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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off provided by Eyes of Rome

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Hands must be washed frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based gel Do not share food or drinks
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. Discover new sides to the spectacular papal galleries during this private skip-the-line tour of the museum’s hidden gems, including under-the-radar collections like the Room of the Animals and Cabinet of the Masks. Convenient hotel pickup makes for a hassle free start to your tour. 
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    La Pieta
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes
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Highlights
  • Exclusive, skip-the-line tour of the Vatican’s hidden rooms
  • No waiting in line: head right to the entranceway with special admission
  • See popular sites like Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup
What to Expect
After pickup at your hotel, travel with your guide to the Vatican Museums, where you breeze past the crowds with skip-the-line admission. Enjoy 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 also encounter off-the-beaten-track marvels like the statue collection in the Room of the Animals and the Carriage Pavilion, where you 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 get a chance to admire the bronze baroque altar by the sculptor Bernini.
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Important Information
Duration
3h 30m
Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
  • Access to the Rooms of Raphael
  • Skip The lIne Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andreas Guenther wrote a review Apr 2020
Koenigswinter, Germany6 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed your spirited way of sharing your deep knowledge about the parts of the Vatican we saw. Especially the escape route from the other visitors thus just being by ourselves.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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WhaleBG wrote a review Jan 2020
Mexico City, Mexico19 contributions6 helpful votes
The concierge in the hotel arranged for Barbara to give us a private tour of the Vatican. Cannot recommend it enough. She was proficient in the use of Spanish (language in which we requested the tour), her explanations were very thorough, detailed, complete, and her delivery
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Queridos amigos!!!! Thanks for taking time to write such a nice review. I had a real pleasant time with you and I felt like touring with old friends. Thanks also for complimenting my Spanish. Muchisìmas gracias y espero verle muy pronto en la hermosa Roma! Hasta luego! Ciao, Barbara
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C&J wrote a review Jan 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States2 contributions
Wow, what an amazing experience! My partner and I were met at our hotel promptly. Serena was personable and friendly, very comfortable and easy to get a long with. She asked what our interests were in Rome before even leaving the hotel. I could tell she matched our passion for
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Wow! What a nice review!!!! First of all, I really want to thank you for the time dedicated in writing such a great review and especially for your compliments. I really appreciated each and every word of this review. What can I say? Your company was great. It was like touring with old friends. And this is what made this one a really outstanding tour. Your enthusiasm for the Vatican Museums and for the Sistine Chapel was really infectious :-) Thanks again for recommending me and Eyes of Rome. I look forward to seeing you again in my gorgious city !!! Ciao, Serena
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Rose ct wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide, Karim was truly knowledgeable and personable. She made our experience unforgettable, answering all our questions (we had a curious group) and gave us a great overview of an otherwise overwhelming number of art objects. It made our experience unforgettable. We were
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Carissimi! What a nice review! Thanks for your kind words. Touring with you was a great experience and I enjoyed the time together. I love having curious and interested guests. I totally agree: a private tour is a good choice especially in crowded period as this one, when the Vatican is mobbed by tourists. I am glad I contributed to make this trip memorable. A presto, Karin
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Timo C wrote a review Dec 2019
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Francesco was an amazing guide and we were able to bypass lines and see some private rooms. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Ciao amici!!! Thanks for this review and for complimenting. I am always very happy to lead interested guests as you. And also thanks for recommending Eyes of Rome and myself :-) A presto, Francesco
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An amazing discovery journey through the Vatican!
Most fascinating private tour through the Vatican with Francesco, captivating the attention of my eleven year old t
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Perfect intro to Rome
Informative and interesting tour; perfect combination of historical detail and art. Great suggestions for other pl
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Experiencing Magnificent Rome as a local
Rosalba (Rosie) hosted us the past two days during our visit to both ‘Ancient Rome/Colosseum and The Vatican/Secret
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Jamaica2021
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An absolutely fantastic tour.
First time visit to Rome and wanted that little bit extra so our hotel booked a private tour quite to the Colosseu
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Great experience
Great service. Very polite and careful driver And very nice and knowledgeable guide we were very happy with the wh
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Fantastic experience -1st class
We had Kate who was an arts major from California. Really helped to add to our experience of Rome in a way that a
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My amazing tour of Rome
Rosalba was a fantastic guide who showed me the colliseum & the Vatican during my stay in Rome. Her knowledge was e
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Great touring!
Our family used Stefania in Rome and she was excellent! We learned so much more with her and enjoyed our tours with
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Azzurra Della Seta - the best guide.
Rome is open, and it is awesome (without the crowds). If you can make it — book a tour with Azzura. Incredible de
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Wonderful private city walk
We spend a long weekend visiting Rome (just after Corona shut-down, which by the way was outstanding with hardly an
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Already Planning Next Trip
We were scheduled to visit Italy in April, but sadly everything was cancelled. If you have never been to Italy, sta
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Must Do When in Rome
I've taken 3 private tours with Eyes of Rome on two separate trips (2018, 2019). We thought it was a must-do that w
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Unforgettable Experience
Alessandro Cali was our guide and this was an experience we will remember the rest of our lives! Alessandro’s knowl
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Getting to know you - Trastevere
Our guide was Katie Farrar, whom we have used several times before. This time we had Katie do a private walking tou
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An Incredible Day
It was our fortune to meet Rosalba, our terrific guide, during our Eyes of Rome private tour of the most beautiful
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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