We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel

Special Offer
From US$103.94
US$115.50 Save US$11.56
Book by May 31st, 2018 to save 10% off our previously offered price!
Highlights
  • Gain entrance to the Vatican Museums an hour before the general public 
  • Avoid the long entrance lines, often in excess of three hours 
  • Enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms in relative tranquility
More
Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
From US$103.94
US$115.50 Save US$11.56
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
From US$103.94
Overview
Nobody wants to spend their vacation waiting in line or jostling crowds. Be the first of thousands to visit the Vatican on this early access tour, which allows you to enter the Vatican Museums an hour before they’re open to the public. A small group limited to 12 allows you to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms without the annoyance of crowds, and headsets mean you can hear your guide clearly at all times. Skip lines often in excess of three hours, and stay inside St. Peter’s Basilica for as long as you wish once the tour concludes.
What to Expect

This Vatican Museums tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican in the early morning. Head straight inside the Vatican through a special entrance reserved especially for groups.

In your small group, remain close to your guide at all times and explore some of the 2,000 rooms in relative tranquility. Admire the golden vaulted ceiling in the Gallery of Maps; stare at Michelangelo's world-famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel; and marvel at enormous frescos in the Raphael Rooms.

After your tour of the Vatican Museums, head to St. Peter’s Basilica, and receive an overview of the church from your guide. Then, spend as long as you like exploring the church with relatively few crowds.

Write a ReviewReviews (2,450)

1 - 5 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
They made it easy and learned so much!

Our meeting time was 8:10 and we were inside the Vatican by 8:30. Unlike our other skip the line tour, this one, we actually skipped the line and the entrance was extremely smooth and easy. Our guide, Hilaria, was an art historian and full of...More

Thank wannabeinkona
Reviewed 1 week ago
Went with parents who are older and the early access is the way to go!

If you want to enjoy the Vatican Museum with less crowds, go on this tour on Wednesday when there is the Papal address. My parents are a bit older, hence I split the Vatican into two separate mornings. Day one attending this tour on a...More

Thank chrisj18938
Reviewed 1 week ago
Early Access to Sistine Chapel & Basilica is the way to go!

This tour meeting time is at 7:15 near the entrance to the Vatican Museum but it is well worth getting there early. I overheard that City Wonders has a special tour relationship with the Vatican, and that seemed to be true as our group was...More

2  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Vatican virgins.

Our first visit to Italy and whilst not the most religious minded of people we have been impressed and delighted with our tour of the Vatican museums and St Peter's basillica. We commend our guide Sabrina on an enjoyable and informative journey through a labyrinth...More

1  Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Early Access with another 10000 people

Well organised meeting point.Directions very clear from English speaking guides to meeting area. Guide overall very good, good English and explained areas very well.Crowds moved well and larger numbers arrived after 10.00am. Would recommend tour to people wishing to visit Vatican Museums,St Peters and Sistine...More

Thank John c
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Tamara M
13 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from angela t | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about 3-3.5 hours
1
Vote
Kyle S
4 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from dvorpo | Reviewed this property |
Afa I know basilica is free of charge except if you get a tour or climb up. The musaum itself was a big dissapointment for me, as you can hardly get in, so yes book well in advance on museivaticani Once you get in there are... More
0
Votes
Russell B
7 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from karen2450 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours. You can also leave at any time but the Stistine Chapel is LAST!
1
Vote
Travellers Also Viewed
Likely To Sell Out
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
23,571 Reviews
from US$74.20*
Priority First Early Entrance...
605 Reviews
from US$62.20*
Likely To Sell Out
Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private...
541 Reviews
from US$394.90*
Likely To Sell Out
Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive...
620 Reviews
from US$130.40*
Frequently bought together
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and...
11,878 Reviews
from US$58.60*
Likely To Sell Out
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour...
2,935 Reviews
from US$118.50*
Special Offer
Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman...
2,218 Reviews
from US$70.19* US$82.60
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day...
3,621 Reviews
from US$143.60*
Likely To Sell Out
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
23,571 Reviews
from US$74.20*
Likely To Sell Out
Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private...
541 Reviews
from US$394.90*
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and...
11,878 Reviews
from US$58.60*
Likely To Sell Out
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour...
2,935 Reviews
from US$118.50*