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

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  • 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
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
US$111.77
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 2 days ago
Wonderful tour and Guide!

We had a wonderful time with this tour. It was well worth the money. Our tour group was small, around 15 people, which made it so much easier to stay together and hear our leader Christian. Our tour guide was well informed and patient and...More

Thank Tami Z
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour

Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The tour was small so it was easy to ask questions. She was very skillful and navigating us around the lines and taking us to quiet places to sit and talk about what we were seeing. This was...More

Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Vatican tour with Sistine chapel and st Peter's basilica

Titti was our guide. She was really informative and clearly has a passion for her job! We enjoyed the tour thoroughly and learned so much that I believe you only get with a guide!

Thank anniec1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
worth every penny

Truly front of the line, even had time on the grounds and buildings before morning crowds for awhile. The guide was super knowledgeable and couldn’t have been any nicer. Learned so much about things I thought I knew about.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

4  Thank Jane C
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No, they’ll send you instructions on how to get to the meeting place and a map for reference. :)
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