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Early Bird Vatican and Sistine Chapel Sharing Tour

Enter the Museums one hour before the general opening with our special reservation, visit the Vatican Museums and the stunning Sistine Chapel in 2.5 hours with a top guide and a group of max 20 people.

Early Bird Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel sharing tour
  • Duration

    2.5 h

  • Activity level

    medium

  • Starting time

    7:15am

  • Typology

    Kid friendly tour

Tour description

Beat the crowds and join our Early Bird Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel sharing tour. You will be able to enjoy the famous Vatican galleries and the Sistine Chapel before they open to the crowd at 9:00am.

This is a special opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums without the daily crowd. You will access to the privilege priority entrance and able to enter the Vatican  Museums at 8:00 am.

Whilst you wait to enter the Vatican Museums at 8am, your friendly guide will introduce you the  Sistine Chapel, she will use many images depicting the Ceiling and the Last Judgment painted by Michelangelo, inside the Chapel explanations are not permitted. You will learn many stories and anecdotes hidden in the Michelangelo's  frescoes, Rome Private Guides love to bring art back to life!

Once inside the Vatican Museums before you go to the Sistine Chapel you will visit the amazing Vatican Galleries without crowd such as the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. You will continue along the Vatican galleries, Borgia apartment and then reach the Sistine Chapel were you will see the representation of Old and New Testament painted at the time of Pope Sixtus IV in the 1400s by important Tuscan artists and of course the amazing frescoes painted by Michelangelo. 

The  Sistine Chapel, was originally called the “Cappella Magna”, the “big chapel”, it takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it in the 15th century. Since then, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity and today it is the site of the Papal Conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected.

After spending some time admiring Michelangelos' work you will make your way out with your guide passing by the Galleries of the Vatican Library where many gift given to the Popes are preserved. 

 The Vatican Museums are among the biggest art collections in the world, with paintings and sculptures and artifacts of all kinds. Inside the 5 mile long museums the Sistine Chapel is considered the highest point of the High Renaissance Art in Rome. 

The Early Vip Access Vatican Museums tour is a tour is customized for those who want to discover Michelangelo with less crowd and touring with a friendly story telling professional guide. You  will fully enjoying the precious artworks housed in the Vatican Museums and discover stories and details hidden in the pieces of art.

 Do not miss to see the Vatican Museums with limited numbers of people before it opens the door to the general public!

 

Languages: English

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Emergency number to reach out to us: +39 345 299 1656

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Important info

Meeting point:

You will meet your guide in our office located in Via Vespasiano, 28
Please show up at the meeting point 15 minutes earlier

 

Itinerary:

  • Vatican Galleries;
Vatican Galleries;
  • Pinecone Courtyard
Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Maps
Gallery of the Maps
  • Sistine Chapel;
Sistine Chapel;
  • Last Judgement
Last Judgement
  • The Creation of Adam The Creation of Adam

Other info:

Please wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.

This tour is not suitable for people with hearing disability. People with hearing disabilities can contact us and we will be happy to customize a private tour.

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.

included

  • Early entrance tickets to Vatican
Early entrance tickets to Vatican
  • 2.5 hours guide
2.5 hours guide
  • Early access
Early access
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly Headsets to hear the guide clearly

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