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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums before the general public on this tour. With your small group and tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel to marvel at its art and architecture as one of its first daily visitors. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary on the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip-the-line entry, and use of individual headsets are included.
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums before general admission
  • Tour the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with a guide
  • Small group means personalized attention
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This exclusive tour allows you to see St. Peter’s chapel during mass.
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Early access to the Vatican Museums
Professional English-speaking guide
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Maximum group size of 14
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesdays

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100). A representative will be there holding a sign reading “The Roman Guy.” We highly recommend that you arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time of your tour to ensure a prompt start.   •  Subway/Metro - Take the Metro line A (the red line) and get off at either the “Cipro” or “Ottaviano” stop. The meeting point is on Viale Vaticano which is a 10-minute walk from each of the metro stops.  •  Walking - From St. Peter’s Square, take via di Porta Angelica and follow the Vatican walls (on your left-hand side) closely until you reach Piazza del Risorgimento. Turn left and continue following the Vatican walls until you reach Viale Vaticano. Turn left onto Viale Vaticano and cross over to the other side of the street. Walk up the street and you’ll find our meeting point about 100 feet away. BEWARE! This is at least a 15-minute walk.  •  Taxi - It is very important that you tell the driver “Caffè Vaticano” or Musei Vaticani. Our meeting point is a few feet away. Make sure you check for us on the other side of the street just in case your driver drops you off opposite the caffè.  •  Use your smartphone! - Type the words ‘Caffè Vaticano’ into your phone’s navigation system and the directions will bring you just a few feet away from the top of the staircase! Dates: Daily except Sunday ad Wednesday Return point: The tour will end at St. Peter's Basilica (except on Wednesdays).

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

The tour will end at St. Peter's Basilica (except on Wednesdays when we finish inside the Vatican Museums).

  • 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
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Roman Guy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel.
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What is the maximum group size during Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel.

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star-5
Easy meeting and good tour
Kelly_P
, Sep 2021
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us to see all the highlights of the Vatican and St. Peter’s basilica. Meeting point was easy to find.
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star-4
Great extensive tour
yogini
, Aug 2021
Very well informed and extensive view of the Vatican . There is a lot of ground to cover and it would take weeks to cover the whole area in detail but the tour gives you a lot of info. Raf is a well prepared guide
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star-5
Fantastic Tour!
Lori_B
, Jul 2021
Fantastic tour with a very knowledgable guide! Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Rome. The early entrance avoided the major crowds.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Lori! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your commendation! We're glad you had a great experience and got to skip the major crowds. We hope to see you again soon!
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star-5
Fantastic!!
Robin_P
, Jul 2021
Our guide was knowledgeable and informative and had lots of energy and passion. We’ve been to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica many times before but this was our first tour and we learned so much!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Ciao Robin! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and got a lot out of it! There is a lot to see any doing it with a guide is a great way to make the most of your time! We hope to welcome you back again soon .
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star-5
A perfect day at. Arica
Katia_T
, Aug 2020
Perfect experience with a perfect guide! Really enjoyed our tour and learned so much! Thank you very much!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello Katia, Thank you for choosing us. When you return to Europe look us up again for tours in our other European destinations. Brandon
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star-5
Must see, get the early access.. Ask for Raff
Lorraine_M
, Feb 2020
Truly a great tour. Our tour guide Raff was great, the guards inside seemed to know her and she knew so much historical facts and was excited to share her knowledge. Very pleasant and upbeat and happy. We had early entry and it was so beautiful to be able to walk around inside before the general public. Truly a must see experience. We seen other groups that were quite large and our group was 7 people. Perfect to be able to explore and ask questions and take our time.
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star-5
Wonderful tour of the Vatican with Fabiana!
ssullydc99
, Jan 2020
Fabi was knowledgeable, funny, an excellent teacher, and knew exactly the most interesting parts and how to explain their significance. Fabi is fabulous!
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star-5
Maria was an excellent tour guide for the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and St Peter's basilica
Chandujovial
, Dec 2019
I was particularly impressed by Maria's knowledge about the arts and her depth of research into the Vatican and the history, culture and theology of the Christian faith as it pertains to the Pope, Vatican and Rome. We had a great time with Maria and would highly recommend her as a tour guide!
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star-5
Great early morning
Happy_set_go
, Dec 2019
Amazing Earle morning tour of the Vatican , the Sistine Chapel, the museums and St. Peter’s. It pays to go early to avoid the crowds.
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star-5
Excellent
mtbm12
, Nov 2019
Really enjoyed the experience of being able to visit this amazing place, it was a good idea to book an early tour to make sure you beat the huge crowds.
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