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

From US$89.00
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
From US$89.00
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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.
From US$89.00
Before Hours Vatican - 7:30 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.
From 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 3 days ago
Worth getting up for!

Met at 07.30 and was admitted into the museum's at 8am. Our guide Suzanne took us straight through to the Sistine Chapel so we were there before the crowds. We then did as much as was possible in our 3 hour tour but there is...More

Thank Sunbank
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Great Way to See the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters

With our 10-year-old Grandson, we opted for the "Express" Vatican Tour (2 1/2 hr vs regular 3 1/2 hr)....2 1/2 hr was plenty for us. While the early morning start was tough (at the meeting point at the entrance to the Vatican Museums by 7:15AM),...More

Thank TraveljunkySeattle
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao! Grazie for taking the time to leave a review. We're very happy you and your grandson enjoyed your Vatican Express tour. 2,5 hours can be plenty - allowing you to see the highlights without it getting too long, especially for the young ones! Getting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth the early start

Our guide, Faby was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. The service was excellent. She was so informative. Skipping the line doesn’t mean you don’t have to queue up to get in. You meet at 7.30 and the gates don’t open till 8...More

Thank Fiona B
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ciao Fiona! Grazie for your review! We're glad you had a great tour with Faby! The tour is structured so the guide has time to explain the Sistine Chapel before you enter as once you are inside you are not allowed to talk. This gives...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
WOW

You must get in an early with one of the tour groups otherwise you will waste a day. Its a rush in the chapel but worth it. Aside from the chapel, you are allowed to stay in the museum after the tour. It is an...More

Thank John M
Francesca T, Client relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao John! Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your Vatican tour with Alessandro. It would be impossible to see everything in a day but we hope that through this tour you managed to see the key highlights and it's a great excuse...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must-do if you Want to see the Vatican!

Worth the money. We got in 30 min early and saw the Sistine chapel with only 20 people inside. The line ups are huge and doing a tour allows you to skip a lot of the choke points. That would be good enough, but Raphaella...More

Thank Mike W
Francesca T, Client relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao Mike! Thank you for your lovely review! Seeing the Sistine Chapel before all the crowds enter at 9am definitely gives you an amazing experience and allows you space to truly appreciate this amazing masterpiece! We hope you had a fantastic time in Rome and...More

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Jackie W
19 April 2018|
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Response from Francesca T | Property representative |
Ciao Jackie. We offer an early morning private tour which would allow the guide to fully customize the route for you and your mom. I'd suggest you give us a call to our toll free number so our Travel Experts can talk you... More
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hyhuang
9 April 2018|
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Response from Francesca T | Property representative |
Ciao! Thank you for all your answers! The before hours tour last 3.5 hours and the meeting point as mentioned below is at the top of the stairs by Cafe Vaticano, just opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums. You will... More
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