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Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance and Cabinet of the Masks

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    What to Expect
    Greet your private guide outside the entrance of the Vatican Museum on Viale Vaticano at 7:30am. On entry, you’ll bypass lines often in advance of three hours and head straight inside the museum 1.5 hours in advance of the general public.

    Alongside your guide, you’ll explore the complex at your own pace and have the pleasure of capturing crowd-free photos of the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms.

    See, too, the Gallery of the Candelabra, home to Roman copies of Hellenistic originals and the Gallery of Maps, covered with stunning frescoes of topographical maps.

    Plus, you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to visit the Cabinet of the Masks, home to mosaics and sculptures rescued from Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Your tour culminates with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, which you’ll access through a secret passageway.

    Your tour concludes at your original meeting point.   
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    V.le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani, 00192 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Special access to the Cabinet of the Masks
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Professional guide for 3.5 hours
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • St. Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend a longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
    • Kids are considering infants from 0 to 5 years old. Kids from 6 years old and older, pay as adult
    • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Vatican
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please note that with the use of the wheelchair you won't be accessible to access to all the areas of the museums
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 3h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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