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VIP Vatican Express Private Tour

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2 hours: 30 minutes

Tour Type

Walking Tour

Group Size

Private Tour

Meeting Point

Vatican Museum Entrance

Experience the Magic of the Vatican as a VIP

Welcome to an exclusive early entrance to the Vatican City – the world’s smallest country with a big impact. It’s an incredible place overflowing with art, history, and a 2000 year old tradition running  across its 108 acres. The Vatican is  home to the Holy See, and the venue for the world’s oldest continuous form of democratic election conducted  in a room called the Sistine Chapel.

The St. Peter’s Basilica – the largest  church in Christendom veneered in  Marble & Mosaic from end to end showcases the mighty engineering skill of Michelangelo’s & Bernini. The highlight of the Vatican is the Sistine Chapel, the largest canvas ever painted by human hands. Michelangelo’s stunning fresco of the “ creation of Adam”  and the  lapis lazuli  inspired “Last Judgement” should be on everyone’s bucket list. You get to see these masterpieces, along with the extensive art collection of the Vatican Museums, before the crowds!.

So don’t wait any longer – book your tour today and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the Vatican.

Please note that the ticket price of €45 per person is non-refundable as they are issued under the attendee’s name. However, we are happy to refund the remaining amount for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the tour.


Witness the exquisite craftsmanship of intricate tapestries, meticulously woven in Brussels in 1531, based on the visionary sketches of the legendary artist, Raphael.


Admire the mesmerising collection of 32 frescoed maps adorning the walls of this gallery, masterfully created between 1580 and 1583. These cartographic marvels are based on the ingenious drawings of the renowned cosmographer Ignazio Dante


Experience the transcendent beauty of the Sistine Chapel, a testament to the unparalleled genius of Michelangelo. Allow yourself to be captivated by the awe-inspiring masterpieces that adorn its hallowed walls, each a shining example of the artist's divine talent.


In fulfilment of Christ's words to his apostle Peter, "You will be the rock on which I shall build my church," the world's grandest cathedral now majestically stands upon the tomb of St. Peter, bearing witness to the enduring legacy of faith and devotion.

Tour Highlights

  • Early Access & Expert Insights: Early 08:00 am Vatican entry with a licensed guide, covering unique insights into the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s.
  • Personalized & Efficient: Skip-the-line access, with a tour tailored to your interests for a more engaging experience.
  • Full Assistance & Comfort: Includes lunch recommendations, photo assistance, and help with transportation.

  • Customized tour tailored to your preferences.
  • Headsets provided for groups larger than 6 people
  • Skip-the-line early morning tickets for a hassle-free experience.
  • Engaging, well-groomed guides to enhance your tour.
  • The option for the guide to meet you at your hotel upon request.
  • Transportation costs to and from the tour's meeting point.
  • Water or lunch during the tour.
  • Tips or gratuity for the guide.

This tour is also available as

3 hours


Tour's Location

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour commences at the entrance of the Vatican museum. Address: 101 Viale Vaticano or in your Hotel on request.

It concludes in front of the Basilica. After the tour, you may spend more time inside the Basilica, but re-entry to the Sistine Chapel and the Museum is not permitted.

How many people can join this tour?

The tour requires a minimum of 1 person per booking to be conducted. The tour/activity is designed to accommodate up 8 people, but you can write to us at if you are a larger group.

Is the itinerary fixed

On certain days the St. Peter’s Basilica could be closed due to religious ceremonies; on those occasions we will not be able to visit the Basilica and instead will conduct an extended tour of the Museum & Sistine Chapel. From March 1st till 15th of November, every Wednesday the pope appears in St. Peter’s Square from 0900 am till 12 noon. The doors of the Sistine Chapel leading to the St.Peter’s Basilica will remain closed till 1:00 pm and hence we will not be including the St. Peter’s Basilica in our Itinerary on Wednesdays’

How do I get to the Vatican?
  • Take the Metro Line A to either the Cipro or Ottaviano station.
  •  Alternatively, use Bus 492.
  • You can also take a taxi directly to the entrance of the Vatican Museum.
What should I wear?
  • Comfortable shoes, such as sneakers with cushioned insoles, are highly recommended for walking.
  • Both men and women must cover their shoulders and knees when visiting the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Men may wear respectful shorts that extend below the knees.
What should I bring?
  • A pair of binoculars and a bottle of water could be useful during your visit.
  • Feel free to bring your camera, but remember to turn off the flash in certain rooms.
  • If rain is expected, opt for a compact, foldable umbrella without sharp ends. Larger hotel umbrellas will need to be checked into the museum's cloakroom, requiring a 1 km walk to retrieve them.
  • Strollers are permitted in the museum, but the Basilica requires them to be left in the cloakroom.
  • Medium-sized backpacks are allowed; however, large ones will need to be checked into the cloakroom, necessitating a long walk to retrieve them later.
What is not allowed?

Items such as large backpacks, pocket knives, glass bottles, wine openers, large tripods, and big bags are not allowed. They must be checked into the cloakroom.

Photography is allowed in most areas, but flash is prohibited. Taking photos inside the Sistine Chapel is strictly forbidden.

Visitors are required to remove their hats when entering holy sites.

Is the tour physically demanding?
  • The Vatican tour covers a walking distance of approximately 2.3 kms, requiring a fair amount of physical exertion.
  • There is a separate route for the physically challenged. The itinerary is slightly abridged as they cannot as there are a few stairs to navigate. Please send us an email: if you have  a physically challenged person on the tour. 
  • Participants should ideally possess a moderate level of physical fitness.
  • The tour may not be suitable for those who have difficulty climbing and descending stairs.
  • Be sure to have a meal or a snack before the tour, as it is quite lengthy. You can also bring a snack in your pocket to enjoy during the tour.
  • We recommend you to book 2 months in advance
Know before you go
  • The Sistine Chapel is part of the museum, not the Basilica.
  • On Wednesdays, the Basilica remains closed until noon due to the Papal Audience.
  • If you wish to climb the dome, you can do so independently for an additional fee.
  • In rare circumstances, the Basilica may be closed without prior notice. If this occurs, an extended tour of the museum and a detailed description of the Basilica will be provided.
  • Refunds will not be granted in the event of church closure.
What is the cancellation policy?
  • For a full refund, tours must be cancelled at least 96 hours prior to the scheduled start time.
  • If a tour is cancelled between 72 and 24 hours before the tour, only the balance amount will be refunded, and the ticket fee will be retained.
  • No refund will be issued for tours cancelled within 24 hours or less of the scheduled start time.
from €345,00

Please book the tour a month in advance