- 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 Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, led by one of our 5-star guides.
- With Skip the Line Access at the Vatican Museums and 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 to see the Sistine Chapel before the crowds.
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 and direct to the Sistine Chapel.
Along they way they'll give you some insight on what to look out for inside the Chapel. Using visual aids they'll explain how Michelangelo created such tension in 'The Creation of Man' on the roof of the Sistine Chapel. They'll give you tips on which characters to look out for in the 'Last Judgement' behind the altar, and add depth to your visit by providing background (and gossip) on the incredible project that was the painting of the Sistine Chapel.
SKIP THE LINE ACCESS TO ST. PETER’S BASILICA
After 30 minutes inside the Sistine Chapel you’ll have the option to stay inside, traveling back through the Vatican Museums afterwards on your own; or you can follow your tour guide for Skip the Line entry to St. Peter’s Basilica. 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).
With our special access your guide will lead you directly from the Sistine Chapel (via a special door) into the Basilica where they'll give you a full tour of the most important church in Christendom. You'll see Michelangelo's 'Pietà' and Bernini's incredible altar, and learn the histories of some of the popes laid to rest here.
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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