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Sistine Chapel Tour Highlights!
Early Entry
Enter at 7.30 a.m. with just a few tour groups.
Sistine Chapel
Almost empty Sistine Chapel is yours to explore.
Skip The Line To St Peter’s basilica
A special passageway cuts the waiting time and you enter past the long lines.

Tour Details:

Duration : 2 hrs.
Tour Type: Sistine Chapel Early Entry – St Peter’s Basilica.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages are available on request.

Sistine Chapel Tour – An Early Morning Start

We are one of the few selected tour operators who have been given permission to offer this tour which allows our visitors to enter the Sistine Chapel 1hour and 30mins before the official opening time. As such, this is truly a personalised tour with just a handful of other tour groups you will bump into. This allows for a very relaxing tour.

An early entry time of 7.30 a.m. also means that you will get through the security checkpoints much quicker (think of it as arriving two hours at the gate before your flight is to depart). The two hour includes a visit to the three main galleries in the Vatican Museums followed by a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and access to the Papal Tombs and St Peter’s Basilica.

Galleries At the Vatican Museums

Your guide will take you through three famous galleries; the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. You will hear about the stories behind the Candelabra Gallery and the ancient statues of Greece and Rome, which are so intricately sculpted and displayed there. Learn about the tapestries and the creators behind them in the Gallery of Tapestries. The Gallery of Maps will leave you spellbound with the detailed depictions of Italy.

Tour of the Sistine Chapel

Since, we are one of the few operators allowed to bring in our groups this early, imagine being in the Sistine Chapel with so few visitors! The serenity and peace will invite you to be truly part of a magical experience surrounded by magnificent frescos which adorn the walls and ceiling. As this is a place of worship, men and women are requested to dress appropriately. Kindly cover your shoulders and knees.

Find out why St. Peter's Basilica took over 100 years to be built

Enter St. Peter's Basilica without waiting in the long lines. You may just get lucky and hear mass taking place. IF the mass is on, your guide will provide explanations of what you will see inside before you enter as speaking is not allowed when mass is on.

Bernini's Baldacchino

Designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernin, the St. Peter's Baldachin is a sculpted bronze canopy which is displayed under the Basilica’s dome. It is a remarkable sight, and your guide will share with you the reason it was commissioned.
The Sistine Chapel Tour Is Not One To Be Missed With The Early Entry Visit. Fewer Crowds, Peace and Serenity.
Vatican Museum Early Entry Vip entrance and guided tour. Exclusive tours of the Vatican City, Sistine Chapel official tour guide and tickets!

Vatican Museum Early Entry | If you have booked a tour on Wednesday, St Peter’s Basilica is not open as it is the weekly Papal Audience. In replacement of that, you will see more fascinating artefacts in the Vatican Museums. Also, do note that St Peter’s Basilica is your last stop and if you wish to revisit the Vatican Museums, that will not be possible. When the tour ends, if you wish to continue exploring inside St Peter’s, you will depart your tour here. If you step out, reentering could be a problem due to the rechecking at security to return (there could be long lines).

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  •   Guide was very knowledgeable Enna and very patient even with a painful customer would recommend. Tour was good and not too long still providing a richness to the history

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    9/18/2019
  •   What can you say, it is awesome. The history behind it is brilliant. The guide we had was knowledgeable and entertaining, he described himself as a historian and I can quite believe it. The only drawback was the number of people unlicensed selling rubbish.

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    1/12/2020
  •   Our tour guide was SUPER knowledgeable! We really enjoyed our tour, and we are glad we chose this company. The meeting location was an easy walk to the Colosseum and the Skip-the-line part is a must do!

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    9/26/2019
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    10/26/2019
  •   Andy was a great guide, very informative and accommodating. He didn’t rush us, and made sure that we were all comfortable. Great tour!

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    11/03/2019
  •   Colosseum tour is eye opening and the tour guide offers such interesting facts. Just pray you aren't stuck in a group with those annoying question askers who basically ruined the palatine hill / Roman forum tour

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    3/02/2020

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