guided tour
skip the line
3 hours
This tour route is completely barrier-free!


Adult: 75€
Student: 65€
Must present a Student Card
Child: 55€
for Children of age 6 - 16
Children of age 0 - 5 FREE

Tour Description

With the Semi-Private Vatican Tour, you will visit the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel with a professional tour guide in a small group of maximum 13 people. This will give you the perfect chance to fully enjoy one of the most important museums in the world.

The Vatican Museums, with more than 1400 galleries and 6 million visitors per year, are usually extremely busy and crowded, especially during the high season when they may receive more than 30,000 visitors per day. This fantastic tour is designed for you to discover the Vatican’s beautiful art in a quieter and more focused way.

Our tour guides are lisenced and each possess many years of experience. They are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their work and they will tell you all about the fascinating history of the smallest country in the world. Let them reveal to you its secrets and the mysteries of its past.

Headsets will allow you to clearly hear your guide, even from a distance, giving you time to take pictures and have a longer look at your favourite pieces of art. You will see the highlights of the museums, the amazing galleries such as the Gallery of the Candelabra, where you can admire the rich collection of Roman sculptures, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, along with many other art treasures, sculptures, paintings and beautiful architecture.

Finally, you will enjoy Michelangelo’s remarkable Sistine Chapel in its entirety. After the tour, we will bring you into St. Peter’s Basilica through a special entrance, reserved exclusively for official guides and their groups.

By joining our Semi-Private Vatican Tour, you will skip both lines for the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica, thus avoiding a waste of your valuable time.




  • Octagonal Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Muses
  • Round Room
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Sobieski's Room
  • Borgia Apartments
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Collection of Modern Religious Art
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
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What's Included

  • Admission ticket
  • Reservation Fee
  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Fully licensed tour guide
  • Headsets (from 6 pax)


  • Skip the lines to enter the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Visit the Vatican Museums in a small group of max 13 people
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s world-famous masterpiece
  • Enjoy the experience with a lisenced tour guide

Available Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish


"Fantastic day"

We booked a day tour at the Vatican with Maya tours and our tour guide is Eugene Hertoghe.

Eugene has made our day at the vatican so beautiful and very exciting. He is very knowledgeable and knows every details of all parts of the Vatican. Great personality and beautiful scene of humour. We loved his company and he made us enjoy our tour. He is very organised and tolerant.

Mohamed L, May 2017

"Truly a great and memorable experience with JAD"

We decided to take a private tour of the Vatican today and no one could have made this experience better than Jad. He truly made a great and memorable experience for all of us and thought us a lot of what we didn’t know about, we will be back in Rome soon and will be defiantly doing more tours with…

Neema N, March 2017

"Excellent tour with Alessandra"

We booked a private tour of the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Our guide was Alessandra Dardes. What a fantastic, knowledgeable woman! She gave us all the information we needed and clearly knew a lot about all sorts of related subjects. There were no questions she couldn’t answer. we really enjoyed it. Well worth the money, we would definitely…

Sujonesmiller, April 2017