VIP Vatican Tour: exclusive tour of the Vatican Museum

Enjoy the VIP Vatican Tour with a top-rated, English speaking tour guide who will accompany you during an exclusive experience inside the Vatican City.
Access secret rooms in the Vatican Museum. Get the chance to remain alone inside the Sistine Chapel and admire its splendour exclusively.

 VIP Vatican Tour by Nicole. View of The Vatican City Rome

Highlights of this tour

  • Vatican Museums
  • Bramante Staircase
  • Chapel of Nicholas V
  • Cabinet of Masks
  • Remain alone in Sistine Chapel


  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
  • Starting Time: 3:00 pm


  • approximately 4 Hours

Explore the Vatican Museums

Your VIP Vatican Tour will start during the opening hours of the Vatican Museum, including access to amazing rooms and galleries, closed to the rest of the public.

First, walk with your knowledgeable, friendly tour guide through the main galleries of the Pope’s Palace. Marvel at piece of artwork and masterpieces by the greatest Italian artists, such as Raphael and Michelangelo.

You will start your visit at the Upper Galleries, including:

  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Candelabra
  • Raphael’s Rooms

Access Exclusive Areas

Then, strolling through galleries and corridors, a guardian will be at your disposal to let you inside hidden rooms, such as:

  • the Bramante Staircase
  • the Chapel of Nicholas V
  • Cabinet of Masks

You will have the chance to get a glimpse of the passages the Pope uses to move inside the Vatican City and enjoy one of the most visited museums in world from a completely new standpoint.

Remain alone in the Sistine Chapel

Eventually, you will reach the Sistine Chapel, which you will see privately, having the opportunity to admire one of the most impressive Michelangelo’s masterpiece with no rush, and even to take pictures, which are not generally allowed.

To reserve your VIP Vatican Tour and receive information on prices and fees, just fill the contact form or send me an email.

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General Information About This Tour


VIP Vatican Tour will lasts approximately 4 hours and covers:

  • the Upper Rooms and galleries (the Galleries of Maps, the Galleries of Candelabra, the Raphael’s Rooms).

Moreover you will have access to the following private rooms:

  • the Bramante Staircase
  • the Gallery of Masks
  • Chapel of Nicholas V

Eventually you will remain alone inside the Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museum Opening Hours:
9:00 am – 4:00pm (closing time 6:00pm);
Available from Monday to Saturday

Dress code is required inside the Vatican and Rome’s major Churches. Make sure that shoulders, abdomen, or knees are covered. Jeans, and capris are allowed.
We also Recommend comfortable footwear.


Special openings must be organized and booked in full advance. Availabilities depend on the Vatican schedule and calendar.

  • Meet your tour guide easley in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The exact meeting point will be sent to you during the reservation process.
  • Alternatively, pick up service directly at your hotel downtown Rome is available on request.

The VIP Vatican Museum can be extended with the following options:

  • Evening food tour


We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!

Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015

We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!

Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015

Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.

Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016

Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.

Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015

My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.

Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015

We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.

William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015

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