Join us on our 3.5-hour early morning tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. With our exclusive early access into the Museums, you will skip the long lines and avoid the crowds to admire Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel before the general public.
With our unique small group of max 6 participants, we will meet you no later than 7:30 am across the street from the Vatican Museum's entrance. After a short introduction of the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's beautiful frescoes done by our expert guides using visual aids, you will be entering the Vatican Museums before the general public to rush to the Chapel and admire it silently, without the crowds (who are let in only at 9 am).
The group will then loop around the Museums to include the greatest highlights of the Papal art collection.
After going through the Sistine Chapel a second time, and realizing how much more crowded it is during regular hours, your group will continue through the privileged guide's exit into Saint Peter's Basilica where you will enjoy Michelangelo's Pieta and much more. You will be left inside the church to enjoy further exploration, the possibility of climbing the Dome, visiting the Papal tombs and exploring Saint Peter's Square for wonderful pictures.
ABOUT OUR 6 PEOPLE SMALL GROUP POLICY
When you book a small group tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasions, make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order to not split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn't always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.