Special early VIP Entrance to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with Exclusive access to a Secret Room
Don't miss the opportunity of discovering the hidden treasures of the Vatican and enjoy the Vatican Palaces and the Sistine Chapel as they were made to be seen - without the crowds.
This exclusive early bird Vatican tour offers you a a unique opportunity to enter the Vatican Museums before the official morning opening time to the general public and it includes the special privilege of accessing and visiting a Secret Room of the Vatican.
While the general public waits in line outside, we'll start our early bird private tour of the Vatican Museums, admiring the Belvedere Terrace overviewing Michelangelo's imposing Dome and the Vatican Gardens; we will then experience a level of tranquility rarely (if ever) seen of the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, alongside one of the Vatican Museums' most beautiful works of modern art, together with ancient statues and decoration displayed around the courtyard.
We will then enter the Vatican Palaces to see all the best of the Vatican collection.
The Round Room, the Pine-cone courtyard, the Candelabras Gallery, The Chariot Room, the Tapestries Gallery, Simonetti Staircase, the Room of Muses, the Maps Gallery, the Octagonal Bramante Courtyard, the Greek Cross Room, the Royal Staircase and the Sistine Chapel.
With a special pass we'll enter the Secret Room of the Cabinet of the Masks, designed by Michelangelo Simonetti.
This will also allow you to see the 1900 years old mosaic from Hadrian's Villa, the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Three Graces, the Colonna Venus and the Sedes Stercoria, which is linked to the legend of a female pope in the middle ages, Pope Juan.
The last stop of the day is St. Peter's Basilica, where we'll use a special access door to skip yet another line. Here you will be amazed by Michelangelo's famous Pietà and his dome, by Bernini's bronze baldachin, Canova works of arta mong other masterpieces and religious sights. We will end at St. Peter's Square to view the head quarters of the Pope and the amazing Bernini's Colonnades.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Just out of Cafe Vaticano, on Viale Vaticano N. 100, which is at the opposite side of the street from the Vatican Museums Entrance, easy reachable by both, public transport and taxis.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 Euros - for bottled water or coffee if needed.
Only for parties from 5 persons on, headsets and radios are mandatory.
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Marco is such a great guide. This tour is amazing and it is really worth it. We were able to see the sistine chapel and even sit down for 20 minutes as we enjoyed it. We had the tour in spanish and Marco is amazing speaking it.