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Super Early Vatican Gold Tour With Sistine Chapel

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    What to Expect
    Do you want to visit Michelangelo's jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel at most the serene time of the day? Do you want to skip the line and go right inside the Vatican Museums like a rockstar? If your answer is " YES!", then this is the best Vatican tour for you. This skip the line tour guarantees the shortest security line of all Vatican tours. Enter the museums at 7:30 a.m., an entire hour and a half before the doors open to the public. This is the most exclusive early access Vatican tour available to you without spending thousands of dollars. 
    Things to See at the Vatican Museums
    After entering at 7:30 a.m. like a celebrity, follow your guide through the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Admire the ancient Roman and Greek statues, the Flemish tapestries created by Raphael's students and the gorgeous topographical depictions of Italy. These main galleries of the Vatican Museums are included on the tour for a reason - they offer some of the best collections and works of art on display.
    Sistine Chapel with No Crowds!
    If you've ever seen the Sistine Chapel during normal hours, then you know how challenging the crowds are. As one of the few tour operators in Rome with access to these super early access tickets, you get the rare chance to experience the breathtaking frescoes when the chapel is at it's most serene and quiet. As you turn your eyes toward the heavens, take in the hundreds of biblical figures depicted in restored and colorful detail. Keep in mind that the Sistine Chapel is also where new popes are elected. Not only is it one of the world's greatest wonders, but also an important site of religious observance for Catholics.
    The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Since our guide cannot explain the frescoes while you are inside, we explain the Chapel in advance and provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.
    Bernini's Baldacchino in St. Peter's
    St. Peter's Basilica took 120 years to build and stretches out over the size of two American football fields. Skip the line and enter the basilica through a special entrance reserved for tour operators. Here's where this Vatican City tour gets even better! Contrary to other tours, this exclusive tour allows you to see how the chapel sounds and looks when it's time for mass. The Vatican Gold Tour enters at a time when mass often takes place. If your tour occurs when mass is taking place, your guide will explain the art outside, before you enter.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We did the early morning tour with Raffa, which got us in the doors of the Vatican Museum at 7:30. We had heard from others that the Museum was elbow to elbow crowded, and had a friend who had done it days earlier and said...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mike W
    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Ciao Mike! We're so happy that you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican and that both Raffa and the early entrance really made your experience amazing. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to see you in Rome again soon!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We booked the Early Access Vatican Gold Tour with The Roman Guy. We were fortunate to have Raffa as our guide, she was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. The tour lasts approx 1.5hrs. Half hour walking through main corridor of Vatican museum, twenty...More

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    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Ciao Katrina! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican, despite the crowds, and that Raffa improved your experience with her knowledge. Grazie mile for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    Amazing tour to Vatican and Sistine Chapel with Roman Guy. Starting from browsing The Roman Guy website and reading full descriptions of the tours, answering promptly to any questions, easy booking and GREAT tour. Our guide was Raffa, who has a perfect English and gave...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Magdalena S
    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Ciao Magdalena! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican and that Raffa gave you an experience that was informative and engaging for all ages. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    Excellent tour, our tour guide provided just the right amount of details and had a good sense of humor telling the group the background stories, which helped keep my kids interested. Definitely worth it to get in ahead of the crowds, was able to take...More

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    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Ciao Anthony! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that your guide gave you a humorous tour that engaged your kids too. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    Are guide Julia was charming and knowledge. She gave all the information and answered all questions in a down to earth way. Very real and regular. It is easy to see that she has a lot of experience,

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tour747312
    Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

    Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that Julia made sure your experience was informative and engaging. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

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