Private Vatican City Highlights Tour - Skip the Lines

Discover the best of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in 3 hours with your own private guide.

We like our customers to build a rapport with their guide to ensure they get the maximum out of their tour. All our English Speaking Guides are some of the most experienced and professional in Rome and the Vatican State. A Completely Understandable and Enjoyable Tour in your own Language "A guarantee of a First-Class Guiding Experience". Tour at "your own pace" and enjoy the relaxed one on one time with the guide as well as a V.I.P (Skip the Line) Entrance.

Tour Details & Prices:

Private Vatican City Highlights Tour - 3 hours
Rated 5 Stars on TripAdvisor

Numb. of Pax Total Price
1- 6 pax Total €350* Special Family Promotion
7-14 pax Total €500* (email for booking)
15-30 pax Total €700* (email for booking)

* Entrance Fees are not included in the cost of the tour. See below for entrance fee costs.
When booking online you will be asked to pay only the tour cost. Entrance fees will be due after booking, according to the number of adults, students and children.
* Audio system compulsory with 5pax or more in St. Peter's Basilica. Rental fee of €1.50 p/person. Not included in the tour price, payable on the day of the tour.

Entrance Fees VIP (Skip the Line):

Adult €25 p/per
Students €15 p/per (25yrs or under with Valid Stud. ID) - More Info
Children aged 17 and younger €15 p/per - More Info
Toddlers 5 and under Free


1. Skip the line entrance into the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and *St. Peter's Basilica.

2. Private Tour Guide: A private guide, just for your family or group.

3. Vatican Museums : Old Papal Apartments, Rooms of Raphael, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Candelabra, Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon Group, Greek Cross Room, Belvedere Palace & Pinecone Courtyard

4. Sistine Chapel : Michelangelo's frescos; Creation of Man, Book of Genesis, Last Judgment.

5. *St. Peter's Basilica : Orientation and explanation of St. Peter's Basilica; the largest church in the world. 
Bernini's Central Alter & Baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pieta & Dome. 
St. Peter's Square, Swiss Guards, Apostolic (Papal) Palace. More Info

*St. Peter's Basilica is a holy and sacred place and the Catholic church reserves the right to close the Basilica with little to no notice for religious events. In this case the tour will conclude with an introduction of the Basilica from the outside.
The Basilica will often close around big events such as Christmas, Easter, Feast of Peter & Paul, etc.
*5:00pm & 7:30pm start times - When touring with a meeting time later than 3:00pm, St. Peter's Basilica is not included in the tour. Although the the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel will be open, the Basilica closes much earlier. In this case we suggest visiting the Basilica before meeting for the tour.

Near the site. Full details and map provided upon booking in confirmation e-mail.

E-ticket Confirmation (no need to print) - Tour, Payment, Meeting Point & Details sent via e-mail - More Info

Reserved Priority Skip the Line entrance into the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & *St. Peter's Basilica.

First class, professional, experienced English speaking private tour guide, authorized by the Vatican.

Entrance & Reservation Fees VIP (Skip the Line):
Adult : €25
Students and Children : €15 (18 to 25yrs MUST provide a valid Student ID on the day of the tour) - More Info
Toddlers 5 and under : Free

Radio headsets : €1.50 per person
For groups of 5 or more people, the Vatican requires that we use radio headsets in St. Peter's Basilica ensuring to keep the noise levels to a minimum. Radio costs are not included and payable on the day directly to the Vatican.

Food & Beverage

Transport to / from the Vatican

Tips / Gratuities (voluntary)

Private walking tour.

This tour is suitable for families with children.

This Vatican tour is available for guests with limited mobility however please inform us in advance so that we are fully prepared.

Duration : 3 hours

Availability : Everyday, excluding Sundays and Vatican holidays.

NB - 5:00pm & 7:30pm start times : Due to the closing hour of St. Peter's Basilica, the Basilica is not included in evening visits. Tours that begin later than 3:00pm will included everything in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel as listed in the itinerary. The tour will not include St. Peter's Basilica.


Enjoy the privilege of having a private tour at a set rate and not by hour. A set itinerary with all the must sees without watching the clock or being surprised by extra fees at the end of the tour. Enjoy the one on one time with the guide at a relaxed pace.

Book this tour online now with instant confirmation or contact us to book by phone.


For private tours of 7 or more people please contact us for availability.

For all Private Tour Bookings, a deposit of either 50%, or payment in full of the tour cost must be made at time of booking.
The deposit will be discounted from total tour price at the time of the tour.
Entrance Fees and radio costs (if necessary) will be asked of you on the day of the tour.

All itineraries are available as a private tour.
Contact us for suggestions and ideas on how to make the most of your time in Rome depending on your interests.

If you need more information please don't hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help.

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Book with confidence knowing that our experienced and entertaining English-speaking tour guides are constantly receiving 5 Star reviews. is operated by Maximus Tours and offer the finest services with official and accredited recognition from the Vatican State ensuring skip the line access to all sites whenever possible.

Maximus Tours and also offer the best family tours of the Vatican City and City of Rome with affordable prices and elite guides.

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