Early Entrance to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel including St Peter Basilica

Early Entrance to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel including St Peter Basilica
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$90.59
Duration: 3 hours
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Enjoy an unforgettable morning with an early access 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Experience the Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, Gallery of Tapestry, and more before the Vatican Museum opens to the general public. Learn about the history of the Vatican, the artwork, and the artists from your guide. Move onto St. Peter's Basilica, one of the four major basilicas of Rome. Explore the most famous of the Papal Basilicas, admire the Italian Renaissance architecture, and see the artwork housed there. Choose a small-group tour limited to 13 people, or a larger group with a maximum of 24 people.

Meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums to begin your 3-hour visit to three of the top attractions in Rome - the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Skip-the-line entry, getting in an hour before the doors open to the public, allows you to visit these three sights in one morning.

Begin your tour at 8am, one hour before doors open to the public. Your guide will passionately lead you through the fascinating galleries of the Vatican Museums, providing you with historical facts and leaving you plenty of time to take photos and to absorb the breathtaking beauty of the masterpieces, like those at the Raphael rooms.

Then you will enter the amazing Sistine Chapel, where you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Michelangelo’s frescoes in their full beauty. After having looked up to some of the legendary frescoes such as 'The creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement,' you will visit the extraordinary St. Peter's Basilica (the largest ancient basilica in the world) where you will remain speechless in front of the touching Pietà of Michelangelo and will become mesmerized by the swirling bronze sculptures of the master Bernini.

Note that you can choose between two group size options for this tour - a group of 24 people, or a smaller group of no more than 13 people. With the small-group option, you also get an Italian breakfast included before your tour begins.

Enjoy an unforgettable morning with an early access 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Experience the Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, Gallery of Tapestry, and more before the Vatican Museum opens to the general public. Learn about the history of the Vatican, the artwork, and the artists from your guide. Move onto St. Peter's Basilica, one of the four major basilicas of Rome. Explore the most famous of the Papal Basilicas, admire the Italian Renaissance architecture, and see the artwork housed there. Choose a small-group tour limited to 13 people, or a larger group with a maximum of 24 people.