Private Skip The Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour With Hotel Pick-up And Drop-off

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    (Departure time corresponds to the pick up time) , VAT Hidden Gems Classic: 9:30am or 1:45pm , VAT Hidden Gems Renaissance Experience: 11:45am , VAT Hidden Gems Carriage Pavillion: 11:45am
  • Departure Details :
    Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    At your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy this exclusively designed private 3.5 hours tour of the stunning Vatican museums and its Hidden Gems - the second largest and the fifth most visited art museum in the world, home to the famous Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms. Skip the line and enter directly with your personal guide to enjoy some of world's most renowned masterpieces produced by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and visit some hidden off-the-beaten-track rooms. Explore the fascinating architecture and a vast collection of classical sculptures. Continue the visit by entering into St. Peter's Basilica directly from the museums, without queuing up from the main square, and finish your tour in the charming St. peter's square.


Private guide for a more personalized experience

All entrance fees included

Skip the line

Hotel pickup included

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit some hidden gems of the museums and explore rooms closed to the general public at all times. Meet your guide at your hotel where you will be picked-up and traveltogether to the Vatican Museums.Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world famous Vatican museum complex, made up of galleries with an impressive number of artwork and masterpieces from antiquity to present day.
During your visit you will have a chance to see one of the worlds finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. Enjoy the impressive Belvedere Courtyard and then stroll through the most interesting rooms and galleries of the museum complex. Marvel at the famous Lacoon and the Belvedere Torso at the sculpture museum, deeply revered by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican city, Lazio

The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held (in the past also some papal coronations), and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of artistic civilization the frescoes by Michelangelo

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. peter's square (Piazza san pietro), Vatican city, Lazio

This monumental elliptical space, enclosed by 284 Doric columns four rows deep (196m wide and 148m long), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: La Pieta, Vatican city, Lazio

The Piet (14981499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Lazio

Enjoy the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, shrine of Christianity and Art. You will marvel at the Priceless Piet, by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II & Pope Karol Wojtyla.

Duration: 45 minutes


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


Food & Beverage

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 06-Jan-2020

    Our party of six enjoyed the private tour of the Vatican very much.  Alessia was an excellent guide:  very professional, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Since it was New Year's Eve, the tour company arranged to pick us up earlier than originally scheduled so that we would be able to see all of the
    Vatican before its early closing. Alessia expertly led us through the extremely crowded Vatican, and we did not miss a thing. We would not have been able to navigate the day without her guidance. It was truly a memorable tour that we highly recommend.

  • 28-Nov-2019

    Our guide, Louisa arrived right on time, arranged travel to vatican and we slipped right through every entry. She was professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide. Great way to see the details of Vatican city.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone going with family. Skipping the lines is the only way to go. Lines are horrible, very long.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Karin led us on a very informative, beautiful personal tour. Her pace was just right, moving swiftly when appropriate and pausing for her very well prepared explanations. We were very satisfied by the scope and the depth of our tour. We'll try to get back again.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    This was one of the best tours I've ever taken! Our tour guide, Rosie, was incredibly knowledgeable and made every effort to ensure that the tour covered everything we wanted to see within the Vatican. She really personalized it to our interests. That and the fact that we didn't have to wait in any of the numerous lines throughout the Vatican museums made this experience well worth it. The hidden gems part of the tour is really fascinating and lets you go into parts of the museums that are roped off. Its a nice break from the throngs of people at the Vatican. If you want to maximize your time at the Vatican with an expert I highly recommend this tour with Rosie!

    Thank you so much Rosie! We had a such wonderful day with you.

  • 03-Oct-2019

    Words cannot do justice to reflect our tour guide, Daniella, she was exceptional. From the beginning to the end she was very informative, caring and adapted the tour to our requirements. We were shown both inside and outside the Vatican and the hidden gems were amazing. Daniella was very articulate in describing the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s of Bascilica. The tour didn’t feel rushed and she expertly navigated us through the crowds so we could see many of the important sculptures up close up. Thank you, Daniella for a wonderful visit to the Vatican.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    While our tour guide was amazing the crowds at the Vatican were overwhelming. We shuffled along the corridors as people pushed and jostled each other to stay with their groups. We literally were should to shoulder for the entire tour. We had a small group of 4 and it was impossible to see things. People were disrespectful and talking when it was inappropriate. The number of people was truly unsafe.

  • 10-Sep-2019

    The tour guide met us at the hotel on time and was very informative not only at the Vatican but also while we were traveling by showing other points of interest on the way. On the tour, she didn't rush the tour and allowed us to see some areas, collection of animals and sculptures, which weren't on the general tour. She ensure that we returned to our hotel safely and in a timely manner. Great day!

  • 02-Sep-2019

    Elisa was our tour guide for the day and she gave us a lot of history and information on the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Elisa talked to us about what we were going to see and experience, before we entered the Vatican, which helped us tremendously. The Sistine Chapel was breath-taking and the entire tour was really just wonderful from beginning to end. Elisa was very pleasant and warm to us and she did a great job on our tour.

    Thank you,
    Moretti Family
    California, USA

  • 05-Aug-2019

    We booked a private group tour of the Vatican, as we were travelling with an 80 year old grandmother. Our Guide, Marta, did a wonderful job tending to this special need, and taking care of everything. All the lines were indeed skipped, chairs miraculously appeared at every possible point, and Marta took the lady by the hand at her own pace. We are very happy with the wide and professional scope of the tour, our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about the art and the history. We were especially impressed with the caring manner the tour was conducted. Recommended!

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