Private Vatican, St Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel Tour - Skip the Line: Bypass the long lines and waste no time in queueing with a private tour of the Vatican Museums that benefits from no wait access.
* No wait access into the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica
* Expert guide on hand to answer any questions you may have
* Appreciate every detail of the Sistine Chapel and the masterpieces on show
With an expert guide on hand to answer any questions you have, make the most out of your visit to the Vatican Museums with a private tour. See all the details you might ordinarily miss, visit all the main areas, and save time of skip the line entry.
You’ll be whisked straight past the general access lines and have even more time inside to explore rooms like the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you, pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own and teaching you about the characters behind the masterpieces.
Visit the Sistine Chapel, learning about every last detail, and skip the line straight into St Peter’s Basilica through a special door. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà, before heading outside for a tour of St Peter’s Square. Your tour finishes here, where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.
Meeting/pick-up point: Meeting point for English tours: At the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.
Meeting point for Multilingual Tours (Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese): Near the corner of Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie and Via Candia, at the very bottom of the steps that join Via Candia to Viale Vaticano.
Coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.
Duration: 180 minutes.
Others: Please note that all four Basilicas are subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. We will substitute other areas of the Vatican to ensure that you have the best possible experience.