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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Overview
Skip the line and go straight to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with this guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See the Vatican Museum’s best galleries and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a professional English-speaking guide. Witness the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel before the largest of crowds. Our professional English-speaking guide will then take you through a guided tour of the Vatican Museums before heading to St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and St. Peter's Basilica
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
  • Hear your guide's commentary clearly through a headset 
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica while its still relatively empty
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Early access to the Vatican Museums
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
  • Maximum group size of 14
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesdays
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A specific 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.
  • A fair amount of walking is involved, and there will be stairs between different levels. If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly recommend considering a private tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our tour guide Yumona was wonderful and very knowledgeable, Great way to get through the crowded Sistine Chapel and be able to have time there to take it all in. Some of the headsets did not work properly beyond about 10-15 feet, she had to change my headset out twice and my
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Response from Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
Responded 2 days ago
Ciao! Grazie mille for your review! We are so happy that despite some of the challenges with the crowds and headsets, your tour experiences at the Vatican and Colosseum were entertaining, informative, and interesting. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
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This was a great tour with Maria. There is so much information on this tour , I’d you retain 1/3 of it you’re lucky. Maria went into such detail she could point out when Rafael or michaelango would create a self portrait in their paintings. Very interesting. Highly recommend
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Response from Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
Responded 3 days ago
Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy that your tour experience with Maira at the Vatican provided you with a lot of interesting details regarding the treasured artwork and collections within it. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
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This tour was amazing! Our guide was Alessia Maoli, she was brilliant and fun. We were the only people in our tour group (2) and she made it feel like we were just a group of 3 friends, but one member knew everything there was to know. We felt very comfortable on this tour and
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Response from Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
Responded 3 days ago
Ciao Jess and Adam! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy that your tour experience with Alessia at the Vatican was personalized, engaging, and informative about the treasures inside. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
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Our tour was with Raf. We had a lovely time. She got us into the Sistine chapel before it was too crowded. She was very informative and willing to answer all questions. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
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Response from Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
Responded 5 days ago
Ciao! Grazie mille for your review! We are so happy that your tour experience with Raf was stress-free, informative, and entertaining. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
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First time in Italy, and didn’t want to spend hours standing in lines at the Vatican. Starting point was so easy to find at 7am, Our guide got us inside timely, and was knowledgeable and enthusiastic (bravo Laura!). We got into the Sistine Chapel first and got a coveted seat to
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Response from Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
Responded 5 days ago
Ciao Julie! Grazie mille for your review! We are so happy that your pre-opening tour experience at the Vatican gave you exclusive time with the exhibits without a lot of the crowds. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
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