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VIP Early Access Vatican & Sistine Chapel Private Tour

4.9 / 5 total 102 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 2268
Overview

Join our Early Access Private Tour of the Vatican: enjoy a special early entrance for an exclusive VIP experience.

You will enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the general public and you’ll be able to discover the stunning galleries and Sistine Chapel avoiding the crowds.

This Early Access Private Tour of the Vatican offers the opportunity to tour at your own pace and to visit the Vatican museums before the regular opening.

You will walk through the Galleries where the Vatican collections are preserved, then you will go to see spectacular Raphael Rooms painted by the young painter for the Pope Julius II, the next step will lead you to the Borgia Pope apartments and to the Matisse Room, soon after you will reach the amazing Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to admire breathless the Michelangelo’s work free from the hoards of tourists you find during the regular opening hours.

You will then gain privileged entrance from the Sistine Chapel into St Peter’s Basilica. The Basilica is very impressive and you will be amazed by the incredible artwork and monumental Papal tombs. The altar of the Pope was projected by the great master Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 17th century and it reaches a height of about 30 meters (about 90 feet), right below, there is the tomb of St. Peter.

Our Early Access Private Tour of the Vatican is a truly unique experience. Your guide will bring to life the unique collection of artwork and will tell you stories and anecdotes of the aristocratic families that for many centuries ruled the Church-State and its capital, known as "the eternal Rome." These aristocratic families were able to exert their power over the Vatican thanks to the election in a conclave of one of their family members as Pope.

A Private tour will allow you to walk at your own pace and maximize your time while visiting the Vatican museums, considered one of the largest of the world with over 2000 rooms of art and 6 miles of galleries.

Highlights
  • View the Incredible collection of centuries-old maps & tapestries
  • Tour the beautiful Basilica of St. Peter's with Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Skip the line with early entrance and access to the restricted gallery
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking ceiling of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • This tour MUST be booked no less than 3 days in advance This tour MUST be booked no less than 3 days in advance
  • This is NOT available on Wednesdays and SundaysThis is NOT available on Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 3 hours private English-speaking guide
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Special Early entrance 8:00am
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Meeting Point
Your meeting point will be disclosed upon confirmation on your booking.

Know Before You Go
  • We recommend you wear comfortable shoes for walking for this tour.
  • Please note when the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without prior notice.
  • 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.
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Reviewed by Terence J NZ   October 26, 2018
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It was an early start....but what a fantastic tour, made special by our guide - we think...the art historian... she was so knowledgeable and she made the whole trip come alive....100 recommended
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Reviewed by Marianne M NL   October 18, 2018
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Best tour ever!! This is the only way you can see the Vatican
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Reviewed by Sue US   October 16, 2018
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Very good. Well worth the early start and avoid the crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Reviewed by oksana RU   October 16, 2018
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Go on early morning ! Place is less attended and you will feel much more of being there in this holy place!
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Reviewed by Frank J DE   October 15, 2018
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Sehr interessante Führung. Kann weiterempfohlen werden.
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Reviewed by Lorrie H GB   October 13, 2018
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Unforgettable experience!!
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Reviewed by Kiani N SE   September 25, 2018
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This tour was worth getting up early to avoid the lines. I don’t remember our guides name but she was English and very passionate about her job. It helped that she was so enthusiastic. She helped keep my toddler entertained.
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Reviewed by Scott D US   September 17, 2018
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What an incredible experience! We were so, so glad we decided to book this tour, especially after talking to friends who took a self guided tour the same day. Our guide was excellent. Super informative and fun. We learned so much and it made it a much, much better experience knowing what we were looking at and some of the history behind it. We would do it again in a heartbeat, money well spent. Finishing up at St. Peter's Basilica was incredible.
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Reviewed by Krisnhan OM   August 19, 2018
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Good Tour
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Reviewed by Goringe-gang ID   August 16, 2018
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The Vatican was wonderful and the tour was amazing. Recommend.
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Reviewed by Donna GB   August 07, 2018
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So glad we did this very easy excellent service would definitely recommend very easy
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Reviewed by Vikash MU   July 04, 2018
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Nice tour. Simply loved Rome and the surrounding.
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Reviewed by Kelli N AU   June 09, 2018
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Perfect! Exactly as described.
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Reviewed by Mina IT   June 06, 2018
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Excellent service. Prebooked ticket couple days before.
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Reviewed by Timothy S CA   June 01, 2018
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The guide was extremely knowledgeable and the overall tour was excellent. It was great value for what we spent.
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Reviewed by Emma J ZA   May 23, 2018
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Very easy to book. Very easy to meet & find. Nice guide.
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Reviewed by Carmen K MT   May 23, 2018
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Everyone should visit
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Reviewed by Ursula N CA   May 14, 2018
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Très intéressant et guide intéressant
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Reviewed by Mauro BR   May 06, 2018
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Everything was great. We didn't have to wait in long lines. The museum is wonderful.
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Reviewed by robertval ES   May 06, 2018
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It offered me what I expected
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