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Exclusive VIP Private Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour provided by Vatican Guided Tours

Exclusive VIP Private Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour

Exclusive VIP Private Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour
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VIP experience with this skip the Vatican lines priority entrance official private tour, which includes the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel - Join this 3-hour guided tour to see the magnificent highlights of the Vatican City. With your expert private guide, explore the Museum one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece. Tour suitable for families with kids, couples, and small groups!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 153188P5
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel skip the line ticket
  • Headset (more that 8 people)
  • Official expert tour guide
  • Private guide service
  • Assistance
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Exclusions
  • Pick up/Drop off service
  • Food & Beverage
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Vatican Museum main entrance (next to the little marble stairs).Your guide will be waiting for you with a signboard with your NAME.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Walkers not allowed
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican 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
  • All visitors should  arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • Your tickets will be held by the guide for collection on the day of the tour. You will be required to present this voucher. If you have purchased a discounted option you will be asked to show a photo ID in exchange for your tickets.
  • Your guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name at the Vatican Museum's main entrance in Viale Vaticano.
  • Knees & Shoulders MUST be covered for both men & women to enter! Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure  This could also influence the smooth running of the tour, especially on national holidays and events.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to variations
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed.
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (mobility issues, wheelchair, visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff. For people with disabilities, the tour route may be different from the one presented.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel skip the line ticket
  • Headset (more that 8 people)
  • Official expert tour guide
  • Private guide service
  • Assistance
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Exclusions
  • Pick up/Drop off service
  • Food & Beverage
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Vatican Museum main entrance (next to the little marble stairs).Your guide will be waiting for you with a signboard 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Walkers not allowed
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican 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
  • All visitors should  arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • Your tickets will be held by the guide for collection on the day of the tour. You will be required to present this voucher. If you have purchased a discounted option you will be asked to show a photo ID in exchange for your tickets.
  • Your guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name at the Vatican Museum's main entrance in Viale Vaticano.
  • Knees & Shoulders MUST be covered for both men & women to enter! Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure  This could also influence the smooth running of the tour, especially on national holidays and events.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to variations
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed.
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (mobility issues, wheelchair, visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff. For people with disabilities, the tour route may be different from the one presented.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Vatican Museum main entrance (next to the little marble stairs).Your guide will be waiting for you with a signboard with your NAME.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.5
9 reviews
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phil190786
Halifax, UK12 contributions
Vatican Tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
A very interesting tour, our guide Amil knew everything about the Vatican, Sisten Chapel and St Peters, she presented the tour in an informative and relaxed manner, with some corny jokes! Amil is very passionate about the Vatican and this was transposed to all the group. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend!
Written 31 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Naomi B
1 contribution
Forum & Palatine
Sep 2019 • Couples
Russell was very knowledgeable, great tour guide. Learnt lots very friendly. Would recommend he also recommended to go to one of the highest points for a great view, and it really was! :)
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark C
47 contributions
Sistine chapel
Sep 2019 • Couples
The tour guide was excellent
He spoke very good English and his knowledge of the Vatican was extensive
He also had a great sense of humour in his manner
Would go again
Written 26 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria and Reno
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Highly Recommend worth every cent
This tour was organised by Russell Hammond from CarpeDiemRome we had tour guide Christine from Maya group. This tour was only 3 hours and we were a small group of 10 there was no queuing on lines it was fantastic. Christine was very knowledgable had a lot of respect from security she has been a tour guide in Rome for over 18 years and knows her stuff. Christine was very attentive and polite.
Written 24 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found our guide enthusiastic and entertaining. Thank you for your email for any question send an email to info@vaticanguidedtour.com official guided tour of the Vatican City Stefano vaticanguidedtour .com
Written 25 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike - Brisbane
Victoria Point, Australia2 contributions
Frank Van den Broeke an official guide of the Vatican
Jun 2019
Want to get the most out of your Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour and the crowds with a genuine skip the line entry.
Frank’s classical tour (3 hours) is timed to perfection which allowed us to arrive at the Sistine Chapel towards the end of the day which gave us time to sit and appreciate the remarkable ceiling by Michelangelo without being moved through the Chapel like a herd of cattle.
During our tour we came to appreciate Franks unique and different perspective, in-depth understanding and detailed knowledge of the Vatican.
Our tour was organised so that we were inside the Vatican while Frank explained everything, compared to the other tours that were congregated outside without shade or shelter (it was a very hot day) whilst the map of the Vatican complex is explained.
Our tour was also an opportunity to be also entertained with Frank’s humour, singing and harmonica skills during the tour.
We left Frank at the end of the tour where we had ample time to stroll around St Peter’s Basilica in our own time.
Google Frank Van den Broeke and you will be directed to the tour options he has available.
Frank’s website also has links on where to buy your tickets prior to meeting him for your tour and heaps of useful information on how to arrive at the Vatican and recommended cafes/restaurants so as to avoid the tourist traps.
We recommend you spend some time checking out his webpage as there is heaps of practical information in regards to travelling/dining/history/philosophy and insights that are so relevant for visitors to Rome.
Frank is an enthusiastic tour guide that will give you a different perspective of the Vatican, its politics and its workings.
We would have fitted in another tour with Frank, but our Rome time on this trip was limited, but next time we are in Rome we will fit one of his other tours into our itinerary.

Mike & Sue
Brisbane, Australia
Written 21 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Tour605140, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found our guide enthusiastic and entertaining. Thank you for your email for any question send an email to info@vaticanguidedtour.com official guided tour of the Vatican City Stefano vaticanguidedtour .com
Written 22 August 2019
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Maureen S
4 contributions
Private Guided tour of Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica and Square.
Aug 2019 • Family
Would defo recommend this tour, very informative, guide knew around the subject too and worth every penny just to miss the queues (lines).
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Maureen S, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found our guide enthusiastic and entertaining. Thank you for you email for any question send an email to info@vaticanguidedtour.com official guided tour of the Vatican City Stefano
Written 7 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

8trueadvisor
Penticton, Canada33 contributions
Crushing Crowds Out Of Control
Jun 2019 • Couples
I can see from other reviews that I'm not alone in trashing these Vatican tours. I've never been mauled in a crowd like that at a concert or pro sport event in my life. Sheep are treated more humanely. Even though this was a VIP tour we waited outside for a half hour with all the other VIP tours and then basically rushed the security gates when it opened. We bee-lined it for the Sistine Chapel which was "only" two thirds full when we got there. We then banged and bounced off other tour groups through parts of the Vatican Museum for two hours. The gates opened to the public an hour after our tour started and that's when things got out of control. Constant pushing and crowd noise (tour groups have ear pieces connected to the guide which is essential to both hear them and know where your guide is in the crowd). We had to loop back through the Sistine Chapel to make our way to St Peter's Basilica near the end of the tour and the crowd in the Chapel was impossible. Our guide waded into the insanity, our group got broken up and separated, you had to move with the crowd flow and hope you were headed in the direction of the small exit door on the far side of the Chapel where the guide was going. It took over half an hour to get from one side of the Chapel to the other, a distance it would take less than a minute to walk when the room is empty. We were told that the Vatican does not limit the number of visitors and that 40,000 a day is typical....multiply 40,000 visitors by a minimum of 20 Euros per person
Written 5 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hank you for taking the time to post a review. We were sorry to hear that your tour did not meet up your expectations. The Vatican is one of the most visited venues in Rome, specially during summer time. We have a special partnership with the venue so that we can provide our clients with the skip the line benefit, but please note that there are other tour operators who enjoy this benefit as well. Unfortunately at VaticanGuidedTour com, we have no control over the crowds, since the venue set up their own maximum capacity. Our tour guides are fully trained to provide our clients with an unforgettable experience, and it was surprising for us to hear that you didn't find your guide engaging. We will pass on the message to the relevant department so that they can follow up with the guide in case it is needed. We hope we are able to take you on tour in the near future in any of the destinations where we operate, if not, we wish you the very best. Best regards, Stefano
Written 8 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

253angeliquek
Hardenberg15 contributions
Worst experience ever - Total rip off 😖😖
Jun 2019 • Couples
We booked a VIP tour at 8 am- since there enormous queue lines we booked the skip the lines package for 75 euro pp (regular entrance 17 euro pp). We starten at 08:30 and were placed into a waiting line of 1 mile 😞. After complaining to the tour guide we were laughed at - even though other clients were angry too. At 10 am we finally entered the museum - were again we had to wait for the final entrance tickets. We were so fed up with this sh.... that we decided to do the tour by oursleves (as a lot of clients did). We travel a lot - but this was the worst experience ever - don’t book here, but buy a regular ticket at the booth of the Vatican musea
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were sorry to hear that your tour did not meet up your expectations. The Vatican is one of the most visited venues in Rome, specially during summer time. We have a special partnership with the venue so that we can provide our clients with the skip the line benefit, but please note that there are other tour operators who enjoy this benefit as well. Unfortunately at Vatican Guided Tours, we have no control over the crowds, since the venue set up their own maximum capacity. Our tour guides are fully trained to provide our clients with an unforgettable experience, and it was surprising for us to hear that you didn't find your guide engaging. We will pass on the message to the relevant department so that they can follow up with the guide in case it is needed. We appreciate client's feedback, as it helps us to keep improving the quality of our services. Best regards, Stefano
Written 8 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ANGELICA MARIA H
Katy, TX6 contributions
Better watch the youtube videos
Booked 10 am, tour started late, argued that our real appointment was at 1030 am. We waited in line for at least 20 min, even with our reservation. Others came first on other line, guide argues that they had an earlier appointment. Finally inside it took forever to get headsets, including the ticket attendant checking that my daughters face, to check if they where younger than 18. Finally in, the amount of people is ridiculous, you feel like cattle, you are hoarded through rooks filled with unlabeled artifacts. Is amazing how bad the museum is arranged. There is very little sense in the rooms and forget about labels, maps or even stopping to admire anything. On top, no AC... you feel like oxygen is depleting from each room. They should really allow 1/3 of the people in or stop charging. Forget also about accessibility, lots of stairs, no ramps and even worst rude guards that don't let you pass even if you have small children, 4 and 8 in my case, or elderly, also my case with grandparents in the group. Finally we reached the sistine chappel, picture the busiest metro station in london. Need to fight your way around the small chappel. No talking by your guide but the hundreds of people in there scream like crazy, makes no sense. Best part of the tour is when they let you into the St. Peter basilica, which is free. Is incredible that the vatican doesn't invest anything in a good experience, looks like they just collecting cash. Amazingly my experience is common to all reviewers but they all give the tour 4 or 5 stars. No wonder why things don't improve.
Written 13 June 2019
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Dear angelicamariah2016, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. First of all, I would like to express how sorry I am to hear that you experienced long wait during your visit to the Vatican Museums. As we are in high season, and taking in consideration that the Vatican Museums is one of the most visited attractions in Rome, it might be difficult to navigate trough the crowds, however, our guides try their best in order to offer clients the best experience. We will certainly pass your feedback to the relevant teams. I, however, kindly request you to send us an e-mail with your booking reference and an explanation of what happened during your tour so that we check your case further. Thank you very much for having taken your time to publish a review about us. I wish you a lovely day. Vatican Guided Tour Team Stefano
Written 14 June 2019
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