Take a morning or afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica - and jump the queue by booking ahead.

You’ll enjoy a hi-quality guided tour of the Vatican and see Michelangelo‘s famous Sistine Chapel frescoes, without wasting time waiting in line.

Upon arrival at the gates of the Museums, your guide will lead you into the oldest section of the Museums where you will visit the collection of Classical Roman and Greek Art, the world’s richest.

In the Belvedere Courtyard the guide will show you the beautiful statues of Apollo, Laocoon and the Apoxiomenos by Lysippus.

Your tour continues to the Room of the Animals, the Hall of Muses with its famous Torso, the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapistries and through the Hall of Geographic Maps you will reach the Raphael’s Rooms.

Your will stop longer here to enjoy the view of the Parnassus, the School of Athens and other masterpieces of the greatest painter of the Renaissance.

A narrow passageway will bring you to the Borgia Apartments and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Ghirlandaio.

The tour will continue to the Basilica of St. Peter, with the famous statue of the Pietà and the Holy Grottoes, where the Popes are buried.

he visit ends in St. Peter’s Square, the impressive work by Gianlorenzo Bernini where you will be able to see the Popes Residence and the chimney where the smoke comes out when the Popes are elected.

Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
Popes Tombs
Michelangelo's Pietà
Raphael's Rooms
Gallery of Geographic Maps
Belvedere Apollo
Gallery of Tapistries
Gallery of Geographic Maps
Octogonal Courtyard
Immaculate Conception Room
Pamela O.

We loved Maria! Her knowledge of Rome is very impressive and she made it so enjoyable. We will remember this day for a long time / we learned so much about the art and sites! My group of 3 friends spent the entire day with Maria- Vatican, Colosseum, a private walking tour of Rome & we loved slipping into the sites immediately, without any line!! Also she brought our tickets, in case we forgot them- all bases were covered! We loved the convenient little lunch place where she took us and really all aspects of this tour I can strongly recommend, including the communication by emails with the company prior to arrival and directions to meet our guide. Maria is a wonder- any group who wants to hear some of the history of the beautiful city of Rome from a engaging, extremely knowledgeable guide- will say the money is well spent!

Mimi B.

Out of all of our guides, I really liked Veronica. We went on 5 tours. She was friendly and professional. The Vatican Museum is a madhouse, but she managed to make it feel leisurely. She had a vast knowledge of this particular site which made it much more interesting for us. We went to the Vatican Museum the following day without a guide with our three children, and my husband was able to relay all of the interesting facts to them. I thought this tour was expensive, but she was worth it. I would definitely request for her if you plan to go on this tour. Grazie Veronica !

DURATION: Approximately 3 hours

AVAILABILITY: The tour is private and can run anytime you want except Sundays and main Catholic Holidays

AGE GROUPS: Suitable for everybody, any age group.
WEATHER: The tour takes places rain or shine since it is mostly indoor.

DRESSING CODE: Comfortable shoes are recommended. The Vatican requires no sleeveless shirts, no short paints.
NO LINES POLICY: You will not be standing in lines and waste your precious time.

PRIVATE GUIDE: You will have a great guide only for you!

HOW TO BOOK: Contact us by using our ONLINE FORM or sending us an email to: info@romecitytours.com.