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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s

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  • Enter the Vatican Museums an hour before it opens to the general public 
  • Beat lines often in excess of three hours 
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms with far less crowds
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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s
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Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
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Before Hours Vatican - 7:45 AM
Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
From US$ 99.00
Overview

The wait times for the Vatican Museums are testament to its status as one of the world’s most well-known monuments. Beat the crowds and enter the Vatican an hour before it officially opens to the public on this early access tour, guaranteed to save you at least three hours of waiting. Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms in a relatively crowd-free environment, and hear your guide's commentary clearly through a headset. Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is also included.

What to Expect

Your Vatican tour begins in the early morning. Greet your guide at a designated meeting point, and enter the Vatican through an entrance reserved specially for priority access groups.

Feel like you have the place to yourself as you visit highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes.

Listen to the history of the Vatican and its numerous Popes before heading into St. Peter’s Basilica for a small-group tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you can continue exploring the church independently if you wish.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

We had the privilege of having Laura as our tour guide for the Vatican. She was very knowledgable and answered every question we asked. We were on the 5 hour tour and we learned so much. I highly recommend Laura as a future guide on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Companion818126
RachelTheRomanGuy, Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Companion818126, grazie! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with Laura. The detailed tour is a ton of information and Laura is great at bringing it all to life. We hope you can come see us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Will always remember auntie Elaine’s tour of the Vatican museums, St Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel.

Elaine is the best! We did the before hours tour (the crowds are huge!) and Elaine made the best of it for us - she is truly passionate about the Vatican’s history and loves the stories behind the amazing artworks and the artists behind them....More

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RachelTheRomanGuy, Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao vhyahn! Thanks so much for sending us your feedback. We're happy you had a great time with Elaine and you're so right - her passion makes the art and architecture come alive! Hope to see you again in Italy in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
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Our guide,Laura, did an amazing job. Very knowledgable about everything. She kept us moving and kept the teens interested about everything. This is a great tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melanie R
RachelTheRomanGuy, Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Melanie! So glad to hear you and your teens had a good time with Laura. Hope to see you again soon in Italy!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Tour Guide Raffa

Raffa was an amazing tour guide that kept us engaged and provided in-depth understanding to the art, sculptures, and papal apartments. Moreover, Her depth of knowledge provided context for Saint Peters Basilica. Although this is the only tour we enrolled in with her, we would...More

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kaylaschorr, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. Raffa is an excellent guide and travelers always rave about her. We hope to welcome you on tour again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Detailed Vatican tour with Laura

Laura was an excellent guide. We went on the detailed tour but she kept everyone interested for the whole 5 hours.

Thank Penkoo
kaylaschorr, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. Laura is a great guide. Leading a detailed tour of the Vatican is no easy feat. Glad you enjoyed, and we hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

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4 January 2019|
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Response from Patricia C | Reviewed this property |
We did the before open tour which was excellent with The Roman Guy tour company. It wasn't crowded and we moved around easily. Being in the Sistine Chapel with just a small amount of visitors was great as I have been there... More
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16 October 2018|
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Response from mcar658181 | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself was approx 3.5 hours (8:00-11:30 am) but they told us we had to arrive at 7:00 am at the meeting point. We met at 7 and checked-in then we went for cappuccinos at a nearby cafe until about 7:20, then our tour... More
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20 June 2018|
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Response from scb998 | Reviewed this property |
Also, on the before hours tour, our guide showed pictures and gave some history and things to watch for while we waited to get in since there is no talking in the chapel. He rushed through part of the museum to get to the... More
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