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Semi-Private Early Access Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Tour

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.

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Semi-Private Early Access Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Tour

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€ 75
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Gain privileged access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica in a small group of 13 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.
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Skip-the-line admission fee
Professional art and historian guide
Small group

Not Included
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)


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Key Details
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
Collection point: Via Germanico, 16, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Group: Max 13 people

Before You Go

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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

There will be 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 possible to bring alcoholic beverages; it is also forbidden to eat or drink inside the halls of the museums.

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Tour Highlights

Beat the Vatican crowds with an early morning tour of the world-renowned Vatican Museums. As one of the first visitors of the day, you’ll explore all the must-see Vatican sites including Raphael’s Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel — home to Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam frescoes. This 3-hour guided tour is an intimately sized group of a maximum of 13 people, allowing for a more personalized experience.

Please also understand that the radio 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.

SKIP THE LINE policy: Please be aware that entering the Vatican Museums means leaving Rome and going to a different State. During high seasons the Vatican welcomes more than 30.000 visitors per day!

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

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