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Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms - Rome, Italy
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Rome, Italy

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$430.68

See the Vatican like a VIP with a once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum’s secret rooms. The small-group tour gives unprecedented access to rooms that are usually off-limits to the public ... More info ›

See the Vatican like a VIP with a once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum’s secret rooms. The small-group tour gives unprecedented access to rooms that are usually off-limits to the public. Skip all the lines to see secret spots like the Room of Gold plus classic sites like Raphael’s Rooms, and end with a Sistine Chapel after-hours visit — just for your group of 15 people. It’s a great way to see Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” fresco minus the crowds and earn bragging rights for life.

Skip-the-line Vatican tours are so popular, even the priority lines are long! But this exclusive VIP tour includes access through a reserved entranceway, ensuring that you will not wait in any long lines. Spend three hours here on a small-group tour, accompanied by a Vatican guard to unlock doors to secret rooms. You’ll discover the Vatican as only VIPs like presidents and royal families usually do.

Due to the nature of this special-access tour, the itinerary changes each time. Access to the secret rooms varies and is based on availability, but most tours include the impressive Bramante Staircase (Scala del Bramante), which is actually a ramp on the corner of the Pope's Palace. You’ll also most likely visit the Room of Gold (Sala degli Ori), an opulent, rarely seen room that holds a dazzling collection of papal gold jewelry and precious Etruscan jewels.

The Niccoline Chapel (Cappella Niccolina) is another secret room most likely seen during your tour. Every bit as beautiful as the Sistine Chapel, this secret room is adorned with gold brought back from Christopher Columbus' travels, and frescoes by Fra Angelico, a Renaissance painter whose mesmerizing artwork pre-dates Michelangelo's.

In addition to the closed rooms, see many of the Vatican Museums’ classic attractions. As your expert guide entertains you with tales of Vatican art, power and treachery, admire the statue of Apollo Belvedere and other renowned monuments. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, the public part of the papal apartments in the Palace of the Vatican, and stroll through the Pinecone Courtyard.

Your tour ends on a high note with private access to the Sistine Chapel for your small group. After the doors close to the public, you'll have 30 minutes inside this incredible (and empty!) chapel. Speaking is typically forbidden, but during this private experience, your guide will explain Michelangelo's stunning ceiling fresco, which depicts scenes from Genesis, and his wall fresco The Last Judgement.

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VIP Colosseum Express Tour: Forum-View Breakfast with Gladiators Entrance and Arena Floor

VIP Colosseum Express Tour: Forum-View Breakfast with Gladiators Entrance and Arena Floor - Rome, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Location: Rome, Italy

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$124.58

Experience the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this Express Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena Floor through the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’, without the lines, crowding and long security checks that characterize the other entrances! What’s more, this VIP tour starts with an unforgettable buffet breakfast at one of Rome’s finest hotels with breathtaking views over the Forum from its world-famous terrace. 

Start your day, and your appointment with the Colosseum, right with a buffet breakfast at a premier Rome hotel whose terrace is acclaimed throughout the city as having one of the best views of the Forum. Watch as its columns and capitals bask in the morning light, while choosing from a selection of bacon, sausages, made to order eggs, fruit, jam, pastries, yogurt, coffee and juice with dedicated service ... More info ›

Experience the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this Express Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena Floor through the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’, without the lines, crowding and long security checks that characterize the other entrances! What’s more, this VIP tour starts with an unforgettable buffet breakfast at one of Rome’s finest hotels with breathtaking views over the Forum from its world-famous terrace. 

Start your day, and your appointment with the Colosseum, right with a buffet breakfast at a premier Rome hotel whose terrace is acclaimed throughout the city as having one of the best views of the Forum. Watch as its columns and capitals bask in the morning light, while choosing from a selection of bacon, sausages, made to order eggs, fruit, jam, pastries, yogurt, coffee and juice with dedicated service. When the weather is good, you will even be able to enjoy the morning feast in the even more spectacular setting of the hotel’s uncovered terrace reserved for your group alone. After breakfast enjoy a relaxing stroll taking in the Forum from the street with your guide’s commentary before reaching the Colosseum’s recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’. 

Take in the glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial combat, treading in their footsteps out onto a partial reconstruction of the arena floor, looking up at the tiered ruins that were once filled with some 50,000-80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.

You are sure to hear their echoes as your eyes are drawn upward, your body turns and your mind is boggled by the elegance and engineering prowess of what was once the largest structure of its kind in the world, all from this unique 360° view, as a local expert guide reminds you of its dramatic purpose in a narrative that goes beyond anything Hollywood could dream up.

Home to the gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts, theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this 1.5-hour Colosseum tour explores the Arena Floor with its awe-inspiring perspective, up-close views of the underground area where the spectacle was brought to life, and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood, all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see.

In addition, you will follow your guide up to the second level to see what the crowds saw, tracing the Colosseum’s circumference in an effort to understand what it must have been like when the stands were packed, the crowds were roaring and a gladiator’s destiny hung on their whims.

No other itinerary allows you to see the Colosseum from the two most impressive above and below viewpoints in such a compact time frame. After the tour you will also have the option of following your guide for Skip the Line access to the Roman Forum. Here you will be taken to the best vantage point for a short introduction into its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own, enriched by your guide’s expert knowledge. You will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum and Circus Maximus.  

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Waking Up the Vatican: VIP Small-Group Tour Before Museums Open

Waking Up the Vatican: VIP Small-Group Tour Before Museums Open - Rome, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Rome, Italy

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$372.90

Make your visit to the Vatican extra special with this Waking Up the Vatican tour. First, follow a keyholder to unlock the Vatican doors long before the museum opens up to the public, avoiding the crowds that pour inside right at opening time ... More info ›

Special Offer - Introductory offer: Book and travel by July 31st, 2018 and save 30%!
You get to be one of 20 people to enjoy the quiet of the morning at the Vatican before the crowds. This experience is only available through TripAdvisor and Viator. - Book Now!

Make your visit to the Vatican extra special with this Waking Up the Vatican tour. First, follow a keyholder to unlock the Vatican doors long before the museum opens up to the public, avoiding the crowds that pour inside right at opening time. Explore the Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms, and the Gallery of Maps with a small group, and then end your experience with a banquet-style breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard.

Meet your small tour group limited to 20 people and your guide in central Rome.

The clavigero (key keeper) carries nearly 3,000 keys to the Vatican Museums, and every morning opens the monumental Vatican doors. He uses a key to get into each section of the museum, turning on the lights to each room for the day.

On this special VIP tour, head inside the rooms and galleries before the museum is even opened to the public with the clavigero as he finds the right key that opens each area. You’ll avoid the crazy chaos of the crowds as you follow your guide through a carefully planned route. Visit the most famous galleries and rooms, such as the Raphael Rooms, and see a variety of ancient sculptures, paintings, relics, and medieval maps. Your guide tells you the stories behind them and the Vatican itself.

Next, continue on to the world-famous Sistine Chapel to catch sight of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Enter the chapel and have the rare chance to admire it with only a few other people. Your guide also goes inside with you for a guided visit—which has never been heard of until now.

End your experience at the Vatican Museums with a delicious breakfast in the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard. Enjoy a huge spread of hot and cold breakfast foods, meats, cheeses, pastries, and pancakes. Your breakfast at the Vatican is relaxed, giving you plenty of time to sit out on the courtyard patio.

Your VIP early-entry Vatican tour ends inside the Pinecone Courtyard, so you can spend additional time exploring further, if you'd like.

Special Offer - Introductory offer: Book and travel by July 31st, 2018 and save 30%!
You get to be one of 20 people to enjoy the quiet of the morning at the Vatican before the crowds. This experience is only available through TripAdvisor and Viator. - Book Now!

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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel - Rome, Italy
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Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Location: Rome, Italy

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$129.32

Start your day at the Vatican with a lavish buffet breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard, followed by a small-group tour (limited to 16) of the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public. See highlights such as Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel before heading inside St Peter’s Basilica though a reserved entranceway to beat any crowds ... More info ›

Start your day at the Vatican with a lavish buffet breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard, followed by a small-group tour (limited to 16) of the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public. See highlights such as Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel before heading inside St Peter’s Basilica though a reserved entranceway to beat any crowds. Alternatively, select the Vatican Gardens breakfast option, limited to 25 people, which, in addition to the Museums tour, includes a coach tour of Vatican City and the gardens, typically closed to the public. No matter which option you choose, you'll see the Vatican's incredible artwork with personalized attention from a guide.

Your tour starts in the morning at the Vatican Museums, where you'll meet your guide before the complex opens to the general public. Follow your guide to either the Pinecone Courtyard or the Vatican cafeteria (depending on the tour option chosen at the time of booking) to begin your experience with a buffet of pastries, coffee and other items. After breakfast, head with your guide on your VIP tour of the Vatican’s many famed sights, from the Gallery of Tapestries to the Renaissance art of Raphael’s Rooms to the Sistine Chapel.

Your tour finishes with skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica through a reserved doorway. Learn about the artwork like Bernini’s Baldacchino canopy and Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture before saying goodbye to your guide when your tour ends (you may continue to stay at St Peter’s Basilica, if you wish).

See the Itinerary for more information about the two tour options.

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour with Virtual Reality, Gladiator Entrance and Arena Floor

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour with Virtual Reality, Gladiator Entrance and Arena Floor - Rome, Italy
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Rome, Italy

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$105.59

Enjoy our 3 hrs small group tour of max 6 participants of Ancient Rome and its amazing reconstructions with Virtual Reality and skip-the-line tickets. With our local passionate guide you will visit the wonders of the archaeological park of Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum ... More info ›

Enjoy our 3 hrs small group tour of max 6 participants of Ancient Rome and its amazing reconstructions with Virtual Reality and skip-the-line tickets. With our local passionate guide you will visit the wonders of the archaeological park of Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. Also as of June 1st, you will gain access to the arena floor through the Gladiator entrance where battles took place! Throughout the tour you will be given cardboard glasses, gifted to you at the end, in which you will be able to admire at 360°, full reconstructions of Ancient Rome, all to help your guide’s explanation and enhance your final experience. You will literally be traveling back in time, we are sure you will be blown away!

As of June 1st all participants are required to bring a valid form of ID to enter the restricted areas of the Colosseum (passport, drivers license or government ID). Photo copies are acceptable. 

The Colosseum & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour with Virtual Reality will commence near the Colosseum at 9:30 am, where your local passionate guide will introduce you to the history of Rome. After a brief intro, you will be gifted the glasses and invited to insert your phone to admire the first reconstruction of the tour: the Colosseum and its surrounding valley. The guide’s explanation will be enhanced for a few short moments while you enjoy the first 360° ancient reconstruction.

With skip-the-line access, bypass all the lines and enter directly into the Colosseum through the Gladiator entrance. Then you will enjoy the first two rings of this wonderful arena. Stories of gladiators, Caesars, games and entertainment, along with thorough explanations of its architecture and flawless engineering will be provided by your expert guide. 

After reliving the most famous gladiator’s amphitheater of the world, icon of Rome, your Ancient Rome tour of max 6 participants will continue to the Palatine Hill. Climb the hill with your passionate guide and at the very top you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of the valley between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill where Circus Maximus used to be. Wait…you only see a grass field? Don’t worry, put your glasses on and voilà, the whole reconstruction of Circus Maximus is available at 360° in front of your very own eyes.

Walk through the pinecone trees, learn fun anecdotes with our top-rated guides and descend into the most famous valley of the world: the Roman Forum. Here, your expert guide and your group of max 6 participants will enjoy the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, the Temple of Antonino and Faustina and when at the bottom you will be standing in the main square, surrounded by some of the most important architectural icons of ancient Rome: the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Rostra, the Basilica Aemilia and the Temple of Jupiter on the top of the Capitoline Hill. The view is spectacular, the explanations and descriptions provided by your guide are immersing you into history, but for a moment, put your glasses on, and see it all come to life in front of you!

This experience is exclusive and can only be lived with this tour. Upon booking the tour, your confirmation email will invite you to download a simple app. Bring your phone to the tour, and your guide will do the rest! No internet connection required.

Please note that the reconstructions are created to enhance your experience and augment the narratives provided by your guides.

* The above itinerary is an example,and the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled time slot 

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