Vatican and Sistine Chapel Half-Day Tour

A lovely family with me in St. Peter's Square

A lovely family with me in St. Peter’s Square

Private Tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel  

Welcome to one of my favorite places in Rome. In the last 7 years I have been taking hundreds of families, groups, private individuals to the Vatican City.

I have been working for other companies, cruise lines and government institutions before starting my own private services.

We meet outside the Vatican City, just by the entrance of the museums. We do not stand in any line and no waste time. We go straight to entrance hall of te museums where we can drop our bags, umbrellas at the checkroom and we can also use the clean free toilettes.

Then, we start our visit of one of the largest and most precious collections of Art in the world.

The first rooms we see house thousands of Ancient Roman Statues, brought to the Vatican from every corner of the city of Rome when the Popes where ruling over the entire region.

I will take you to the most famous and significant sculptures including the Apollo of the Belvedere, the Laocoon, the Torso, the busts of Hadrian and his lover Antinous. In the same section we will see the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and the daughter of Emperor Constantine.

Our tour continues in the Gallery of Candelabra. We stop in front of the intriguing statue of Ephesian Artemis and the colorful mosaic depicting some rich food the Ancient Romans were eating.

Then, we visit the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall, and the Rooms of Raphael. These rooms formed the Apartment of Pope Julius II and are considered the true masterpiece of Raphael.

Next, we reach the Sistine Chapel, that is Italy’s most visited site. You will see, the Last Judgment, the Stories of Moses and Jesus, and Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes. The chapel is also  the location of the Conclaves that are the Popes’ elections .

From the museums we will go directly to Saint Peter’s Basilica, the grandest church on Earth. There, you will  see another one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà. Our Vatican Experience will end in  the magnificent Saint Peter’s Square, the great work of architect Bernini with plenty of symbols, saints and more than 200 columns.

See the Vatican Museums with no crowds and discover the secrets of the smallest country in the world!

Tour Details

Price We offer discounts to large parties and kids. Contact us for more info.
Duration: 3 hours
What is includes: Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica, Gallery of Maps and much more.
Meeting point: Details on the meeting point will be given to you after the booking
Weather restrictions: The tour takes places rain or shine
Dressing code: At the Vatican and in general in all the Roman churches and Synagogues dress code for both men and women requires shoulders and knees to be covered. Shorts and skirts are fine, but below knees. Do not bring large items (e.g. large bags, backpacks, long umbrellas…) on tour because they are not permitted in the Vatican Museums.
Age groups Suitable for everybody
Specials: You will not be standing in the entrance line and you will have a great guide only for you!