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Enjoy this exclusively designed private 3.5 hours tour of the stunning Vatican Museums and its Hidden Gems - the second largest and the fifth most visited art museum in the world, home to the famous Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms. Skip the line and enter directly with your personal guide to enjoy some of world's most renowned masterpieces produced by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and visit some hidden off-the-beaten-track rooms. Explore the fascinating architecture and a vast collection of classical sculptures. Continue the visit by entering into St. Peter's Basilica directly from the museums, without queuing up from the main square, and finish your tour in the charming St. Peter's Square.
Exclusive, skip-the-line tour of the Vatican’s hidden rooms
See the Room of the Animals, Carriage Pavilion, and Cabinet of the Masks
No waiting in line: head right to the entranceway with special admission
See popular sites like Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms
Visit the Basilica of St. Peter, Italy’s largest and most beautiful church
Enjoy convenient hotel pickup
What to Expect
After pickup at your hotel, travel with your guide to the Vatican Museum, where you’ll breeze past the crowds with skip-the-line admission. You’ll have time to explore well-known treasures like the Raphael Rooms—a set of lavish papal apartments—and Michelangelo’s blockbuster frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
You’ll also encounter off-the-beaten-track marvels like the statue collection in the Room of the Animals and the Carriage Pavilion, where you’ll see antique horse-drawn papal carriages and the Vatican’s first steam engine. Get an exclusive peek at the extraordinary wall-to-ceiling mosaics in the Cabinet of the Masks, which are normally closed to the public.
Enjoy commentary from your guide on Vatican rituals, including the origin of the papal cavalcade. Conclude with one last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica, known as Italy’s largest and most spectacular church, where you’ll get a chance to admire the bronze baroque altar by the sculptor Bernini.
Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio
Traveler pickup is offered At your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)
Returns to original departure point
Private Walking Tour
Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
Hotel pickup and drop off via Uber/Taxi (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
Exclusive access to Secret Rooms: Room of the Animals and the Cabinet of the Masks (if option selected)
Skip The lIne Tickets
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Food & Beverage
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A dress code is in place to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
All reviews post tour sistine chapel highly recommend eyes of rome maria linda general public his knowledge deep knowledge art history money well spent wonderful tour rome trip answered all our questions peter s basilica moretti vatican ida lines
Laura was an excellent guide. Very knowledgable and passionate on all subject matters related to the Vatican, including the art. Excellent at reading her audience and maximizing the 4 hour private tour she gave us.
Excellent tour. Thanks to our tour guide Simone Lana. His historical knowledge and passion surpassed all expectations. We were escorted from our hotel by Simone and the tour began. He explained the history of Rome and various locations we passed along the way to the...More
We highly recommend this tour. Maria picked us up at our hotel. She was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable The tour of the Vatican was wonderful and amazing because of María. Maria is a fantastic guide who was able to move through the crowded areas with...More
Stefania Pistone is the best tour guide we have ever had. Right from greeting us from the hotel to finishing up at the St. Peter's Basilica she was professional, knowledgeable, passionate, and an expert in history. Stefania answered all our questions and we are very...More
Date of experience: September 2019
EyesofRomeTeam, Tour Guide at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
My pleasure to spend the day with you dear friends! A great day is that one when you are introduced to clients and you happen to find new friends eventually. I hope our paths will cross again in this beautiful city of mine!
Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
My family of 3 stayed at the airport Hilton during our 2 days in Rome following our cruise. Since we wanted to see the Vatican at 2:00 in the afternoon on the day we disembarked, we booked a private tour through Eyes of... More
My family of 3 stayed at the airport Hilton during our 2 days in Rome following our cruise. Since we wanted to see the Vatican at 2:00 in the afternoon on the day we disembarked, we booked a private tour through Eyes of Rome. They arranged for a driver to pick us up at the hotel at the time we needed, even though the policy usually only included pick-ups within the city. It was slightly more expensive than a regular taxi, but so much better. The driver was prompt and very congenial. He even took us to places we would not have seen otherwise before going to the Vatican tour. I would highly recommend Eyes of Rome for your tours!
Response from EyesofRomeTeam | Property representative |
During our Renaissance tour, you will have access to the Raphael Rooms and all 6 rooms of the Borgia rooms of the apartments, unless for any unforseen circumstances the Vatican administration closes off some parts, but they... More
During our Renaissance tour, you will have access to the Raphael Rooms and all 6 rooms of the Borgia rooms of the apartments, unless for any unforseen circumstances the Vatican administration closes off some parts, but they are usually all visitable.