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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s

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
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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 via mobile
Vatican day

Was the best day. Amy, our guide is so knowledgeable. Thanks for the awesome day made it so special. Thanks from the South Africans!

Thank Malan K
Reviewed 2 days ago
Beat the crowds

Second trip to Vatican and the early morning tour is by far the best way to see the Sistine Chapel without the tremendous number of visitors later in the morning. Great trip and guide.

Thank Steve T
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao Steve! Grazie mille for your review. Seeing the Sistine Chapel before the crowds is an absolute must when visiting the Vatican. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Breathtaking!

We met our guide, Jad, with no problems and rushed to get in the line! Jad, gave us all the facts on the Sistine Chapel whilst we were queuing and also a map of highlights! Went straight to the Chapel and spent a good 25...More

2  Thank juliejulifer
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao Julie! Grazie mille for your review. Jad is an amazing guide and St. Peter's Basilica really does not get the reputation that the Sistine Chapel does. Good for you that you climbed the dome! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maria Elisa and Roman Guy Were The Best!

What an awesome experience. We met our guide Maria early to begin our Privileged Entrance Tour. Maria is superb, if you are lucky enough to have her as your tour guide you will not only be shown points of interest but the history behind the...More

Thank DONALD G
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao Donald! Grazie mille for your review. Maria is a great guide and we're very glad to hear that you had a memorable experience with her. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Best tour!

Raf was the best. Her presentation was so informative and passionate and fun. Just the right size group—not too big. I will definitely recommend The Roman Guy tours.

Thank Sonia H
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao Sonia! Grazie mille for your review. It's nice to have a group size that suits your travel preferences, so that it doesn't feel too big. We appreciate the recommendation and we hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

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Bob C
October 15, 2018|
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Response from mcar658181 | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself was approx 3.5 hours (8:00-11:30 am) but they told us we had to arrive at 7:00 am at the meeting point. We met at 7 and checked-in then we went for cappuccinos at a nearby cafe until about 7:20, then our tour... More
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Dale B
June 19, 2018|
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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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