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Eyes of Rome

Vatican Museums After Hours: A Private VIP Experience

Experience the Vatican Museums as a VIP after closing hours and the Sistine Chapel in Solace and Silence


  • Art
  • Religion

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours


16:30 - 17:30 - 18:30


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Expert and qualified private tour guide
  • Exclusive VIP access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Transfer from/to your Hotel with a personal driver
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • St. Peter's Basilica

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Famous throughout the world, the multiple galleries and rooms can take days to visit although only just over a third of the art that Popes throughout the centuries have collected is on show to the public. The museums house an immense collection that includes some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world along with some of the most precious Ancient Rome and Egyptian statues.
  • Definitely the most known work of art of all time, the frescoes by Michelangelo are considered the finest work of art ever created by Man. The iconic narration of the vault dedicaded to the Holy Creation and the Bible is a pendant of the huge wall scene (60 feet tall) just behind the altar: the “Last Judgment” with its 391 figures. The side walls welcomed Michelangelo’s creation with pre-existing stories of the Life of Jesus and Moses by Botticelli and the Renaissance masters. Despite the religious dedication, the meaning of the Sistine Chapel trascends the time and space of the Church and reveals its universal meaning for mankind.

Tour description

Begin your private-access adventure with pickup from a hotel or preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center. 

Visit the Vatican Museums with your knowledgeable and passionate guide in Rome. 

Experience a privileged view of one of the most extensive art collections in the world, hosting many world-famous sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings. See prominent Renaissance paintings from Raphael, Michelangelo, Perugino, and Botticelli. 

View the majestic Laocoon statue within the superior galleries, known as one of the greatest works during the Hellenistic period. Pass through the Octagonal courtyard with your guide. Continue to the ancient Gallery of the Candelabra. You will also be able to explore the Gallery of Tapestries, which was inspired by Raphael and features Trompe L’oeil artistry.

Proceed to the Gallery of Maps, a series of painted topographical maps of Italy, which are frescoes of the 16th century. Witness the beauty of Raphael's Rooms without the inconvenience of crowds. You can also unwind and ask questions freely. 

Adore an exclusive lesson on the symbolism of Michelangelo’s world-renowned masterpieces as you become fully immersed in the Sistine Chapel. Independently, appreciate the majesty of the Chapel as you relax, meditate, and contemplate - a freedom originally reserved for Renaissance Masters and Clergy. Complete your tour by walking through the frescoed halls of the Vatican Library, and exiting through the famous double Spiral Staircase by Giuseppe Moro.

End your journey with drop-off at your hotel or preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center.

Useful information

  • Not available on Friday (high season) and Sunday
  • It is not possible to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags, big umbrellas and selfie-sticks. All weapons, hazardous or flammable objects are strictly forbidden.
  • Food and beverages are permitted but must be checked
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended, especially in high season when visiting some important holy sites, such as the Sistine Chapel. Shoulders and knees have to be covered

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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