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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Early Access in Rome

Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican Museums an hour before it opens to the general public 
  • Beat lines often in excess of three hours 
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms with far less crowds
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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s
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Before Hours Vatican - 7:30 AMMost Popular
Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
US$99,00
Before Hours Vatican - 7:45 AM
Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
US$99,00
Overview

The wait times for the Vatican Museums are testament to its status as one of the world’s most well-known monuments. Beat the crowds and enter the Vatican an hour before it officially opens to the public on this early access tour, guaranteed to save you at least three hours of waiting. Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms in a relatively crowd-free environment, and hear your guide's commentary clearly through a headset. Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is also included.

What to Expect

Your Vatican tour begins in the early morning. Greet your guide at a designated meeting point, and enter the Vatican through an entrance reserved specially for priority access groups.

Feel like you have the place to yourself as you visit highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes.

Listen to the history of the Vatican and its numerous Popes before heading into St. Peter’s Basilica for a small-group tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you can continue exploring the church independently if you wish.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Overall a tour of the vatican, museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters are a must see when you are in Rome.

We were ion a Trafalgar tour which had an on bus tour director. Our group was handed over to an older lady (don't have her name) who was an official guide for the vatican. She had great knowledge of the interior of the historic biblical...More

Thank lesliesS6177BL
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Ciao Leslie! Grazie mille for your review. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Vatican tour! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s

Wonderful tour! The guide was very informative with many behind-the-scenes historical observations that gave life to the stories behind the artifacts, sculptures and paintings. A little problem with the audio earpiece would have made it an excellent experience. Overall, very good.

Thank Rickey C
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Ciao Rickey! Grazie mille for your review. We love telling stories about the landmarks you see on tour. We are looking into the headsets issue. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jad took us on the most amazing informative tour!! Use The Roman Guy!!

Look no further than The Roman Guy. Our small group of 13 was educated, entertained, & informed by Jad & all that the tour has to offer. Extremely knowledgable about the Vatican & Sistine Chapel. The Before hours tour is the way to go-Jad knew...More

1  Thank Beth M
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ciao Beth! Grazie mille for your kind review. We're pleased to hear that Jad made your tour memorable and engaging! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of tourists

Expensive and our tour guide was a little odd. The main benefit of having her was to get in before the crowds, The interior of the Sistine Chapel was awesome, the interior of the Basilica was the most beautiful church I have visited. Lots of...More

Thank MasieB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The only way to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel

If anyone is looking for an informative, entertaining tour of the most important things to see at the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica, this is your tour. Raf was amazing. If you have her showing you around you're lucky!! She told us...More

Thank Rebecca L
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ciao Rebecca! Grazie mille for your review. Getting to know what you're about to see while you're standing in line helps you understand the beauty of the Vatican so much more! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Dale B
19 June 2018|
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Response from scb998 | Reviewed this property |
Also, on the before hours tour, our guide showed pictures and gave some history and things to watch for while we waited to get in since there is no talking in the chapel. He rushed through part of the museum to get to the... More
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18 May 2018|
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Response from Martha F | Reviewed this property |
Tour covers Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s basilica.
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