Visit the Vatican in the best way, with no crowds and no lines!
The best way to see the Vatican? Simple! Visit the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum before they open to everybody! Vatican City is the smallest state in the world, but it's also one of the most beautiful.
Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and many others gave their contribution to the creation of this little gem that's in the heart of Rome.
Unfortunately, the huge amount of people that come see the Sistine and the Museums every day can make it hard to enjoy them completely. That's why I decided to provide a VIP early access to the Vatican, so that you can be sure you'll see everything having enough personal space.
We will enter the museum at 8. 00 am, 30 minutes before the normal opening time, so that you'll have chance to walk through the Museum and the Sistine Chapel before the big crowds enter, and really enjoy this marvelous site. After the Sistine Chapel we'll go to the Basilica of St. Peter, the most important and the biggest church in the world.
The itinerary includes the Vatican Museum, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. On Wednesday the Basilica might be closed because of the weekly papal audience, therefore it won't be included in the tour, but it will still be possibile to visit it on your own after the end of the tour, skipping the line.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel (if in Rome downtown area) or, if you're staying outside of the city center, in front of the Cafè Vaticano, on viale Vaticano 100
End location: St. Peter's Square. Drop off not included, but I'll help you catch a cab to go wherever you want!
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Cab or private car/van
Pick up service at your hotel, transportation to the Vatican (if you accommodation is in Rome city center), exclusive early entrance skip-the-line tickets.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - Cash for lunch, snacks, souvenirs.
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We enjoyed Giovanni's tour imensely! It was really great to get into the Vatican early. We could not believe the crowds once we exited! Very knowledgeable! Recommend highly!