under dome St Peter's Basilica
Group in front of Last Judgement in Sistine Chapel
Vatican balcony statue
St. Peter's Basilica on a sunny day
Faster Than Skip The Line

Private Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peters Basilica Tour

(385 Reviews)
3 h.
Mon to Sat
Several Departure Times

  • Official No-Wait Partners’ Entrance at the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the Line Access at St. Peter’s Basilica
  • See Michelangelo's famed Pietà with your own eyes
  • Hear a coordinating commentary from your specialist guide
  • Small groups for a more personalized tour experience
  • Audio headsets for groups of five people or more on our private Vatican tours

Tour Description

What's Included

  • No Wait Access into the Vatican Museums
  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the Line entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Intimate private experience
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • St. Peter's Basilica

On our private tours, you decide who tours with you and your own private guide.  They're priced for up to 2 people, but you can easily increase the number of participants when you book your tour with an automatic price adjustment.

The Ultimate Guide

Our No-Wait Access Private Vatican Tours typically follow a carefully crafted route through the museums, visiting all pf the must-see parts such as the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Laocoon and His Sons sculpture that inspired Michelangelo.

Be amazed as you enter the Sistine Chapel and experience two of the world’s most famous masterpieces for yourself – The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam. With a coordinating commentary from your guide, you’ll see things that other visitors never spot – like Michelangelo’s bone-free self-portrait, his message to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again.

Stand in Awe, Not in Line

Our tour ends with a bang at St. Peter’s Basilica. We enter directly from the Sistine Chapel via a special entrance, skipping the long line outside. Your guide will provide you with a detailed description of the Basilica and its spectacular altar, Michelangelo's famous 'Pietà' and the side chapels that make this the world's largest historic church.

Our enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable tour guides will make your Vatican experience one to remember. For customized itineraries and times, contact our Customer Care team. They’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help with your travel arrangements.

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Get to Know Dark Rome

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special