Private Secluded Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Tour with hotel pick-up

Price from: $600
Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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This Special Vatican tour covers all of the not-to-be-missed sites within the Vatican.
Avoid the crowds, congestion, sweat and stuffy rooms with our fresh Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Private Access Tour.

Your journey beings with pickup from your hotel or preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center. The Vatican Museums is one of the most visited museums in the world and there is only one way to truly avoid the crowds inside during high season- by skipping the upper Galleries where crowds concentrate and procede at a slow pace creating a bottleneck and wasting time.

You can beat the traffic by opting to visit the beautiful Vatican Gardens with your private tour guide and access the Sistine Chapel by taking a shortcut. Immerse yourself into the colorful pathways which are complemented by priceless artwork, fountains, alluring flowers and Renaissance architecture. Gaze at the giant labyrinth adorned by Lebanese Cedars catching all the details and hidden treasures within. 

Continue your private tour with a quick access to the Sistine Chapel directly from the Vatican Gardens. Listen to an explanation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece built by Pope Sixtus IV as the center of Christendom, unveiling the artist’s secret meaning behind the artwork.

With your guide take advantage of quick access to St. Peter’s Basilica where you will end your tour with the touching statue of La Pietà as well as the great Bernini’s Baldacchino and holy St. Peter’s Sepulcrum.

You will feel more relaxed and energetic after our open air, green tour without having to miss the two highlights of a Vatican Tour: the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Enjoy and keep the secret to yourself!

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Recommended Tour Extensions:
  • Crypt of the Popes St.Peter's Dome Extra Hour |


  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide Admission Tickets Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation Private Tour Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Not Included:

  • Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)
Approximately 3 hours Tickets needed Partial access for wheelchairs
Kid-friendly tour Suggested starting time 08:00 / 16:00 Not recommended Sunday and Wednesday

Standard itinerary

Vatican Gardens
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica

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Additional Information

Opening Hours:

Vatican Museums
From Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 18.00 (final entry 16.00)
Closed on Sundays except the last Sunday of each month

St. Peter’s Dome:
Winter time: 8:00 – 17:00 (October to March)
Summer time: 8:00 – 18:00 (April to September)

St. Peter’s Basilica: 
Winter time: 7:00 – 18:30 (October to March)
Summer time: 7:00 – 19:00 (April to September)

Crypt of the Popes:
Winter time: 7.00 – 17.00 (October to March)
Summer time: 7.00 – 18.00 (April to September) 

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