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

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy this exclusively designed private 3.5 hours tour of the stunning Vatican Museums and its Hidden Gems - the second largest and the fifth most visited art museum in the world, home to the famous Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms. Skip the line and enter directly with your personal guide to enjoy some of world's most renowned masterpieces produced by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and visit some hidden off-the-beaten-track rooms. Explore the fascinating architecture and a vast collection of classical sculptures. Continue the visit by entering into St. Peter's Basilica directly from the museums, without queuing up from the main square, and finish your tour in the charming St. Peter's Square.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Skip the line
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit some hidden gems of the museums and explore rooms closed to the general public at all times. Meet your guide at your hotel where you will be picked-up and travel together to the Vatican Museums. Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world famous Vatican museum complex, made up of galleries with an impressive number of artwork and masterpieces from antiquity to present day.

During your visit you will have a chance to see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. Enjoy the impressive Belvedere Courtyard and then stroll through the most interesting rooms and galleries of the museum complex. Marvel at the famous Lacoon and the Belvedere Torso at the sculpture museum, deeply revered by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held (in the past also some papal coronations), and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of artistic civilization the frescoes by Michelangelo

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy

This monumental elliptical space, enclosed by 284 Doric columns four rows deep (196m wide and 148m long), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: La Pieta, Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy

The Pietà (1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Enjoy the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, shrine of Christianity and Art. You will marvel at the Priceless Pietà, by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II & Pope Karol Wojtyla.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off via Uber/Taxi (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
  • Exclusive access to Secret Rooms: Room of the Animals and the Cabinet of the Masks (if option selected)
  • Skip The lIne Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

  • Food & Beverage
  • 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
Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Traveler pickup is offered
At your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

Image - 10 Sep 2019 -

James I

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!

Image - 02 Sep 2019 -


Elisa was our tour guide for the day and she gave us a lot of history and information on the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Elisa talked to us about what we were going to see and experience, before we entered the Vatican, which helped us tremendously. The Sistine Chapel was breath-taking and the entire tour was really just wonderful from beginning to end. Elisa was very pleasant and warm to us and she did a great job on our tour.

Thank you,
Moretti Family
California, USA

Image - 05 Aug 2019 -

Ofra I

We booked a private group tour of the Vatican, as we were travelling with an 80 year old grandmother. Our Guide, Marta, did a wonderful job tending to this special need, and taking care of everything. All the lines were indeed skipped, chairs miraculously appeared at every possible point, and Marta took the lady by the hand at her own pace. We are very happy with the wide and professional scope of the tour, our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about the art and the history. We were especially impressed with the caring manner the tour was conducted. Recommended!

Image - 08 Jul 2019 -


Our tour guide and the entire experience were outstanding!!! Thank you so much. We loved every minute and our guide made everything absolutely fascinating!

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Robert P

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Wonderful experience. She picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. Very punctual.

User's Picture Gallery


Saint Peter's Cathedral as seen from the Piazza San Pietro.


Entrance to the Vatican Museums.


Tour Guide extraordinaire Stephanie in the middle.


Inside the Vatican...very similar to the Pantheon.


St. Peter's Square


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