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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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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.
Highlights
  • 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.
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All reviews post tour sistine chapel highly recommend eyes of rome maria linda his knowledge deep knowledge art history money well spent wonderful tour general public rome trip peter s basilica worth every penny moretti vatican ida lines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic tour with Pamela on 10/08/2019. Pamela was passionate, enthusiastic and clearly an expert. She was open and friendly and kept our two teens interested throughout. Would highly recommend requesting her for any tour. Thanks Pamela.

Date of experience: August 2019
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EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you greatly for your kind review. I enjoyed showing you and your family the Eternal city :) Kind regards, Pamela

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simone picked up us on time at our hotel and in the cab briefed us as to what and how we would seeing the Vatican and surrounding sights. Entry went quickly and smoothly and we were off on our tour eager to see and live...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sue W
EyesofRomeTeam, Tour Guide at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Can't say thanks enough for such a great feedback to Eyes of Rome and myself. We are committed to provide the best, most comfortable and engaging tour experience here and we put all of our skills, passion and expertise to succeed. I hope I'll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alessia was fantastic! We spent 3.5 hours learning such interesting info about the Vatican and it’s history. The hidden gems were gems! We highly recommend this tour with Alessia

Thank MarciHamilton
EyesofRomeTeam, Tour Guide at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear friends, Thank you for your attention and curiosity. I'm happy you had a great experience with me and I'm looking forward to meeting you again in Rome! Arrivederci! Alessia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Maria Linda, was excellent. She met us at our central Rome apartment right on time. Our driver, Fabio, was also very good. The van was roomy, comfortable and clean, perfect for our family of six. Maria Linda’s English was perfect and her tour...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Tour Guide at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Additional driver service can be certainly considered a plus when booking a private tour. Fabio and I are pleased to read your satisfaction, I really hope to meet you on your next trip to the Eternal City :) Grazie mille Maria Linda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Tour Guide Francesco Grasso was incredible, and I cannot describe how personable, knowledgeable, considerate and how his overall presence enhanced our first visit to Rome and The Vatican. He arrived promptly at our Hotel, and from that point onward we knew we were in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jacqueline J
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there! I am very happy reading this review - It was my absolute pleasure to show you both Rome :) Francesco

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28 July 2019|
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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
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Sammy1234ww
20 January 2019|
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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
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Sammy1234ww
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Hi, if you need to customize the tour based on starting times etc, you can contact one of our tour designers and they will be happy to help you and find the best possible solution. Thanks, Mara
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