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Private Skip-the-Line Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Tour Including Transfers

From US$146.63
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  • Vatican Gardens, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica tour
  • Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the Vatican Gardens
  • Discover Renaissance artwork as you walk around the greenery
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Private Skip-the-Line Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Tour Including Transfers
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Private Skip-the-Line Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Tour Including Transfers
From US$146.63
Overview
Step into the Vatican Gardens on a 3.5-hour skip-the-line tour, and discover the artwork and nature that lies in the heart of the Vatican state. After exploring the tree-lined pathways that meander around foliage and architecture, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel to admire its treasure trove of Renaissance art. Then, finish with a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica before a drop-off back in Rome. Numbers are limited to just 10 people for an intimate tour.
What to Expect
Start with a pickup from your Rome hotel, or meet at the local operator’s office in the center of the city. Once you’re aboard your transport, you’ll travel out of Rome to the Vatican.

Making your way past the crowds waiting to enter the Vatican Galleries, you’ll head straight inside the gardens to discover the oasis of green space that's been a place of meditation for the popes over the centuries.

As you explore footpaths lined with vibrant flowers, you’ll stumble upon works of art and examples of Renaissance architecture. See the giant labyrinth of hedges, that are typical of 16th-century Italian gardens, and admire the Lebanese cedars.

After strolling through the gardens, you’ll follow your guide to the Sistine Chapel, learning about its Michelangelo-painted frescoes as you go. Hear theories about the secret meanings behind The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement, then step inside to visit the sacred chapel on your own.

Finish with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica for a look at Michelangelo’s La Pietà, the bronze Bernini-designed baldachin, and the holy sepulcrum. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the start point.
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Guide, Great Day!

We spent 3 days with Marta as our tour guide. She was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, fun, and interesting. It made our trip to Rome memorable and so much more meaningful to have a wealth of information ready to answer all of our questions. We thoroughly...More

Thank Pioneer813080
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you very much for your feedback, it was a pleasure to have guests like you on a Private Tour for 3 days! I really had the chance to lead you through the history of the Eternal City! I look forward to meeting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vatican/ Sistine Chapel Tour

One of the best private tours my husband and I have ever taken! Paola was unbelievable, and she didn’t leave one question unanswered! She gave us so much background and history to everything we saw! We got tickets for the Stone Zoo in the Vatican...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Buongiorno! Grazie mille for the amazing review and recommendation, I am so happy to read that I was able to answer all your questions during the tour and that you enjoyed your time with me as much as I enjoyed your company! Being able to...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Giuliano is an AWESOME Guide

Giuliano is an AWESOME Guide. Our tour of the Vatican was great, we go to learn and see things beyond what we expected. This was not our first tour there having did it the previous year, but we got to even see things beyond the...More

Thank Mickey J
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Ciao! Grazie to you guys for being kind, interested, and courteous guests! It was my pleasure to lead you on this tour. I'd be happy to see you the next time you are in Rome. Best, Giuliano

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Brilliant tour!!

One of the best private tours of our life. Alessandro Chiarot was incredible, he answered every question, expanded in areas of our choice, was fun to be with and couldn't be helpful right across the board. Thank you Alex, you made our tour of the...More

Thank Robin B
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Ciao guys, and grazie for spending your time in Rome with me! The Vatican can be amazing without a guide, but it's so much better when you know what you're looking at- I'm glad you got all your questions answered. I hope to see you...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Paola is great

She was a great tour guide. She was great with my daughter. You should request her for the Vatican tour.More

Thank edward l
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Ciao and thanks for the review! It's always my pleasure to pay extra attention to young people and make sure they take something away from their time in a place such as the Vatican! If you're ever back in town, do get in touch! Take...More

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Depends on how much you value actually being able to see the Vatican versus stand in line or peer over your fellow tourists. For us, it was beyond words. My husband and I and our guide were the only people in the galleries... More
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