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Eyes of Rome

Vatican Museums Good Morning: VIP Experience

As the sun rises, enter the Museums for a memorable experience: unlock the rooms doors accompanied by the Vatican's Keyholder

What to Expect


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


3 hours




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

What's Included

- Expert and qualified private tour guide from Eyes Of Rome - Exclusive entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - Private opening with the Keyholder of the Vatican - Admission tickets - Official Vatican tour guide - Continental Breakfast at the Bistrot of the Pinecone Courtyard

- St. Peter's Basilica ( Except on Wednesday ) - Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation - Transfer from/to your hotel or accommodation to the site

Not Included/ Optional Extras

- St. Peter's Basilica - Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • 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.
  • 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

Live an incredible and unforgettable experience in the Vatican Museums. Take this exclusive opportunity to open the doors of the Vatican Museums with the official Keyholder or "Clavigero", the responsabile for the opening of 300 doors which lead splendid frescoed rooms and their treasures. Together with your amazing private guide you will enter the Vatican Museums before the public opening and you will follow the Keyholder and its historic set of 300 keys - including that of the Sistine Chapel - to open the doors of several rooms : Pius-Clementine Museums, Upper Galleries (Candelabras, Tapestries and Maps), Raphael Rooms and the passage through the Immacolate Conception and Sobieski Rooms. Open and switch the lights on of the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the time to admire this masterpiece of in peace and quite with harmony and finally taste an American Breakfast at the Pinecone Courtyard of the Vatican Museums.

Useful information

- Not available on Sunday.
- Not suitable for wheelchair users.
- As you enter 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 and 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 properly covered.
- Don't forget to inform the guide or waiters of the Vatican Bistrot about any food intolerance or special dietary restrictions.

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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