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- Typology: Small Group
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Starting time: 07:10 with entrance at 7.30am
- Operating Days: Mon; Thu; Sat;
- Meeting Point: Entrance of the Vatican Museum, viale Vaticano 100
St Peter’s Basilica is an active religious centre and is influenced by liturgical ceremonies: Therefore sudden closure of the Basilica might happen with no notice. This will not affect the museums visit. No umbrellas or backpacks are allowed. Please cover shoulders and knees. Please cover your shoulders and knees. No big umbrellas or backpacks are allowed.
This exceptional small group tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums allows you to enter one and a half hours before the general opening hour. Experience the Vatican in peace and tranquility as the doors are opened early in your honor. Our special tour allows you VIP access to the Vatican, without waiting in line
Due to our exclusive collaboration and valued partnership with the Vatican Museums, you will enter the Vatican at 7:30am sharp. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to beat the crowds and enjoy Michelangelo’s masterpiece at a solitary hour. Our small groups are maximum 8-10 people, endowing a uniquely intimate tour.
A concentrated 2.5 hour tour focusing on the unmissible highlights of the Vatican. Begin in the epic Sistine Chapel with the special advantage of being the first group to enter. Savour this sacred moment to marvel at the iconic Last Judgement and glorious Creation of Adam in peace.
You will also see the Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps all brought to life by your dymanic guides commentary. We have spent years refining our tours and training our guides so that you get the most enriching Vatican experience possible. Just think of all the fantastic artists you will have the chance to relish in peace: Michelangelo, Botticell, Perugino Bernini as well as the precious collection of Greek and Roman statues!
If you wish to maximise the use of your VIP entrance ticket and spend more time in the Vatican Museums, you are welcome to part with your guide in the Sistine Chapel. Once you reach the basilica you cannot re-enter the museums. If you wish to continue, your guide will navigate for you the special skip-the-line access through a secret passage to St. Peter’s Basilica. No tour of the basilica is complete without a vist to see Michelangelo’s stunning Pieta, the Papal Tombs and Bernini’s canopy, the ‘Baldacchino’
This fascinating tour concludes in style marveling Bernini’s astonishing colonnade in Saint Peter’s Square.
Special notes: guides are restricted from talking in the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica. Before you enter your guide will give you a detailed handout of the masterpiece to help you understand and enjoying what you are seeing.