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Vatican City Early Access and Sistine Chapel Tour – Small Group or private tours

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Vatican City Early access and Tours to visit the Museum and the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public.

Vatican City early access – With this guided private or group tour is possible to enjoy the visit and to admire the masterpieces of Michelangelo before the crowds arrive.

Vatican City Early Access – Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and enter at 8.00 a.m.!

Enjoy the Vatican Galleries and Sistine Chapel before the crowds enter!

Inclusions Vatican Early Access tour:

  • Vatican Museums
  • St Peter’s Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel
  • and much more…

Early Access Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour – Small Group
3 hrs. | Start: 7.30 a.m. | Participants : Max 20
Meeting Point: To be advised at time of booking.

Vatican City early access – Your upbeat and enthusiastic guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the designated meeting spot at 7.30 a.m. You will meet thirty minutes early as your guide explains to you what you will be viewing in the Sistine Chapel. Guides are not allowed to explain in the Sistine Chapel, so with the aid of visuals, you will become familiar with what you will discover once you are inside.

Early Vatican Museum tours

Early Vatican Museum tours – Once that is out of the way, the doors to the Vatican Museums open at 8.00 a.m. and be among the first few to enter before the general public enters at 9.00 a.m. You will have your headsets on as your guide starts sharing fascinating facts and stories of the treasures inside the galleries (There are over 100 galleries!) No, you will not see them all. The Vatican Museum houses artworks, sculptors, maps, tapestries, mosaics, artefacts, and much more. You will visit Raphael’s Rooms and see the amazing frescos painted by his students. Those paintings are considered High Renaissance Art of their time. The Gallery of Candelabra and the Gallery of Tapestries are also on this itinerary and hold beautiful treasures within.

Sistine Chapel | St Peter’s Basilica early morning access

Vatican City early access | The next stop is the enchanting Sistine Chapel. The original name was Capella Magna – big chapel until it was renamed Sistine Chapel – from Pope Sixtus IV. The fresco ceiling is the highlight of the tour as you see Michelangelo’s magic once again. As you would have been prepared previously by your guide, it will be easy for you to navigate and see other beautiful artworks.
Through a special door only reserved for special tours, you will now enter St Peter’s Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic churches in the world and celebrated artists such as Michelangelo, Bramante, Maderno, Bernini, and Lorenzo have left their Renaissance presence there.

Find out how Michelangelo completed the Sistine Chapel!

Vatican City early access – Important Reminder – Early morning Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour – Small Group

  • Vatican City early access – This tour is not available for wheelchair-bound visitors as well as visitors with hearing disabilities. We are more than happy to organize private tours for wheelchair and hearing disabled visitors. Please contact us.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a fair bit of walking.
  • There is a dress code to the Vatican which applies to children too. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • If St Peter’s Basilica is closed for a religious function at short notice as it is a working church, you will be spending more time in the Vatican gallery’s with your private guide.
  • Vatican Early Access – The Vatican Museums get rather busy during summer and after a bank holiday.
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