Early Entry Vatican Museums and Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel

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from €187.50 EUR
Duration: 3 Hours
 Organized by: Real Barcelona Tours
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Experience the wonders of the Vatican City with this exclusive early morning access tour, allowing you to beat the crowds and explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in peace. Discover the beauty of Michelangelo’s frescoes, the awe-inspiring Raphael Rooms, and the architectural marvels of St. Peter’s Basilica before the masses arrive.

Meeting Point and Skip-the-Line Access

Your tour begins at the designated meeting point, where you’ll be introduced to your experienced English-speaking guide. Thanks to the skip-the-line access, you’ll bypass the long queues and make your way directly into the Vatican Museums.

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums house an incredible collection of art and artifacts, and your guide will lead you through the highlights, sharing fascinating stories and historical context. Explore the Cabinet of Masks, an elegant room decorated with intricate mosaics, and the Gallery of Tapestries, showcasing impressive tapestries from various eras.

Next, you’ll be taken to the famed Raphael Rooms, four grand chambers adorned with stunning frescoes painted by the master artist, Raphael. Your guide will explain the significance of each painting, allowing you to appreciate the skill and talent behind these remarkable works of art.

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Early Entry Vatican Museums and Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel.

The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll be left speechless by Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes that adorn the ceiling and walls. Stand in awe as you take in the iconic “The Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgment,” and listen as your guide shares insights into the techniques, history, and stories behind these masterpieces.

After the Sistine Chapel, you’ll be granted special access to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping the lines once more. This architectural wonder is the largest church in the world, and its lavish interior is home to a plethora of artistic treasures. Discover the Pietà by Michelangelo, Bernini’s Baldachin, and the tomb of St. Peter as you explore the basilica at your own pace.

Know Before You Go

  • The tour duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • The starting times for the tour vary; please check availability when booking.
  • Free cancellation is available up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • You can reserve your spot and pay nothing today, keeping your travel plans flexible.

Restrictions

  • Large bags, luggage, and umbrellas are not allowed inside the Vatican.
  • Photography is permitted in most areas, but flash photography and tripods are not allowed. Please note that photography is strictly prohibited inside the Sistine Chapel.
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Early morning access to the Vatican City before the general public
  • Guided tour in English by a knowledgeable, professional guide
  • Visit the renowned Raphael Rooms, Cabinet of Masks, and Gallery of Tapestries
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, including “The Creation of Adam”
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace after the guided tour
What's Included
  • Small-group walking trip,
  • Entryway costs,
  • Expert guide,
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines,
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly.
What's not Included
  • Gratuities (optional),
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
Cancellation Policy

Receive a full refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the tour begins.

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