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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance

Highlights
  • Have the Sistine Chapel all to yourself on an early-access tour 
  • Enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the general public
  • Admire art by Michelangelo in relative tranquility 
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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance
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Sistine Chapel before Crowds: Small-Group Vatican Tour with Breakfast prior to Entrance
US$100.69
Overview

The large crowds you’ll find at the Sistine Chapel demonstrate its worldwide popularity. Get the landmark all to yourself on a skip-the-line, priority-entry tour that grants you access to the Vatican an hour before general public. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees an intimate atmosphere as you explore in relative tranquility. Plus, the tour includes breakfast and access to St. Paul’s Basilica via a reserved entrance.

What to Expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy a continental breakfast of croissants, coffee, and juice. When the Vatican opens its doors at 8am, you’ll be one of the first to enter with a skip-the-line admission ticket.

Once inside, head straight to the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without having to battle crowds. You’ll only have to share the space with a fraction of the visitors who arrive later on.

Alongside your guide, admire art in some of the Vatican’s 1,400 rooms and learn little-known information you may otherwise have missed. After you’ve seen the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved groups-only entrance and take a guided tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you’re free to continue exploring the space independently.
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Reviewed yesterday
Thanks for a fantastic day!

Booked this tour at random off their website. What a fantastic idea it was. Priority morning access. Small group. EXPERT guide and tour. We took our guides suggestions and had a perfect experience!

1  Thank Balt12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Informative, and entertaining

We had Elaine as our tour guide and she was awesome!!!! So witty and funny, made the whole tour an amazing experience for my family. She is super passionate about art and history so she gave us great tidbits about the museum and the Vatican....More

1  Thank Tresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly Recommended!

We took this tour with Guiliano. It rained while we were in the lineup and he rushed around to buy ponchos and umbrellas for us which was greatly appreciated. He was super knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The early access was great as...More

2  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must Do Tour

what can i say about this tour, it was amazing well with the extra money to do the early access being able to enter the museums before the big crowds adds to the experience. The breakfast is nice in the office before travelling the coffee...More

2  Thank DanniMcisaac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mario, historian extraordinaire!

Two days ago, my husband and I were lucky enough to be a part of a tour lead by Mario. He amazed us with his knowledge of the Vatican, art, The Sistine Chapel and St Peters. We highly recommend Mario as a guide. Thank you...More

4  Thank Meredith M
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9 August 2018|
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Response from DanniMcisaac | Reviewed this property |
yes it includes Vatican museums, Sistine chapel and st Peters Basilica
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Elisha D
9 July 2018|
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Response from abwilliams0n | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi to the meeting point, the hotel booked this for us and the cost was less than 10euros
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mrsmm6108
22 May 2018|
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Response from Carol G | Reviewed this property |
The tour was 3.5 hours.
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