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Skip the line and beat the queues! Enjoy privileged access to the Vatican by beginning your tour one hour before the museum doors officially open. The tour covers Sistine Chapel (before the crowds!), Vatican Museums, exclusively - all time closed Secret Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected) with your highly professional tour guide.
Get the Vatican all to yourself on a skip-the-line, priority-access tour
Enter the landmark one hour before it opens to the general public
Admire the Sistine Chapel without being jostled by large crowds
Small-group tour limited to 12 people for an intimate experience
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a designated meeting point near the Vatican in the early morning. With your priority admission ticket, you’ll enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site an hour before it opens to the general public and head straight to the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo's iconic frescoes without standing shoulder-to-shoulder with large crowds and discover little-known info from your guide.
After ticking off highlights such as the Gallery of Maps and Raphael's Rooms, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica for a guided tour of the cathedral. Bid your guide farewell here and continue to explore independently if you please.
Main office, Via Vespasiano
Blue Badge guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy 2016 St. Peter's basilica is an active religious centre and is subject to sudden closures for Jubilee ceremonies. The closures might occur without previous notice, we are therefore not responsible for this inconvenience. This does not affect the tour of the Vatican museums
To apply Youth fares you need to provide a student ID card
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We had an overall good experience on this tour. There is more to see in the Vatican Museum than you could possibly do in the allotted time. So choices have to be made. Our guide, Daniel was very helpful and informative. He was a little...More
I booked the early Vatican/Sistine Chapel tour and the Colosseum & Rome History Tour 2 months ago for our weekend trip to Rome.
Three days before leaving for Rome i received an email stating due to unforeseen circumstances the company had to cancel our tour...More
5 Thank KateKemsley
ItalyWithUs, Guest Relations Manager at Italy With Us, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019
refund has been duly processed on feb 4th. our valuable customer understood the serious problem we had to face in that situation. Her comprehension was much appreciated.
We had a fantastic experience on this tour. Our tour guide, Margherita, was so knowledgeable and very entertaining. We are so glad we had her taking us through! Everything was easy and we entered the Sistine Chapel before the crowds got overwhelming.
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It was around 2 1/2 - 3 hours. We had a private tour and saw both Vatican and St Peters. Our tour finished after St Peters but we were able to stay and go to the top of the church. The great thing about it being private was... More
It was around 2 1/2 - 3 hours. We had a private tour and saw both Vatican and St Peters. Our tour finished after St Peters but we were able to stay and go to the top of the church. The great thing about it being private was that she went thru at our pace and we were able to see the things we were interested in