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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and 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. 
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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 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
Departure Point
Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off via Uber/Taxi (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
  • Exclusive access to Secret Rooms: Room of the Animals and the Cabinet of the Masks (if option selected)
  • 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
  • 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 travelers can 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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Stephanie wrote a review Nov 2019
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This tour was a bit pricey, but book it now and don’t think twice! For the five of us, this experience was one of the best, most remarkable things we have ever done (and we travel quite a bit and are lucky to get to do nice things regularly). We were a group of five, including
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 2 weeks ago
Ciao my dear friends!!! Thanks for leaving such a great review. Touring with you was a great experience. I really enjoyed spending time with you and showing you around the beauties of the Vatican Museums. I also liked your curiosity and interest in everything I was sharing with you. I definitely know that when I come to Colorado, I have friends waiting for me!!!! A presto, Rosie
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NeG wrote a review Nov 2019
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Alessia made our trip to the Vatican a memory we will treasure forever. She was extremely knowledgeable and her passion for art and Rome made the tour very special. She expertly answered all of our questions, she was prompt and professional. She went above and beyond by
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear friends, thanks for the nice review... was really a pleasure discover with you the area of your ancestors and see the beauties into the Vatican....I hope to see you soon...ready for explore others amazing Roman's places... Ciao, Alessia
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FellowTraveler707099 wrote a review Nov 2019
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We toured the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Basillica with Francesco and he was fantastic! Very knowledgable and got us to all of the important points in 3 hours. We would request him for another tour if we had more time in Rome. He even waited in the rain to hail a cab for us
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 3 weeks ago
Ciao, grazie mille for your comment! I believe that during the tour it is essential not only to enjoy the stories I am telling about, but to also have fun. I will be happy to see you again with more fascinating tours! Rome has still a lot to offer. Save your curiosity for the next time! Ciao, Francesco P.S. the rain can't stop me !!!!!! ;-)
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Lindalou wrote a review Nov 2019
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So much to see and do at Vatican. Francesco was delightful in sharing his knowledge of the history and all lovely antiquities there. He made our visit so much more understandable of what we were seeing there. Would definitely use this service and Francesco again!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 5 weeks ago
Ciao! I had a fantastic time with you guys! I really enjoy sharing my knowledge when my Guests are so interested and ask questions! I'd be delighted to show you more on your next time in the Eternal City! Ciao da Roma! Francesco
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traveler wrote a review Oct 2019
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Our guide, Fabiana, was excellent. She made the crowded atmosphere personal and did an outstanding job explaining details that helped the tour so memorable. I definitely recommend THIS tour to see the Vatican and with THIS guide, Fabiana. She is extremely knowledgable and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Ciao! Thanks for your review and for recommending me and Eyes of Rome. You were so friendly and nice that I really enjoyed your company. Let me know next time you are in Rome and we can go for a gelato or a pizza together! Ciao, Fabiana
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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