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

Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican Museums an hour before it opens to the general public 
  • Beat lines often in excess of three hours 
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms with far less crowds
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Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s
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Before Hours Vatican - 7:45 AM
Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
From US$99.00
Before Hours Vatican - 7:30 AM
Walk into the Vatican Museums a whole hour ahead of the regular visitors, and explore the timeless works of art before they are even awaken.
From US$99.00
Overview

The wait times for the Vatican Museums are testament to its status as one of the world’s most well-known monuments. Beat the crowds and enter the Vatican an hour before it officially opens to the public on this early access tour, guaranteed to save you at least three hours of waiting. Explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms in a relatively crowd-free environment, and hear your guide's commentary clearly through a headset. Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is also included.

What to Expect

Your Vatican tour begins in the early morning. Greet your guide at a designated meeting point, and enter the Vatican through an entrance reserved specially for priority access groups.

Feel like you have the place to yourself as you visit highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes.

Listen to the history of the Vatican and its numerous Popes before heading into St. Peter’s Basilica for a small-group tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you can continue exploring the church independently if you wish.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
History Comes Alive

What impressed us: The tour(s) were obviously well organized as there were many Roman Guy tour groups gathering outside the Vatican the morning of our tour. Our guide knew her history and was engaged with me as I also am a student of history. She...More

Thank Carolyn C
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao Carolyn! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your guide was optimistic throughout the tour and appropriately handled the members of your group who may not have enjoyed the tour as much as you did. Summer is a hard time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Incredibly Informative Tour of the Vatican Museums

If you only have a few days in Rome, and can only spend a morning at the Vatican, then I highly recommend investing in this early morning tour. Arriving at the Vatican Museums early meant no waiting in long, hot lines, and a relatively calm...More

3  Thank Claire d
Kayla S, Marketing Coordinator at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Claire! Grazie for your review. Arriving at the Vatican early in the morning is definitely the way to go. Taking the crowds away really helps experience the iconic museum to the fullest. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Customer Service

We booked our tours with the Roman Guy a few months back and unfortunately ran in to some challenges with the booking beyond The Roman Guy's control. The way TRG handled the issue was above and beyond anything we could have asked for. The situation...More

Thank rawjer
Kayla S, Marketing Coordinator at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Grazie mile for leaving such a kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you were satisfied with our customer service.We are glad that you ended up having a great tour experience with us. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
False Advertising

My husband and I went on The Roman Guy "before hours" Vatican tour in June 2018. Their advertising indicated we would be one of the few groups that could enter before hours. When we arrived at the meeting point, there were hordes of people for...More

1  Thank Dean D
Sean F, Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Dean! Thanks for your time in reviewing our company. I also want to apologize for the experience. On the day in question, you are speaking about you are not incorrect. Tour Operators in Rome have been referring to this day as D-Day. It was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worth every penny!!

This was a wonderful tour. Our guide Sara did an amazing job and was very knowledgable. We went straight to the Sistine Chapel and was able to enjoy it without the enormous crowds. The tour added such richness to our visit to Rome. Don't hesitate...More

Thank Jamie H
Kayla S, Marketing Coordinator at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao Jamie! Grazie for leaving us a kind review. Sara is a wonderful guide with tons of knowledge to impart on her groups. The Sistine Chapel is such a wonder, and we are so glad you got to experience its beauty without the crowds. We...More

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Dale B
19 June 2018|
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Response from scb998 | Reviewed this property |
Also, on the before hours tour, our guide showed pictures and gave some history and things to watch for while we waited to get in since there is no talking in the chapel. He rushed through part of the museum to get to the... More
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julibland
18 May 2018|
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Response from Martha F | Reviewed this property |
Tour covers Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s basilica.
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