Private Tour

Discover the wonders of the Vatican and
its museums with your own private tour.

Be sure to experience the best of the Vatican - the Museums in depth and the Sistine Chapel - in the company of your own private party with your own private tour guide.
For a unique and informed discovery, a private tour is the way to go, ensuring you see both the highlights and gain an understanding of the history of the wonders of the Vatican.
The tours last around 3 hours and will comprise just you and your group.

“Excellent tour by Francesco who had to explain everything and guide us through the crowds of people. It was a great tour and he was a wonderful guide- many thanks!”
GM, United Kingdom.
“Maria Grazia, our private tour guide was very knowledgeable, awesome attitude. Always willing to answer questions. She really loves the history behind her country. I will recommend the private tour to anyone and request for her if possible”.
YL, United States.

Vatican Museums Private Guided Tour - 3 Hours

This private guided tour lasts three hours, and takes in the Sistine Chapel, the Galleria dei Candelabri, Galleria degli Arazzi and the Galleria delle Carte Geografiche, the Museo Pio-Clementino, the Sala a Croce Greca, the Stanza di Raffaello, and, on request, the Pinacoteca. All tickets and costs are included, and prices are shown for group size.

Tickitaly is able to offer two exclusive private Vatican tours, both in the company of a dedicated English-speaking tour guide who will introduce you to the artistic and architectural wonders of the Vatican City, Rome. These are private tours - the group will comprise your party and your party only, offering you a privileged and dedicated tour.

These are exclusive tours, and the price reflects this. However, there is one enormous advantage - peace of mind. Most Vatican tours are put together at the last minute, and may well see timings changed, or not happen at all. You'll book your spot, perhaps months in advance, but you may well not receive confirmation until the day before your tour is due to start. This is not scare mongering, it's just the way that collective tours of the Vatican work. With you'll set off for your trip to Italy knowing that all arrangements have been finalised well in advance.

Both tours last three hours and both tours include visits to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. The difference between the two is simple - the second tour, this one, does not cover St Peter's, and includes a longer and more thorough visit to the Vatican Museums; for details on the first tour, click here.
Both tours are available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Portugese and Swedish.

For groups of more than six people the Vatican insist on the use of the 'Whisper' audio system in the Basilica. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. There will be a small charge (currently €1.50 per person) that needs to be paid in cash on the day. For more information on the parts of the Vatican you'll be able to see on the two tours, click here.

« Full range of Vatican private tours

At a glance details:

  •     Voucher can either be printed or on mobile device.

  •     These are full skip-the-lines tickets, all fees and exhibitions included.

  •     Tour lasts approximately three hours.

  •     Tours will be just you and your party.

  •     You'll meet your guide a the main Vatican Museums entrance.

  •     You will be listening to the guide via headsets and the Whisper© system.

  •     The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 20 minutes before start time.

  •     Please remember that as the tour includes a visit to religious places that you'll need to dress respectfully - to not do so risks being denied entrance.

    Vatican Museums Private Guided Tour - 3 Hours
    Ceiling of Sistine Chapel
    Map Gallery
    Candelabra Gallery
    Raphael rooms
    Tapestry Gallery
    Sistine Chapel interior
    Statue, Laocoön and His Sons
    Tapestry Gallery
    Sala a Croce Greca
    La Nuova Pinacoteca Vaticana

    5.0 stars out of 5 from 86 ratings. See all 84 reviews

    5 stars
    JR, United States
    14th Mar 2019
    Maria was beyond amazing. She was VERY knowledgeable about the art work, Vatican Museum, and St. Peter’s. She was so pleasant to guide us around the area. And she knew exactly what the background of each piece of art was and knew precisely where to go. At the beginning of the tour, she gave us a 20 minute introduction of what we would be seeing and prioritized our tour for the selections we wanted to focus on. She is a true professional in every way! I would recommend her to anyone and will request her next time we visit. All our best, Judy & Dan Rowley
    5 stars
    LV, United States
    5th Jan 2019
    Deborah was a terrific guide!
    5 stars
    RD, Canada
    6th Nov 2018
    Excellent tour. Our guide was fantastic.
    5 stars
    JT, Peru
    29th Sep 2018
    Our guide Rosanna was great! Very patient and clear
    5 stars
    YL, United States
    13th Aug 2018
    Maria Grazia, our private tour guide was very knowledgeable, awesome attitude. Always willing to answer questions. She really loves the history behind her country. I will recommend the private tour to anyone and request for her if ppssible.
    5 stars
    LA, Chile
    1st Jul 2018
    It was a great experience with an amazing and patient guide.