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

Small Group of 10 or less + first access
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159.00
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.. Read more

  • First Access.

  • Small groups of 10 or less.

  • Skip the Line Basilica Access (when available).

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Adults
(19+)
Children
(7 - 18)
09 january 2023
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First Access Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel + St. Peter's Basilica Access

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About the tour

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.

Daily except Sunday

2.5 hours - departure 8:00 AM

English


what’s included
  • Tour as described
  • Skip the Line Vatican Museums entrance tickets
  • First access
  • English speaking Vatican Guide
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica (excluding Wednesdays and special events)
what’s excluded
  • Hotel pick up, drop-off
  • Gratuities
rachellen917

TripAdvisor 08 May, 2024

Amazing experience

I was a little nervous as i read mixed reviews Glad I booked as it was lne of the best tours I have ever done They arrived on time we skipped the HUGE lineup and we learned sooo much I highly recommend

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Itinerary

Starting Point

*THIS VOUCHER IS NOT A TICKET*

*DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REDEEM THIS VOUCHER DIRECTLY AT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS*

Plan on arriving to our meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your selected departure time. Meet our representative on the steps in front of Via Tunisi, 4. The steps are located at the corner with Via Sebastiano Veniero. Your Ticket Host will be holding a flag with the green EcoArt logo.


Ending Point

Vatican Museums or St. Peter's Basilica

Itineraries vary from day to day and at the discretion of your guide who will adapt your route.


This itinerary covers the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Other stops include but are not limited to: Pinecone Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps.


When available,Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica will be automatically provided at no extra cost. No guided tour will be provided. Please note that the Basilica is a separate venue to the Vatican Museums, is free to enter and does not require a ticket. It is not possible to always guarantee access to the Basilica, which may close with little or no notice.


Additional information
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Leave big backpacks at your hotel! Only small purses are permitted inside the Museums.
  • Something to cover your knees and shoulders.
  • Photos are permitted is almost all rooms of the Vatican Museums, except for the Sistine Chapel. No bulky or clearly professional photographic or video equipment (especially tripods or large videocameras, equipment backpacks) will be permitted inside the Museums.

Daily except Sunday

  • We are unfortunately unable to accomodate guests with wheelchairs.
  • Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs on their own.
  • *THIS VOUCHER IS NOT A TICKET* You must redeem this voucher at the meeting time and location designed on this voucher, with one of our designed Ticket Coordinators.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Large bags and backpacks must be checked in.
  • To enter the Vatican Museums, shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • We are unfortunately unable to accomodate guests with wheelchairs.
  • Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs on their own.

Tour goes forward rain or shine! Your Vatican Tour may be cancelled for a full refund or may be switched to a different date/time as long as your request is received no later than 24 hours before your original departure time and date. Multiple changes are permitted. To request a cancellation or change of time/date, send an e-mail to info@ecoarttravel.com.

Reviews
rachellen917
TripAdvisor
08 May, 2024
Amazing experience

I was a little nervous as i read mixed reviews Glad I booked as it was lne of the best tours I have ever done They arrived on time we skipped the HUGE lineup and we learned sooo much I highly recommend


kriscZ3531PQ
TripAdvisor
08 May, 2024
Great guide and fantastic experience

The tour is fantastic as we could visit the museum and the chapel in a less crowded condition Our guide Assunta is friendly and professional


mrsc1810
TripAdvisor
07 May, 2024
First guided tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St Peters skip the queue Badillica

The tour was brilliant Well organised and we were well informed Yumana our Tour Guide was fabulous she was very knowledgeable and very engaging and made the whole experience fantastic Well worth the money we paid and we would highly recommend


carolinecP9225LD
TripAdvisor
05 May, 2024
Awesome your Made the experience so much better

This tour was amazing The tour guide Giuseppe was very knowledgeable and funny and made it a wonderful experience Skip the line was so essential and we would never have gotten to see everything we saw without the guide Would highly recommend to anyone planning a trip Very worth the price


Trail234944
TripAdvisor
04 May, 2024
Worth it

Definitely worth it Our tour guide Marcello was terrific and very knowledgeable Just know that even though youre with a small group there are other tours going on at the same time and thus it is very very crowded



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