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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel

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Highlights
  • Gain entrance to the Vatican Museums an hour before the general public 
  • Avoid the long entrance lines, often in excess of three hours 
  • Enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms in relative tranquility
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
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8:10am DepartureMost Popular
Vatican Museums Small-Group. Tour departs at 8:10am (Meet strictly at 7:55am)
US$113.52
10:25am Departure
Vatican Museums Small-Group. Tour departs at 10:25am (Meet strictly at 10:05am)
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Overview
Nobody wants to spend their vacation waiting in line or jostling crowds. Be the first of thousands to visit the Vatican on this early access tour, which allows you to enter the Vatican Museums an hour before they’re open to the public. A small group limited to 12 allows you to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms without the annoyance of crowds, and headsets mean you can hear your guide clearly at all times. Skip lines often in excess of three hours, and stay inside St. Peter’s Basilica for as long as you wish once the tour concludes.
What to Expect

This Vatican Museums tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican in the early morning. Head straight inside the Vatican through a special entrance reserved especially for groups.

In your small group, remain close to your guide at all times and explore some of the 2,000 rooms in relative tranquility. Admire the golden vaulted ceiling in the Gallery of Maps; stare at Michelangelo's world-famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel; and marvel at enormous frescos in the Raphael Rooms.

After your tour of the Vatican Museums, head to St. Peter’s Basilica, and receive an overview of the church from your guide. Then, spend as long as you like exploring the church with relatively few crowds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Vatican Experience

With 30,000 visitors a day and a line up that goes on for hours I would suggest strongly that you take an early access tour. I didn’t know much of the history of these sites so it was a wonderful educational experience as with having...More

Thank camcc22
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very informative

We had an excellent morning visiting the galleries on route to the Sistine Chapel and then St Peter's Basilica. Christian was an amazing font of information about the key points of interest along the way and provided an easily remembered guide to the Sistine Chapel...More

Thank FellowTraveler602400
Reviewed 1 week ago
There are better options

While I definitely recommend seeing the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel don't spend the extra money for this small group tour. There are so many early access tours that the place is packed! It wouldn't matter if you were in a larger group for less...More

1  Thank tdsea
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tdsea, Thank you for your review. We're disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your tour due to the amount of crowds at the venue. We hope you understand that the volume of people visiting the Vatican is beyond our control. The headsets...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing

Our tour guide, GiGi, was EXCELLENT! He created such a magical experience for us. The Vatican is always very busy, but Gigi did all the navigating. All we had to do was take in the wonder of the experience. Gigi gave enough information to let...More

Thank jbils
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basicilca

Spend the money for a small group, skip the line tour! Sights are incredible and beautiful. Dorianna was wonderful, funny, helpful and insightful. Not to be missed. City Wonders was a great tour company, very organized and easy to deal with.

Thank Terri L
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No, they’ll send you instructions on how to get to the meeting place and a map for reference. :)
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buy your tickets online before you go
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