Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel with a PhD Guide

Roma, Italy
Skip the Line Vatican for Kids and Family tour

From $265.78

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, on a guided tour with a professional art historian or archaeologist. In addition to informative commentary, escape the crowds with skip-the-line entry (admission fee not included). Follow on foot past renowned art collections, learn about Michelangelo's awe-inspiring work, and view the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry
  • Glean from the knowledge of an art historian scholar
  • See an impressive collection of artworks and admire the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo
  • Learn about the graceful architecture of St. Peter's Basilica

What's Included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets cost (if needed)
  • Entrance tickets NOT included: 35€ per adult, 25€ per kid. Tickets have to be prepaid to JoyRome.
  • the cost of tickets must always be paid by clients, regardless of any possible clients delay or no show.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Caffè Vaticano
    viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Departure Point: The meeting point with your guide is on Via Vaticano n.100, in front of the Caffè Vaticano (opposite the Vatican Museums entrance gate). You MUST be there at least 15 minutes before the tour departure time. If you miss the tour due to your late arrival, we will not be able to refund your money or reschedule you for another tour. Address: Viale Vaticano n.100, Rome Directions: You can easily get there by taxi (please be sure the driver will drop you at the right spot, in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums, and not nearby St.Peter's square, that is at least 15 minutes walking from the right meeting point). You can also reach the meeting point by Metro (use the Red-Line to reach the stop "Ottaviano" and walk 5-10 minutes to the meeting point)

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

  • Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

What To Expect

Sistine Chapel

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Vatican Museums

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

St. Peter's Basilica

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      We had a wonderful tour with Silvia...
      Stefanie H, May 2017
      We had a wonderful tour with Silvia from Joy of Rome Tours. I highly recommend!
      Our private tour was exceptional, no...
      Sandra S, Dec 2016
      Our private tour was exceptional, no crowds and our guide a wealth of information and joy

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