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

From US$89.00
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
From US$89.00
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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$89.00
Before Hours Vatican - 7:30 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 yesterday via mobile
Fantastic tour

We did the early morning Vatican museum, sistine chapel and St. Paul's basilica tour and it was fantastic. Our guide was Fabi and she was very informative, entertaining and had great knowledge of the crowds and buildings. I would highly recommend this early morning tour...More

Thank Shane Bridgette K
Reviewed yesterday
We were amazed at the beauty of the Vatican City and Sara's extensive knowledge!

Sara was our tour guide in a small group of 13. She was patient, articulate and her wealth of knowledge was amazing. She answered each question, and you could feel her love of her job and the Vatican. I would highly recommend the before hours...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed yesterday
THE ONLY TO SEE THE SISTINE CHAPEL

This early morning tour is the only way to see The Sistine Chapel and the rest of St. Peter's. The crowds get much too large later in the morning. We went with The Roman Guy tour group. It was well organized and our guide, Rafaella...More

Thank Luke E
Reviewed 4 days ago
Worth getting up for!

Met at 07.30 and was admitted into the museum's at 8am. Our guide Suzanne took us straight through to the Sistine Chapel so we were there before the crowds. We then did as much as was possible in our 3 hour tour but there is...More

Thank Sunbank
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Great Way to See the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters

With our 10-year-old Grandson, we opted for the "Express" Vatican Tour (2 1/2 hr vs regular 3 1/2 hr)....2 1/2 hr was plenty for us. While the early morning start was tough (at the meeting point at the entrance to the Vatican Museums by 7:15AM),...More

Thank TraveljunkySeattle
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Grazie for taking the time to leave a review. We're very happy you and your grandson enjoyed your Vatican Express tour. 2,5 hours can be plenty - allowing you to see the highlights without it getting too long, especially for the young ones! Getting...More

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Jackie W
19 April 2018|
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Response from Francesca T | Property representative |
Ciao Jackie. We offer an early morning private tour which would allow the guide to fully customize the route for you and your mom. I'd suggest you give us a call to our toll free number so our Travel Experts can talk you... More
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hyhuang
10 April 2018|
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Response from Francesca T | Property representative |
Ciao! Thank you for all your answers! The before hours tour last 3.5 hours and the meeting point as mentioned below is at the top of the stairs by Cafe Vaticano, just opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums. You will... More
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