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


Fix Price: 250€
+ single ticket price

Adult: 21€
Student: 12€
Must present a Student Card
Child: 12€
for Children of age 6 - 16
Children of age 0 - 5 FREE

Tour Description

Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica with your own personal guide. This will give you the possibility to ask any question you might have, make special requests about what to see, even if out of the scheduled path, and have the guide’s focus only on you.

The Vatican Museums are one of the biggest and most important museums in the world, with over 1400 galleries full of wonders from every historical age: Roman, Etruscan, Egyptian, Sumerian and many more.

You will see the main sections of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica, with the Tombs of the Popes. You will also learn a lot about Vatican’s history, from its founding to its current status.

You will see the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially accredited by the the Province of Lazio, who will reveal you the secrets and mysteries of the smallest country in the world.

The admission fee (16€) and the reservation fees (4€) are not included and can be paid in the Maya Tours office on the same day of the tour.

By choosing the Exclusive Vatican Private Tour, you will skip the line to enter the Vatican Museums and will gain direct access to Saint Peter’s Basilica.

The one-time fix price for this tour is 250€ per booking + the individual ticket prices per person:

Ticket Prices (+ one-time fix rate)

Entrance (16€ per person)
Reservation (4€ per person)


  • Octagonal Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Muses
  • Round Room
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Sobieski Room
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Borgia Apartments
  • Collection of Modern Religious Art
  • Any room of your choice, even outside the standard path
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica
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What's Included

  • Privileged entrance & tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Privileged entrance & tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica
  • Personal tour guide


  • Enjoy a privileged entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Experience the tour with a personal guide accredited by the the Province of Lazio
  • See the best of the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
  • Follow your guide into Saint Peter’s Basilica through an exclusive entrance
  • Continue the tour inside the most famous church of the world

Available Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish


"Vatican Museum Tour"

We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.

gbugs67, Gen 2017

"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"

Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!

smbAlbany_NY, Dec 2017

"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "

We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.

lefaucheu, May 2017

"Best guided tour that i ever had!"

In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!

Daniel C, May 2017

"Best idea!!"

Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!

anahí C, Dec 2017