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

Rome, Italy

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

Private tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional Blue Badge guide
Hotel pickup & drop-off via Uber/Taxi (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
Gratuities

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.
Admission Ticket Free
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

Cancellation policy

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

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