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Vatican Private Tours

Cabinet of the Masks Vatican Tour

Book the ultimate VIP tour to the Vatican: early entrance, skip the line, private guide and the chance to visit the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks.

tour
duration:

3.5h

level of
difficulty:

medium

starting
time:

7:30am

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Tour Description

Our Tour of the Vatican with Cabinet of the Masks offers a unique experience to our clients. You will enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the opening to general public, to avoid the crowds of the day. But that’s not it! Not only will you see the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica: the cherry on the cake will be the exclusive visit to the Cabinet of the Masks. This area is part of the Museums, but is usually closed to the general public.

If you are travelling with kids and you want them to have an engaging experience, don’t worry. Let us know and we will provide you with a top child-friendly guide!

The visit will start when you meet your private guide, just outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The meeting will be at 7:30am and your guide will begin immediately to explain the history of the Vatican. You will enter the Museums at 8am: stepping inside one hour before opening to the general public you’ll find the galleries less crowded and you will have a wonderful experience. The guide will expertly guide your group through the Vatican Museums’ extensive galleries, to let you intake all about the history and art of the works exhibited. There is another special feature: with this tour you will also have the unique chance to visit the Cabinet of the Masks. This constitutes an exclusive area of the galleries, whose name comes from the beautiful roman mosaics depicting masks that adorn its floor. Your tour will continue with the gem of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece Sistine Chapel. Thanks to the earlier access you will be able to admire its beauty together with a limited number of visitors and to enjoy it as it deserves. A special passageway will bring you to St Peter’s Basilica, so that you avoid again the line to enter the Basilica. Your guide will explain all about the most important Basilica in the world, pointing out the art and architecture that enrich the massive Church.

Book the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican! Choose our Vatican Private Tour: skip the line, enter before the general public, access a restricted gallery and enjoy the expertise of an official private guide!

Itinerary
  • Vatican Museums including Cabinet of the Masks;
  • Tapestry gallery;
  • Maps gallery;
  • Raphael’s Rooms;
  • Sistine Chapel;
  • St Peter’s Basilica;
  • St Peter’s Square;
This tour includes
  • 3.5 hours private guide
  • Early access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Exclusive access to the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks
Important Info
  • meeting point:

    In front of the entrance to the Vatican Museums, by the marble arch at the bottom of the steps.

  • other information:

    PLEASE NOTE: in case the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice.

    DRESS CODE: Please must make sure they can cover their knees and shoulders. Entry might be refused in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Church, if you fail to follow the Vatican's dress code.

Itinerary
  • Vatican Museums including Cabinet of the Masks;
  • Tapestry gallery;
  • Maps gallery;
  • Raphael’s Rooms;
  • Sistine Chapel;
  • St Peter’s Basilica;
  • St Peter’s Square;
This tour includes
  • 3.5 hours private guide
  • Early access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Exclusive access to the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks
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