Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s

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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s


Excursion Overview

The Before Hours Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Basilica Small Group Tour offers you the chance to see and learn about timeless masterpieces before they are awoken by the thousands of regular visitors each morning! Your group tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside. Taking you straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room, you'll have plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in.

The group tour finishes with a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica, educating you more on the history of the Vatican and the church and showing you the only work of art actually autographed by Michelangelo.

Tour Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

If you've ever seen the lines waiting outside the Vatican Museums, then you'll truly understand the meaning of 'lined up round the block'. With this tour you will not be subject to that experience!

Your group tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside*. Taking you straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room, you'll enjoy plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in.

The Popes have spent centuries collecting masterpieces that are displayed throughout the Vatican museums. Not all of these, however, are hung on the wall, as some walls themselves have actually been decorated by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo. This Vatican small group tour will introduce you to some of the world's most famous works of art, before leading you into the incredible St Peter's Basilica. You'll soon understand why more than 5 Million visitors come to see the Vatican each year!

The Before Hours Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Basilica Small Group Tour offers you the chance to see and learn about timeless masterpieces before they are awoken by the thousands of regular visitors each morning! The group tour finishes with a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica, educating you more on the history of the Vatican and the church and showing you the only work of art actually autographed by Michelangelo.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A fair amount of walking is involved, and there will be stairs between different levels
  • The museums are wheelchair accessible, however you will be required to take a special wheelchair friendly itinerary, and therefore not be able to follow this tour
  • In order to qualify for the youth pricing, participants between the age of 18 and 25 need to be in possession of a valid student ID (university card) on the day of the tour. Otherwise they will be charged the price difference for the full admission.

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Vatican City

Departure time

7:30am
7:45am

Return Details

The tour will end outside St. Peter's Basilica.

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