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EARLY ENTRANCE: Vatican Musems, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's tour provided by Joy of Rome Tours

EARLY ENTRANCE: Vatican Musems, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's tour

EARLY ENTRANCE: Vatican Musems, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before the general public entry! You'll be with professional and friendly "PhD guides". All of them have a Masters Degree or PhD in Art History and Archaeology. All of them know how to make a tour entertaining and enjoyable for every age. Conscious that there is a huge offer of Vatican tours online, by booking this tour you can get the best education together with the most friendly attitude and the smartest entrance time (8AM: 1 hour before the general pubblic and away from the heat of the day) This tour is "skip-the-line" and small group up to 10 for a more personal and direct experience (no-more than 10 in the group) FYI: St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21986P32
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets cost (if needed)
  • Professional art historian guide
  • EARLY ENTRANCE (8AM), 1 hour before general public
  • ENTRY TICKETS
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • In case of religious events, the entrance to Saint Peter's will be replaced with extra galleries
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Meeting point: Viale Vaticano n.100, in front of the Caffè Vaticano (opposite the Vatican Museums entrance gate). You MUST be there at least 15 min ahead of time (7.15AM). Missed tours due to late arrival, are not eligible for refund. TAXI: ask to be dropped in front of the MUSEUMS, NOT St.Peter's!!
  • St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City You'll finish the tour in St. Peter's Basilica (unless it will be closed for extraordinary cerimonies) and stay in as long as you like.
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Entry tickets are not included in the price of the tour and must be paid CASH to the guide on site (28 euros each adult and 19 euros each under 18yo)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets cost (if needed)
  • Professional art historian guide
  • EARLY ENTRANCE (8AM), 1 hour before general public
  • ENTRY TICKETS
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • In case of religious events, the entrance to Saint Peter's will be replaced with extra galleries
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Meeting point: Viale Vaticano n.100, in front of the Caffè Vaticano (opposite the Vatican Museums entrance gate). You MUST be there at least 15 min ahead of time (7.15AM). Missed tours due to late arrival, are not eligible for refund. TAXI: ask to be dropped in front of the MUSEUMS, NOT St.Peter's!!
  • St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City You'll finish the tour in St. Peter's Basilica (unless it will be closed for extraordinary cerimonies) and stay in as long as you like.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City You'll finish the tour in St. Peter's Basilica (unless it will be closed for extraordinary cerimonies) and stay in as long as you like.
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Entry tickets are not included in the price of the tour and must be paid CASH to the guide on site (28 euros each adult and 19 euros each under 18yo)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 30, 2020
A note from EARLY ENTRANCE: Vatican Musems, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's tour
If you join the tour it means you didn't show any syntoms in the 15 days before or being in contact with people with syntoms. Stay at home policy for customers with syntoms af any kind is required. We will ask for your contact information upon arrival. Thank you
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Caffè Vaticano
    viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Meeting point: Viale Vaticano n.100, in front of the Caffè Vaticano (opposite the Vatican Museums entrance gate). You MUST be there at least 15 min ahead of time (7.15AM). Missed tours due to late arrival, are not eligible for refund. TAXI: ask to be dropped in front of the MUSEUMS, NOT St.Peter's!!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    You'll finish the tour in St. Peter's Basilica (unless it will be closed for extraordinary cerimonies) and stay in as long as you like.
    See address & details
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Excellent tour with Grace! She was so full of knowledge- answered all questions so well, and we so great with our 3 younger kids. Can’t rave enough about her!
Written December 28, 2019
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