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First Access Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel + St. Peter's Basilica Access

150 reviews

Gain first access to the Vatican Museums and skip the lines. Immerse yourself in the wonders within these walls in a more intimate setting. Your experience will be elevated by an expert Vatican guide and an exclusive small group of 10 or fewer.This is no ordinary Vatican tour. Your itinerary is meticulously designed to unravel the stories, history, legends, and even secrets behind the Museum's most treasured works. Guided by an expert English-speaking Vatican guide, you'll fully appreciate the marvels the Vatican Museums offer. Cap off your visit with a special entrance to the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will prepare you to admire Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece.Your insider guide will optimize your visit on the day of your tour ensuring you witness the Vatican Museum's most important highlights.Ideal for first-timers to the Vatican, this tour covers the Vatican Museums; Sistine Chapel, including, but not limited to, the Pinecone Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Maps.At the conclusion of your tour, you will enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica, excluding Wednesdays and special events.

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Cosimo

COO

“It's worth it to wake up early and take advantage of the first access of the day into the Vatican - you are always a few steps ahead of the daytime crowds.”

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Cosimo

COO

Our COO, leader of the pack! Cosimo boasts over a decade of events and tours expertise. Spearheading EcoArt Travel's operations, he embeds a people-centric approach into our tours, guiding our team of 15+ to consistently earn five-star reviews.

Kimberly Ann

CFO/CTO

CFO & CTO, anything product & technology is under Kimberly's umbrella. With nearly two decades of experience growing tour companies, Kimberly is always on the hunt for the next adventure, ensuring travelers experience the best of Italy.

Luigi

CEO

Luigi, the CEO and founder of EcoArt, is a driving force in Italian tourism. With his deep local connections, Luigi has dedicated his career to sustaining initiatives that reimagine travel experiences,

Eddy

Tour Guide

Eddy is an archaeologist and speleologist, always passionate about paleontology and prehistoric civilizations. He loves art, traveling to mysterious destinations and above all everything about the 80s!

Gina

TOUR GUIDE

Gina has lived in Rome for nearly half of her life. She speaks English, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese. She has a passion for history and the stories of people. Rome is not only eternal but also infinite.

Stefano

TOUR GUIDE

Stefano has worked in tourism since 1997, first as a Tour Leader, then as a City Guide for 12 years. He studied Tourism in high school and Languages and Literature at the University of Rome. He enjoys meeting people, traveling, and making connections.

Riccardo

tour guide

Since 2015, Riccardo has been guiding tours at the Vatican Museums. He finds joy in photography, cinema, traveling, and martial arts. His favorite author is Haruki Murakami.

Sara

Tour Guide

Sarah is an art historian and tour guide based in Rome. She sees her role as a mission to immerse people in the profound beauty and stories of Rome. It's not just a tour she offers, but an unforgettable experience of the city!

Lindy

TOUR GUIDE

Lindy pursued her studies in Museology and Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands before relocating to Rome. With over 10 years of dedicated guiding experience, she possesses extensive knowledge of Rome and the Vatican Museums, navigating both expertly.

Oscar

TOUR GUIDE

Oscar is an expert storyteller unraveling the layers of Rome's ancient past and modern charm.

Rosalba

tour guide

Rosalba is a friendly guide sharing insider tips and captivating tales of Rome's timeless beauty.

Maria Laura

TOUR GUIDE

Maria Laura loves challenges and winning. Passionate about art, history, and fashion, her bedside table essentials include an archaeology manual, a novel, and Vogue.

Yamuna

Tour Guide

Her first word was Michelangelo. Her second Raphael. And so she continued. When she isn't talking about art, she reads a story to her kids, cooks, spend time with friends, explores other corners of this world.

Ilaria

Tour Guide

Hi! My name is Ilaria and I have been a tour guide since 2009. My job is my biggest passion and I am an incurable enthusiastic about Rome and is treaseures.

Fabio

tour guide

Friendly guide sharing insider tips and captivating tales of Rome's timeless beauty.

Polina

Tour Guide

I'm Polina, a passionate guide from Rome. Every day during my tours as a historian and archeologist I strive to bring the past to life uncovering curious facts about this city where every cobblestone has a story waiting to be told!

Giuseppe

Tour Guide

Professional tour guide delivering memorable experiences amidst Rome's historical grandeur.

Martina

Tour Guide

A passionate and enthusiastic tour guide with a sparkling touch. I like to lead a relaxing, informative and fun tour. I enjoy sharing my passion with people from other cultures and making sure you discover the best of Rome in order to bring back home me

Loreley

Tour Guide

Loreley was born in Rome, where she gradueted in Set Design and earned a degree in Art History. Her interest in both ancient and contemporary art has led her to turn her passion into her profession.

Monica

TOUR GUIDE

Knowledgeable Rome tour guide blending history, art, and local insights for an immersive experience.

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Elizabeth

GetYourGuide

22 May, 2024

Eduardo Eddie was fantastic we booked this independently as we were cruising and visiting Rome and the Sistine chapple was on our bucket list we thought we had plenty of time to meet however our bus t

Eduardo Eddie was fantastic we booked this independently as we were cruising and visiting Rome and the Sistine chapple was on our bucket list we thought we had plenty of time to meet however our bus took 2 hours instead of 1 due to roadworks and traffic we were 15mins Kate but the tour rang us to check and said not to worry that we cd still catch up fortunately we made it just as the group were about to set off thank you get your guide

Sharon

GetYourGuide

22 May, 2024

Very knowledgeable guide Interesting tour Difficult with multiple small groups in same vicinity to hear move through Felt missed some bits of underground but couldnt go back or look as had to stay wi

Very knowledgeable guide Interesting tour Difficult with multiple small groups in same vicinity to hear move through Felt missed some bits of underground but couldnt go back or look as had to stay with group

richard_S

Viator

22 May, 2024

Great guide but way way way too crowded

Our guide Francesco was wonderful Knowledgeable with an interesting sense of humor The only problem with the tour was the Vatican museum was so overcrowded it really ruined the experience Spent more time weaving through people and avoiding selfie sticks than I did looking at the exhibits

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