating tour, you'll also enjoy an interactive service with a passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater your tour experience to your personal interests. Your personal storyteller will uncover the legends and mysteries behind the works and enlighten you on the genius of the Renaissance masters in their world-renowned masterpieces.
Meet your guide at your hotel where you will be picked-up and travel together to the Vatican Museums. Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world famous Vatican museum complex, made up of galleries with an impressive amount of artwork and masterpieces from antiquity to present day.
During your visit you will have a chance to see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. Your expert tour guide will focus your attention on the most important masterpieces and on making this experience easy and unforgettable. Enjoy the impressive Belvedere Courtyard
and then stroll through the most interesting rooms and galleries of the museum complex. Marvel at the famous Laocoon
and the Belvedere Torso
in the sculpture museum, deeply revered by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries
and the Gallery of Maps
. Be stunned by Michelangelo’s masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel
Feel free to customize your tour with one of the following itineraries and start times:
Starting at 9:30AM or 1:45PM - Hidden Gems Classic Leave the crowd behind and with your guide pass the gatekeeper to privately enter the Room of the Animals. Marvel at the stunning statues of the Vatican's "Stone Zoo". Stroll through the ever-closed Gallery of Statues to explore a fantastic collection of sculptures and ceiling partly painted by Pinturicchio. Enter the real hidden gem of the Vatican - the Cabinet of the Masks - a little room with a fantastic view of the city containing precious sculptures and mosaics.
Starting at 11:45AM - Hidden Gems Renaissance Experience Experience the awe of the Vatican's renaissance treasures on this detour through the Raphel Rooms and see the frescos by the the most talented painter of the 16th C.
Enter beautiful St. Peter’s Church, where the famous Baldachin
by Bernini is located, and end your tour in charming St. Peter’s Square
, home to the famous Egyptian obelisk
that was witness to the martyrdom of St. Peter and central to Bernini’s design. The view will fill you with wonder and awe and bring to completion the life-changing experience of visiting the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.
- Recommended tour Extensions:
Extra Hour | Catacombs | Raphael Rooms
Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Admission Tickets (Guaranteed to skip the long lines) | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation | Transportation to the site (only available for centrally located accommodations) | Private Tour
- Not Included:
Return Transportation (available upon request) | Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request)