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Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance

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Roma, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview

See the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public with this comprehensive tour of the Vatican Museums. Learn about the stories behind works of  art by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, and more from an English-speaking guide. This half-day tour includes the Gallery of Maps, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs. This intimate tour is limited to 12 people.
  • Exclusive, early access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Comprehensive half-day tour including the Papal Tombs
  • Hear stories about the art in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group size limited to 12 people
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A professional English-speaking guide
A maximum group size of 13
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesdays

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY The Roman Guy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance.

Traveler Tips


  • "It is a tour that requires you to be on your feet for 4-5 hours so come prepared." See review
  • "If you like to sleep late this tour is not for you." See review

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Excellent tour
emma525
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour, especially if you want to have time in the Sistine Chapel without thousands of visitors. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and show us all the best Art and sculpture the Vatican Museums have to offer. A long tour but we'll worth it,
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Excellent guide and small group!
calinsjohnson
, Jan 2020
Wonderful tour of the Vatican with Elly! Fun and so knowledgeable. We had a very small group which made it easy to maneuver the museums, ask questions, and get to know our guide. Would recommend this tour and Elly to anyone!
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Early entry the way to go
Traveler763577
, Oct 2019
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew the best way to navigate the facility to maximize our time in key areas of the museum and Sistine Chapel. Headset quality needs improvement, though.
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gljax
, Oct 2019
The key to this tour was getting started early. Our small group tour was first in to see the Sistine Chaple. As the day progresses the Vatican becomes quite crowded. It is a tour that requires you to be on your feet for 4-5 hours so come prepared.
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Seaside49620946064
, Jul 2019
Looking forward to this tour for YEARS, so I booked privileged entrance, 5 hour extended tour @ 0730. It was July 2019. We waited in line for 1/2 hr until the Vatican opened. A huge rush of people with a HUGE line began to form inside while our guide obtained our tickets. She was lovely. We had moments where the rooms were 3/4 full of people but then by the time we reached the Sistine Chapel it was cram packed, not a seat to sit and marvel. By that time the air in the vast hallways became thin and HOT. Crowds of people were boarded through the museums. Anxiety settling in as there were no exits, just sweaty people bumping into you. Approximately 1 out of 5 rooms had minimal air conditioning. Ashamed that the Pope allowed this many people to visit this cherished and precious place at one time. Our group barely made it to 1/2 of the museums and did not get to go to St Peters Basilica because our tour was over 5 hrs at the time and there was a line over 1.5 hours to get into. Also, the rooms we were able to visit, one could not move around in to see the artifacts and admire the paintings. Such sadness. Did I mention it was 95F out? Just a miserable experience. Waist of money.
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Great Tour of Vatican and St Peter's
Wander58997827960
, Dec 2018
Very informative, guide had wonderful facts covering a wide range of of the treasures in the Vatican museum, and of St Peter's Basilica.
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Worth getting up at the crack of dawn
Copson0
, Oct 2018
If you like to sleep late this tour is not for you. But, if you are willing to sacrifice some shut eye to experience the Vatican Museum - and especially the Sistine Chapel- without crowds of people, then I highly recommend the Detailed Itinerary Tour. Our guide, Francesco, was extremely knowledgeable and helped our group to navigate through the museum- outmaneuvering many of the other early morning tours so that we had many of the rooms all to ourselves. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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An itinerary not to be missed! Our...
daudi28
, Apr 2018
An itinerary not to be missed! Our guide JAD from The Roman guy agency made this 5 hours tour an instrucful and smooth one.He knew every single details about everything .I highly recommend this tour
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