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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel

Highlights
  • Gain entrance to the Vatican Museums an hour before the general public 
  • Avoid the long entrance lines, often in excess of three hours 
  • Enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms in relative tranquility
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
US$115 per adult
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
US$114,30 per adult
Overview
Nobody wants to spend their vacation waiting in line or jostling crowds. Be the first of thousands to visit the Vatican on this early access tour, which allows you to enter the Vatican Museums an hour before they’re open to the public. A small group limited to 12 allows you to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms without the annoyance of crowds, and headsets mean you can hear your guide clearly at all times. Skip lines often in excess of three hours, and stay inside St. Peter’s Basilica for as long as you wish once the tour concludes.
What to Expect

This Vatican Museums tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican in the early morning. Head straight inside the Vatican through a special entrance reserved especially for groups.

In your small group, remain close to your guide at all times and explore some of the 2,000 rooms in relative tranquility. Admire the golden vaulted ceiling in the Gallery of Maps; stare at Michelangelo's world-famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel; and marvel at enormous frescos in the Raphael Rooms.

After your tour of the Vatican Museums, head to St. Peter’s Basilica, and receive an overview of the church from your guide. Then, spend as long as you like exploring the church with relatively few crowds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic views of Vatican and Sistine Chapel (early tour)

We read other reviews and decided the early entry was the best option, we arrived for our tour at 7.20am which meant a very early start as we were staying around 25 mins away by taxi but there were already a lot of people around,...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Early Access is the way to go!

We did the express tour, and got in early to see the Sisteen Chapel, followed by the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Our guide (Giuseppe) knew a lot and shared a lot of information with us. When we arrived at the Sisteen Chapel, there...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago
No queuing & knowledgable guide

We booked for the 08:10 tour on 30 April but arrived nearly an hour early. Even by then there were many hundreds of visitors milling around the entrance, across the road and down the stairs. It looked absolute chaos, however we spoke to a tour...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

Marco was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. This is a great way to skip the line and learn the history. Highly recommended. The meeting point for the Vatican tours is very hectic, but there were plenty of people to point us to the correct line. Get...More

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome Tour Experience

We had a great tour guide, he was super knowledgeable and passionate about us having a great experience, he also had a great sense of humor!! This tour was perfectly arranged, very organized and felt like the fast pass at Disneyland - I completely recommend...More

Thank Leslie M
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