Semi-Private Tour: Early Entrance Vatican And Sistine Chapel Including St Peter Basilica - Rome

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Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable morning with a skip-the-line early access tour of three must-see attractions of Rome: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the St Peters Basilica!
Your small group will have access to the Vatican one hour before the doors open to the public. An expert guide will passionately lead you through the fascinating Vatican Museums (Raphael rooms included), the Sistine Chapel, with the legendary Michelangelos frescoes, and through the St Peters Basilica, where you will admire the touching Michelangelos Piet.
To get you ready for the tour, before starting your visit you will be also offered an exquisite Italian breakfast!

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Breakfast included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Likely to Sell Out

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Meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums to begin your 3-hour visit to three of the top attractions in Rome - the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Skip-the-line entry, getting in an hour before the doors open to the public, allows you to visit these three sights in one morning.

Begin your tour at 8am, one hour before doors open to the public. Your guide will passionately lead you through the fascinating galleries of the Vatican Museums, providing you with historical facts and leaving you plenty of time to take photos and to absorb the breathtaking beauty of the masterpieces, like those at the Raphael rooms.

Then you will enter the amazing Sistine Chapel, where you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Michelangelo’s frescoes in their full beauty. After having looked up to some of the legendary frescoes such as 'The creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement,' you will visit the extraordinary St. Peter's Basilica (the largest ancient basilica in the world) where you will remain speechless in front of the touching Pietà of Michelangelo and will become mesmerized by the swirling bronze sculptures of the master Bernini.

Note that you can choose between two group size options for this tour - a group of 24 people, or a smaller group of no more than 13 people. With the small-group option, you also get an Italian breakfast included before your tour begins.

Inclusions for Semi-Private Tour: Early Entrance Vatican And Sistine Chapel Including St Peter Basilica

  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast (small-group tour option only)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions for Semi-Private Tour: Early Entrance Vatican And Sistine Chapel Including St Peter Basilica

  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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16 reviews by the users

  • Spectacular! So much history and beauty. Our tour guide was great! Did not have to wait in long lines and was able to move through Vatican City easily.

  • My only negative was our guide Guido was a bit grouchy at the end but he had to search for three of our group a couple of times? So maybe that was it?

  • The whole tour was very well organised.
    Lorenzo, our guide, was a charming and an extremely knowledgeable young man. Our small group all appreciated his expertise.
    Even though we arrived early it was still very busy but speaking from previous experience, this particular tour did make our visit far more
    enjoyable. Would recommend.

  • Guide was very knowledgeable in the history of Rome, the Vatican, art and linguistics. Highly recommended.

  • This tour accommodates up to 24 people but on the date we booked there was only the 4 of us in our party so we ended up with a private tour of the Vatican! Our guide was fabulous, very engaging and knowledgable. Would highly recommend this early tour as the Vatican gets exceptionally busy throughout the day.

  • It is advertised as early entrance to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, but in reality you get to go in early to the Garden section not the Museum and Chapel. By the time you get to the Museum and Chapel it is already Super crowded with people who get in at regular time. Also says you get breakfast in the gardens, but you actually only get coffee at one of the Cafes outside by the Vatican City. On the upside, the guide was fairly knowledgeable and informative.

  • Vatican guide was very good and did a great job of getting us around without being pushy or rude to others. Overall I think Vatican was too long and other tourists were very disrespectful pushy, spoke loudly in the Sistine Chapel, etc.

  • I am so glad we did this, well worth the money! There is so much to see - it would have been so overwhelming to navigate on our own, and we would have lost so many of the details. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining. We had a great time!

  • We were a little early for the tour and the tour company was not open yet so had a bit of difficulty finding the meeting place, as it was back a side street. The tour was very good, nice pace and easy to understand . We would do it again.

  • Excellent tour! Federica was the best guide we could have hoped for. She was passionate about sharing her knowledge with us and having only 4 people in our group made the tour so much more personal. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. You will learn so many things about the Vatican City and museums that are not in the guide books.

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