Guided tour

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience with Basilica Entrance

4.8 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience with Basilica Entrance

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome

From US$ 64.15 per person

Experience the smallest country in the world with a professional guide and unlock the secrets of the Vatican.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Experience the endless Vatican Rooms with a professional guide
  • Enjoy the vast and rich history of the musuems
  • Find the hidden messages behind the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire works of art from the worlds legendary artists
  • Visit the incredible Courtyard of the Pigna
Full description

Enrich your Vatican experience by joining this personal, semi-private tour where you can delve into the fabulous art and history that surrounds the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel.

Begin at the Vatican Museum, a labyrinthine complex featuring over 1,000 rooms that cover four millennia. Enjoy a curated route to help you navigate through the dazzling displays.

Next, stop at the world-famous Sistine Chapel, best-known for its sprawling ceiling art painted by Michelangelo. The rules dictate silence upon entry to the chapel, which isn’t usually a problem – its sheer beauty leaves most speechless.

  • Local guide
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican and museums
  • Courtyard of the Pigna
  • Hall of Maps
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the top of the steps on the corner of Viale Vaticano 100, next to Caffé Vaticano. The guide will meet you there holding a yellow Carpe Diem Rome flag.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sportswear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Very good tour. There is a tremendous amount to see. Our guide was knowledgeable, and a guided tour was extremely helpful to make the most of the time at the Vatican Museums. Not 5 stars simply because we had to move so quickly and there wasn’t much time for questions, but honestly it’s difficult to know how to improve the experience. A longer tour would have been difficult to consume.

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August 15, 2022

My husband and I did a tour with ivana our guide. She was thoughtful, organized and knowledgeable. We were worried 3 hours would be too much talking for us as we are not generally “tour” people. Ivana was extremely engaging and went above and beyond for the group. I would say it’s the best tour I have ever been on

August 2, 2022

We did a tour of the Vatican including Sistine chapel with Fe from Carpe Diem. Fe was so knowledgable and super engaged in the art and history we were seeing which really brought the tour to life for us all (even the children on the tour which i was amazed about!) So glad I booekd this tour, we really enjoyed it.

April 20, 2022

Product ID: 401217