Private Vatican Guided Tour with Exclusive Secret Rooms Access

57 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3.3 hr

This tour will take you on an incredible journey through the highlights of the Vatican Museums. Accompanied by your local expert guide, skip-the-line and embark on an thorough and fun exploration of one of the world's most famous museums. Visit one of the hidden treasures of the Vatican museums, closed to the general public - the Cabinet of the Masks which houses incredible mosaics, paintings and sculptures. Be amazed while admiring the incredible beauty that is the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through the Gallery of Maps and be impressed by the incredible tapestries. Wonder at the Raphael Rooms, and continue to see unique sculptures, courtyards, hallways, and much, much more. Your final stop is St Peter's Basilica - considered to be the Catholic Church's holiest of temples, adorned with countless paintings and sculptures including the famous the Pieta by Michelangelo. Your guide will ensure you will see all of the highlights the Vatican has to offer.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: LivTours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums

With your private expert guide, discover some of the most famous paintings and sculptures from western civilization and listen to amusing anecdotes about the former popes and artists represented in the museums. With your very own private tour group, easily maneuver through the crowded museums at a comfortable pace. You can admire views of the terrace over the gardens, make your way through the Renaissance and Octagonal courtyards, and enjoy the impressive Gallery of Maps and Raphael Rooms. You'll also visit one of the hidden treasures of the Vatican museums - with exclusive access to LivTours clients and closed to the general public, the Cabinet of the Masks. Witness incredible mosaics, elaborate paintings of famous mythological scenes such as the Marriage of Bacchus and Ariadne. You'll also see impressive sculptures of important figures of Greek Mythology such as Aphrodite, among other Nymphs and Graces. You'll even see the the pope's toilet!

Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Next, learn of Michelangelo's masterpiece from your guide before you enter through a tiny door to admire the majestic Sistine Chapel. Take in its grandeur in contemplative silence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

The tour will end with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you will access the church directly through a VIP passage to skip the long line. Enjoy the awe-inspiring visit and be amazed at the size of the beautifully adorned Basilica. 

Duration: 30 minutes
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