First Entry Vatican Gold Tour with Sistine Chapel
Experience Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel at its most serene. Skip the line like a true VIP and breeze on inside the Vatican Museums. If all of this sounds great, then we have the best Vatican tour for you. This special tour’s early start time guarantees the shortest security wait time of all Vatican Museum tours. Join our Vatican Gold tour and access the museums at 7:30 am, an hour and a half before doors open to the general public. This is the most exclusive early access Vatican tour available to you!
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What's included :
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly (when 6 or more people)
- Professional art historian guide
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Small-group walking tour
- Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
- Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
- Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's excluded :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
As experienced Rome tour guides, we know the Vatican Museums in and out. We know exactly which galleries and works of art you absolutely must see on a visit to Vatican City. After entering at 7:30 am like a champion, walk with your guide through the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Admire the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, the Flemish tapestries created by Raphael’s pupils and the breathtaking topographical depictions of Italy. You’ll learn all about the best of these treasures from your expert guide.
Duration: 35 minutes
Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy
Experience the Sistine Chapel in the best way possible, with only a few other tour groups inside. We are one of the very few companies offering this rare and exclusive early morning entrance. If you’ve ever visited the Sistine Chapel during normal hours, you know what a golden opportunity this is. Fix your eyes heavenward to take in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adamand the hundreds of biblical figures depicted in intricate detail. This Chapel’s wall-to-wall and floor to ceiling frescoes hosts the election of new popes. Reflect on the Chapel’s history and unparalleled beauty in complete solitude.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
Experience the marvelous St. Peter’s Basilica, which took 120 years to build. Skip the line and continue your early access Vatican tour through a special door. Experience the sights and sounds of an authentic mass inside one of the world’s most amazing Basilicas.
Experience the most celebrated works of art inside the church, including the statue of St. Peter, La Pieta and the Baldacchino. Bernini’s Baldacchino stands 29 meters tall and is located right below the dome of St. Peter’s above the papal altar. You are then free to visit the Papal Tombs on your own and explore the final resting place of hundreds of popes (and a Swedish queen!).
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time :7:10 AM
Return Detail :St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A: St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesday mornings due to the Papal Audience. We still run the tour because it might be your only day in Rome! Instead, we visit some of the most iconic statues in the world and Emperor Nero's enormous marble bathtub.
- A: Yes! Enter the museums through the "center lane". Individuals enter through the left lane. Tour operators enter in the right lane. We enter through the center lane for this tour which lets us inside 90 minutes before individuals and 30 minutes before other tour operators.
- A: We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Vatican City closes for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.
- Service animals allowed
- 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 15 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.