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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.
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 yesterday
Best way to do the Vatican

Monica was our tour guide and she was amazing. She is extremely knowledable and fun. We had our 7 year old son with us which can be a bit of a challenge on a 3.5 hour tour. She was so kind and patient with him...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 2 days ago
Sistine Chapel, It Happened

Our correspondence with The Roman Guy was nice and booking was very easy. They were quick to answer emails and were very organized. We showed up and checked in with a lady who had a clipboard, who directed us as to what group we'd be...More

Thank JennaMichelle1
Reviewed 2 days ago
For the Vatican- you must do this tour!

We used Roman Guy in other cities and were not disappointed. We saved time and were educated by our wonderful guide, Lucia R. The small group we were in made it easy to move around and really interact with our guide. It is well worth...More

1  Thank Mario I
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao Mario! Grazie mille for your kind review. Touring in a small group definitely helps make a tour more engaging! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed both of your tours with us. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellant tour and Guide

Frank was incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent guide!! All the questions we had were answered quickly and accurately. Thank you for making our trip amazing!! We will use you again

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

Ciao Jeanette! Grazie mille for your review. Frank is such an awesome guide! There is so much to learn in the Vatican museums and it's always great to have such a knowledgable guide. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago
So beautiful...glad we went early

The time we visited Rome, so did 50,000+ alter boys/girls from Germany!! Our guide Rita was very knowledgable and got us through quickly to see Sistine Chapel before everyone else which was wonderful. She took her time afterwards to show us what we raced through...More

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

Ciao Phillip! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy to hear that Rita gave you a great Vatican tour. Seeing the Sistine Chapel without the crowds makes the experience so much better! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

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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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julibland
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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