Vatican Museums Iconic Insiders private tour with a local guide
Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums Iconic Insiders private tour with a local guide

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the Vatican's top attractions with the assistance of a private and expert guide
  • Amaze your friends with the best photos of the masterpieces kept in the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica on a flexible itinerary
What to expect

Experience a unique journey among art, history, and religion at the discovery of the Vatican's breathtaking sites! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

Skip the long lines and begin your tour through the countless rooms that make up the Vatican Museums. Your expert guide will lead you to the main attractions, allowing you to admire the most iconic pieces. Get a unique and in-depth understanding of the history and world-class art collection marveling at the artworks of Michelangelo and Raphael, crossing the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra, or enjoying a brief moment of peace in the museums' courtyards.

Reach the Sistine Chapel to have a close look at its precious frescoes while listening to a detailed commentary. Stand in awe in front of the Last Judgement and raise your eyes to glimpse the Creation of Adam and other scenes from the Book of Genesis that adorn the ceiling. Continue your tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture. Here, you'll admire Michelangelo’s Pietà and St. Peter's Baldachin by Bernini. Conclude your tour in St. Peter’s Square, where you'll learn about the colonnades' optical effect and take in the best view of the Basilica.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 3-hour private tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Skip-the-line tickets
    • Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider on top of the wide steps beside Cafe' Vaticano.

    What to remember
    • The tour is accessible to people with reduced mobility and wheelchairs
    • This is a private tour for a group up to 10 guests. Tell the guide what you want and let them focus on your interests
    • Please note that access to some areas of the Vatican may be restricted without notice in case of particular religious events
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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