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Private Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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

Get personalized attention and access to the Vatican's Golden Room during this 4-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, including St. Peter's Basilica. Entrance fees, skip-the-line entrance, and hotel pickup via taxi included.
  • Private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible schedule
  • Pickup at your hotel via taxi
  • See the off-the-beaten-path Golden Room
  • Skip-the-line access
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional Blue Badge guide
Hotel pickup & drop-off with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located hotel (within Aurelians walls)

Choose between morning and afternoon departure time when booking. Be ready at your hotel for taxi pickup at 9:30am or 2pm, depending on option selected. 

When you arrive at the Vatican Museums, you'll be able to skip the often long entry lines for fast track access to the popular attraction. 

Follow your private guide through the maze of galleries filled with priceless works of art. Make your way to the Golden Room, an off-the-beaten path part of the museums that most visitors don't see. This part of the Georgian Etruscan Museum contains jewelry dating from the 9th to the 1st century BC. 

Continue through the collection, focusing on the most important masterpieces. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard and see the Lacoon Group and the Belvedere Torso, as well as the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries. Follow your guide to the Sistine Chapel to learn about the meaning of Michelangelo's famous frescoes. 

The private tour's last stop is St. Peter's Basilica, where you will see Bernini's Baldachin and Michelangelo's Pietà.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the unique Golden Room which is mostly closed to the general public.Discover the Egyptian Museums and see its famous mummies. Enter the beautiful Golden Room, part of the Etruscan Museum, containing jewelry dating between the 9th and the 1st century BC, from the Iron Age until the progressive and definitive converging of the Etruscan cities into the structure of the Roman state. 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. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Continue to the Sistine Chapel and discover the details and the hidden meaning behind the frescoes by Michelangelo.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
End your tour visiting St Peter's Basilica where you will find priceless artwork such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldachin.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
La Pieta
The Pietà is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Enjoy an outside view of the Basilica from St Peter's Square and admire the masterpiece designed by Bernini.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required 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
  • Transportation is wheelchair 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 Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included?
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 Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Vatican Tour: Egyptian, Etruscan Museum & Golden Room: Transfer Included.

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This tour exceeded our expectations...
Judy G
, Jul 2017
This tour exceeded our expectations in every way. Daily there are anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 people who visit the Vatican. The day of our tour was no exception. We were very lucky to have Serena as our guide, undoubtedly one of the most experienced and knowledgeable guides, We skipped the long lines for a fast track entry into the Vatican museum complex. Serena seemed to know all of the on site Vatican staff and expertly navigated us through the crowds ensuring we experienced all of the highlights. We got to experience the Golden Room, closed to the public, and saw some of the most incredible gold jewelry and artifacts from 4 and 5 B.C. Simply amazing! Before we continued onto the Sistine Chapel, Serena took the time to review all of the important details and hidden meaning behind the frescoes by Michelangelo. Serena was extremely personable, passionate about sharing her knowledge with us and truly made this tour a tremendous experience. I highly recommend this tour and Serena.
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