Eyes of Rome

Vatican Museums with Gardens, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

A pleasant Promenade through the adorned Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica

Focus

  • Art
  • Nature
  • Religion

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

08:30

TRANSFER

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

NOT AVAILABLE

Wednesday, Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue Badge certified private tour guide
  • Exclusive tour to the Vatican Gardens with an Internal Vatican 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/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour (available upon request)

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Gardens
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • These Private Gardens to the Pope stretch 57 acres over Vatican city, meaning they actually cover most of the Vatican state! The gardens are full of fountains and sculptures dating back to the eras of Renaissance and Baroque.
  • 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

Enjoy an exclusive tour inside the Pope's gardens. Accompanied by your private guide you will follow an official Vatican Guide that will lead you into the beautiful Vatican Gardens where you can admire priceless artwork with meandering pathways, fountains, colorful flowers and a Renaissance design. Gaze at this giant labyrinth adorned by Lebanese Cedars to catch all the details and hidden treasures within. Continue your tour with your private guide only and discover an impressive number of artworks, collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings of the Vatican Museums. Stroll through the most interesting rooms and finally get to the Sistine Chapel to be stunned by Michelangelo's masterpiece. End your tour in the beautiful St. Peter's Church, where the famous Baldachin by Bernini is. You will also have the opportunity to admire the incredible sculpture of "La Pietà" by Michelangelo.

Useful information

  • Not available on Wednesday and Sunday
  • Not suggested for wheelchair users
  • 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).

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 7 days 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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