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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s

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  • 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.
From 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.
From 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 3 days ago
Before Hours Vatican Museums

It was great to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel before all the crowds of people came in. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and gave a great tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and...More

1  Thank allenpowers178
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ciao. Grazie for taking the time to leave a review. Visiting the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums before the general public enters at 9am is definitely the way to go if you want to enjoy it the amazing masterpieces without the crowds. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
A Fantastic Tour

We had limited time in Rome, so we went with an express tour. Our guide was Anna, she was very nice, very informative, spoke great English. We had about 14 in the group. We included hotel pickup with the tour, which made it super easy...More

Thank MrsB503
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ciao! Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a fantastic Vatican tour with Anna and the express tour is perfect for those that have limited time in the city as you still get to see the main highlights including the amazing Sistine Chapel....More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Exceptional Passionate Guides

We booked 3 tours with The Roman Guy before arriving in Italy. Colosseum, Florence walking tour, Vatican-Early entry. Their phone agents are English speaking and willing to go above and beyond. They make traveling to a foreign country very easy!! From the first phone call,...More

Thank hayloburger
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ciao. Grazie for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to read you enjoyed all 3 tours with us, the guides definitely give you priceless information that you could easily miss out on by yourself.We hope you had a great vacation and hope...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great tour

This early entrance is the way to go , small group , great informative guide . No rushing , no crowds .

Thank 333vaca333
Reviewed 4 days ago
Extremely thorough, worth getting up early for!

Our family of 6 had a great time on our Vatican tour. Our tour guide, Raf, was a delight - you could see how much she loved the artwork and history, and she was a wealth of knowledge! She was able to answer all of...More

Thank Kimberly W
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ciao. Grazie for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to read you has a great time on your Vatican tour with Raf. The early morning tour means you will get in an hour before the general public and it definitely makes a...More

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Dale B
20 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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