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

From USD 384.37
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  • VIP tour of the Vatican Museums
  • See the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire paintings by Raphael and frescoes by Michelangelo
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Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
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Private Vatican VIP After-Hours: Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
From USD 384.37
Overview
Explore the Vatican Museums with a private guide on this 2-hour VIP tour. You'll see the museums' renowned collection of works by artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli, and learn about the history and influence of the Vatican from a Blue Badge guide. Entrance fees, private access and hotel pickup are included.
What to Expect
Your private-access tour begins with hotel pickup within Rome's historical center. With your private guide, enter the Vatican Museums for a journey through some of the most valuable art in the world.

As you walk through the various rooms and galleries, marvel at the enormous collection of paintings, sculptures, carvings, and frescoes. See art by Perugino, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, and check out the ancient Laocoön and His Sons statue. As you wander through the Octagonal Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms, feel free to ask your guide any questions you have.

Finally, enter the Sistine Chapel, and hear about the symbolism of Michelangelo's famous frescoes. As you stand in the chapel, you may take time to meditate, think, pray, or do what feels right in this holy room—an activity originally reserved for Renaissance masters and clergy. You'll exit the museums by walking through the Vatican Library and down the double spiral staircase. Your tour then ends with drop-off at your hotel or preferred location in the city center.
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Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 31 October 2018
Highly recommended. We did one organized tour and this was it. Worth the money.

Our guide was Serena, she met us at the hotel and we took a quick taxi ride to the Vatican. We moved through the entrance process quickly. She seemed to know everyone from the security guards to the other guides. She has a wealth of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel F
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Ciao and grazie mille for your kind feedback! It was a pleasure to tour with you and your wife :) Furthermore, the Vatican Museums by night are simply amazing and I highly recommend this visit since the Museums are not overcrowded...there's a very different atmosphere...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Amazing tour with Roberta. A memorable day and the highlight of our trip to Rome.

We were met promptly at our apartment by Roberta and we were taken for a quick breakfast followed by an early morning entry to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel before it got too busy. Roberta was very knowledgeable and engaging and held the interest of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lizziedau22
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Grazie! You were a great family to tour with, and your girls were intelligent and lovely. I especially love touring with children- the looks on their faces really make my job worthwhile. And 'bravi' (great!) parents, for exposing your kids to travel and culture at...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Travel Guide in Rome

We hired "Eyes on Rome" and had Michela Gristina as a guide, She was fantastic, and we requested her for the following day for a ancient Rome tour. She had a background in Archeology, and made our trip great. I wish she could have traveled...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brad S
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Ciao! I wish I could have joined you for a trip to southern Italy too! All of Italy is beautiful, and each region has its own unique and delicious cuisine...I hope you had good things in Rome and in the south! Thank you for being...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Skip the lines and enjoy an amazing tour with Fabiana!

This private tour was worth every penny and you will not regret booking a tour through Eyes of Rome. Our tour guide, Fabiana, was extremely friendly, professional, and was very knowledgeable about the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and the many historical facts surrounding them. Our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank krenda00
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Ciao guys! What a kind review. I love what I do, and it's always a pleasure to share historical, artistic, and 'foodie' information with my guests! I'm really glad that everything worked out well for you guys. Come and visit me again (you threw a...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Skip the Lines and Enjoy in Peace

I highly recommend purchasing a private Vatican VIP Experience. The lines are tremendously long, so bypassing that wait time (it could be several hours!) was worth the price of the tickets! Our guide was professional and extremely well informed. She was very passionate about sharing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jeanniebennett
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Response from Missy W | Reviewed this property |
The tour is private, but it’s during regular hours, so tons of other people. You can bypass long lines though.
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