VIP: Vatican Early Bird Semi-Private Tour

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Key Details
Duration
4 hours
Skip the Line
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Join a small group tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance
  • Get a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Avail of an informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
Experience the masterpieces of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel before the museums are opened to the general public, in this extended 4-hour tour.
What to Expect
The Vatican is an amazing place to visit, but in the summertime the enjoyment of its many masterpieces can be diminished somewhat by crowding, as on average 20,000 people per day file through the doors to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. 

As an accredited partner of the Vatican Museums, you will be brought on this tour into the Sistine Chapel one hour before the doors are opened to the general public. Your tour guide will make a beeline for the Sistine Chapel, so that you can enjoy this greatest treasure of the Vatican in peace and quiet, before returning to the museums for the usual tour, when the general public have been admitted. The tour begins with the visit to the Sistine Chapel, where you can gasp in awe at the achievements of Michelangelo 5 centuries ago. Silence is observed at all times in the Sistine Chapel, but don't worry, the guide will explain the paintings to you before entering, with the aid of your own individual copy of the artwork. 

After the visit to the Sistine Chapel, the tour continues on the usual route through several of the most interesting and beautiful galleries of the Vatican Museums, the beautiful Pinecourt Garden, the Galleries of the Maps and Tapestries, the Belvedere sculpture garden, the room of the Greek Muses, and many more of the treasures and masterpieces that the Vatican holds in its enormous museum collection! Leaving the museums, you'll enter St. Peters Basilica (if open), without waiting in any lines. Standing beneath Michelangelo's great dome, you cannot help but feel somewhat humbled by the expansive surroundings. The Basilica features several chapels, and contain numerous statues and mosaic works. Your guide will point out the most important, and leave you with time to look around by yourself. The Pietà, one of Michelangelo's most well-known religious sculptures, is among the highlights of this part of your visit. 
What's Included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Admission ticket
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Walking tour
Meeting Point

Via Vespasiano 41 00192 Roma Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure times for all of our tours, as this avoids unpleasant situations with delayed arrivals. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• 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
• Minimum numbers apply, and there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Not recommended for participants with back problems
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Not recommended for pregnant women
• Not wheelchair accessible

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