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Explore the art history of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in style on a private walking tour with an art expert - and skip the queues. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of the Vatican Museums, without wasting time waiting in line.

Highlights
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Led by an art historian
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Your fascinating private walking tour starts at the Vatican Museums, where you will take a journey of discovery to the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Best of all, when you book your Vatican Museums Art History Walking Tour with your own private art historian, you can skip the line when you reach the Vatican Museums. There's no need to waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

Next, you'll visit St Peter's Basilica to admire the famous artworks by Michelangelo and Bernini, where your private walking tour concludes.

This in-depth private tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica is hosted by an English-speaking guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

Schedule details

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

Inside of St Peter's Cathedral at Vatican City

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Departure Point:

Tour departs from Vatican Museums main entrance.

Departure Time:
    • between 9am - 11pm
    • between 2pm - 3pm
    • at 7pm

    Please include a preferred time at time of booking. The closest available time will be allocated. You must call 24-48 hours prior to travel to reconfirm exact meeting time.

Return Details:
Concludes at St. Peter's Basilica

Pricing information

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Tour options:
Morning TourCode: AMTOUR

Departs between 9:00am & 11:00am

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$119.26
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Afternoon TourCode: PMTOUR

Departs between 2pm & 3pm

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$119.26
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Evening TourCode: EVENINGTOUR

Departs at 7pm

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$119.26
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Additional information

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

Fresco inside Vatican Museum
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Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Evening Tours: St Peter's Basilica is closed during the evenings. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please select the Morning or Afternoon Tours as your travel date
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