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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
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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 (84)
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Reviewed yesterday
Our guide, Alessia was a delight

We were a group of five and it was a delight to tour the Vatican with Alessia. She was very informative, knowledgeable, patient, and considerate. She took everyone's interests and needs into account. .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Likestotravel247
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded today

Ciao friends! :) Thank you for leaving a review of your tour with me - I enjoyed showing you around and looking forward to your return! Alessia

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vatican Hidden Gems and Colosseum/Roman Forum tours

I booked the Vatican tour to fill our first afternoon in Rome so we could stay awake. With 7 family members to please, Katie our guide was fantastic. Despite the Saturday crowds, Katie found nooks and spaces for us to see amazing pieces of history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aletheae2018
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao dear friend, Thank you for your lovely review! I am glad the whole family enjoyed their tours with me. Next time you're back in town, I'll show you more of the city! Thank you again :) Katie

Reviewed 1 week ago
Private Vatican tour with Maria Moretti was AMAZING

We learned so much from Maria - her knowledge of art history is outstanding - and her personality made every minute of the tour fun and engaging. We absolutely recommend this tour! Best thing we did in Rome!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elizabeth G
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi friend! I am so happy reading your review! Grazie for mentioning me :D I can't wait to meet you again to show you more of the city. A presto! Maria

Reviewed February 4, 2019
One Day in Rome

Valeria Canfarini is a passionate and highly educated guide! We enjoyed her insight and enthusiasm and will refer her to all of our friends who visit Roma! Thank you Valeria! Nancy and Mark, Minnesota USA

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy W
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Ciao dear friends, Thank you so much for your very kind review! I hope our paths cross again in the near future, as well as your friends :) Grazie, Valeria

Reviewed February 2, 2019
Excellent Tour

My wife and I had a wonderful tour of the Vatican with Barbara. She was very informative and had answers to any question we came up with.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jfeb
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Ciao dear friend, I am so happy to see your review :) Until next time! Grazie, Barbara

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Sammy1234ww
January 19, 2019|
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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
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Sammy1234ww
January 19, 2019|
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam | Property representative |
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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kathleenL7717
July 21, 2018|
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Response from N592BWtimh | Reviewed this property |
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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