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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s

Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican Museums an hour before it opens to the general public 
  • Beat lines often in excess of three hours 
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms with far less crowds
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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s
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Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
From US$112.45
Before Hours Vatican - 7:45 AM
Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
From US$112.45
Overview

The wait times for the Vatican Museums are testament to its status as one of the world’s most well-known monuments. Beat the crowds and enter the Vatican an hour before it officially opens to the public on this early access tour, guaranteed to save you at least three hours of waiting. Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms in a relatively crowd-free environment, and hear your guide's commentary clearly through a headset. Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is also included.

What to Expect

Your Vatican tour begins in the early morning. Greet your guide at a designated meeting point, and enter the Vatican through an entrance reserved specially for priority access groups.

Feel like you have the place to yourself as you visit highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes.

Listen to the history of the Vatican and its numerous Popes before heading into St. Peter’s Basilica for a small-group tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you can continue exploring the church independently if you wish.

Reviews (361)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Early Morning Visit To The Vatican

We opted for the small group 2.5 hour tour. Our guide, Anna was engaging and very knowledgeable. The Vatican can be overwhelming to a first time visitor and this tour was the perfect introduction. A must for anyone visiting Rome.More

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Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Sharon! Grazie mille for your review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us! The Vatican is overwhelming for anyone not on a guided tour, so we're glad we got to help you through it! We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Roman Guy the Vatican

We had a great tour, Our guide “Fabio” was so knowledgeable, facts you would not get just walking through on your own. Going early is the only way to go. We walked through so of the halls early in the tours that she explain and...More

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Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. We're very happy to hear that you had a great Vatican experience with us! It feels pretty great to experience the galleries leading up to the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and then compare it to when its filled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing

Even though you have to get up early in ypur vacation it is totally worth it. Our tour guide JAD was funny and he explaoned everything well. It was a rellay nice experience , not at all boring. I would recommend it to anybody!

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Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. We're so glad to hear that Jad made your experience great! We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Rich and exceptional

I highly recommend this tour! Our guide, Ami, was exceptional in her knowledge and her charisma with my group. I was in awe at how much knowledge she had and shared as we spent 3.5 hours exploring the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s...More

Thank Jessi R
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Jessi! Grazie mille for your review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Skipping the line is definitely the way to experience the Vatican, and we're glad you had a great guide to top it all off! We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour of the Vatican

A must when visiting Rome! Our tour guide, Ami, was wonderful. She is enthusiastic and loved sharing her in-depth knowledge of the Vatican, Roman history, theology and art. She is truly perfect for her role as tour guide. I highly recommend this skip the line...More

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Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. Ami is a great guide with so much knowledge about the city. Skipping the line is well worth it at the Vatican! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

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Bob C
16 October 2018|
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Response from mcar658181 | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself was approx 3.5 hours (8:00-11:30 am) but they told us we had to arrive at 7:00 am at the meeting point. We met at 7 and checked-in then we went for cappuccinos at a nearby cafe until about 7:20, then our tour... More
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Dale B
19 June 2018|
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Response from scb998 | Reviewed this property |
Also, on the before hours tour, our guide showed pictures and gave some history and things to watch for while we waited to get in since there is no talking in the chapel. He rushed through part of the museum to get to the... More
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