Explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace with a private guide exclusively for you and your group. Take your time in front of masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael, asking all the questions you desire during this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Vatican City.
With the fastest skip-the-line access available, your guide manages all logistics, allowing you to focus on savoring the experience. Begin your visit by stepping through the turnstiles onto a vast terrace overlooking St. Peter's blue dome. Your guide will lead you through highlights such as the Pinecone Courtyard, The Gallery of the Candelabra and the Maps, Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and more. If you have special requests, inform your insider guide for a tailored tour to match your interests.
The pinnacle of your visit is the Sistine Chapel. Following your private tour, linger until closing time to fully absorb this unique experience.
At the conclusion of your tour, you will enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica, excluding Wednesdays and special events.
Make your own Itinerary with your guide!
Itineraries vary from day to day and at the discretion of your guide who will adapt your route - feel free to ask!
This itinerary covers the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Other stops include but are not limited to: Pinecone Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps.
When available, Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica will be automatically provided at no extra cost. No guided tour will be provided. Please note that the Basilica is a separate venue to the Vatican Museums, is free to enter and does not require a ticket. It is not possible to always guarantee access to the Basilica, which may close with little or no notice.
*THIS VOUCHER IS NOT A TICKET*
*DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REDEEM THIS VOUCHER DIRECTLY AT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS*
Plan on arriving to our meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your selected departure time. Meet our representative on the steps in front of Via Tunisi, 4. The steps are located at the corner with Via Sebastiano Veniero. Your Ticket Host will be holding a flag with the green EcoArt logo.
Vatican Museums or St. Peter's Basilica
- Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
- *THIS VOUCHER IS NOT A TICKET* You must redeem this voucher at the meeting time and location designed on this voucher, with one of our designed Ticket Coordinators.
- It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
- Large bags and backpacks must be checked in.
- To enter the Vatican Museums, shoulders and knees must be covered.
- We are unfortunately unable to accomodate guests with wheelchairs.
- Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs on their own.
What to Bring
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Leave big backpacks at your hotel! Only small purses are permitted inside the Museums.
- Something to cover your knees and shoulders.
- Photos are allowed in almost all rooms of the Vatican Museums, except for the Sistine Chapel. Please note that bulky or clearly professional photographic or video equipment, such as tripods, large video equipments, and equipment backpacks, will not be permitted inside the Museums.
Daily except Sunday
Tour goes forward rain or shine! Your Vatican Tour may be cancelled for a full refund or may be switched to a different date/time as long as your request is received no later than 24 hours before your original departure time and date. Multiple changes are permitted. To request a cancellation or change of time/date, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
When will I receive my tickets?
You will receive the tickets at the meeting point and be assigned to your guide.
Where is the meeting point and at what time should we arrive there?
The meeting point is at the bottom of the steps at Via Tunisi 4, located at the corner with Via Sebastiano Veniero. We will be holding a flagwith the green EcoArt logo. Plan on arriving to our meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your selected departure time.
What’s the color of the EcoArt flag?
We have a green flag with the EcoArt logo.
What’s the proper dress code for the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel?
The dress code primarily focuses on covering knees and shoulders for both men and women. For men, this means wearing long pants or trousers and a shirt that covers the shoulders. T-shirts, tank tops, and sleeveless shirts are not considered appropriate attire for entry. For women, it's recommended to wear dresses, skirts, or pants that cover the knees, and tops that have sleeves and cover the shoulders.
How long is the tour?
The guided tour lasts 2 and a half or 3 hours maximum, specifically focusing on the highlights of the Museums.
Is the Basilica of St. Peter included in my tour?
The access to St. Peter's Basilica is included, when available, but not part of the guided tour.
Do you provide a pick up service?
We currently do not provide a pick-up service.
Can I cancel or amend my booking?
Yes, you can request as many changes of date or time as you like or a cancelation with a full refund up to just 24 hours before your travel date. After that, it’s impossibile to ask for refunds or amendments free of charge.
Can I add one person to my booking?
Yes, you can do it 24 hours before your travel date, if we have free spots, by contacting your provider's customer service or through the website that you initially used for the booking.
Can I bring food and drinks inside the museum?
Visitors are not allowed to bring food into the museum; however, they may bring only plastic water bottles.
Can I take photos in the museums?
Yes, you can take pictures in all the room without flash, except for the Sistine Chapel and the lobby where you won’t be allowed to take pictures.
Can I leave my belongings in the museum?
The museum provides a free luggage storage service that you can use to securely store your belongings.
There are toilettes inside the museums?
Of course, once inside the museum your guide will give you time to use the restrooms.
Can I receive a refund if I lost my tour because I’m late?
It is not possible to receive a refund if the tour is missed due to being late. However, we do provide the option to reschedule by repurchasing the tickets at the original cost. In the event that we are fully booked, we also provide the option to wait for a spot to become available, with the condition of paying a rebooking fee in this case as well.
Is the Basilica’s Dome included in the tour?
The Dome is not included in our guided tour. To climb St. Peter's Dome, you will need a specific ticket that costs around 10€ if you use the elevator, 8€ if you choose the steps. You must purchase it directly at the entrance, which is close to the Basilica's entrance.
What if we bring a stroller with us?
There is no problem if you have a stroller. However, we advise against it due to the presence of numerous stairs throughout the Vatican complex. You are welcome to bring it with you if you prefer, however navigating the stairs with a stroller might be challenging and inconvenient.
Can we rent a wheelchair?
If there is a need to rent a wheelchair, you can do so free of charge within the Museums. However, in this case, it would no longer be possible to follow the guided tour since the recommended route for people with mobility issues differs from the path taken by guided group tours.
If I have a wheelchair or a scooter, can I enter the museums?
The Museums are accessible to visitors on mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. However, due to space constraints, access or use may not be permitted in some museum areas. In such cases, the visitor will be invited to transfer to traditional wheelchairs, which are available for free rental at the entrance hall. The guided tours offered and organized by Vatican Museums, due to the standardization of the itineraries, are not open to visitors in wheelchairs.
Can I bring a personal pet inside the museum?
In accordance with Vatican rules, animals are generally not allowed, except for therapy animals or guide animals that possess the required certification, which must be displayed.
Do I need to pay for a ticket for my child?
Children under the age of 6, inclusive, are considered free, so you won't need to pay for a ticket for your child. However, all individuals under the age of 19 are considered as reduced fare, and the ticket should be purchased as a reduced fare for a child. Please note that documentation may be required for the latter.
In which cases do I have access to a free ticket?
Free admission is provided to all visitors with certified disabilities exceeding 74%. In the case of non-self-sufficiency, the complimentary entry is also extended to one accompanying person. This type of visit cannot be booked online; free entry tickets are issued, upon presentation of a disability certificate, at the Special Permits counters and/or Reception in the Museums' hall.
Where’s the ending point of the tour?
The tour usually ends in San Peter’s square, when the Basilica access is available. If you have purchesed the escorted entrance with the option “just ticket”, the visit ends with the Sistine Chapel and the exit door leads to the entrance.