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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

From US$112.45
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
  • Hear your guide's commentary clearly through a headset 
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica while its still relatively empty
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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 via mobile

Great tour! Raffa our guide was very informative and friendly. Easy to find meeting spot. Worth paying for this tour; when we exited St. Peter’s late morning, the lines were long and crowds large.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kriz1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Sabrina, was excellent, very enjoyable, informative and interesting along with very polite to other groups helping them stay together too.

Thank jackiev770
Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ciao Jackie! Grazie mille for your review. We're so happy to hear that you loved your tour and that you felt Sabrina enhanced your experience and went above and beyond. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabi, our guide made this tour worth every penny. You actually understand what you are looking at and she maximizes your time so you can enjoy the Vatican and St. Peter's without the mash of people.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Becky L
Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ciao Becky! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican. Fabi is an amazing guide! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been to the Vatican before on a couple of different tours and this was definitely the best! What made the difference were two things. First, While we waited for the doors to the museum to open our guide, Kiara, gave us each a pamphlet...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wilson4allaround
Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ciao! We are so happy to hear your tour really enhanced your knowledge and enjoyment of the Vatican. We strive to only hire the best guides, so when we receive feedback like yours it makes us feel like we've succeeded. Kiara is an amazing guide!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Jumona was amazing. She was so informative and pleasant. She waited for everyone to keep up. She was just wonderful.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Susan D
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The tour did not include the gardens. We did follow our tour with a climb up St Peter's (for an additional fee) where the gardens could be seen from above. I do not know if a garden tour is another possible option. There are... More
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Once you exit the Sistine Chapel/Museum area and enter the basilica, you cannot go back into the museum. After the tour, you will have an option to stay inside St Peter's Basilica to walk around and/or go up to the dome (you... More
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