- City: Vatican
- Duration: 2hrs
- Start Time: 8AM
Enter the Vatican 30 minutes before general opening and beat the crowds to the Sistine Chapel.
Enjoy a fully guided tour of the St. Peter's Basilica, led by one of our 5-star guides.
- With special-access Sistine Chapel tickets and direct entry to St. Peter's Basilica, you'll avoid hours waiting in line!
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
EARLY ENTRY VATICAN MUSEUM & SISTINE CHAPEL TICKETS – ENTER BEFORE THE PUBLIC!
Enter the Vatican Museums a full 30 minutes before the general public on this express tour which including early-entry Sistine Chapel tickets.
After meeting at the entrance to the Vatican Museums, your guide will escort you (and your small group of max 15 people) through the long galleries of the Vatican Museums directly to the Sistine Chapel.
Along the way, they'll use visual aids to tell you the story of how the Chapel was painted and what to look out for once you're inside. Moving one step ahead most of the crowds, you'll reach the entrance to the Chapel just before it starts to fill up so you can take advantage of the relative peace and quiet.
SKIP THE LINE ACCESS TO ST. PETER’S BASILICA
After 30 minutes inside the Sistine Chapel you’ll have the option to see the parts of the Vatican Museums that you missed on your own, or you can follow your tour guide for Skip the Line St. Peter’s Basilica tour. We highly suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity to get past general access lines to St. Peter's Basilica (which can stretch for hours during busy periods).
You'll see Michelangelo's 'Pietà' and Bernini's incredible altar canopy, as you learn the history of the church and importance to Christianity.
Visiting the two most important sights of the Vatican (the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica) in just two hours, this express tour is an affordable, fun and educational way to explore - without having to wait in line!
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
Please note that the Vatican Museums have strict rules on what can and cannot be brought inside. Oversized and forbidden items must be checked at the entrance to the Museums and it will be the responsibility of the guest to retrieve them from the same spot after the tour. Forbidden items can be viewed here.
Entrance to the Vatican Museums will be denied to any guest (male or female) that does not cover both their shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
On rare occasions, when St. Peter's Basilica is being prepared for high masses or a special private event, including the Easter ceremonies, the tour group exit and/or the basilica itself can be closed without prior notification. Your guide will still give you an introduction to the church should you wish to visit this on your own at a later occasion. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have walking disabilities or if you are in a wheelchair. We can then work out a suitable alternative.
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