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Eyes of Rome

Vatican Museums and Hidden Gems Tour

Unveil Vatican's Artistic Legacy: From the Sistine Chapel to Hidden Artistic Jewels


  • Art
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

A private tour ensure a more personal experience, allowing you to connect with the art and architecture in a meaningful way, free from the usual crowds.

Expert Narration: Our knowledgeable guides bring each artwork to life, offering deep historical and artistic insights, enriching your understanding of the Vatican's treasures.

If you are not a morning person you can take advantage of the mid-morning or afternoon schedule

What to Expect


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


4 hours


08:45 - 09:30 - 09:45 - 13:00 - 13:30 - 13:45


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Fast Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accomodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accomodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Pinacoteca Vaticana
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • 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.
  • The Pinacoteca Vaticana, or Vatican Picture Gallery, is part of the Vatican Museums. It houses a collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, featuring works by renowned artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci, and is an essential destination for art enthusiasts visiting Rome.
  • 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.
  • The largest Basilica in the world is also home to worldwide masterpieces like the famous Pietà by Michelangelo! it even houses an underground crypt for Popes, of which can be visited. The Basilica has a big influence from Michelangelo and you can see his art work throughout. The Basilica was originally built above the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where the Pope visits every Christmas or Easter Time.

Tour description

Embark on the Vatican Museums and Hidden Gems Tour for an enriching exploration of one of the world's most revered art repositories. This journey takes you beyond the usual pathways into the heart of the Vatican's artistic splendor.

Your adventure begins amid the diverse galleries of the Vatican Museums, where art and history intermingle across epochs. Discover the famed Pinacoteca Vaticana, showcasing masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio, illuminating the evolution of religious art.

The tour reaches its zenith with the Sistine Chapel. Here, Michelangelo’s frescoes narrate biblical sagas with celestial beauty. The quietude of your visit allows for a contemplative experience of these renowned works.

Conclude your tour at St. Peter's Basilica, a sanctuary of Renaissance artistry. Inside, encounter Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's masterful Baldachin, embodying the spiritual and artistic essence of the Vatican.

Throughout, your guide enriches your visit with insights, unfolding the Vatican’s stories in an intimate, comprehensive manner.

Useful information

  • Not available on Sunday.
    Not suggested on Wednesday morning due to the Papal Audience. Even with your ‘Skip the Line’ ticket you are NOT exempt from the line (queue) for the Security Check. As you enter in the Museums all visitors and their bags have to be screened under metal detectors and to be checked by the Vatican guards.
    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 Basilicas and Churches. Shoulders and knees have to be covered (Sistine Chapel included).

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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