Private Vatican Tour: Museums, Basilica & Sistine Chapel - in Rome - LikeALocal Guide

Private Vatican Tour: Museums, Basilica & Sistine Chapel


14.74 EUR

Every day up to 25,000 people visit St Peter’s Basilica, the epic Renaissance centre of Catholicism, and the 54 masterpiece-packed galleries of the neighbouring Vatican Museums. Join me for a private tour of the Museums, Basilica, and Sistine Chapel.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
Tour by Fabio

Hello, my name is Fabio (or Fabius if you like!) and I’m a tourist guide in Rome. I was born and grown up in this wonderful city and I started this job in 2010 because I like culture and the possibility to stay in contact with people coming from every part of the world. I am a licensed tour guide but also an archaeologist: in fact I have a master in Archaeological Sciences and I continue to collaborate with the Archaeological Superintendence of Rome by publishing the new researches we are doing.
I have a large experience with private and small group tours, including families with kids and schools. I like to explain every kind of monument or attraction, including museums, churches, parks and panoramas, but I am also a great fan of our typical food tradition and I can deepen this interesting aspect of italian lifestyle!

I am a licensed guide. I have no limitations of any kind and I can access any place of cultural interest and guide you in any of the languages I am proficient in.

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  • Start your tour in the Pigna and Ottagono Courtyards
  • Visit the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps
  • Marvel at the magnificence of the Raphael Rooms
  • Step inside the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo’s masterpiece in person
  • Admire the many precious artworks of St Peter’s Basilica

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The Vatican Museums house an enormous collection of art masterpieces. My itinerary focuses on the most important areas of the Museums: the Pigna and Ottagono Courtyards.

From here, the route takes us to the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, and then to the Gallery of Maps. Next, we’ll see one of the most important examples of Renaissance art, the rooms that Raffaello painted for Julius II.

We’ll then visit the apartments of the Pope Alexander VI Borgia, whose rooms still house a rich collection of contemporary art, followed by Michelangelo's masterpiece: the Sistine Chapel.

St Peter’s Basilica, one of the oldest churches in the world, will be the last stop on our tour. Today, it’s a precious treasure trove of artworks, including Pietà by Michelangelo, and St Peter's Baldachin by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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What’s included & not included

  • My services as your private local guide for 3 hours
  • Enthusiastic and engaging local guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • Admission/reservation fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Estimated Local Cash Needed: € 25/each (skip the line ticket)

Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 100 c/o Caffè Vaticano

Reviews from travellers (3)


Excellent Tour
Fabio immediately transported us into the history of the Vatican and its cultural heritage. Our American guests were very impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his eagerness to share it. We are looking forward to another day exploring Rome with him and completing our education ...
Our guide (Fabio) was a consummate professional and worked well with our small group of 3 adults. He explained everything very well, accommodated all of our questions, looked for feedback and comments, and was very accommodating of taking minor stops and starts, He had a deep understanding of the Vatican and the art inside and was able to give a rich history of the art, how it was made, and why it was significant.
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