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We will be strolling leisurely through the galleries of the collection before the doors of the Sistine Chapel are opened to us.
Your unique experience will begin as the gates to the smallest country in the world open just for you, and then close again behind you! This experience is the ultimate VIP Vatican tour!
Start by exploring the Pinecone Courtyard, the very heart of the Vatican Museums. Here you will begin to learn about the history of the Vatican's impressive art collection.
Seeing the Vatican Museums at a relaxed pace ensures you won't make the mistake of skipping this amazing part of the collection. Among many great works, the mysterious "Belvedere Torso" stands out!
This quiet little courtyard hides some of the most precious classical statues, including the "Belvedere Apollo", a source of inspiration to many great artists to follow.
Possibly the first work ever introduced into the Vatican Museum's collection is a sculpture telling one of the most incredible stories of the Antiquity.
Between the beautiful mosaic floors, porphyry granite bath tub and an extremely rare bronze statue of Hercules, you won't know where to look first.
The highlights of this room are 2 granite sarcophagi, meant for the great Emperor Constantine I and his daughter. On this Private Vatican Guided Tour, your expert guide will tell you all about them
This gallery was originally an open "loggia" but was walled and closed some 200 years ago. The statues and candelabras you will see inside during this Vatican tour date back as far as 3rd Century B.C.
Some of the masterpieces in this gallery were designed after the cartoons drawn by Raphael! Your guide will explain the stories portrayed, and show you a tapestry with a spectacular optical illusion!
The Vatican Museums are overflowing with art, history and beauty. See it for yourself as you stroll through the magnificent Gallery of Maps, decorated in the 16th century with outstanding precision!
Decorated for Pope Julius II by the hand of Raphael, your next stop on this VIP Vatican tour is to the apartments adorned in Raphael’s priceless frescoes, 4 rooms of outstanding beauty!
Celebrated as one of Raphael's greatest works, this fresco displays the gathering of the greatest philosophers of the Antiquity. There's a lot more to Raphael's masterpiece than first meets the eye.
A place where Cardinals have spent endless hours deliberating the fate of men in the Catholic Church, you'll feel the overpowering emotion in the air of this room as you experience it all to yourself!
It took the great artist 4 years of excruciating work to complete and portrays a sequence of biblical stories. Your attention will be drawn to the central point which depicts the "Creation of Adam".
In his mature years, Michelangelo returned to the place that made him most famous, only to paint another masterpiece. This time portraying his conception of the "end days".
After being overwhelmed by the beauty of the Chapel, you will find out that the Vatican Museums conceal more gems than expected in the famous "Biblioteca".
You will conclude this once in a lifetime Private Vatican Tour by walking down the legendary double spiral staircase, designed according to the great Bramante designs!
Better than just skipping the lines, we enter after normal opening hours to avoid the crowds. You will get to experience the Museums and Sistine Chapel without any other visitors.
This VIP tour will allow you to experience things that very few people will ever have the chance to experience. The Sistine Chapel all for yourself!
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
What makes this Vatican tour an experience of a lifetime? Some experiences in life are extremely difficult to put into words and having the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel all to yourself after closing hours is definitely one of those experiences. Very few will ever be able to say that they have walked into the Sistine Chapel and had the doors close behind them as they soak in the works of Michelangelo completely alone.
On this very special VIP Vatican Museums After Hours Private Tour with Sistine Chapel, this is your chance to examine this wonder of the world in complete silence and be left alone amongst centuries worth of history.
With the hairs on your arms standing upright, you'll watch as the doors of the Vatican Museums open in front of you, before your Vatican expert takes you on a guided tour of the treasures that the Vatican Museums have to offer. Imagine, instead of thousands of people, the number is reduced to just you, your expert guide, and a private Vatican escort.
Move through the different rooms of the Vatican Museums at a leisurely pace, as your expert guide tells you all the histories and stories behind this magnificent art collection. Discover The Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms and of course the Sistine Chapel.
Can you imagine having your own Sistine Chapel private viewing? One of the reasons why this is one of the best Vatican tours around is because you get the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, all to yourself! This Private Vatican Tour shows you the Vatican Museums in a way that very few on this earth will ever experience. Make sure you bring your camera with you, because describing the feeling of this Vatican behind the scenes experience to your friends and family at home will be difficult.
To make this Vatican guided tour experience even more luxurious, and make you feel like a real VIP that you are, we will arrange a private round trip transportation to the meeting point. Your private driver will collect you from your hotel in a luxury climate controlled vehicle, and at the end of your once-in-a-lifetime Vatican experience, will take you back to your hotel, or drop you off for dinner at a nice restaurant. As your booking is completed, our travel experts will reach out to you in order to gather your hotel info in Rome and arrange all the details.
In order to reserve this once in a lifetime experience in Rome, The Roman Guy recommends reserving in advance.
The Roman Guy gets VIP access, because he is a Vatican City accredited Tour Operator.
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* The Roman Guy is granted special after hours access to the Vatican. However, the availabilities are given even months in advance, so please contact us if you are interested in booking this tour and we will contact the Vatican for availabilities.
In front of the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will be there holding a sign with your name on it.
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What to Bring
€2920 BASE PRICE
Child (5 & under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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Raphella was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgable about the Vatican and other sites around Rome. We ended up having a tour with just theRaphella was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgable about the Vatican and other sites around Rome. We ended up having a tour with just the three of us (Raphella, me and my mom) which allowed us to ask questions and actually hear what she had to say (as opposed to the large groups where you feel like you're being herded around). She also offered to take pictures of the both of us around the Vatican! It was awesome feeling like a VIP!..more
Brandon took 3 of us on a private tour of the Vatican. We had a lot of fun while learning our way through the vatican. Like... did you know that statuBrandon took 3 of us on a private tour of the Vatican. We had a lot of fun while learning our way through the vatican. Like... did you know that statues used to have eyes???
I would highly recommend The Roman Guy (Brandon) for your tour!
Thanks for everything Brandon!..more
This tour is on the expensive side, but for a good reason. To experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel during closing hours is just one of thThis tour is on the expensive side, but for a good reason. To experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel during closing hours is just one of those experiences you really just can't put a price on. Getting to take in the beauty of the Sistine Chapel in complete silence and undisturbed by crowds of tourist was amazing. Experiencing it in this way with no distractions really allowed me to take everything in in the way I wanted to. ..more
It is exactly what they describe. You go inside the Sistine Chapel and museums when they are closed. I've never been inside when they were open, butIt is exactly what they describe. You go inside the Sistine Chapel and museums when they are closed. I've never been inside when they were open, but I could imagine its not as nice as this. We were 5 couples so it came out to be $1000 per couple for an experience of a life time. Not cheap but how many other people can say they've done it? ..more