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Early Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums to begin your 3-hour visit to three of the top attractions in Rome - the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Skip-the-line entry, getting in half an hour before the doors open to the public, allows you to visit these three sights in one morning.

    Begin your tour at 8.30am, before doors open to the general public. Your guide will passionately lead you through the fascinating galleries of the Vatican Museums, providing you with historical facts and leaving you plenty of time to take photos and to absorb the breathtaking beauty of the masterpieces, like those at the Raphael rooms.

    Then you will enter the amazing Sistine Chapel, where you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Michelangelo’s frescoes in their full beauty. After having looked up to some of the legendary frescoes such as 'The creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement,' you will visit the extraordinary St. Peter's Basilica (the largest ancient basilica in the world) where you will remain speechless in front of the touching Pietà of Michelangelo and will become mesmerized by the swirling bronze sculptures of the master Bernini.

    For a better experience you can choose a small-group tour limited to 10 participants, to 13 participant, or a larger group with a maximum of 24 participants.

    Please note that on Wednesdays the guided tour of the Basilica is not included due to the Pope's Audience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Via Santamaura, 1, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • On Wednesdays the Basilica guided tour is not included due to the Pope's Public Audience
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Lunch
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • On Wednesdays the access to the Basilica is nor allowed due to the Pope's audience
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Alberto was an outstanding tour guide. He was extremely well informed, provided great advice on moving from place to place, and had excellent english language skills. He had a very relaxed demeanor. The tour itself was excellent. We had early access, and what a huge advantage.
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    This tour is amazing and I would highly recommend getting in early to beat the rush of people and get a closer look at many of most popular sights within the museums. We got lucky only had 3 people on our tour with Guido. Guido was fantastic and provided our small group with an
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    We did the early morning tour was three hours and our guide gave great clear instructions, the small group was really nice and manageable, Eddy was so knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the different galleries, sculptures, paintings and artists. Recommend this company
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