Eyes of Rome

Sistine Chapel and Necropolis Scavi

The Ultimate Vatican Experience

Focus

  • History
  • Religion
  • Archeology
  • Art

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

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

DURATION

5 hours

START TIME

07:20

TRANSFER

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

NOT AVAILABLE

Wednesday, Sunday

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

GENERIC INFORMATION

Children below 15 years of age not allowed. Not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia.

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Exclusive VIP access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Access to the Vatican Necropolis
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site


Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour
  • Extras


Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Necropolis
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Square
  • 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.
  • Hidden below the Vatican city is a Necropolis dating back to the Imperial age of Rome. This special site was only discovered in the mid 1940's due to the Pope of then wanting to be buried as close as possible to Peter the Apostle. More of the Necropolis was unearthed as recently as 2003, who knows what else is hidden below!
  • 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.
  • Completely designed by the master of the Baroque Era Gian Lorenzo Bernini, this worldwide famous square is one of the most iconic places in the word! This is the place where the Popes offer their audiences and blessings, and where the Christians use to wait and see the “white smoke” coming out from the roof of the Sistine Chapel, when a new Pope is elected. 140 statues of Popes, Angels and Saints look down on us from the balaustrades of the colonnades and extend their embrace to the city and all mankind right in the heart of the sacred side of Rome.

Tour description

A true VIP experience in the heart of the Papal State: one of the most rich and beautiful art collections of the world at your complete disposal!

With our Ultimate Vatican Experience, long lines and waiting times will be a distant memory, giving you all the time you need to enjoy the worldwide famous masterpieces housed in the Museums.

In fact, with our skip-the-line tickets, you will bypass the queue and get inside the museums before the crowds, with ease and style.


The tour winds through the Vatican Galleries, passing by the Raphael rooms, to reach the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece: with the help of our expert guide, this gem won't have any secrets anymore.


After looking at the sky, you'll go underground: the Necropolis, one of the most exclusive areas to visit, awaits you, where you will join a small group to explore the Scavi.

The tour will end with the visit of St. Peter's Basilica, a magnificent expression of baroque/mannerist architecture, and St. Peter's Square.




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).
  • Be advised: the underground paths are really narrow and may be problematic for people suffering from claustrophobia.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge 50 % of your bookingfor no-shows or cancellations made within 168 hours of your tour date. For bookings confirmed through deposit-downpayment, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge the remaining tour balance on the day of the tour on the credit card provided during check out
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 168 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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