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Vatican Early Entrance Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Product ID: 36484
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Skip the line and enter the Vatican early with a 3-hour morning tour in a small group. Follow your guide through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica as you admire the artwork and learn about the Vatican's long history.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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  • Enjoy early, VIP access to the Vatican
  • Tour the museums and see many statues, tapestries, and paintings
  • Visit the famous Raphael Rooms
  • Admire the painting in the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn about the different popes and the history of the buildings
  • See the Renaissance and Baroque architecture of St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
Take a tour of the Vatican with skip-the-line privileges and the intimacy of a small group on a 3-hour experience. As a VIP, you and your group of no more than 6 people will enjoy early entrance to the museum at 08:00 and beat the general crowds.

Explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel as your guide leads the way. Discover the highlights of the papal palace collections, including Greek statues, rich tapestries, and the exquisite Raphael Rooms.

Then enter Saint Peter’s Basilica and pay attention as your passionate Vatican guides enlightens you with its fascinating history and little-known stories about the popes.
  • Entry tickets
  • Reservation fees
  • Tour guide
  • Administration fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed by an extended tour in an alternative area.
• Talking during your visit inside the Sistine Chapel is strictly forbidden
• The Early Entrance Tour begins at 7.30AM, however, the first 30 minutes of the tour is held outside of the Museums in order to give you a comprehensive explanation before entering the chapel
• The tour operator has no control or insight into how busy the museum will be
• Access into the museums a full hour before entry during high season is nevertheless highly recommended considering the immeasurable crowd sizes admitted once the doors open to the public

From £92.43 per person

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