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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance

Highlights
  • Have the Sistine Chapel all to yourself on an early-access tour 
  • Enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the general public
  • Admire art by Michelangelo in relative tranquility 
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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance
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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance
US$104.08
Overview

The large crowds you’ll find at the Sistine Chapel demonstrate its worldwide popularity. Get the landmark all to yourself on a skip-the-line, priority-entry tour that grants you access to the Vatican an hour before general public. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees an intimate atmosphere as you explore in relative tranquility. Plus, the tour includes breakfast and access to St. Paul’s Basilica via a reserved entrance.

What to Expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy a continental breakfast of croissants, coffee, and juice. When the Vatican opens its doors at 8am, you’ll be one of the first to enter with a skip-the-line admission ticket.

Once inside, head straight to the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without having to battle crowds. You’ll only have to share the space with a fraction of the visitors who arrive later on.

Alongside your guide, admire art in some of the Vatican’s 1,400 rooms and learn little-known information you may otherwise have missed. After you’ve seen the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved groups-only entrance and take a guided tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you’re free to continue exploring the space independently.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Definitely Recommend this Tour

The small group skip the crowd tour is absolutely the way to go. You have to get up a little early but it's worth it. Our guide, Mario, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging. This tour was the highlight of our trip.More

3  Thank catherine r
Laura_12F, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are always very grateful to our guests who get up that little bit earlier to take advantage of entering the museums a full hour before the general public, what a difference this makes! We love the early bird Vatican tour as do our expert...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding!!!

Mario was what a tour should be!!! He was knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour and delightfully entertaining. He kept our interest and questions coming. While he said he was Dutch - his heart is Italian!!! Bravo!!! FredMore

Thank Fred D
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We agree with you wholeheartedly - Mario is perfection and one of the best guides Rome has to offer, we don't hold him being Dutch against him :) With so many seasons of guiding behind him, his deep historical knowledge and ability to weave all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous tour

From Joseph, who greeted us, to Mario, our tour guide, this small and intimate experience was one of the best tours I have had. Everyone was so helpful in answering questions and so welcoming. Mario was especially delightful and so knowledgeable about the Vatican's history...More

Thank Curiosity699709
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very proud of our team here at WALT, the owner Joseph is always hands on and loves nothing more than welcoming you all to our cozy office. Mario equally really thrives as a guide and his passion really shines through, he is incredibly...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018
A mind-blowing experience with a very professional company and sensational guide.

My wife and I booked an early private tour of the Vatican as part of our honeymoon. We were picked up from our hotel at 06:45 (right on time), and taken to the What A Life Tours office where we enjoyed a very nice breakfast...More

2  Thank mosstrooper7
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lucia is going to be so happy when she reads your review of your time spent with her at the Vatican, what luxury indeed to have her all to yourselves! Delighted all worked out well with the pick-up and that you enjoyed our light breakfast...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Thanks for a fantastic day!

Booked this tour at random off their website. What a fantastic idea it was. Priority morning access. Small group. EXPERT guide and tour. We took our guides suggestions and had a perfect experience!More

1  Thank Balt12
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks be to you for choosing us and we are stoked you fell across our website, What Luck! Delighted you enjoyed your expert guide, we are proud to be collaborating with some of the best in Rome and the reviews left by our guests, only...More

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Michelle Y
19 September 2018|
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Response from Fred D | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t go back. I don’t know if there are just Vatican tours that allow you more time to explore the rooms but you may want to check that out.
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BoardingPass257995
9 August 2018|
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Response from DanniMcisaac | Reviewed this property |
yes it includes Vatican museums, Sistine chapel and st Peters Basilica
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Elisha D
9 July 2018|
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Response from abwilliams0n | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi to the meeting point, the hotel booked this for us and the cost was less than 10euros
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