Vatican Museums at Dusk - Exclusive small groups Tour more_vert
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This 2 hours, exclusive Vatican at Dusk, skip-the-line tour gives you the chance to see the magnificent highlights of the Vatican Museum when it is just closed to the public. Explore the museum with your professional guide, one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world.  In the museum, you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries the Octagonal Courtyard, The Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of Maps, the Tapestry Gallery and  the Sistine Chapel painted by the Renaissance genius, Michelangelo

Meet your guide at 7:30 p.m. and you will be guided through the intriguing history of the Vatican Museum and where the popes live. This exclusive,Vatican at Dusk tour will give you the possibility of visiting the Vatican Museums when they have just closed to the public, so you can explore its vast collections with no crowd. 
You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular, big, spiral staircase. Inside you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. You will be able to admire the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous, ancient sculptures. Or Raphael's Chambers that collects some of the best paintings of this famous artist, such as the Transfiguration, his last one.
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. You will be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church and you will hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece: The Last Judgement.

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Skip the Line: Early Morning Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel more_vert
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This 2.5-hour, exclusive, early morning skip-the-line tour gives you the chance to see the magnificent highlights of the Vatican Museum when it is still closed to the public. Explore the museum with your professional guide, one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world. Pause in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece, and from there visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Holy Caves where many popes are buried. 

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Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Your guide will take you to the Sistine chapel, altough it's beauty must be admired in silence, your guide will offer you great insight into its creation and history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

A fully guided tour of the Vatican museums with thier fantastic collections of art and incredible architecture, described in detail by your professional guide

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: St. Peter's Basilica

Your guide will lead you inside the Basilica of Saint Peter and allow you fast track entrance to explore the monument at your own leisure

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Vatican Museums And Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour By Night more_vert
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With our 2.5 hours small group tour, you will have the chance to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after hours after the closure.
With our tour you avoid the daily crowd and enjoy a special way to visit the Vatican. Your group will be maximum of 20 people and you will be provided by headsets that allow you to hear clearly the guide.

Meeting our guide directly at the Vatican Museums at 7.15 pm. Here you will meet also the rest of the group (maximum 20 people).
This tour is a unique way to visit the Vatican, away from the daily crowds and with a magical nightime atmosphere.
Available every Friday in the summer months, you will have the opportunity to tour the Vatican as part of a small group after hours.  You will skip-the-line to enter the museums and your guide will pick out for you all the main highlights, offering you their entertaining and informative insight on the treasures stored inside. You will see Galleries of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra, Raphael's Rooms, Octagonal Courtyard, Room of Animals, Room of the Muses and Round Room.Next you will enter the world-renowned Sistine Chapel, where your group will learn all about Michelangelo’s great masterpiece.
If you wish to visit the Vatican away from the crowd, if you wish to have a very unique experience take our tour! You will not regret it!

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Early Access Vatican Tour more_vert
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This 3 hour tour is perfect for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of a friendly small group, away from the daily crowds. With your expert guide, you will enter the museums before the opening to the general public and visit the highlights of the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel before enjoying priviliged, skip-the-line entrance to St Peter's Basilica. The Vatican City is jam-packed with an overwhelming number of mind-blowing works of art. Your guide will ensure you don't miss any of the must-sees! The whole group will marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned Sistine Chapel, enjoying the luxury of being inside with a limited number of people thanks to the special early entrance. Your tour will end in the awe-inspiring St Peter's Basilica, where you can remain after the tour to fully appreciate the beauty of this sacred site.

You will meet with your guide and the rest of your group (maximum 22 people) near to the entrance to the Vatican museums, where you will be issued with headsets to ensure you can better hear your guide during the tour. The group will then enter Vatican City, bypassing the ticket line of those already waiting to enter the museums at 9am when the doors open to the general public! Your group will be guided through the many stunning galleries, making stops at all the must-see works of art. The whole group will be captivated by the rich history of the art-work and the Vatican itself, reccounted by your expert guide in a way that is engaging and relatable for every participant. After you have explored the Vatican galleries you will enter the 'piece de resistance' of the museums- Michelangelo's breath-taking Sistine Chapel. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the help of your guide you will be able to fully appreciate the incredible genius of Michelangelo. Finally, your group will be accompanied from the Sistine chapel by your guide through a special, reserved passageway, skipping the line to St Peter's Basilica. Your tour will finish here, so you can spend as long as you wish in the basilica and St Peter's square. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to beat the crowds at the Vatican museums!

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Ultimate Papal Audience with the Vatican and Sistine chapel tour more_vert
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This is a unique experience only for the early riser. The tour starts at 7:45, to secure a good spot right next to the Pope (invitations are free but they need to be collected by your guide, the day before). He will only appear around 9.00-9.30 AM and the audience will be held either in the St.Peter's Square or when it's raining heavily, or very cold, the Papal audience is held inside at the Hall of Pope Paul VI. 
The tour itself will only start after the papal audience has finished, around 10:30 AM, when you will go directly to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, allowing you to experience these glorious spaces without the stress of enormous crowds. You won’t regret this investment in exclusivity!
An expert English speaking guide will take you on a journey to The Vatican City home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world.

The 110 acres that comprise the Vatican City are home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The global center of the Catholic religion attracts millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. As you pass the famed Pontifical Swiss Guard, the Pope’s security force since 1505, you’ll enter perhaps the most recognizable plaza in the Western world: St. Peter’s Square.
Given the Vatican’s importance as a religious and historical destination, it’s no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace.
By arranging for special access to Vatican facilities beginning at 7:45AM, we are able to offer a VIP experience that allows you to see the majesty of the Vatican before the daily crush of tourists. Otherwise you can pick up any of the following departure times for a skip the line access and an amzing experience in the Vatican's Museums and the Sistine chapel.
Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael.
Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.
The Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelo’s great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance.
To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.
When it comes to visiting the historic sites of the Vatican, it’s worth it to pay for a premium tour experience. Our Morning VIP tour paves the way for you to visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel, unhindered by large crowds of tourists.
Duration: 5 hours

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VIP After Hours Vatican Tour more_vert
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Behind closed doors, after the usual opening hours, the Vatican Museums opens its gates to an exclusive group, offering a unique change of pace and quality to those who choose a tour experience far removed from the busy daytime crowds. The absence of the general public and the beautiful evening atmosphere make this a truly special experience to see the fantastic art, history and architecture housed within the walls of this beautiful city's 7 kilometers of galleries, chapels and rooms. In the main part of the tour you will see all of the very best parts of the museums, explained in detail by your professional guide. Then you will move on to the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's masterpiece, a project which changed the course of Western art and is regarded as one of the major artistic accomplishments of human civilization. The VIP After Hours Vatican tour is an unforgettable experience and the best way to see the global centre of the Catholic religion in all its splendor.

The 110 acres that comprise the Vatican City are home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The global center of the Catholic religion attracts millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. As you pass the famed Pontifical Swiss Guard, the Pope’s security force since 1505, you’ll enter perhaps the most recognizable plaza in the Western world: St. Peter’s Square.
Given the Vatican’s importance as a religious and historical destination, it’s no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace.
By arranging for special access to Vatican facilities beginning at 19:30pm, we are able to offer a VIP experience that allows you to see the majesty of the Vatican after the daily crush of tourists. An evening treat with skip the crowd access and an amazing experience in the Vatican's Museums and the Sistine chapel.
Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael.
Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.
The Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelo’s great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance.
To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.
When it comes to visiting the historic sites of the Vatican, it’s worth it to pay for a premium tour experience. Our After Hours VIP tour paves the way for you to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, unhindered by large crowds of tourists.
Duration: 2 hours

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Skip the line: Private Tour Vatican Museums for kids and families more_vert
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Visiting a museum with your kids is a real challenge? And what if we discover that it can be real fun for the whole family?! A 2 hours  skip the line tour with our guides will make a difference! In this tour you'll visit:
- The Sistine Chapel
- Tha Vatican Galleries (statues, maps, tapestries)
- You'll skip the line for St. Peter's Basilica
The whole family will learn and have fun together! The tour is tailored on your family and you'll just get the best out of an unforgettable experience about the story of Michelangelo and his frescos in a very interactive way!
Tours rarely are tailored for children or teen-agers and this can turn a unique moment in a hard time! we have the solution!  Our team of  selected guides knows that it’s not only about playing or learning, it’s also about giving your family a great time while getting the best out of the energy of the younger ones. Our tour keyword is “ FUN” and we aren’t the only guides, sometimes parents discover they are as well!

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

Duration: 2 hours
Runs: Every day Except Sunday
Start Time: PM: 2.30
This tour includes:
Sistine Chapel
Pinecone Courtyard
Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps
Skip the line for the Basilica (tour of the church not included, only skip the line for it)
Art, Tourism and Kids: 3 words that we want to work well together! This Vatican Tour is Kid Friendly and designed for families with parents who love art but are fearful of boring their children.
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Duration: 2 hours

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After Hour Vatican Small Group Tour more_vert
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With our 2.5 hours tour you will visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in a group up to 20 people. Your tour will lead by a licensed and professional guide. Headsets will be provided for the tour to hear better the guide. Enjoy the experience to visit the Vatican at night!

A tour of the Vatican after hour is the perfect tour to enjoy a visit away of the crowd. The meeting with your guide and with the rest of the group is at 7.15 pm in front of the entrance of Caffè Vaticano. Your guide is a professional and local guide. You will enter the Vatican Museums with skip the line tickets avoiding the queue.
Your tour starts with the visit of the Vatican Museums. You will visit the Galleries of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra, Raphael's Rooms, Octagonal Courtyard, Room of Animals, Room of the Muses, Round Room and Sistine Chapel. Your guide will lead you throught the magnificience of the Vatican Museums and its treasures. Your tour will be informative and engaging with our guide that will tell you all legends and anecdotes related to the Vatican, Popes, Museums and the artists which painting are hosted there.
With this tour you will visit the Sistine Chapel after the general closure. Michelangelo's Last Judgement is there waiting for you.  It will be amazing to admire the beautiful ceiling without crowd.
Do not miss to experience the Vatican without crowd. Take this tour and enjoy a unique experience!

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Sunrise over the Vatican Small Group more_vert
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Visit the Vatican joining a fun friendly 3 hours small group tour. You will meet the rest of the group and your guide at 7:30am and enter the Museums at 8:00am, one hour before it opens to the general public. In this way you will be able to visit less crowded galleries.
The tour will include the main highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
The average of the group is between 15-18 people but can be up to 22 people.

This 3 hours tour is perfect for people who don’t want to spend a lot but are interested in a guided tour. Our small groups tour has normally between 15 and 18 participants and a maximum of 22 people. You will meet people coming from different countries, and of course your friendly guide, that will show you the main art works the Vatican offers. But obviously none of the tour of the Vatican will be completed without a stop in the Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to admire the incredible work signed by Michelangelo. Continue following your group in St. Peter’s Basilica, and enjoy every single moment in a place where history, art, knowledge, and myth melt together.
What are you waiting for? Join your group and discover the Vatican with us!

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Semi-Private tour of the Vatican more_vert
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Join our 3 hours semi-private tour of the Vatican. Follow your small pack and your friendly guide inside the Vatican Museums, and admire the main highlights. Continue the tour with the breath-taking Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo. And finish the tour in the wonderful St. Peter’s Basilica.

This 3 hours semi-private tour is the perfect balance between a small group tour and a private one. Our semi-private group have a maximum of 14 people. Your friendly guide will show you the main galleries and aisles of the Vatican Museums, making sure you will not miss any of the highlights. After visiting the Museums your guide will lead you to the Sistine Chapel, masterpiece signed by Michelangelo, main character of the Italian Renaissance, while observing his terrific work your guide will explain the techniques used by the artist, and the symbolism behind Michelangelo work. But you cannot leave the Vatican before to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica, well known all over the world.
Let’s go!

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Early Morning Sistine Chapel Vatican Museums Skip the line Tour more_vert
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Enjoy an early morning  small-group, skip the line  tour of the Vatican Museums including the Pio Clemente museum and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica.
Highlights include the Belvedere courtyard, Pine courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries and the Pio Clemente museum.

The tour departs at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and ends with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica. Along the way you will visit The Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pio Clemente Museum  Your guide will then lead you to the Sistine Chapel where you can enjoy the Creation of Adam and the Final Judgment by Michaelangelo. 
at the end of the tour you will be escorted by your guide to St.Peter's Basilica,( except on Wednesday mornings )where you will have the option to visit The Cupola (€10 fee by elevator) or spend the rest of the day in the Basilica on your own time.

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Day Trip: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Pope's Summer Residence more_vert
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Spend 10.5-hours exploring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and a train ride from Rome to the Pope's Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo.  Walk around the beautiful Vatican Square Gardens, accompanied by an audio guide.

Meet your EnjoyRome staff member at Via Germanico 8 at 7:30am for a full-day trip.
The first stop on this walking tour is the Vatican Museums, one of the main destinations and top things to do in Rome. Armed with priority access you get to skip-the-line, allowing you more time to discover great works of art by Michelangelo and other famous artists. Your sightseeing tour of the Vatican continues to one of the most revered places to see in Rome, the Sistine Chapel. An absolute must-see in Rome, you can walk at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide, as you explore amazing works of art including Michelangelo's The Last Judgement, the largest fresco ever painted by one man. 
Enjoy an hour to walk around the Vatican Square Gardens using an audio guide, before making your way to Castel Gandolfo by train from the Vatican Station (within the walls of Vatican City).
Arrival at Castel Gandolfo, one of the most exclusive day trips from Rome and one of Italy's most scenic towns (located only 15 miles southeast of Rome). Take a short ride by mini bus from the train station and you arrive at this secluded, charming town where you will eat lunch (at own expense) and stroll around, absorbing the breathtaking views before your sightseeing tour begins.
Recently opened to the public by Pope Francis, the Apostolic Palace is only open for a select number of tours. The Papal Palace was designed by Carlo Maderno, the same architect that designed the St. Peter's Basilica's facade. Previously off-limits, you can now discover the rare history and treasures contained in this extravagant yet intimate interior, including the works of Bernini. Explore the Pope's private and luxurious Barberini Gardens by mini ecological train with audio guide (provided at the gardens by the gate of Villa Cybo).
 Arrive back to St. Peter's Train Station at approximately 6:15pm.

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Sistine Chapel Early Access, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Tour in Rome more_vert
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Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public on this exclusive 4-hour Vatican group tour, accompanied by a top-rated local guide. After enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the chapel and admiring Michelangelo’s masterpiece, you’ll visit the Vatican Museums - arguably the best collection of art in the world, seeing highlights such as the Laocoon and the Apollo Belvedere as well as some other hidden treasures. This Vatican tour also includes St Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta and learn about art, history and religion. Groups are limited to 8 people, and hotel pickup/drop-off are is not included.

This Sistine Chapel tour gives you the exclusive opportunity to experience the chapel as popes, princes, and indeed Michelangelo once did - without the crowds. An early morning start allows you to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the chapel, admiring Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling and famous frescoes such as the Last Judgement. Widely considered to be not only Michelangelo’s greatest work, but also one of the greatest works of art of all time, the Sistine Chapel is an education in art and religion. Even at first glance, the ceiling seems sublime, but having the time to look closer will enrich your appreciation even further. As you gaze at scenes such as the Creation of Adam, your guide will provide enlightening explanations, revealing hidden details and symbolism, as well as placing the art in its historical context.
While Michelangelo was decorating the Sistine Chapel, Raphael was working on his own masterpieces just around the corner. The Raphael Rooms are another highlight of the Vatican tour - a spectacular suite of rooms filled with frescoes by Raphael. The works were commissioned by Pope Julius II and include iconic paintings such as the School of Athens. These frescoes, which represent Raphael at the height of his powers, provide a fascinating insight into the art and philosophy of the Renaissance.
A visit to the Vatican Museums is a journey through centuries of art. On your Vatican Museums tour you’ll also get to see some of the greatest classical artworks, which influenced the Renaissance artists and continue to be a source of inspiration today. Highlights include the moving statue of the Trojan priest and his sons known as the Laocoon, and the 2nd century Apollo Belvedere. There’s a wealth of art and history to be discovered, as you walk through galleries of Roman statues and grand hallways such as the Hall of Maps. Although it may seem overwhelming for a first time visitor, the explanations of your guide will help you to make sense of the Vatican.
The story of St Peter’s Basilica is a story of faith, power, and some of the most beautiful art and architecture in the world. Whether or not you share the beliefs of those who gather here to worship, visiting St Peter’s is a profound, unforgettable experience. The sheer size and grandeur of the basilica is astonishing, and creations such as Michelangelo’s dome and Bernini’s Baldachin were designed to inspire awe. On your St Peter’s Basilica tour you’ll also see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces; The Pieta. This statue of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ, is a deeply moving work of art, and an undisputed highlight of the tour.
This small group tour is limited to 8 people, giving you a much more intimate experience. All tickets are bought beforehand, so you can skip the lines and optimize your time in the Vatican Museums.

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If you are looking for a unique way to explore the Vatican without crowd, this is the perfect tour for you. With our small group tour you will visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in a group up to 20 people. Enjoy a visit of the Vatican after hours on Friday Night.

The meeting with your guide and the rest of the group, will be directly at the Vatican Museums. If you are interested in visiting the Vatican in less crowded timings, and you are not a morning person, this is the tour for you.
Starting at 7.15 PM you will enter the Vatican with skip the line tickets avoiding the queue. Your guide is English speaking and is a local professional guide. Your tour includes the visit of the Vatican Museums: Octagonal Courtyard, Room of the Animals, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Gallery of the Candle stick, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Raphael's Rooms, and other treasures of the Museums. You will see all the main highlights explained by your guide in an informative and engaging way.
After the visit of the Museums, your tour will lead you to the Sistine Chapel where you will be able to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece.
You will learn everything about him and his works and all the story related to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
This tour is really unique. It gives you the chance to visit the Museums and Sistine Chapel after the general closure.
Do not miss to take our tour and visit the Vatican without crowd!

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Sistine Chapel Fast Line Ticket more_vert
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• Skip the lengthy line and see some of the finest art in the world
• Explore Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel 
• The Raphael Rooms, The Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition are some of the highlights that would be the centerpiece of almost any other museum in the world

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Stop At: Vatican City

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Duration: 4 hours

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St.Peter's Church Rival Genius Tour: Leonardo vs Michelangelo more_vert
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Leonardo versus Michelangelo package includes reserved entrance to St. Peter's Church (audioguide included) + Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition @ the Vatican.

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Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

San Pietro Basilica and Tombs of the Popes

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience

Certificated Machines and Paintings of Leonardo da Vinci

Duration: 1 hour

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Night tour Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel more_vert
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Vatican Museums Night tour with the Sistine Chapel.
A Vatican Night tour that visits the Vatican Museums during the seasonal extended hours for a more peaceful visit.
Includes Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel.

You will meet your tour guide at our office at via Santamaura 21 at 7.30PM, we're situated close to the Vatican Museums entrance.
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after hours, when the palaces are at their most peaceful.
Visiting the Vatican by night, you'll see the best of the Museums - from the Sistine Chapel to the Raphael Rooms, sculpture, galleries and beautiful courtyards. Our Vatican evening tour runs during seasonal extended hours. With a privileged entrance you'll get straight inside(with no lines).
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel outside of the heat of the Roman summer offering our clients an amazing experience.

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The Vatican: one of the most beautiful and famous areas of Rome. If you want to taste the best food of Rome, while discovering the real city that still exists around the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and the colonnade of St. Peter, this is the tour for you!
We will walk you through the magic atmosphere of Borgo Pio, one of the historical districts of the city that has preserved old traditions, sounds and colors of the past; we will discover the local market, where grocery shopping is still a daily ritual for Romans of today as it was in the past and we will savor the best of traditional Roman and Italian food prepared and served by the owners of the stalls and shops, jealous guardians of authenticity and goodness of their products.
All this will make your tour an unforgettable experience of aromas and flavours.

Get ready to experience 4 hours of tastings in the best places of Rome: more than10 stops and 19 tastings of the best food that the Roman countryside and the culinary traditions of this city can offer. All strictly seasonal, freshly cooked, authentic and far away from tourist traps and frozen foods. We will accompany you from breakfast to lunch, with tastings of cold cuts and cheeses, continuing with ice cream and to finish off, as Romans do, with a coffee and the best 360° view of Rome. We will guide you to discover the flavors and foods that only Italy can offer, in a culinary journey that you will never forget, with the possibility of buy the products tasted, and discover all the secrets of Roman cuisine from the persons who make of tradition and good food a lifestyle.
Starting from the real Roman breakfast and ending with coffee after lunch, here are some examples of what you will taste during our tour.
– The traditional breakfast of Romans: “cappuccino and cornetto”.
– The real mozzarella from Paestum IGT brand (Protected Geographical Indication)  and the deliciuos ricotta.
– The incredible italian prosciutto cut by hand and the best Italian cheeses.
– The tomato, base of many Italian dishes, in the most classic and tasty bruschetta.
– The Italian rice balls or supplì “on the phone”. Rome’s favorite street food.
– A degustation of the extra virgin olive oil, winner of the "best organic oil in the world in 2016".
– Pizza, white or red, simple or stuffed, freshly made in a famous and renowned bakery. The family, who runs it since 1915, jealously guards the secret of its recipe, synonymous of quality and authenticity.
– Egg noodle pasta, inevitable ingredient of every Italian home. We will visit one of the oldest artisan shops in Rome that make pasta, run by the same family since the first years of ‘900, learning the techniques of pasta masters.
– After discovering how to make the dough, it is time to taste the pasta, cooked according to the most ancient traditions of Roman cuisine. All accompanied by good wine because, it is known, in Rome you never leave the table if your glass is still full.
– After lunch, Gelato, the real one and handcrafted: made only with seasonal fruits, creams prepared according to traditional recipes, no coloring agents or preservatives but only lots of authenticity and love.
– Finally coffee, the inevitable finishing touch of every meal, made with a blend of selected coffee beans and roasted in the traditional style, and enjoyed while seated with the best 360° view of Rome.

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Skip the line and follow your passionate expert guide into the Vatican. Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica on this 3.5-hour semi-private tour. Skip the line tickets and headsets are included in the price of the tour. Small group of 10 people maximum, makes for a more relaxed and personal experience.

Meet your guide at a very convenient meeting point, near the entrance. After a short introduction and the soundcheck (headsets are used for groups larger than 5 people), skip the queues and enter the Vatican – the smallest country in the world.
First venue is The Vatican Museums: a vast collection of tens of thousands of objects, and countless miles of corridors. Your guide will take you to the most important and world-famous works of art and provide you with invaluable feedback and commentary. The absolute highlight of the museums is The Raphael's Rooms.
From the Vatican Museums, continue to the Sistine Chapel, decorated by Michelangelo. Your guide will give you an insight into the life and work of this incredibly talented master and reveal some secrets behind the artworks. Once inside you will have few minutes of free time, a moment to admire the breathtaking frescoes and soak it in.
After the visit of the Chapel we take a special door and skip the line to Saint Peter's Basilica. Once again your guide will give a detailed description of this awe-inspiring site, explain its religious, artistic and historic significance, and take you to the highlights like: Michelangelo's Pieta, the chapel of St. John Paul II and Bernini's Baldacchino (The Baldachin)
The tour ends at St. Peter's Basilica. Your guide will collect the headsets and makes sure that all your questions are answered. After the tour you are welcome to stay inside the Basilica, and maybe explore even further at your own pace.

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Discover the highlights of the Vatican on last entry guided tour.Be among the last ones to get inside the Vatican 
and avoid the morning crowds with your art historian guide.Duration 2 hours.

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

Explore the highlights of the most important museums in the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Enjoy the Place where all the Popes in the last 500 years were elected.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

Explore the most important Church in the world.

Duration: 35 minutes

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Skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Popes Tombs more_vert
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Enjoy this unique visit  without waiting in lines with a small group tour for no more than 10 people.
The Vatican is home to a portion of the world's most noteworthy show-stoppers, from traditional figures to the perfect works of art of Raphael and Michelangelo. This stunning visit, under the direction of an Art Historian, will take you through the features working through the world renowned Vatican Museums, Raphael's 'Rooms' and the Sistine Chapel, head to Bernini's Colonnade in Saint Peter's Square and completing in the Basilica - the core of the Catholic Church.

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Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel tour

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Vatican museums

Duration: 3 hours

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Marvel at the glorious Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive on this exclusive 3.5-hour small group Vatican tour. The carefully crafted itinerary covers all the major highlights of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, with fast-track entry to every site visited. Traveling in a small group of 12 people or fewer and with a top rated english speaking guide at the helm, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience at Rome's most fascinating art attraction. Enjoy a complementary breakfast before you embark on your tour. 

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Stop At: What a Life Tours

Office

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Rooms and Galleries of the Vatican Museums, as the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, Raphael Rooms and much more!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Admire the marvelous Sistine Chapel

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

he Basilica of St. Peter is the perfect place to conclude our Vatican early morning tour. Every inch of this 240,000 square foot church is breathtaking, but our tour goes beyond the gold & splendor, revealing a history filled with dark tales of death, deceit and debauchery. Feast our eyes on Michelangelo's his deeply touching sculpture, the Pietà, and admire the stunning interior of the dome. Last but not least, touch the worn bronze foot of St. Peter's Enthroned – legend has it that doing so might earn you a special blessing!

Duration: 45 minutes

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Start your Early tour at 7:30am when you will meet your guide at the meeting point. Enter one hour earlier than the general public with your small-group and visit this gem and be almost alone inside. Your local, professional guide will enthusiastically introduce you to all the artworks and frescoes before entering the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Make your way to a meeting point near the Vatican for 7:30am departure, and join a group that will enter one hour earlier than the public.
You will access the Vatican Museums from the main entrance, and your guide will start the explanation of the Galleries of the Museums during the walk to the Sistine Chapel.
See the remarkable artwork in context as the guide gives a detailed explanation of the Sistine Chapel's history, with some fascinating "behind the scenes" facts before you enter. Silence is required inside the Sistine Chapel, and once you enter you'll have time to discover the art on your own.
Following your time in the Sistine Chapel, continue through an interior passageway to St. Peter’s Basilica (the passage is closed on Wednesdays). This tour concludes at the St Peter's Basilica.

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Join this tour that will give you the
privileged access to the Vatican Museums before the general public. In addition, you will have a direct access to the Vatican Museums by
skipping the security check line for groups. The tour will cover the
most important sections of the Vatican Museums: Vatican Galleries, Raphael Rooms,
Sistine Chapel and
St Peter's Basilica. Maximum number of participants to this tour is 10 people that will make this tour much more enjoyable and customised according to your interests.

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

The itinerary includes:
Vatican Upper Galleries
Raphael Rooms
Sistine Chapel
St Peter's Basilica

Duration: 3 hours

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Vatican Gardens Open Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Tickets more_vert
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Reserve your seat for a unique tour of the Vatican Gardens on an open-top ecological bus, and enjoy commentary from a multi-lingual audio guide. Continue with a self-guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the spectacular Sistine Chapel, at your own pace.

Enjoy the natural beauty and architectural treasures of the Vatican Gardens in a sustainable way – on an ecological bus with the aid of a multilingual audio guide. The tour lasts about 45 minutes, and there are no stops along the route. In addition, you’ll receive a ticket to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on your own.
On your tour of the Gardens you’ll have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the smallest state in the world, including its major monuments, works of art, and natural wonders. Your audio guide (in Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Russian), provides commentary on this stunning architectural and artistic project.
You’ll have the rest of the day to explore the important collections of art housed in the many galleries of the Vatican Museums, before coming to the Sistine Chapel, the most famous of them all. Take some time to marvel at the ceiling fresco, a creation by Michelangelo that is undoubtedly one of the artist’s masterpieces

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After-Hours Vatican Tour Including Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel more_vert
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Join this Vatican tour and get after-hours access to one of the most sought after locations in Rome. Experience the splendor and charm of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in peace and quiet. A professional guide will accompany you to educate you and your group on each significant area.

After meeting your guide and passing through security, begin your tour of the Vatican Museums. Enjoy the quiet, as all of the crowds and general public have left the building for the day, thus allowing you to admire the treasures on display in tranquility. See the great sculptures, artwork, paintings, and tapestries without having to pass by a sea of people. The guide will be more than happy to enlighten you on the historical and cultural background of this religious area.
View the Upper Galleries, Candelabra and Tapestries as you walk to elaborately decorated halls. Be sure to enjoy the guide's narration of each section along the way. Visit Raphael's Rooms, the Pio-Clemente Museum, and the Maps as well. Finally, proceed to the jewel of the tour, the spectacular Sistine Chapel. There, you may marvel at Michelangelo's most well-known masterpiece on the ceiling. At the end of your tour, exit the Chapel and bid farewell to your guide.

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Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families more_vert
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Keep everyone in your family engaged with this private 3-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel that's specifically designed for families and children. Learn about the rich art collection of the Vatican Museums, including Raphael's Rooms and the Gallery of Maps. See Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pietà and have skip the line access to St. Peter's Basilica. Your children will love this interactive tour.

Meet your private guide near Vatican City. With your guide, you'll get to bypass the long queues at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. You may secure your luggage and umbrellas in the Vatican cloakroom.

Once out of the cloakroom, you will begin your visit of the collections. Kids will play games and win prizes while exploring Vatican artwork. You will see brilliant Greek and Roman sculptures and the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great.

Your tour continues to the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the colorful Raphael's Rooms.

You will then reach the Sistine Chapel, the venue for papal elections and one of Italy’s most visited sites. You will view Michelangelo's 'The Last Judgment' and listen to stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam.

After the museum, you will enter the grandest church on earth, Saint Peter’s Basilica.

The best way to learn is by playing. Your family will have a lot of fun teaming up to solve quizzes, answer trivia, engage in scavenger hunts, and many more captivating games during the tour. Your local guide for children and families will fully-customize your tour and make it unique. Children will actively participate in the visit and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your tour will end in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi and bus station.

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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s more_vert
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Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums an hour before the general public on this three hour tour. With your small group and professional English-speaking tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel. Go straight to the Sistine Chapel when it’s almost empty so you can experience Michelangelo’s masterpiece the way it was meant to be. Spend almost two hours touring the Candelabra Gallery,  Gallery of the TapestriesGallery of the Maps and the  Raphael Rooms. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary about the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip the regular entrance line tickets and use of individual headsets is included in the price of the tour.

The Sistine Chapel
Since the Sistine Chapel is inside the Vatican Museums, it is included in your Vatican tour tickets. We also go straight to the Sistine Chapel before the main crowds so you can experience Michelangelo’s masterpiece the way it was meant to be. Only when you enter the Sistine Chapel is it clear how high the ceiling is and how many paintings are up there. 

Since the Sistine Chapel is a place of worship*, speaking inside is prohibited. We understand the summers in Rome can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. We provide you with a map/handout for reference outside the chapel, while your guide explains the significance of Michelangelo’s artwork. Use the map when you are inside the chapel for orientation.

*To enter the Sistine Chapel, both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to this portion of your Vatican tour. We understand the summers in Rome are hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary. 


Skip the Line St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica is the grand centerpiece of the Vatican. Imagine walking into the most massive church you've ever seen, filled with artwork from the most famous artists you've ever heard of. Walk through the breathtaking front entrance, skipping the line, into the most opulent church in the world. Once inside, admire masterpieces that include the Baldacchino, La Pieta, the statue of St. Peter and more. Important: if your guided Vatican tour lands on a Wednesday, we substitute St. Peter’s Basilica for the Bramante Courtyard.

Bramante Courtyard and Nero’s Bathtub
Wednesday's Only

If you take the Privileged Entrance tour on a Wednesday, St. Peter's Basilica is substituted with a visit to the Bramante Courtyard and three of the most iconic statues in existence: the Apollo Belvedere, Laocoön and His Sons and the Belvedere Torso. Learn about the myths and legends associated with these statues, before visiting one of the biggest and oldest bathtubs you'll ever see. Nero's Bathtub stretches a whopping 25ft in diameter and is made from a material so precious that there is no way to recreate it.

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The Private Vatican Tour with Extended Itinerary is a 3 hours and 30 minutes tour with a private licensed guide. With this tour you will have the chance to visit the main highlights of the Vatican walking at your own peace and asking your guide all your questions and curiosity. Skipping the line with our pre-purchased tickets you will enter the Vatican Museums to visit the Apollo of Belvedere, Laocon, Raphael's rooms, Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and end your tour at St Peter's Basilica. Don't worry: the stunning Sistine Chapel is included in the tour and the guide will leave you time here to admire its amazing ceiling. 
Your licensed engaging guide will really give you the opportunity to admire the Vatican Museums!

Meet your private guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. Your tour starts with the visit of the Vatican Museums: see the Octagonal Courtyard, the Apollo of Belvedere, the Laocon, Raphael's rooms, Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries. From the Museums, your visit continue to the Sistine Chapel: the stunning Sistine Chapel where you can admire the beautiful ceiling painted by the great Italian master Michelangelo. Our guide explain you the Sistine Chapel before the entrance with images because in the Chapel the silence is a must. 
Your tour is not finished! Continue your experience with our private guide. From the Sistine Chapel you will reach the amazing St Peter's Basilica skipping the line for the entrance. Here you will be able to admire the Pietà (Michelangelo's artwork). 
If the above is not satisfying for you and you wish to visit more, choose to book the tour with one hour extra private guide and go to visit the Pinacoteca (Painting Gallery). In this case the tour last 4 hours and 30 minutes. The Pinacoteca reserves a large collection of masterpieces of great masters: from Giotto to Da Vinci, Guido Reni and Caravaggio.

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Vatican Tour with Special Access to Restricted Areas more_vert
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Exploring the Vatican in all its areas. This 5 hours tour allow you to visit the Vatican Galleries , Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and the some areas usually closed to the general public - the Niccoline Chapel and Bramante Staircase.
Your private guide will explain you the history and art of the Vatican. Enter the Vatican skipping the line with our pre-purchased tickets and enjoy the visit of the Museums and sites usually closed to the general public.

Your tour begins at 8.45 am when you will meet your guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. Once met your guide, you will enter the Vatican Museums avoiding the queue with the skip the line tickets that we reserve in advance. The visit of the Museums includes a visit to the Octagonal Courtyard, Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Candelabra. 

Visit the Niccoline Chapel decorated with frescos of Fra Angelico representing scenes from the Bible. See the magnificent Bramante Staircase that was designed as a passage to reach Papal apartments and admire the view from its lodge. 

Proceed your visit of the Vatican going with your guide to the Sistine Chapel. Rise your head and look at the spectacular ceiling of Michelangelo. 
From the Sistine Chapel, you will go to St Peter's Basilica skipping the line. The guide will explain you the particular of this beautiful church.

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With our 3 hours private tour of the Vatican for Kids your family will enjoy the visit of the main highlights of the Vatican with a kid-friendly guide.
Your tour includes the visit of the Vatican Muesums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Do you think it's too much for your kids? Don't worry! Your excellent child-friendly guide will engage all family from the younger to the older member making the tour fun and engaging.

Meet your private guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will be there waiting for you with a sign with your name.
Your child-friendly tour will start enterint the Vatican Museums skipping the line avoding the queue thanks to our pre purchased skip the line tickets. First of all you will visit the Vatican Galleries: your tour will bring you to see the Octagonal Courtyard, Pio Clementino Egyptian Museum (where a real mummy is preserved), Gallery of the Maps , Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Candelabra.
Just a little break to explain the Sistine Chapel through images, and the guide will accompany you to see the great masterpiece of Michelangelo: the stunning Sistine Chapel. All members of the family will be captured by its magnificience. Through a passage in the Sistine Chapel, you will reach one of the biggest Basilica in the worlds: St Peter's Basilica. After the tour you can decide to pass more time in the Sistine Chapel or to go in St Peter's Square with your guide.

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This is a 3-hours tour that allow you to visit the Vatican Museums early in the morning. You will enter the Vatican Museums at 8 am, one hour before the opening to the general public. For this tour, a private licensed kid-friendly guide will be at your disposal for 3 hours to show you the main highlights of the Vatican including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Do not miss to visit the Vatican ahead of the crowd!

Meet our private kid-friendly guide at the marble door of the Vatican Museums. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. With this tour you have the chance to visit the Vatican Museums ahead of the big crowd of the day time. You will meet your guide at 7.30 am and enter the Vatican Museums at 8 am. During this timing, your guide will explain you the Sistine Chapel with the help of images and visual aids (in the Sistine Chapel is forbidden to talk). At 8 am you will enter straight the Vatican to visit the main galleries: you will see the Octagonal Courtyard, Laocon, Apollo of Belvedere, Egyptian Museum, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Candelabra.
From the Vatican Museums, you will reach the Sistine Chapel and the guide will give you time to admire the amazing ceiling painted by the great Italian master Michelangelo. Take your time and enjoy this beaufitul view.
Your tour end in St Peter's Basilica. You will reach the Basilica through a passage from the Sistine Chapel skipping in that way the line for the entrance. At the end of the tour, after your guide will have explained you the main highlights of it, you can chose to stay there more time on your own or to go in St Peter's Square with your guide.

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When still the large number of tourists who daily crowd the entrance to the Vatican Museums has not arrived yet, you will have the chance to enter the Sistine Chapel in absolute tranquility. You will be able to enjoy the famous stories of the Genesis and of the Last Judgment painted by Michelagelo, the greatest artist of all time. You will admire the pictorial decorations that the great masters of the end of the fifteenth century like Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio have painted on the two long sides of the papal chapel, the Stories of the life of Moses and Jesus in the two long sides of the Chapel. To end your incredible private visit we will take you to the Raphael Rooms, painted for the famous Pope Julius II at the beginning of the sixteenth century before dying young at the age of thirty-seven.

A private car will pick you up at the hotel at 7:15 am to take you to the Vatican Museums where you will meet your private licensed tour-guide to start your journey in one of the most important museums in the world. Before entering the guide will take few minutes to begin to illustrate the stories of the Sistine Chapel. Our tours are entirely customizable, so you will have the opportunity to talk with your guide and change the itinerary inside the Vatican Museums according to your request. If it's not your first time at the Vatican you will then have complete availability from youre guide to illustrate something new like the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Gregorian Etruscan, the Pinacoteca and more. At 8.00 am, as soon as the entrance to the museums is open you can start your visit and your guide will already know how to organize the tour in advance. At 10:30 am, after visiting the Vatican Basilica, you will complete the tour in St. Peter's Square, where the guide will show you where you can take a Taxi/Uber to return to your hotel or to your next destination.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Pio Clementino Museum
  • Chiaramonti Museum
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of Candelabra
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica (Michelangelo's Pietà)
  • St. Peter's square
CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR: You can ask your guide to change your tour according to your preferences.
  • Gregorian Egyptian Museum
  • Gregorian Etruscan Museum
  • Gregoriano Profano Museum
  • Lapidario Profano ex Lateranense
  • Pius-Christian Museum
  • Christian Lapidarium
  • Jewish Lapidarium
  • Pinacoteca
  • Ethnological Museum
  • Carriage Pavilion
  • Christian Museum
  • Profane Museum
  • Room of the Aldobrandini Wedding
  • Chapel of St. Peter Martyr
  • Collection of Contemporary Art
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Borgia Apartment
  • Chapel of Urban VIII
  • Room of the Immaculate Conception

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Enjoy a private family 2.5 hrs tour of the Vatican Museums including the Raphael Rooms and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica*.
Highlights include the Carriage museum ( for the kids ) ,the Belvedere courtyard, Pine courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries ,Pio Clemente museum and the Raphael Rooms.

*except wednesday mornings

The tour departs at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and ends with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica. Along the way you will visit The Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries, Pio Clemente Museum and the Raphael Rooms. Your guide will then lead you to the Sistine Chapel where you can enjoy the Creation of Adam and the Final Judgment by Michaelangelo. 
at the end of the tour you will be escorted by your guide to St.Peter's Basilica*, where you will have the option to visit The Cupola (€10 fee by elevator) or spend the rest of the day in the Basilica* on your own time.

*except wednesday mornings

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Enjoy a private 3 hour tour (max 6 people) of the Vatican Museums including the Raphael Rooms and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica.
Highlights include the Belvedere courtyard, Pine courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries ,Pio Clemente museum and the Raphael Rooms.

The tour departs at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and ends with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica. Along the way you will visit The Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries, Pio Clemente Museum and the Raphael Rooms. Your guide will then lead you to the Sistine Chapel where you can enjoy the Creation of Adam and the Final Judgment by Michaelangelo. 
at the end of the tour you will be escorted by your guide to St.Peter's Basilica, where you will have the option to visit The Cupola (€10 fee by elevator) or spend the rest of the day in the Basilica on your own time.

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Discovering the secrets of the Vatican City is one of the most alluring experiences when in Rome. Our Early Access Private Vatican Tour takes you on an intimate journey across Vatican Museums, the legendary Sistine Chapel, and even the opulent St Peter’s Basilica. In the familiar company of your family, friends or partner, you will walk through Gallery of Maps, stunning Gallery of Tapestries, Raphael’s Rooms, and more… Our licensed guide will expertly navigate every step of your journey, happily accommodating your curiosity and answering to your needs. The exclusivity of our private tour makes your visit of the Vatican as extraordinary as the city itself.

Why Book Early Morning Vatican Tour with Us?

An impressive five million travelers stumble into the Vatican each year. This makes the holy city one of the most visited landmarks in the whole Europe. Popularity is a great thing but it also comes with a few downsides. In this case, the price to pay takes a form of endless crowds, unbearable queuing, inconvenience, and frustration.

Holidays shouldn’t be frustrating… Booking the Early Access Private Vatican Tour with us will protect you from all the queuing drama. With us, you can jump all the queues and get straight into the exploration of the Vatican City in a great company. Since no time is wasted queuing, you can spend all your energy marveling at the sights. Plus, if you have any particular request or interests, our guide will be happy to accommodate you.

Furthermore, since the tour starts at 8:00 am – a full hour before opening officially to the public – you will have a chance to enjoy all that beauty in peace. In other words, no impatient stream of tourists will push you out of Sistine Chapel before you are ready. Also, after your private tour, you are welcomed to wander around on your own and, perhaps, climb to the top of St Peter’s Basilica offering breathtaking views of Rome.

Is a private tour worth your time? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that but we are pretty confident seeing the Vatican with us will sweep you off your feet!

A Few Interesting Vatican Facts

Did you know the Vatican is an independent city-state or that the Pope is actually governing its political body? Yes! This makes the Vatican the smallest country in the whole world. It sits on a small hill on the banks of the mythical Tiber River.

Even if it’s the smallest country, it is one of the most important places in European religious history. It has its own post office, radio, banking system, pharmacy, telephone system, gardens and even astronomical observatory! Though all the daily essentials like electricity and food need to be imported to the country from outside.

Book our Early Access Private Vatican Tour and allow yourself an artistic experience of the Vatican you deserve!

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The Vatican City is one of the most visited places in Italy. This Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica provides a delightful, hassle-free experience. In a convenient group of fewer than 20 people, you will explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Raphael’s Rooms, the legendary frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and more. Our licensed guide will navigate you through the opulent currents of Vatican art and history. You will find out many intriguing details behind major works of art as well as the turbulent twists and turns of Vatican’s history.

Why Book Vatican Tour with Us?

Over five million tourists visit the Vatican each year. This is great, however, popularity comes at a price. For many people, visiting the Vatican means crowds, queuing, frustration, and endless hustle. These are not the kind memories you want to take away from your Italian holiday.

By purchasing our Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica, you will avoid hours of queuing and plunge straight into the exploration of the Vatican’s many secrets. There will be no wasted time, no standing around and waiting in the unforgiving summer heat, no nervous crowds bringing down your spirits… You will also save yourself a few kilometers of walking. How?  With our tour, you don't have to exit the Vatican Museums and walk to the other entrance to visit the basilica as must do those who purchase tickets only. You will be led through a private passage connecting the museum with St Peter’s Basilica on the inside.

In addition to all of the mentioned benefits, after the official Vatican tour is over, you are free to stay and explore the basilica on your own. You can climb up hundreds of steps to the top of St Peter’s Cathedral (exhausting but worth it) or venture below into the Vatican Grottoes.

A Few Interesting Facts about the Vatican…

Despite being called the Vatican City, it actually enjoys an official status of an independent state which makes it the smallest country in the world. The Pope acts as a governor of its political body. It crowns a hill on the banks of the ancient Tiber River. Regardless its size, it represents, undoubtedly, one of the most important monuments in European religious history.

The Vatican has around 900 permanent residents and 3000 employees commuting from the outside. It has its own post office, a banking system, pharmacy, radio, telephone system, extensive gardens and even high-tech astronomical observatory! Still, all the essential daily basics such as electricity and food need to be imported to the country from outside.

Book our Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica and make the most of your trip to the Vatican!

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Get to access St Peter’s Basilica with a dedicated entrance taking advantage of the experience with the smartest travel companion, the CityPass.
Rome Visit Pass Bronze is a clever travel companion offering an unhindered experience the city of Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica.

It features an incredibly intuitive CityPass map application compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. The map inside the app updates instantaneously with relevant and up-to-date advice as you make your way through the city. It will help you plan the best sightseeing routes based on your preferences; suggest the most convenient transport options; provide basic information about the sights in your vicinity and give you access to exclusive deals and discounts in local businesses!

In addition to all that, you will be able to enjoy an exclusive dedicated access to St Peter’s Basilica. What is a dedicated access? Simply put, it’s all about skipping the line to enter the Basilica - a line that is notorious for being long and slow. With this pass, you meet one of our representatives at the indicated meeting point and receive both assistance and further instructions. Moreover, the meeting point provides restrooms and free wifi!

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Marvel at St. Peter’s Basilica, admire Castel Sant’Angelo and listen to an insightful commentary with your downloadable audio guide. Unlock the doors to the most visited basilica in Europe, the legendary papal hideout as well as the stories behind them.


Rome Visit Silver Pass is a handy travel city pass providing you with easy access to the key sites of the eternal city. It includes a great practical audio guide you can download to your smartphone allowing you to dive straight into your experience. 

Along with the audio guide enjoy easy access to the basilica and go straight through to start your journey into this stunning building.

After your self-guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo is just a few steps away. The ticket gets you in without delay and you are free to explore the castle at your own pace, accompanied by an expert audio guide. Visit the secret passage connecting the castle with the Sistine Chapel which Popes used to escape the Vatican.

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Don’t wait for hours to see the iconic Roman sights. Treat yourself to Rome Gold VisitPass and gain fast-track access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, as well as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. All that with the benefit of a POP audio guide and an interactive CityPass map full of discounts!

The experiences that wait to be unraveled with this pass include:

Exploration of St Peter’s Basilica with a special dedicated access
Breathtaking visit of Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a fast-track entry  and Colosseum.
Roaming the halls of Castel Sant’Angelo with fast-track entry and visiting the secret passage popes used to flee from the Vatican.

Better yet, all of the sights come hand in hand with an audio guide worthy of the 21st century: POP Guide. Simply download POP Guide app into your phone and immerse yourself in stories of the past. Besides having the audios to unravel the secrets of St Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and Castel Sant’Angelo , the Rome Visit Pass Gold also provides you with an audio guide to the marvelous ancient Pantheon and Colosseum.

The pass grants you access to the CityPass application. What’s it about? CityPass is a brilliant interactive map filled with interesting information about Rome and its neighborhoods, sights and curiosities. You can use it to find suggestions for the best sightseeing routes or the most convenient ways to get places. Moreover, it’s loaded with offers and discounts from local businesses. Just walk through the city and the suggestions and deals pop up as you stroll through the city. And, it works on GPS so it doesn’t waste your data!

Rome Visit Pass Gold comes with 48-hour public transportation ticket which is valid for unlimited bus, metro, and train travel within Rome.

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Dive deep into the magical, storied streets of the eternal city with the Visit Rome Platinum Pass, a small key to big experiences. Let expert guides unravel the mysteries of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, and Pantheon.

This pass unlocks the door to a plethora of incredible Roman experiences, including several live guided tours. Explore the legend-peppered ruins of the Colosseum and go on a quest through the 2000 years of the Pantheon’s history. Discover the hidden treasures inside Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

If you feel like you still havent had your fill of history with your guided tours, continue to explore on your own with your public transport tickets taken care off and a handy audio guide available to download. Discover the secret depths and heights of St. Peter’s Basilica and the corridors and galleries of the Castel Sant’Angelo.

This pass also grants you access to the CityPass application, a smart map full of information and tips about Rome, its history, sights, and all kinds of curiosities. The map offers helpful suggestions for the most convenient sightseeing routes or the best ways to get places. Furthermore, it’s filled with discounts and deals from local businesses that POP up on the map as you roam the city streets.

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Take your trip to the renown Vatican City to another level, take the path less traveled. Stray from the usual crowd and hop on an open eco-friendly minibus equipped with a multilingual audio guide to explore the serene beauty of the private Vatican gardens laced in expertly-groomed greenery. Afterward, continue the self-guided tour examining the mind-blowing collections inside Vatican Museums and culminate the visit admiring the Sistine Chapel frescoes by Michelangelo. Let a smart audio guide lead your way through the many layers of art and history while you enjoy the sights.

Your journey begins with an exclusive peek inside the private Vatican gardens. Hop on an open eco-friendly minibus, settle in and admire, in all comfort, the peaceful beauty of the smallest country in the whole world. For the duration of 45 minutes, enjoy the gardens’ imposing monuments, masterful artworks as well as expertly groomed greenery and natural wonders.

As the tour progresses, listen to stories and curiosities of the Vatican and its gardens thanks to a multilingual audio system with which the bus is equipped. The system supports English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, and Russian and allows you to explore this masterpiece of garden architecture in great detail. Sit back and enjoy. Please, keep in mind, there are no stop-offs along this part of the tour itinerary.

After visiting the Vatican gardens, you are welcome to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel,at your own pace. POP app for smartphones will serve as your guide. So, before you start, access the app audio guide dedicated to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by scanning a provided QR code. Self-guided tour with a POP guide will not only provide you with a deeper insight into the museums’ history and the most notable artworks on display but also optimize your time and get the most of your visit.

To activate the audio, download the POP app to your smartphone and scan the QR code you were given. Once downloaded, the app won’t waste your mobile data or wifi so you can learn more about the riches of the Vatican Museums without worry.

Please note that as per Vatican-set requirements, this tour is not accessible to children under 6 years old. No exceptions will be made.

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Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this in-depth group tour. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll learn about the history of the Vatican and the geniuses of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo Da Vinci. Highlights include the masterpieces of the often overlooked Pinacoteca (“Picture Gallery”), famous statues such as “Laocoon”, and the sublime ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Embark on a fascinating voyage into the past in the incredible surroundings of the Vatican Museums entering with our skip-the-lines tickets. Delve into the mind of Michelangelo’s rare genius in the Sistine Chapel, and discover the refined tastes of the Renaissance in the Raphael rooms, where Michelangelo’s greatest rival brings the philosophies and scientific developments of an age that changed the world forever vividly to life. Admire the beautiful ancient sculptures that inspired their artistic visions, like the Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoon. Follow in the footsteps of popes and princes as you marvel at sumptuous tapestries, captivating maps and massive frescoes that offer a window into the splendours of a distant golden age. Come face-to-face with the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Caravaggio in the Pinacoteca, one of the world's greatest but often overlooked art galleries. Finish your tour in awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica, where magnificent artworks like Michelangelo’s Pieta stands as one the outstanding symbols of the Catholic world. Join our tour as we bring the art and stories of the Renaissance to life.

Our groups are limited to 13 people, in order to give you a more personal, intimate experience, and you will have plenty of opportunities to talk to your guide (an art historian), and ask questions. In addition, all tickets are bought in advance, which means you can skip the line and spend more time exploring the marvelous collections of the Vatican Museums.

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Discover the figures, the technique and the meaning of the frescoes created in 4 years of Michelangelo's timeless passion on our Sistine Chapel tour. Find out how he lived and who the priest were that commissioned his works. Wader through Raphael's rooms as you let our expert guide reveal the mysteries and insights of the depicted characters. Discover how the church's admiration for art has led to such a vast collection of treasures in the Vatican Museums recovered from underground after years of neglect. Skip the queues and find yourself inside St Peter's Basilica where you will be able to contemplate the long history of Christian faith and be moved by Michelangelo's world famous sculpture, Pieta.

Marvel at some of the greatest works of art ever created in the Vatican’s magnificent collections on our tour designed specifically for visitors to the city who have limited time on their hands. Join our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the history of iconic masterpieces and the geniuses who made them. Discover the incomparable artistry of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, the unmatched grace of Raphael’s School of Athens and the perfect forms of majestic ancient statues like the Laocoön and the Apollo Belvedere. Admire the splendour of early-modern Italy in miraculous microcosm in the Hall of Maps, and finish your tour in awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica where we will gaze on Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s majestic architecture. Make the most of your time in the Eternal City with our skip-the-lines Vatican tour.

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The Vatican Museums are an absolute must-see for tourists of any age coming to Rome, so if you’re wondering whether your kids are going to get the most out of it look no further! On this specially crafted tour, we have literally removed the barriers between children and visiting the masterpieces held within the Vatican’s 9 miles of wall to wall art. This fantastic guided visit for the whole family starts with our special partners' Skip the Line entry, a 2-hour itinerary designed especially for families with children aged 7-12, careful explanations of some of the world’s best art, as well as specific activities and materials that your children are going to love!

Your family tour will begin as you walk straight past the huge lines with our special Vatican partners’ entrance, which means you will get in even faster than those in the standard group entrance that most tour operators bill as ‘skip the line’. Your kids will still be full of energy and burning with curiosity as you step into the museum for a specially prepared visit with a passionate guide who is full of insight, stories and games that will keep your children engaged for an experience that is both educational and fun at the same time.

We have carefully chosen the parts of the museum that your kids are going to like the best, weaving a rich narrative that covers not only the Vatican’s timeless masterpieces, but also the history of the Papacy itself. Your young travelers will embark on a journey they will never forget as they explore with their expert guide and imagination to lead them. See the Pope-mobile, the wonders of ancient Egypt, the Gallery of Maps and trace Michelangelo's inspiration through the Vatican's original collection that led to some of the most important figures in the Sistine Chapel ceiling and Last Judgment frescoes, perhaps the greatest artistic achievements of all time, all done by just one person. You'll discover that even geniuses have their limits when you see what Michelangelo thought a whale looked like!

After the tour ends inside the majesty of the Sistine Chapel, your guide will show you and your family where to gain direct Skip the Line access to St. Peter's Basilica, which you will be able to explore at your own pace to see more treasures, like Michelangelo's 'Pietà', inside the largest and most important Catholic church in the world.

Thanks to this handpicked itinerary, specific activities focused on making sure your kids get the most out of their Vatican experience and special attention from your expert guide, this fun and informative tour is sure to be a hit with the whole family, and your kids will also feel that you did something special for them as they discover the best of the Vatican Museums!          

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This is the perfect small group tour for those who want to see the major highlights of the Vatican City. Your tour guide will put a strong focus on the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, while choosing  the most interesting art pieces and artifacts in the Vatican Museums to explore.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip The Lines Tickets & Semi-Private Tour

In the Vatican Museum, your guide will take you on a highlights tour of the most interesting artifacts, sculptures and artwork that have great stories and scandals behind them.

During the Vatican Museums portion of the tour, you’ll get to visit the picturesque Vatican garden, Cortile della Pigna. Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contain ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes and tapestries. Your guide will point out a few tricks used by the artists, which will enhance your appreciation of their works of art, as well as their sense of humor!

Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work, which only he would understand – today these have been uncovered and understood and your guide will explain these to you so you too can share in Michelangelo’s private jokes!

Skip The Lines to St Peter’s Basilica

The final stop in your tour of the Vatican is the Basilica of St Peter. Known as the greatest architectural masterpiece in Rome, St Peter’s took over a century to complete. Your guide will tell you the story of the nine master architects who each carried the project forward until their deaths; including how that genius Michelangelo – again! – would be the one to finally complete the design for the most challenging aspect of the ambitious design – the great dome which is one of the most iconic images of Rome today.

Inside St Peter’s you will visit a selection of the many ornate monuments, statues and mosaics (there are no paintings in the Basilica – find out why from your guide!), and stand in front of the sacred altar of St Peter, from where the Pope says mass on very special occasions.

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Experience the masterpieces of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Before the museums are opened to the general public, in this extended 4-hour tour.

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, we bring you on this tour into the Sistine Chapel one hour before the doors are opened to the general public. We make a beeline for the Sistine Chapel immediately, to 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 - see Note below), 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.

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This tour is a "must see" for any visitor to Rome.
For 3 hours your guide will take forward and backward along the timeline, to discover how the best Renaissance and Baroque artists of Italy worked together or competed to make the Vatican the most splendid area of the world.

You can enjoy your tour much better in a group of 8 people max.

You will see the highlights of the Vatican: Sistine Chapel, St.Peter's Square, St.Peter's Basilica, the Pio-Clementino and Chiaramonti archaeological museums, the Galleries of Candelabra, Tapestries and Geographical Maps.

Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, the Popes, the Ancient Roman Emperors, the Conclave (the secret election of the new Pope).
Art, politics, myth, miitary strategies and religion all together in the most incredible place of the world: the Vatican City!

The tour start at 14.00pm. You'll meet the guide 10 minutes before the departure time outside the Vatican Museums entrance.
Afternoon tours are much better to avoid the morning crowd: extra-size groups coming from cruiseships and big tour operators.

The guide will collect your money for the tickets (21 euro for the adults; 13 euro for under 18 y.o. kids; free for under 6 y.o. infants) and take you inside the Museums. The guide will collect your tickets and headsets (they are mandatory for groups larger than 6 people) and the tour will start.

The tour start in the amazing Pincone Courtyard, where the guide will give you an introduction to the history of the Vatican.
Then you will see some of the most amazing ancient statues of the Pio-Clementino and Chiaramonti archaeological museums, part of the Pope's personal collection of Ancient Roman art: the Gallery of the Roman Portraits, the Lacoont, the Belvedere Apollo, the large bronze Hercules, the Sarcophagus of St.Helen.

After a quick walk through the Gallery of Candelabra (where you will see some smaller ancient Roman pieces) you will enter the Gallery of Tapestries. This is the realm of illusion! 3D effects on the ceiling and moving perspectives on the tapestries will make your experience unique.

The next stop will be one of the most impressive one: the amazing Gallery of the Geographical Maps shocks the viewer since the late XVI century, with its unbelievable "satellite pictures" of Italy painted on the walls more than 400 years ago.

After a short way down by a ramp of stairs, here we are: the most famous small church of the world will make you cry! The Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo painted the most famous fresco paintings of Italy and where the Cardinals still today meet together to elect the new Pope (and where the black and the white smokes for the famous chimney come from!).

You will spend about 15-20 minutes inside the Sistine Chapel (don't worry: you can seat on one of the marble benches along the walls to have some rest).

After the Sistine Chapel, a special short-cut will allow to reach St.Peter's square in few minutes. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the events that every week happen in the large square and of how the great Bernini designed the Square more than 300 years ago.

Finally the guide will take you inside St.Peter's Basilica, where you will admire the Pietà by Michelangelo (his first important sculpture, still bearing his signature!)

The tour will end inside the Basilica, to give you the opportunity to attend the service at 17.00 (the choir and the chirch organs can make the atmoshpere magic), to take some more picture or to visit on your own the Crypt of the Popes below the Basilica.

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GUIDED SMALL GROUP SKIP THE LINE VATICAN MUSEUMS, SISTINE CHAPEL WITH PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO SAINT PETER'S BASILICA more_vert
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Enter a world of Renaissance art and intrigue on a 3 hour tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Using a skip-the-line ticket, you’ll avoid the long general entrance line to discover the art and architecture straight away. See works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci;  admire the artwork of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Groupsixe max 13 people excluding free children 


Choose from one of several start times, then head to Via dei Gracchi ,17 near the Vatican City.
After meeting your guide, you’ll bypass the main entrance line with your skip-the-line ticket.
Start exploring the collections of the Vatican Museums, hearing the history that dates back to the 16th-century days of Pope Giulio II. Subsequent popes added to the museums’ collection an impressive portfolio of art that weaves some 4.35 miles (7km) around the complex. Discover masterpieces of Greek Classical art and Renaissance wonders by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael.
Highlights include the ancient statue of Laocoön and His Sons, and the Transfiguration, Raphael’s last painting. Wonder among the works of Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, and Fra Angelico.
 Along your way, you’ll hear little-known tales about the Catholic church,.
Finish your tour of the Vatican Museums with a visit to the Sistine Chapel, home of Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement, then step inside St. Peter’s Basilica to gaze at La Pietà among  baroque and Renaissance architecture. Before you leave, you can also visit the papal crypt, where Pope John Paul II and others were laid to rest.

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Enter a world of Renaissance art and intrigue on a 3 hour tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Using a skip-the-line ticket, you’ll avoid the long general entrance line to discover the art and architecture straight away. See works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci;  admire the artwork of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica;


Choose from one of several start times, then head to via Santamaura 21,  near the Vatican City.
After meeting your guide, you’ll bypass the main entrance line with your skip-the-line ticket.
Start exploring the collections of the Vatican Museums, hearing the history that dates back to the 16th-century days of Pope Giulio II. Subsequent popes added to the museums’ collection an impressive portfolio of art that weaves some 4.35 miles (7km) around the complex. Discover masterpieces of Greek Classical art and Renaissance wonders by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael.
Highlights include the ancient statue of Laocoön and His Sons, and the Transfiguration . Wonder among the works of Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, and Fra Angelico.
 Along your way, you’ll hear little-known tales about the Catholic church,.
Finish your tour of the Vatican Museums with a visit to the Sistine Chapel, home of Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement, then step inside St. Peter’s Basilica to gaze at La Pietà among  baroque and Renaissance architecture. Before you leave, you can also visit the papal crypt, where Pope John Paul II and others were laid to rest.

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This Small Group Vatican Tour meets at 7:30 AM and boasts an early bird entry to get you ahead of the crowds and settles you into the museums in the fresh morning air. Our Small Group Tours always have a maximum group size of 10 Guests to create a positive, more personal touring experience. 

We bring you through the maze of the Vatican City where we visit the Vatican Museums’ world renowned art collection, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Tickets, reservation fees, gratuities, skipping the lines, and a pre-departure call with a Vatican expert are all included in the price.  No amount is due on the day of your visit.

We meet our guests at 7:30 AM right near the Vatican Museums to get a head start on our adventure of visiting the Vatican City.  At our meeting point, we get to know each other a bit and then get right to the subject at hand---the Vatican City and its profound role in today's world both as an independent country and as headquarters of the Catholic Church.  

We enter the Vatican Museums while they are still closed to the general public at 8 AM skipping all lines.  Inside the Vatican Museums, we visit the Pinecone Courtyard, the Octagonal Courtyard, the Greek statues of the Laocoon, Apollo Belvedere, Belvedere Torso, the Candelabra, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, Raphael's Rooms, and finally, the Sistine Chapel.

Our head start into the Vatican means a peaceful and less crowded visit of the Sistine Chapel.  We have the benefit of being ahead of the wave of visitors that enters the museums one hour after us and therefore get to enjoy the sacred space in the way that the Sistine Chapel was intended to be--in quiet.

After an extended visit of the Sistine Chapel, we utilize a special shortcut entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica which means avoiding all lines. St. Peter's architecture in itself is breathtaking.  The Vatican Papacy commissioned several artists and architects to help establish the Vatican City as the center of the Catholic Church.  Michelangelo himself has a gorgeous statue on display inside the Basilica called the Pietà and architect Bernini created the extraordinary Baldacchino Altar.  

There are intricate statues of angels and apostles inside the church.  Following our tour, it is possible to visit the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, the Papal Tombs, St. Peter's Square, the Vatican Pharmacy, and the Vatican Post Office.  There are Mass services throughout the day inside St. Peter's Basilica in Italian and Latin that you are welcome to join.  We will be happy to direct you to your destination of choice. 

Our Small Group Vatican Tour is 3.5 hour long which gives us the excellent advantage of taking our time and attending to each individual guest's questions and interests. There will an opportunity to use the restroom and to get a drink or snack during the tour. 

We limit our small groups to a maximum of 10 guests to ensure an optimal and personalized touring experience as we know it's just one of those things you do just once in your life.    

Our guides are professors, artists, art historians, actors, and lovers of art who choose to guide because they love meeting new people and love sharing the Vatican City's unparalleled history and art collection with our guests.  

Tickets, reservation fees, gratuities, and skipping the lines, and a pre-departure call with a Vatican expert are all included in the price.  No amount is due on the day of your visit.

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Prepare to walk beneath the world’s most famous ceiling on this 3 hour private tour of the Vatican Museums. Your engaging guide will take your on a tour through some of the 54 galleries to learn about the most important works in this museum, including a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, all while skipping the lengthy lines. 

The Vatican City –the world’s smallest countries – just happens to have one of its largest museums. The collections of sculptures, paintings, and historical objects accumulated by popes over the centuries include everything from da Vinci to van Gogh. You’ll likely visit major works including Raphael’s ‘Transfiguration’ and the ‘Laocoön’ Sculpture. The whole time, however, you’ll be holding your breath for the tour’s highlight, Michelangelo’s iconic painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Stretch your neck beforehand and gaze up at this world-famous masterpiece while learning about the symbolism and Biblical stories depicted by the master artist.

You’ll also step into St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church where the Pope himself celebrates mass. You don’t need to be religious to appreciate the grandeur of this landmark, but it helps.

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This experience includes a double pass to visit the Vatican City (Basilica of St. Peter) and the city of Rome.

With the first Pass you will be able to schedule your visit to the Basilica without wasting time queuing long lines . Our Basilica Pass allow you to skip the line at the time you wish.
In the Basilica you will receive the ROME VOX CITY GUIDE.

Rome Vox City Guide is a digital guided tour of the city and the smart solution for visiting Rome autonomously, without depending on fixed schedules, tourist guides or groups. It includes great suggestions for itineraries by foot or public transport, during which you can enjoy fascinating stories and audio commentary. You can also use the offline map to flexibly navigate to hundreds of points of interest without any data consumption or roaming. Purchase the package that suits you best - relax and have fun!

This OFF-LINE (NO ROAMING) city tour includes over 130 point of interest in the city of Rome and the priority entrance for the Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City.
A local expert have created the audio commentary of St. Peter's Basilica and the self guided tour of the city of Rome. You'll never get lost using the included personal pins to store on your digital city map your prefered locations (your hotel, a good restaurant etc.etc.) The APP will be able to calculate the route to or from the personal pin according to where you are localized (all OFF-LINE without using your roaming and tel. data).
“All roads lead to the Eternal City” it is one of the most ancient maxim in Italy. Founded in 753 B.C., Rome was known in the ancient world as Caput Mundi, the Capital of the World. No other city can compete with its history and majesty. City Pass & St. Peter’s Basilica is the smart solution for visiting Rome autonomously, without depending on fixed schedules, tourist guides or groups. It includes great suggestions for itineraries by foot or public transport, during which you can enjoy fascinating stories and audio commentary. You can also use the offline map to flexibly navigate to hundreds of points of interest without any data consumption or roaming. Purchase the package that suits you best.
Spend some time in the Vatican City (St. Peter's Basilica) and visit the tombs of the greatest Popes without waiting long time on line (fast track service included).
Arriving in Rome you reach the meeting point, you will be lead into the Vatican State and you will receive our card to download the Basilica audio guide and the City Pass.
After the Basilica visit you will continue your experience around Rome with our self guided tour.
The staff on site will guide you in configuring the application on your smartphone and will give you all the information and advice you should need.
The digital map of Rome (it is an APP) and St. Peter's Basilica loaded of information will be displayed on your mobile and ready to be use any time you wish. You can keep it on your device and enjoy also at home this lovely memory of your trip.

This is really the best way to visit the "Eternal City" and the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican City. Relax and have fun!

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St Peter's Basilica, 24 hrs public transportation & Rome digital city tour more_vert
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Visit the Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City and avoid the queues. Enjoy the our 130 point of interest digital tour of  Rome with our City Pass. This experience includes the entire city of Rome digital guided tour and the fast track of the Basilica and an audioguide for its visit.
St. Peter's Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
At the meeting point and our staff will take you nto the Vatican State.There you'll receive a card to download the Basilica audioguide & the city pass code. After the Basilica,continue your experience around Rome with the APP.The staff on site will guide you in configuring the application on your smartphone and will give you all the information you should need.
ROME Metro and Bus transportation 24hrs Pass is INCLUDED.
The digital city tour & St. Peter's Basilica will be displayed on your mobile and ready to be use any time you wish. You' ll love this Roman/Vatican experience

This experience includes a 24hrs public transportation pass and an OFF-LINE (NO ROAMING) digital city tour of Rome with the priority entrance for the Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City.
A local expert have created the audio commentary of St. Peter's Basilica and the self guided tour of the city of Rome. You'll never get lost using the included personal pins to store on your digital city map your prefered locations (your hotel, a good restaurant etc.etc.) The APP will be able to calculate the route to or from the personal pin according to where you are localized (all OFF-LINE without using your roaming and tel. data).
“All roads lead to the Eternal City” it is one of the most ancient maxim in Italy. Founded in 753 B.C., Rome was known in the ancient world as Caput Mundi, the Capital of the World. City Pass & St. Peter’s Basilica is the smart solution for visiting Rome autonomously, without depending on fixed schedules, tourist guides or groups. It includes great suggestions for itineraries by foot or public transport, during which you can enjoy fascinating stories and audio commentary. You can also use the offline map to flexibly navigate to hundreds of points of interest without any data consumption or roaming. Purchase the package that suits you best.
Spend some time in the Vatican City (St. Peter's Basilica) without waiting long time on line (fast track service included).
Arriving in Rome you reach the meeting point, you will be lead into the Vatican State and there you will receive our card to download the Basilica audio guide & the City Tour of Rome and the 24hrs transportation pass. The digital city tour and the transportation pass will be provided to you ONLY after you enter in the Basilica.
After the Basilica visit, you will continue your experience around Rome with our self guided tour which includes also 4 different bus routes (which cross the city of Rome and provide audio-tours in a auto-play mode) and 2 walking tours (the first which start from St. Peter's Baslica and end at Piazza Navona and the second from Piazza Navona to Piazza del Popolo). The APP will be able to explain the city as a local friend and thanks to the personal pins you'll be able to mark your prefered places (your hotel, restaurant etc.etc.) and find your way back (OFF-LINE).

The staff on site will guide you in configuring the application on your smartphone and will give you all the information and advice you should need.
The digital map of Rome (it is an APP) and St. Peter's Basilica loaded of information will be displayed on your mobile and ready to be use any time you wish. You can keep it on your device and enjoy also at home this lovely memory of your trip.

This is really the best way to visit the "Eternal City" and the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican City. Relax and have fun!

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POPE' TREASURY with fast track Basilica entry for those who don't want to waist time. You will receive a digital guided tour of the Basilica and be able to enter in the second most famous museum of the Vatican City : "The Treasury Museum".
The Treasury Museum contains church ornaments, statues, papal hats and various objects, usually gifts of kings or princes. Notable pieces include the monument to Sixtus IV  a work by Antonio del Pollaiolo, a 15th century Florentine artist.
The Basilica Digital guided tour will show the most famous works of art of the best artist of the last 5 centuries. The Basilica is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Pay attention:This experience is great for those who are planning to visit the Vatican Museums before St. Peter's Basilica.

Your 2-hour Vatican experience begins with a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica. Skip the lines with your priority admission and visit the worlds’ most important Catholic church with the official audioguide of the Basilica.

Marvel at the Pieta, Michelangelo’s stunning sculpture, representing the ultimate expression of love between a mother and her son.

Admire Bernini’s canopy standing over the tomb of St. Peter. See the interior of the Basilica’s dome, designed by Michelangelo, and marvel at this masterpiece by the most important artist of the Italian Renaissance.

After the Basilica tour you’ll receive an audio guide for your visit to the Treasury Museum.

After passing through the 18th-century sacristy of the basilica you’ll enter St. Peter’s Treasury, which houses church ornaments, statues, papal miters, and various other objects, usually gifts from kings or other nobles.

Notable pieces include the monument to Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484), a work by Antonio del Pollaiolo, who was a 15th-century Florentine artist. The sarcophagus shows the pope surrounded by the virtues and the liberal arts.

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Take an exclusive tour of the Vatican City Mosaic Studio, where the splendid mosaics of St. Peter's Basilica are restored and made. You will be able t walk from the Basilica to the Mosaic Studio and enjoy the artist producing the Mosaic. The director of the Museum/Studio will be in charge of the tour in the unique site. It is one of those experiences you do ONES in a life time. Very exclusive.
St. Peter's Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cut the St. Peter's Basilica line with your guide to reach the Mosaic Studio.

Learn how the basilica does not feature paintings on its walls, but that they are spectacular mosaics. It is for this reason that a visit to the Mosaic Studio is an interesting addition to any tour of this famous church. The studio is responsible for the renovation and upkeep of all mosaics in Vatican property.

This exclusive tour is unique and is designed for true connoisseurs of the mosaic art. The visit will be conducted by an expert from the Mosaics School.

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Get super early access into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel before the tour groups before the coach groups before the cruise ship groups and before the masses. Get close to priceless masterpieces in the Papal collections by the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, and other luminaries without being disturbed by large numbers of other people. Later in the day, more of the same - the mighty Colosseum, Icon of Rome, with our super fast track ticket valid from 2pm.

Skip all Vatican lines with priority entrance and catch all the major artistic and architectural highlights inside the Vatican City! Your Vatican ticket will grant you unrestricted access with a comprehensive audio guide to help you on your way!

Meet in our superior air conditioned Customer Service Center just a few short steps away from the revered Vatican Museums entrance. Enjoy free wifi, drinks and snacks available for purchase, rest rooms, and dress up as a Gladiator or even a Senator for an impromptu photoshoot to show your friends on social media that you're REALLY in Rome! Before you leave our premises and enter the Vatican Museums with your audio guide, we will give you your flexible Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill ticket to use after 2pm on any day! 

When you arrive at the Colosseum there will be two lines at the entrance, a very long line for people without tickets, and a short line or no line at all for you to walk straight into the Flavian Amphitheatre.

We recommend that you spend between two and three hours in the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill archaeological areas. Each site operates a strict no re-entry policy.

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Vatican, Saint Peter's basilica, Sistine Chapel SKIP THE LINE TICKETS more_vert
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Chose to take our skip the line tickets and beat the long queues that create the Vatican. With an average of 27.000 visitors everyday it is one of the most visited monuments in Italy and in Europe.
The Vatican remains the home of the pope and the Roman Curia, and the spiritual center for some 1.2 billion followers of the Catholic Church. The world’s smallest independent nation-state, it covers 109 acres within a 2-mile border, and possesses another 160 acres of holdings in remote locations. Along with the centuries-old buildings and gardens, the Vatican maintains its own banking and telephone systems, post office, pharmacy, newspaper, and radio and television stations.

Pick your tickets up into our agency based nearby the Vatican Museums door and enjoy the freedom of the quick entrance.
Dive into the richness of this incredible monument, which included art masterpieces made by the greatest name of the artistic community of the previous century as Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, il Perugino or Caravaggio.

You can admire the Museums of the catican, The St. Peter's basilica and square, the pinoteca and its famous staircase, the Sistine Chapel, Raffaelo's room and the incredible roofs, sculpting and paintings that can offer you this wonderful place.

Do not lost this occasion to visit with peacefulness one of the most crowded sight in Rome.

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This tour allows you to enjoy some of the most famous artistic treasures in the world, including Michelangelo's frescoed masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his "Last Judgment". In addition to the world renowned chapel, you will explore with your professional tour guide, breathtaking galleries like the hall of the tapestries, the wonderfully ornate map room and finally the imposing St. Peter's basilica. To complete this unique experience, we'll offer you a pick-up service from your accommodation to destination with "skip the line" tickets and a limit of 10 people in your group!

In this exclusive tour at the Vatican museums, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation with one of our expert English speaking drivers. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance where you will meet the tour guide and with your "skip the line" tickets, you will skip the huge entry line and enter through the metal detector security check.  
The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artefacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people since we don't want to make our clients feel uncomfortable in big groups.  
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by a licensed tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. 
The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. 
At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.

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This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo's "Pietà" and "Last Judgment”, gorgeous works by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino and other treasures all incredibly united under the roof of the world renowned Vatican museums. 
Join our exclusive small group tour of maximum 10 people with VIP entrance tickets that will guarantee to skip all lines!

The numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican, continuously enriched it with different art works but the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and its sublime ‘Last Judgment” by Michelangelo, are surely the real attraction. 
After meeting with your tour guide, you will reach the usually packed museum entrance, where, skipping the check-in line, you will access directly the metal detector check. You will begin the tour in a panoramic terrace where you will enjoy a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlooking the Vatican gardens. Throughout the tour, you will admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world! 
All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people since we don’t want to make our clients feel uncomfortable in big groups. 
At last, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter’s Basilica. Once you enter, the greatness of the structure and care of details will overwhelm you. This is where Michaelangelo’s sculpture “Pieta” is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II’s and St. Peter the Apostle. 
For those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.

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This tour allows you to enjoy some of the most famous artistic treasures in the world, including Michelangelo's frescoed masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his "Last Judgment". In addition to the world renowned chapel, you will explore, with your private tour guide, breathtaking galleries like the hall of the tapestries, the wonderfully ornate map room and finally the imposing St. Peter's basilica. To complete this unique experience, we'll offer you a private pick-up service from your accommodation with an English-speaking driver and luxury transportation. You will be guaranteed to skip the long lines and our staff will make sure you receive a proper VIP treatment!

In this exclusive tour at the Vatican museums, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation by one of our expert English speaking drivers. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance, where you will meet you private tour guide, and with your "skip the line" entry tickets, you will skip the huge entry line and access directly the metal detector security check.   
The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artefacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. During the entire tour, the tour guide will be at your disposal and will follow the exact pace that you and the members of your party wish.
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by a licensed tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. This is where Michaelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle.  
The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica.  
At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.

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The Vatican museums are one of the world's most visited museum complexes and undoubtedly on Rome's "must see" list. Yet with long lines, crowds and its sheer scale, it is easy for people to end up overwhelmed and exhausted. Don't let that happen to you! Imagine walking through these magnificently adorned halls without the noise of hundreds of bustling tourists; It's almost like having the place to yourself.
You will visit the Vatican when only 10% of the usual crowds are present, with your own private tour guide and a pickup transfer from your accommodation!

This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Raphael’s “School of Athens”. All of this with absolute calm and peace without being stressed out by huge crowds pushing you around during normal visiting hours. This is an exclusive service that only a few tour operator companies are able to offer so don’t be lazy, get up early in the morning and enjoy the world renowned Vatican museums at their full splendor!
Numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican, continuously enriched it with different art works but the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and its sublime ‘Last Judgment” by Michelangelo, are surely the real attraction.
After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will skip the long line, with your early morning admission ticket, and access directly the metal detector control. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! Your private tour guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artefacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will visit the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. This is a private tour, so there won't be other participants joining your party.   
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. This is where Michaelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. 
The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. 
At last, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway for the transfer back to your accommodation.

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Skip the long lines to some of the greatest monuments in the world on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican City. Benefit from the intimacy of a small group and the knowledge of an art historian guide. See stunning works of art and more.

Gain privileged access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica with a small group of maximum 20 people. Get the opportunity to marvel at the museums’ awe-inspiring art collection, world-renowned frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel, and the Renaissance era paintings in the Raphael Room.

Meet your expert guide outside of the Vatican Museums, and then head inside, avoiding the queues. Listen to stories of the artists responsible for the incredible artwork inside the museums, and the secrets of this holy district that dates back to the 5th Century.

Wander through the most remarkable rooms inside the Vatican with the expert knowledge of your guide, including the Raphael Room, Gallery of Maps, and Sistine Chapel in an intimate, small group setting.

Without the queues or the crowds, gain special access with your guide to the world’s epicenter of Catholicism, history and art. Witness the breathtaking work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, the holy interior of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Tombs of the Popes, and Bernini’s famed baldachin, the bronzed canopy over the tomb of St. Peter himself

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Enjoy a private 3-hour tour to immerse yourself in the art and culture of Vatican City. Explore the Vatican Museums, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, and stand in awe at St. Peter’s Basilica with skip the line access included.

After meeting your tour guide in the morning or afternoon (your choice), the expedition starts at the Vatican Museums, where you will be exposed to a plethora of Roman art from 3 artistic styles: Baroque, Renaissance, and Medieval. In turn, you will also see ancient Roman sculptures, mosaics, and art-craft. Your guide will explain over 2,000 years of Roman history along the way.

Enter the Raphael Rooms, a suite of four reception rooms, and take in their gorgeous frescoes. Paired with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, they are the most famous fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance period in Rome.

The journey continues as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel. Upon entrance, our guides will explain the life, times and works of Michelangelo and the patron of this chapel, Pope Julius II. As you enter, imagine a work of art so vast that it paints nine scenes of a story. This is Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Your eyes will thank you for the beauty they have just witnessed.

It only gets better as you walk through one of the largest churches in the world, and one of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s was designed by the great artists Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Michelangelo, and holds up to 20,000 people. You will also see Pietà, the most recognized religious sculpture by Michelangelo.

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Start at 8:15 AM when the Vatican Museums are with just few people! This Early Morning Vatican Private Tour it's exclusive.  Just the 1% of the Vatican Museums visitors can have access to this hidden room. Enter in the exclusive area of Cabinet of Masks with our guide, the permission for this area costs €.300 on the Vatican website (just few permissions per day), and we offe it included in the price just for our VIP clients. This Vatican private tour lets you explore the beautiful art history jealously preserved in the Vatican museums. In this marvelous place will admire an incredible art collection composed by art pieces made in the most ancient times, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. The tour takes you to the Raphael Rooms - a place not really appreciated by the general public, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church ever built. Skip the lines are obviously is included.

Start at 8:15 AM when the Vatican Museums are with just few people! This Early Morning Vatican Private Tour lets you take a deep dive into the history and art of the humanity. The journey starts from the beautiful Vatican Museums: they display a beautiful kaleidoscope of Roman art from three different traditions- Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval. Apart from this, ancient Roman sculptures and hundreds of mosaics, artefacts and statues from ancient Rome can be seen during the tour. You will walk the tour with an expert guide who will explain the rich 2000 years of Roman history and their arts to you.

Enter in the exclusive area of Cabinet of Masks with our guide, the permission for this area costs €.300 on the Vatican website, and we offe it included in the price just for our VIP clients. Between 1771 and 1772 the architect Alessandro Dori adapted one of the halls of the square tower of the small palace of Innocent VIII (1484-1492) for museum use. In 1780 the hall was completely restructured by Michelangelo Simonetti; the stucco decoration and the paintings are the work of Cristoforo Unterperger and Domenico De Angelis. The hall is named for the mosaics inserted in the centre of the floor which come from various parts of Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. Amongst the sculptures on display there are several female subjects: a reproduction of the celebrated group of the Three Graces; a statue of a nympha, much admired by Goethe, and a series of statues of Aphrodite inspired by masterpieces of the ancient Greek art.

After enjoying the wonderful artworks of Romans, you will leave for the Sistine Chapel. Find the most admirable works of Michelangelo and his numerous predecessors who worked their way on the walls of this chapel. The tour guide will let you know about the life, times and works of Michelangelo and the patron of this chapel, Pope Julius II. Skip the line to enter the mesmerizing St. Peter’s Basilica. The huge Michelangelo’s dome will make you feel so excited. Visit the chapels of this place and experience another round of Roman mosaics and statues. You get to see the Pieta – the most recognized religious sculpture by Michelangelo.
You will also get to see the hidden Raphael Rooms that are not really appreciated by the general public. THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - Skip The Line more_vert
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Before You Go :

**Cover your knees and shoulders inside the sistine chapel 

**Children under 6 are not allowed skip the line tickets

**Please, arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before your chosen time so you do not lose your time slot.

**A student must carry ID to collect the tickets for the ticket office.

Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world-famous Vatican museum complex.
What You’ll Do :
1. Skip the long lines to explore one of the world’s busiest museums
2. See priceless masterpieces from antiquity and the Renaissance
3. Marvel at Michelangelo’s fresco “The Creation of Adam” in the Sistine Chapel
4. Spend as much time as you like inside the museum and explore at your own pace

N.B: Children (6-17) / Students (18-25)  (Students Have to Bring Their Student ID Card)

N.B: Free Entrance for Under 6 Years
N.B: Free Entrance for Disabled Persons with an Escort

**Marvel at Michelangelo’s fresco “The Creation of Adam” in the Sistine Chapel Spend as much time as you like inside the museum and explore at your own pace.

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Visit all the highlights of the Vatican Museums and have the evening free to experience the rest of Rome! In this, our best-selling, Vatican tour, immerse yourself in the history of the Church. Our Vatican Highlights tours runs every day bar Sunday and public holidays.

While in Rome, experience the Vatican City with an expert, local guide! 

Our ‘Vatican Highlights’ tour is designed to show you all of the most important exhibitions of the 1200 rooms of the Vatican museums, leaving the afternoon free for you to explore the rest of Rome. Perfect for short vacations, the ‘Vatican Highlights’ consists of a fascinating tour of arguably one of the most impressive art museum in the world. The highlights we have focused on include the Classical Antiquities Museum, Gallery of Maps, the Round Room, Belvedere Courtyard, and, of course, the Sistine Chapel. Every Tour is unique as our guides tailor our tours to the customers interests, passions and even stamina. So, relax safe in the knowledge that you are in the good hands of our expert, local guides and enjoy the best of what the Vatican has to offer!

4) Why take this tour

This tour is tailored to show you the main attractions of the Vatican museums with experienced tour guides and with no stress!

5) Included

  • Skip-the-line
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Vatican Museums tour
  • Sistine Chapel tour
  • Peter’s Basilica (option to upgrade on the day)
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Explore the highlights of the Vatican Museums on this specially tailored 2.5-hour tour for families with children. A scavenger hunt helps to engage visitors of all ages in the art and history of the collection, including the Sistine Chapel.

Meet your guide near the entrance of the Vatican Museums to begin your family-oriented tour of this world-famous collection of art and artifacts. Each guide has been carefully chosen for his or her ability to make what is sometimes complex history and art interesting and understandable for children of all ages, often through interactive activities.

Go through the priority entrance with your guide and your small group to avoid waiting in a long line. Walk through the various rooms of the vast museums, including the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Carriages, and the Sistine Chapel. Your guide has scavenger hunts and games as well as fascinating stories to keep the kids engaged.

At the conclusion of the 3-hour tour, you'll exit the museums through the Sistine Chapel and into St. Peter's Square. St. Peter's Basilica is easy to visit immediately afterward, but is not included on this tour.

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