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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel

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  • Gain entrance to the Vatican Museums an hour before the general public 
  • Avoid the long entrance lines, often in excess of three hours 
  • Enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms in relative tranquility
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
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Overview
Nobody wants to spend their vacation waiting in line or jostling crowds. Be the first of thousands to visit the Vatican on this early access tour, which allows you to enter the Vatican Museums an hour before they’re open to the public. A small group limited to 12 allows you to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms without the annoyance of crowds, and headsets mean you can hear your guide clearly at all times. Skip lines often in excess of three hours, and stay inside St. Peter’s Basilica for as long as you wish once the tour concludes.
What to Expect

This Vatican Museums tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican in the early morning. Head straight inside the Vatican through a special entrance reserved especially for groups.

In your small group, remain close to your guide at all times and explore some of the 2,000 rooms in relative tranquility. Admire the golden vaulted ceiling in the Gallery of Maps; stare at Michelangelo's world-famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel; and marvel at enormous frescos in the Raphael Rooms.

After your tour of the Vatican Museums, head to St. Peter’s Basilica, and receive an overview of the church from your guide. Then, spend as long as you like exploring the church with relatively few crowds.

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Reviewed yesterday
We saw some highlights in the museums and had a visit to the Basilica. Sistine chapel was wonderful

It was an excellent trip although we were 14 people rather than the promised max of 12. the guide Doriana was well informed but spoke too fast and seemed in a hurry. And the 3 hour tour lasted only 2hours 30.

Thank sheilaclare
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Worth getting up early for

Our tour guide was Renata and she did a great job of preparing us for what we would see on the tour, especially the Sistine chapel, before beginning the tour. The fact that this tour gets you in an hour before the doors open makes...More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Seriously good

My wife and booked the early access tour for a maximum of 12 people. The meeting point outside the museum was nice and quiet as it is an hour before he museum opens. Before the tour I had very basic knowledge of The Vatican City,...More

Thank WillCowley
Reviewed 1 week ago
Visite en petit groupe avec accès de bonne heure aux musées du Vatican, à la basilique Saint-Pierre et à la chapelle Six

Given the size of the museum (huge and with very large collections) and the number of visitors, it was worth having a guide to keep focus and see a wide selection of works of art. The guide was informative and interesting. Even though we did...More

Thank Pascale P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Vatican Tour

Everything was awesome - from start to finish. Sonia was a fascinating guide with great knowledge and insight. Highly recommend - you won't find a better tour!

Thank Charles L
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About 3 hours. You can also leave at any time but the Stistine Chapel is LAST!
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