Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Explore Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica during this private, 5-hour tour. Your guide, who will have either an art history or archeological degree, will share the history of these famous sights as you go. Enter with skip-the-line tickets, and enjoy special access to areas usually inaccessible to the public: Niccoline Chapel and Bramante Staircase.
Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the Vatican Museums. With skip-the-line entrance tickets to the museums, have a hassle-free morning as you enter. Your guide will accompany you to provide stories and answer your questions.Take in the Niccoline Chapel's vivid frescoes, made by Fra Angelico, that represent scenes from the Bible. Next, climb the Bramante Staircase, created before the discovery of DNA in a double-helix pattern and originally meant to be an entrance from the street to Papal Apartments. Enjoy the stunning view from its lodge and terrace.Next, enter the Sistine Chapel to admire the famous ceiling paintings created by Michelangelo. Take a special passageway directly into St. Peter's Basilica, where your guide will point out the marvels of one of the large churches in the world.

What’s included

  • Professional guide for 5 hours
  • Access to the restricted areas of Niccoline Chapel and Bramante Staircase
  • Private tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide