Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums before the general public on this tour. With your small group and tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel to marvel at its art and architecture as one of its first daily visitors. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary on the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip-the-line entry, and use of individual headsets are included.
Entrance to the Vatican Museums before general admission
Tour the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with a guide
Small group means personalized attention
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This exclusive tour allows you to see St. Peter’s chapel during mass.
"Ensure you wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be on your feet for around 4 - 5 hours." See review
"Worth paying to get inside before it is "open" to the public." See review
"Worth it to go early morning before the crowds and heat." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
Must see, get the early access.. Ask for Raff
, Feb 2020
Truly a great tour. Our tour guide Raff was great, the guards inside seemed to know her and she knew so much historical facts and was excited to share her knowledge. Very pleasant and upbeat and happy. We had early entry and it was so beautiful to be able to walk around inside before the general public. Truly a must see experience. We seen other groups that were quite large and our group was 7 people. Perfect to be able to explore and ask questions and take our time.
Maria was an excellent tour guide for the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and St Peter's basilica
, Dec 2019
I was particularly impressed by Maria's knowledge about the arts and her depth of research into the Vatican and the history, culture and theology of the Christian faith as it pertains to the Pope, Vatican and Rome. We had a great time with Maria and would highly recommend her as a tour guide!
The tour was very good. We enjoyed it but we expected to not be so rushed through our tour. We got to the Vatican and met outside in a grp of 20 or so. Were given our headsets and moved across to the entrance and waited outside till the Vatican opened. Then we shuffled inside and the guide got our tickets and started the walk through the museums. The walk was brisk as she headed toward the Sistine chapel. we got time there then went all the way back to the beginning and started over with the museums. Then we made our way through to St Peters and spent time in there and was quite rushed. All in all the tour was very good, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly but it was very rushed, even though we could go back and spend more time on our own.
I thought this was a very good tour. Our guide did a great job taking us thru and explaining things. She dealt well with the two selfish people in our group that went out a clearly marked exit and weren’t allowed back in due to security. They wasted the time of everyone else on the tour but the guide did her best to keep the tour going. There were 14 in the group which was borderline too big to stay together easily as it got crowded.
Wonderful semi- private tour with an excellent guide who navigated us efficiently through the crowds and provided excellent commentary on the most important art and features of the Sistine Chapel and SaintPeter’s Basilica.