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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Rome, Italy

From $281.77

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
  • Explore the Vatican Museums on a skip-the-line tour
  • See the Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • A private guide ensures a personalized experience
  • Round-trip transfers from your Rome hotel included
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Traveler pickup is offered

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is in place to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Eyes of Rome

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.

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  • "Personal attention, great guide, plus you get to pass everyone and see extra things that others didn't see." See review
  • "Since it was New Year's Eve, the tour company arranged to pick us up earlier than originally scheduled so that we would be able to see all of the Vatican before its early closing." See review

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Special Day
Dennis S
, Jan 2020
Our party of six enjoyed the private tour of the Vatican very much.  Alessia was an excellent guide:  very professional, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Since it was New Year's Eve, the tour company arranged to pick us up earlier than originally scheduled so that we would be able to see all of the Vatican before its early closing. Alessia expertly led us through the extremely crowded Vatican, and we did not miss a thing. We would not have been able to navigate the day without her guidance. It was truly a memorable tour that we highly recommend.
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Wonderful, personal experience.
Janeen C
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Louisa arrived right on time, arranged travel to vatican and we slipped right through every entry. She was professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide. Great way to see the details of Vatican city.
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Private Vatican tour
raybX8724FP
, Nov 2019
Excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone going with family. Skipping the lines is the only way to go. Lines are horrible, very long.
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Spectacular introduction to the Vatican
stan j
, Nov 2019
Karin led us on a very informative, beautiful personal tour. Her pace was just right, moving swiftly when appropriate and pausing for her very well prepared explanations. We were very satisfied by the scope and the depth of our tour. We'll try to get back again.
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Extraordinary Tour and Guide
CJG87
, Oct 2019
Our guide, Rosalba, is experienced, prepared, expert, cordial and patient. Plus she was early when picking us up at our hotel. The tour was all that was promised - transport, timing, easy access to the attractions, and no lines (!). There is really no better way to see these attractions, and no better guide than Rosalba.
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Fantastic Tour! Rosie is AWESOME!!
stephanievallejo7
, Oct 2019
This was one of the best tours I've ever taken! Our tour guide, Rosie, was incredibly knowledgeable and made every effort to ensure that the tour covered everything we wanted to see within the Vatican. She really personalized it to our interests. That and the fact that we didn't have to wait in any of the numerous lines throughout the Vatican museums made this experience well worth it. The hidden gems part of the tour is really fascinating and lets you go into parts of the museums that are roped off. Its a nice break from the throngs of people at the Vatican. If you want to maximize your time at the Vatican with an expert I highly recommend this tour with Rosie! Thank you so much Rosie! We had a such wonderful day with you.
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Magnificent
Jodie B
, Oct 2019
Words cannot do justice to reflect our tour guide, Daniella, she was exceptional. From the beginning to the end she was very informative, caring and adapted the tour to our requirements. We were shown both inside and outside the Vatican and the hidden gems were amazing. Daniella was very articulate in describing the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s of Bascilica. The tour didn’t feel rushed and she expertly navigated us through the crowds so we could see many of the important sculptures up close up. Thank you, Daniella for a wonderful visit to the Vatican.
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Skip the line hidden gems tour
tgpk52
, Oct 2019
Our first time in Rome, we decided to treat ourselves to a tour. We were extremely impressed with this one! Katie our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
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Crowd Control
tracyemerson
, Sep 2019
While our tour guide was amazing the crowds at the Vatican were overwhelming. We shuffled along the corridors as people pushed and jostled each other to stay with their groups. We literally were should to shoulder for the entire tour. We had a small group of 4 and it was impossible to see things. People were disrespectful and talking when it was inappropriate. The number of people was truly unsafe.
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Vatican Private Tour
Jtisrael69
, Sep 2019
The tour guide met us at the hotel on time and was very informative not only at the Vatican but also while we were traveling by showing other points of interest on the way. On the tour, she didn't rush the tour and allowed us to see some areas, collection of animals and sculptures, which weren't on the general tour. She ensure that we returned to our hotel safely and in a timely manner. Great day!
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