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

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Tour Highlights

  • 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


Embrace a VIP experience in the Vatican Museums with your own private tour. Enter the museums through our exclusive partner entrance and exit to St. Peter‘s through a special door in the Sistine Chapel. Our guide will even tailor the itinerary perfectly for your tour.

Tour Description

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.

Stan in Awe and Not The Que

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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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

Sites Visited

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

Important Notes

St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites are subject to occasional closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or appropriate alternative. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.

Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access.


  • Where does the tour meet?

    The tours meet at a location very close and convenient to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Full details of the exact location are included on the confirmation voucher you will receive when you book your tour.

  • I am taking a Vatican Tour that includes Saint Peter’s Basilica, will we go up the dome?

    It is possible to climb the Dome on your own if you wish, however you will need to purchase a ticket directly on site.  Our tours do not include a visit to the Dome. Please note that if you intend to climb the Dome after your tour ends, you should make sure to book a morning tour (not on a Wednesday) as the Dome access is already closed in the afternoon before our afternoon tours reach Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Basilica is often closed on Wednesday mornings.

  • Can you provide wheelchairs for Private tours to the Vatican Museums? Can I bring my own wheelchair to a private tour?

    Wheelchairs are available at the Vatican. You will need to send a request to the Vatican before your visit. Please note that you should request them by sending an email to this address: Wheelchairs are free of charge.

    If you bring your own wheelchair, please let us know while booking your private tour so that we can arrange the perfect tour for you.

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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

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