Private Vatican City In Depth 5 Hour Tour- Skip the Lines

Uncover the cloak of majesty and mystery with our 5 hour Vatican City Tour while having the knowledge and
attention of your tour guide on an exclusive basis.

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 In Depth Tour - 5 hours
Rated 5 Stars on TripAdvisor

Numb. of Pax Total Price
1- 6 pax Total €680*
7-14 pax Total €900* (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 €3 p/person. Not included in the tour price, payable on the day of the tour.

Entrance Fees VIP (Skip the Line):

Adult €30.00 p/per
Students €20.00 p/per (with Valid Stud. ID) - More Info
Children aged 17 and younger €20 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: Your own 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, Picture Gallery, Egyptian Collection, Greek and Roman Statuary Collection.

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

5. St. Peter's Basilica : Full explanation and visit of St Peter's Basilica; the largest church in the world. 
Bernini's Central Alter & Baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pieta & Dome, Tombs of Past Popes. 
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. In the event that the whole 5 hour tour is unable to be completed, you will be refunded accordinly the cost of the 3 hour tour.
The Basilica will often close around big events such as Christmas, Easter, the Feast of Peter & Paul, etc.

Very close to sight provided at real time with automated confirmation e-ticket along with printable map and all relevant information you need for your tour. More Info

Or you may choose to meet your guide "at your designated meeting place".Eg. You wish to meet your guide at your Hotel. (if located within Rome City Centre only).

Please note that if you choose to have your guide meet you at your Hotel the charges incurred for this service are extra €70.

Please also note that the cost of all transport to and from sites when accompanied by your guide is excluded from tour price along with entrance fees.

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 Fees VIP (Skip the Line): Payable on the day of the tour directly to the guide.
Adult : €30  
Students and Children : €20 (18 to 25yrs MUST provide a valid Student ID on the day of the tour) - More Info
Toddlers 5 and under : Free

Radio headsets : €3 per person
For groups of 5 or more people, St. Peter's Basilica requires that we use radio headsets 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 Vatican tour is available for guests with limited mobility however please inform us in advance so that we are fully prepared.

Duration : 5 hours, including a short snack and rest break at the Vatican Caffè.

Availability : Everyday, excluding Sundays and Vatican holidays.


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For private tours of 7 or more people please contact us to book.

For all Private Tour Bookings either the tour cost payment in full is required, or a deposit of 50% at the time of booking..
Entrance fees are kindly asked from 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.


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Discover the best of Italy and the Vatican City with

Maximus Tours

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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Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or to see how we can best make your trip unforgettable.