Vatican Tour, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church

01Experience a private Vatican Tour with top-rated tour guides and skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church.


Vatican Museums

Set off on your Vatican Tour at the Vatican Museums following the lead of your private, English-speaking tour guide. Skip-the-line tickets will grant you fast and easy access to the Pope’s Palace.

Walk down galleries full of masterpieces and artworks by some of the greatest Italian artists, such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Bernini.

Your private tour guide will be your story-teller during this experience, making sure to sort out all the details to make your time unforgettable and full of amazement. Discover priceless works of art such as Raphael’s “Transfiguration”, the “Lacoön” sculpture and the “Apollo del Belvedere”, and stroll through the Upper Galleries of the Vatican Museum Complex:

  • The Hall of Maps
  • The Gallery of Tapestries
  • The Gallery of Candelabras

Sistine Chapel

Next, continue your private tour of the Vatican Museums to one of greatest highlights of Rome’s wonders, the Sistine Chapel! Enter the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, and marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece “The Last Judgement”. Look at the painted ceiling and take your time to admire hidden details your tour guide pointed out for you.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Then, end your Vatican Tour in St. Peter’ Church which you will enter directly from the Sistine Chapel through a special passage, avoiding long lines.
Regarded as the holiest site in Christendom, St. Peter’s Basilica is a masterpiece of art and architecture.
You will be in the birthplace of Christianity, right on the spot where the Apostle St. Peter was supposedly crucified. Priceless evidence of Baroque and Renaissance art, St. Peter’s Church is filled with impressive artwork, such as Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Bernini’s “Baldachin”.

Vatican Museums Dress Code

Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed).



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