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

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
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
From US$ 98.32
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Hidden Gems Classic 9:30AMMost Popular
Itinerary: Hotel Pick-up 9:30, Vatican Museums Pinecone Courtyard, Pius Clementine Museum, Animals Room, Cabinet of Masks, Galleries, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica, hotel drop-off
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Hidden Gems Classic 01:45PM
Itinerary: Hotel Pick-up 01:45PM, Vatican Museums Pinecone Courtyard, Pius Clementine Museum, Animals Room, Cabinet of Masks, Galleries, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica, Hotel drop-off
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Hidden Gems Renaissance11:45AM
Itinerary: Hotel Pick up 11:45am. Vatican Museums Galleries, Pio V Apartment, Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartment, Sistine Chapel, S. Peter Basilica, Hotel Drop-off
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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. 

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.

Reviews (80)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Tours with Knowledgable Guide

My boyfriend and I took a private tour of the Vatican, including the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with Valentina. She was funny, interesting, and above all, incredibly knowledgable. She even brought along an iPad with which she was able to show...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sophiabarry
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded today

Ciao my friends, first of all, let me thank you for your lovely review, it melts my heart! I absolutely agree with you: private tours give you the chance to focus on your interests and learn so many things you would miss without an expert...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Highly Recommend

Skipping the massive queues is money very well spent - but such aside, our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made the whole experience that much more special. Great being picked up from our hotel too.

Thank GregoryS1290
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear customer, We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Until next time! Eyes of Rome team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Francesco Tour

Francesco was our guide and was wonderful. Very friendly, good sense of humor, knowledgeable and well spoken. Couldn’t recommend him anymore. Certainly he should be requested

Thank Kmoyer08
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear friend, Thank you very much for your comments. Let us know when you are back in town! Francesco

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

Fabiana was our tour guide and she was amazing! We loved every minute with her. She was so knowledgeable and came so prepared with pictures and explained everything in detail. Some other guests that were not in our group were very impressed and wished they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roam786111
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Ciao and GRAZIE mille for your feedback :) It was my pleasure to be your guide and I thank you very much for your comment. Having an expert to lead you through the crowds at the Vatican Museums can make your experience easier and it...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Private tour of the Vatican including Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

We had a wonderful private tour of the Vatican - that began when Elisa met us at our hotel. We can't recommend Elisa highly enough. Her knowledge of the history of the Vatican and the art within the galleries was fantastic adding so much to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee F
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

It was my pleasure to be your guide and I thank you very much for your comment. Having an expert to lead you through the crowds at the Vatican Museums can make your experience easier and it enhances the interest level. There's so much to...More

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Your evoucher and/or accompanying materials should list the contact info for the tour operator. We simply emailed them our hotel info and they promptly confirmed tour date, pick-up time, etc. Went off without a hitch.
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