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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance

Highlights
  • Have the Sistine Chapel all to yourself on an early-access tour 
  • Enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the general public
  • Admire art by Michelangelo in relative tranquility 
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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance
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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance
US$103,04
Overview

The large crowds you’ll find at the Sistine Chapel demonstrate its worldwide popularity. Get the landmark all to yourself on a skip-the-line, priority-entry tour that grants you access to the Vatican an hour before general public. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees an intimate atmosphere as you explore in relative tranquility. Plus, the tour includes breakfast and access to St. Paul’s Basilica via a reserved entrance.

What to Expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy a continental breakfast of croissants, coffee, and juice. When the Vatican opens its doors at 8am, you’ll be one of the first to enter with a skip-the-line admission ticket.

Once inside, head straight to the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without having to battle crowds. You’ll only have to share the space with a fraction of the visitors who arrive later on.

Alongside your guide, admire art in some of the Vatican’s 1,400 rooms and learn little-known information you may otherwise have missed. After you’ve seen the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved groups-only entrance and take a guided tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you’re free to continue exploring the space independently.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
AMAZING Early Vatican Tour with Mario!

Yesterday my husband and I were blown away by our tour of the Vatican. Mario, our tour guide, was engaging, hilarious, passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the Vatican and it’s history. Breakfast and drinks beforehand were delicious and all of the staff at What a...More

Thank Christine W
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity of welcoming you and your partner to our offices Christine and you chose really well going for the Early Access Vatican tour enjoying a light breakfast with us before heading off with our magnificent Mario,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Tour by Mario!

We loved our tour guide, Mario!!! He was informative, kept it moving and the screenwriters in our group appreciated the way he told the story of the sites we visited, always providing a tie to works we had seen before and how they were related....More

2  Thank JKK1234
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we are happy that you chose to wake up early for us! We know that it’s hard to wake up early on vacation which is why we provide breakfast to get your energy levels up. It’s rewarding to hear that you found getting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WOW!!!

We booked the Group Vatican Early Access tour for two people in May 2018 and we absolutely loved our experience ! Marco was an amazing guide ! He added a touch of humor and philosophy to the tour and was very interesting to listen to....More

2  Thank Camille C
What a, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Camille! Thank you for taking the time to write on TripAdvisor your feedback, Marco will be enthusiastic to read your words! It was a pleasure meeting you at our office, just a block away from the Vatican Museums' entrance. Hope to see back in...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
This is the Vatican tour that you want!

We booked the What A Life early bird tour for our family (2 adults and our 11 daughter) and it was amazing! Our guide, Ana, was AWESOME...so knowledgeable and passionate about her craft. She was so sweet to our daughter too, making her feel special....More

1  Thank Alan H
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Alan, thank you for your 5-star review! Ana really is the BEST, isn’t she??!! She is so versatile, being able to cater the tour to both adults and children just proves how skilled of a guide she is and we are so glad your daughter...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Worth Every Penny

We spent a wonderful morning with Mario who explained everything with gusto. We were a bit hesitant in spending the money, but the tour size was small, no queues and an excellent, knowledgeable guide, we could not recommend this tour enough. Simply excellent.More

1  Thank abwilliams0n
What a, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Buongiorno! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor, Mario is indeed an amazing tour guide! It nice meeting you to our office, just 2 minutes away from the Vatican Museums' entrance. We are happy that you point out the advantages...More

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Elisha D
8 July 2018|
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Response from abwilliams0n | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi to the meeting point, the hotel booked this for us and the cost was less than 10euros
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mrsmm6108
21 May 2018|
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Response from Carol G | Reviewed this property |
The tour was 3.5 hours.
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