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Exclusive Vatican Semi-Private Tour with the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

Beat the Vatican crowds with an early morning tour of the world-renowned Vatican Museums. As one of the first visitors of the day, explore all the must-see Vatican sites.

  Duration: 3h
  Hosted in: EN

Exclusive Vatican Semi-Private Tour with the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

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€ 75
About This Tour
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Last Minute Tour
Mobile Voucher
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Group: Max 10 people

What you'll do

Gain privileged access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica in a small group of 10 people. Skip the long lines to enter the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of San Pietro: you will be guaranteed, in fact, a direct entrance, an hour before they open to the public. 

An opportunity to marvel at the museums’ awe-inspiring art collection, world-renowned frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel, and the Renaissance era paintings in the Raphael Rooms. Listen to stories of the artists responsible for the incredible artwork inside the museums, and the secrets of this holy district that dates to the 5th Century in an intimate, small group setting. [readmore] Without the queues or the crowds, have special access to your expert guide to the world’s epicenter of Catholicism, history, and art. Witness the breathtaking work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, the holy interior of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Tombs of the Popes, and Bernini’s famed baldachin, the bronzed canopy over the tomb of St. Peter himself. 

The itineraries we will visit include: 

  • Octagonal Courtyard 
  • Gallery of the Muses 
  • Round Room 
  • Gallery of the Candelabra 
  • Gallery of Maps 
  • Sobieski Room 
  • Raphael Rooms 
  • Borgia Apartments 
  • Collection of Modern Religious Art 
  • Sistine Chapel 
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
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Included / Excluded
3-hour Exclusive Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
Skip-the- long line Admission to Vatican and Sistine Chapel
Admission fee to enter St Peter's Basilica
Semi-private tour in a small group of maximum 10 people
Professional Art and Historian Guide
Headsets for moving around and hearing you guide
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Before You Go

You have to come at least 15 minutes in advance, in order not to miss your tour.

A dress code is required to enter: 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

Due to an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home

It is forbidden to bring any type of firearm or dangerous items into the Vatican Museums

It is not permitted to bring a medium or large luggage, umbrellas or sticks (apart from those used for walking): it is advisable to bring small bags and rucksacks if needed; these items can also be left in the checkroom of the Vatican for free

The headsets are the property of the Vatican. We are obligated to exclusively rent from them so we don't have any quality control over them. Therefore, if your headset doesn't have quality sound, please let us know and we will take care of providing a replacement

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible

Meeting Point

Via Germanico, 16, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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