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Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance

Join us on our Early Vatican tour and visit the Vatican Museums before the opening to the general public.
As part of a small group, you will be whisked inside of the Museums, and won't have to stand in line thanks to our Skip the Line tickets.
Once inside the Museums, your guide, an accredited Art History expert, will lead you through the halls of the Vatican State. Here you'll have the chance to see amazing needlework in the Gallery of Tapestries, as well as get a feel of how our understanding of the world has changed while crossing the Gallery of Maps.
Get a glimpse of classical art by stopping at the Octagonal Courtyard, and see the star of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel. Here you'll admire the unbelievable frescoes that decorate the walls and ceiling of the chapel, depicting Biblical episodes, such as the Creation of Adam.
Enjoy the intimate atmosphere inside the Basilica of St. Peter, the largest church in the world and pulsing heart of Christianity.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide for 3 hours
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Your tour will start by visiting the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries, and Candelabra.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Then, you will arrive in the Raphael Rooms, part of the apartment of Pope Julius II

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    After having visited the Raphael Rooms, you will reach the Borgia Rooms.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The last area of the Vatican Museums you will visit is one of the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    After the Vatican Museums, you will visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes that he painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Your tour will end after having visited the Basilica of St. Peter

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • St Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
    • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
    • This group is up to 20 travelers or less.
    • Please note: if you arrive late you mights lose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers at Vatican Museums entrance
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Italy Wonders SRLS

Activity ID: V-41348P3

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