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

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Highlights
  • 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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Vatican Museums Small-Group. Tour departs at 8:10am (Meet strictly at 7:55am)
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Vatican Museums Small-Group. Tour departs at 10:25am (Meet strictly at 10:05am)
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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 1 week ago
Great Choice!

We did the early access tour @ 8:00. I was surprised to see that there were even earlier access tours already there! It is well worth the money and getting up early to do the early access tour. There was only around 12 people in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisarunsfast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour, but pack your patience

I naively thought that "early access, skip the line" would guarantee a more intimate experience with smaller crowds. I was wrong. There were dozens of groups entering at the same time we did, even though it was indeed early in the morning. Perhaps it would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donnachka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience

This has been a terrific experience. Our guide was funny, energetic, friendly, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She definitely added to the great experience we had. It is well worth the money to invest in going on an early morning tour with city wonders. I loved...More

Thank Charmainevdm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A perfect visit

My son and myself took the tour with City Wonders. We started at 8 with a tour of the museum, the Sistine chapel and finished with St Peter. The guide was excellent and we had the chance to see a lot of this wonderful place....More

1  Thank laurencekeselbrener
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Enter Ahead of Skip-the-Line and Enjoy

Our tour was just incredible. Our tour guide was professional, personable, and extremely knowledgable. It was so nice to just walk right in and not wait for hours in the rain. The tour was just the right length. We will return at another time, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guy K
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Paige F
January 15, 2019|
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Response from frasedbv | Reviewed this property |
Contact the tour company City Wonders Early access is morning only
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Debbie S
November 20, 2018|
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Yes, it includes an excellent tour around St. Peter’s Basilica.
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October 26, 2018|
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Response from Mark L | Reviewed this property |
It’s a good two hours almost three. It’s early so you have a lot of time after to explore
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