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Itinerary
Meet your guide and small group in Piazza del Risorgimento, then proceed directly into the Vatican museums with skip-the-line access. The tour group is limited to 15 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide, the chance to ask questions, and an intimate experience. 

See Apollo Belvedere and Laocoön and Sons in the Belvedere Courtyard and stroll through the Raphael Rooms. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Pinecone Courtyard. 

Pause outside the Sistine Chapel so your guide can explain the history behind the iconic ceiling frescoes, then proceed inside to view one of the world's most famous artworks for about 20 minutes. 

Upon exiting the Sistine Chapel, choose to double back through the Vatican Museums to see more of the collection; or your guide through a special door directly into St. Peter’s Basilica for an independent visit.
Locations visited
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica
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Overview
Get skip-the-line access to explore the Vatican's highlights with a small group. During the 2.5-hour experience, you'll explore the Raphael Rooms, the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel with an intimate tour group, limited to 15 people or fewer. After the conclusion of the guided tour, you'll have access to St. Peter's Basilica to explore independently.
Highlights
  • 2.5-hour Vatican highlights tour
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
  • Optional entrance to St. Peter's Basilica after the tour
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Pristine Sistine

My family did the early morning tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Our guide Valentina was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. We moved quickly through the museum to get to the Sistine Chapel before the crowds--it was breathtaking. Before entering, our guide explained...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Vatican tour

The tour was very well organized and timed appropriately. Lorena was a fabulous guide, so knowledgeable and friendly. We would not have had the same depth of experience if we had visited without a guide.

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Also the Night Colosseum tour - both amazing!

My partner and I did both the Complete Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica tour and the Night Colosseum tour with lower floor & level 1 access, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum. We found both these tours to be fantastic! Both guides (Francesco for...More

Thank Lenks90
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Pristine Sistine

Great tour. Moved at a good pace; not rushed, but moved steadily. Sistine was great. Guide prepared us ahead of time for what to expect and what to see. The morning tour allowed us to get to the Chapel with a smaller number of people....More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Vatican Tour with Burcu

We can't imagine doing our tour of the Vatican without "Bu". We took the early morning access tour Pristine Sistine and highly recommend it for getting early, less crowded access to the main features. This tour exceeded our expectations, and we owe it all to...More

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They cannot pick up the tickets till they are actually on site. It took only a few minutes, and most used the wait as a chance to take a bathroom break.
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Response from Travelpro56V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after the Vatican art, we walked through St. Peter's and the guide pointed out the highlights, and I learned about many things that I hadn't known or noticed before!
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