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Early Morning Vatican Tour With Sistine Chapel

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  • Beat the crowds on an early-access Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums tour
  • See the Sistine Chapel in a quieter-than-normal setting, before the public
  • View Vatican treasures, such as the Raphael Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip-the-line entry and personalized feel with a group limited to eight
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Early Morning Vatican Tour With Sistine Chapel
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Overview
About 25,000 visitors pass through Rome’s Sistine Chapel daily, so it’s usually packed with people. This early-access, small-group tour lets you inside before the general public, giving you a head start on the crowds. Enter via a dedicated doorway, tour the best of the Vatican Museums without any long waits and with a guide to provide vital context and background. Finish with a walk inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
What to Expect
Meet your guide early at the Vatican Museums, and head inside before the general public. Then, set off to see the Sistine Chapel and the museums, filled with artwork collected by popes and cardinals through the centuries.
After an introduction from your guide, enter the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s frescoes. Admire the magnificent paintings, including The Last Judgment—considered one of the greatest artworks ever created—in a significantly quieter atmosphere than later in the day.
Accompanied by your guide, explore the museums to see the best of their treasures. Marvel at the frescoes of the Raphael Rooms, see classical statues, and admire other highlights, such as the Gallery of Maps.
Finally, enjoy direct entry into St. Peter’s Basilica. Absorb the Renaissance grandeur of the church and view Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s sculpted bronze altar canopy, Baldachin.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mario was our guide and did a fabulous job. He was so friendly and engaging with our group. He has such a vast knowledge of the art and history of the Vatican and Rome, which made the tour such a great learning experience. We liked...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Through Eternit... T, Owner at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear travelchic08, Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. They are always very helpful for us and we appreciate it. Mario is indeed a charming and friendly guide who has worked with us for many years. Everybody loves him....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used Through Eternity 8 years ago when I brought my 12 year old to Italy. This time my 33 year old son came with me. I booked our tour with Through Eternity because of the positive experience I had 8 years ago and their...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Through Eternit... T, Owner at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Werbrichfamily, Thank you so much for such a great review. You cover so many things that we work hard on at Through Eternity to guarantee that you and your family can have the best possible experience. 1) That we have worked out the best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family had a really wonderful tour with a first class guide. We avoided the crowds by having a really early start. A very professional companyMore

Date of experience: April 2019
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Through Eternit... T, Manager at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Anne for writing us to let us know how much you enjoyed our Early Vatican tour! With Rome an increasingly popular destination for folks from all over the world, entering the museums an hour before the general public really is the way to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family had an excellent experience with Through Eternity tours and I highly recommend both the Early Morning Vatican Tour and the Rome Twilight tour. Our guide at the Vatican, Guia, was not only very personable but also so knowledgeable. Guia is a true art...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Through Eternit... T, Office Staff at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buongiorno dear Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we truly appreciate it. We are very happy to read that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your tours with our guides, Guia and Federico. We are very...More

Reviewed March 31, 2019

My daughter and I were so lucky to have Federica as our guide last week. She is delightful. Thoroughly knowledgeable on the Vatican and shares many insider stories with her local connections to bring the art and history to life. She represents the best of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Through Eternit... T, Manager at Through Eternity Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

You and your daughter were lucky indeed to bag such an incredible guide as Federica! She is such a seasoned guide and really does know everything worth knowing about the Vatican and the time spent with her such fun too! Thank you for choosing us...More

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