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Private Tour

Visit the Vatican with a private tour guide

This fully private Vatican experience with an esteemed Vatican expert spans the magnificent Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Papal sarcophagi (the final resting place of Popes), and St. Peter’s vast Basilica.

Priority entrance into the museums is assured by your private Vatican expert guide who will proceed to connect you with the most impressive works of art and sculpture ever created.

This immersive journey touches on the talent of such luminaries as Raphael, Bernini, and Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel is the focal point and your guide will deliver an in-depth analysis of each fresco panel and anecdotes aplenty! We conclude with direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica, a unique privilege for clients who book this private tour.

Easy does it on the way down to terra firma and then take a brief break before entering St. Peter’s Basilica — an absolute triumph of art and architecture unmatched anywhere else in the world, where Bernini’s sculptures and Michelangelo’s art rise above the perceived necropolis of St. Peter himself.

Your guide will also lead you through an underground level known as the Vatacombs, a rarely seen area of the Vatican where you can walk amongst tombs of former popes. We take another short break for a drink or snack and head over to the Vatican Museums. Priority access is guaranteed and you will see all the major highlights therein.

Here, your guide covers the most important rooms, galleries, and individual masterpieces. Receive a comprehensive background on the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches, learning to distinguish between truth and legend. This is a fully private walking tour of the entire Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and a trip to the top of Michelangelo’s dome.