Accompanied by your guide, you will enjoy an intimate, personalised tour of the Vatican Museums, which were originally meant for the sole enjoyment of the Pope. This lavish, intricate labyrinth is made up of 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles. In fact, it is said that if you spent 60 seconds looking at every item, it would take you 12 years to see everything!


In your walking tour, you'll discover the beauty and secrets hidden within the masterpieces lining these rooms. A highlight of the private tour of the Vatican Museums is experiencing Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander through the suggestive Raphael's Rooms.


After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, the Piety, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your private walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.


The duration of the Tour will be about 3 hours, and it will include a visit to the Galleries of the Candelabras, Tapestries and Geographical Maps, with a specific focus on Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.
Extending the time with an additional hour, it will be possible to visit the Vatican Pinacoteca too, the extraordinary gallery of paintings which includes masterpieces painted by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo and Melozzo da Forlì.


The Tour does not include entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums.