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Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel provided by Eyes of Rome

Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

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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 20-06-18 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 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore the Vatican Museums after hours and get a private VIP tour. Visiting the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Sistine Chapel when they're closed to the general public means you won’t be jostling any crowds. The private itinerary ensures you have all the attention of your Blue Badge guide—a professional art historian. Bonus: travel from your hotel by Mercedes vehicle.
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You'll start at
Rome
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Rome
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, ItalyCentrally located hotels or your preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center (Aurelian walls)
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Highlights
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after-hours tour with VIP treatment
  • Visit the galleries with an art historian Blue Badge guide
  • Leave crowds behind on this private tour of the masterpieces
  • Private transport included from centrally located hotels
Important Information
Departure Point
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Blue Badge Guide (Professional Art Historian Guide)
  • Private transport by Mercedes E-Class or Mercedes Viano
  • Private VIP Vatican Museums Access
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select museums, please see voucher for more details
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside each attraction
  • Pictures are strictly forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Henryk wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Rosalba and a driver picked us up at our hotel. We arrived at the entrance to the Vatican Museums shortly before 5 PM (the museums close at 4 pm). After passing a quick security check Rosalba showed us the mostly empty rooms of the Museums (save for some guards and occasional
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KeremCenk_72 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Istanbul, Turkey146 contributions11 helpful votes
Our private tour guide Barbara met with us at our hotel lobby around 14:00 saturday in the afternoon. We asked her if she is able to arrange a 3 hours private tour to Vatikan. We were late but she did her best to arrange tickets and everything. She was great! I will tell all my
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Terry D wrote a review Sep. 2019
New York City, New York292 contributions139 helpful votes
Denis Pasolini arrived at my hotel a bit early for my evening tour of the Vatican and I am so grateful he did. He used that extra time to take me to the Palladium, as well as another famous square and fountain (spaced on the name but it was beautiful). The tour of the Vatican
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Tour Guide at Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Responded Sep. 30, 2019
Dear friend, It's more than great to hear you enjoyed our time together so much, it was so nice touring with you and sharing the fascinating stories of this amazing city! You got the point when mentioning that touring with a private guide provides an extra ease and comfort to your holidays: it would be sad to wander among the streets and monuments of Rome without unveiling the countless stories, secrets and anecdotes they hide. Here's what we private guides are here for: to make your Roman movie set come true! Grazie! Denis
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Jorge wrote a review Sep. 2019
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Barbara was a great tour guide and very informative. We enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend the personal attention from a private tour.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Story Teller at Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Responded Sep. 21, 2019
Dear guests, Thank you for this very kind review. I'm glad to read that you had a very positive experience with me! Thank you also for sharing your thoughts with other travellers: a Private Tour is definitely a present to yourself, as it allows to focus on your interests. I hope I will meet you again in the future! Grazie, Barbara
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BAKilgo wrote a review Jun. 2019
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I can't tell you how awesome our private tour was for us. Roberta was phenomenal and I would highly highly recommend her - she was so passionate, moved as fast or as slow as we wanted, had so much information that we would not have learned in a larger group or going on our own.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Story Teller at Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Responded Jun. 22, 2019
Dear guests, GRAZIE mille for your very kind words, I am happy to read your comments and I really thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. A private tour is a present to yourselves! You really have the chance to focus on your interests and tour at your own pace, with no rush. Thank you again for choosing us for your trip, I hope I will have the chance to meet you again in the future, as I really enjoyed to be your tour guide in Rome. Grazie, Roberta
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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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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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BrendanF86
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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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Best tour of Rome
This was our third time booking a tour with Eyes of Rome and second tour with Katie as our guide. Katie created a f
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Daniel D
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Knowledgeable, engaging, and fun tour with Katie
The tour with Eyes of Rome was incredible. Katie, our tour guide gave us dazzling tidbits and anecdotes about the m
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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