Early Access Vatican Museums Tour With Sistine & St. Peter’s - Group Of 12 Max

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:10am and 10:25am, depending of the option selected.
  • Departure Details :
    Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This intimate, small-group Vatican walking tour is perfect to beat the heat and crowds. You will skip the line and head straight inside the world-famous Vatican museums with your priority access ticket. Led by an expert Vatican guide, your comprehensive tour visits the sacred Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica and more! With the new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines, even the priority lines. Numbers are also limited to just 12 people on this unique Vatican tour, ensuring the very best of the Vatican museums in a small-group atmosphere.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Likely to sell out
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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Follow this itinerary with Early Access Vatican museums Small-Group Tour With St. Peter’s & Sistine chapel

Stop At: Vatican museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Stroll through rooms like the Gallery of Maps and be amazed by its golden, vaulted ceiling; the Raphael Rooms, painted by Renaissance artist Raphael; and the stunning Sistine Chapel, considered to be the Popes home chapel, with Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement'.

On your early-access tour, youll find the galleries to be considerably quieter than they would be later in the day.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine chapel, Vatican city, Lazio

Meet and greet your guide opposite the entrance to the Vatican museums, a collection of galleries filled with classical and Renaissance masterpieces, including the Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Walk inside through a reserved door without any waiting. This access is even faster than the priority lines. Once inside, there are more than 2,000 rooms and nine miles of art, so follow along with your guide who will point out the highlights and explain the story behind each piece.

The small-group nature of your tour allows you to remain close to your guide at all times, but a headset is included to make sure you can always hear the commentary clearly.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, Lazio

Finish with a visit to St. Peters Basilica, the largest church ever built and one of the holiest and most important sites in Christendom. Get an overview of its long history from your guide, and get an up-close look at the artworks.

Your tour ends inside the basilica. After you have finished exploring with your group, you can stay as long as you want on your own.

Its the perfect time to head down into the crypts or climb up to the top of St. Peters dome (at your own expense) for uninterrupted views of Rome!

Duration: 1 hour


Small group of 12 people max

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter to the venues

Big bags are not allowed in the tour

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    This tour was the highlight of my trip. Maria-Laura was a great guide who explained the highlights of the museum but didn’t spend too much time with boring stuff. we got to skip the line and went into the museum about an hour before it opened to the general public. Only thing I noticed is they guarantee no more than 12 per tour and we had 14....not a big deal but just saying...

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Federica was an amazing guide. She brought the history to life and was completely engaging with our tour group. I know my Vatican experience would have not have been the same had it not been for her knowledge and awesome presentation Amazing experience

  • 05-Feb-2020

    The tour guide was the best and very educated about the Vatican. The tour was also very educational.

  • 31-Jan-2020

    Francesca was a very knowledgeable guide who obviously loves her work . Having just 12 in the group added to the experience as you felt you were being spoken to directly . Would highly recommend

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Fantastic tour with such a lovely knowledgeable personable guide named Laura.
    Enchanting being amongst the splendour without any crowds and being guided to the magic ‘greatest hits’ and not feeling overwhelmed. Well worth the extra money for such a special tour.
    I highly suggest going to the dome of St. Peter’s after the tour (extra 8 euros - lots of steps but the view is amazing !!

  • 27-Jan-2020

    A really great introduction and feel for the Vatican. 30 mins in Sistene Chapel a bit long. Maybe half that time and remind tourists to refer to leaflet and silence required.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    It was nice to have a guide help make sense of the vast collection of art in the Vatican Museum, but more walking p, less talking would have moved this rating from a 4 to a 5. Because the radio system did not work, we had to huddle around the guide to listen to the commentary rather than being able to wander a little while listening. This meant that a lot of time was wasted is just standing still and then rushing past much of the art. The guide was knowledgeable and excited about the tour, but the problems with the radio transmitters really took away from the experience.

  • 01-Jan-2020

    Our guide was very professional and informative about the history of the museum and it's artifacts. Perfect size group. We walked past a lot people who were waiting in line. Our timing as we toured the Vatican Museum was on point. We were able to stop and view some of the art that you would normally have to rush thru. She explained the history and the meaning of the art that were looking at. It was so interesting. Highly recommend!

  • 13-Dec-2019

    The tour was well-planned and well done. The tour guide, Igor, was informative, engaging, and very knowledgeable. LOVED having the audio headsets to hear the tour guide and the explanations at every step of the way. This feature alone was worth the tour! Thanks for managing the logistics well in an otherwise very crowded venue. We truly enjoyed our tour.

  • 06-Dec-2019

    We had a great tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. The meeting place was very crowded with groups meeting for early access tours but it was fairly easy to locate our group. We were given hearing devices and were able to hear our guide clearly without having to be huddled in a small group. Our guide, Licia was great. She spent some time explaining the Sistine Chapel using photographs before we entered the Chapel. This really enhanced our experience as the Sistine Chapel can be overwhelming at first. Our guide provided great explanations of the art on display in the Vatican Museums and included some great stories about Michaelangelo and Raphael. After the Sistine Chapel we were taken (via a short cut for tour groups) to St Peter's Basilica. Our guide gave us a great tour through the Basilica and did a great job giving us some perspective on the size of the Basilica. I would highly recommend this tour for the great narratives and the ability to bypass the very long lines to get into the Vatican.

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