Private tour of the Vatican
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Attractions & guided tours

Private tour of the Vatican

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day except Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Tour the top attractions of the Vatican, the spiritual home to over 1.6 billion Catholics worldwide
  • Experience a customized tour including skip-the-line access and an expert guide at your disposal
  • Admire Michelangelo's 'The Last Judgement' and other inestimable masterpieces of Renaissance art
What to expect

As the spiritual home to over 1.6 billion Catholics worldwide, the Vatican City can be something of a nightmare get into, with queues lasting for hours on end. But this Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica tour utilizes premium skip-the-line tickets allowing you to breeze past the crowds and dig right in.

You'll begin at the Vatican Museum, which, as the primary archive of the world’s largest religion, is a bit like a city within a city. It has over 1000 rooms covering four millennia, meaning those without visiting unaided often find it a tad confusing. Your expert guide has crafted a custom route through the museum that packs in all the best bits without leaving you lost for hours in its labyrinthine corridors.

You’ll then head to perhaps the most famous part of the Holy City, the Sistine Chapel. It’s from this fabled building that the mysterious white smoke rises upon the selection of a new pope, and this is also the home of Michelangelo’s masterpiece ‘The Last Judgement’. Walking through here is a truly magical experience.

Your final stop is St Peter’s Basilica. Lauded as the pinnacle of Renaissance architecture, this fascinating structure towers above the city and is perhaps the most recognizable dome in Italy. You’ll finish in the central square, where you can wander into nearby Gianicolo for a bite to eat, or head back across the river towards Central Roma for some more sightseeing.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Expert guide
    • Entrance ticket to the Vatican Museum
    • Entrance ticket to St Peter’s Basilica
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 100, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At the top of the steps on the corner of Viale Vaticano. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a 'Carpe Diem Rome' sign

    What to remember
    • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a bottle of water with you
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women to access the Vatican museums and churches. Please dress accordingly
    • Participants under 18 years of age will be required to present a picture or copy of their ID
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    When

    Every day except Sunday, every hour from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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    Provider
    Carpe Diem Rome
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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