Private Early Bird Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Roma, Lazio
Those willing to get up early and arrive in time for early bird check-in will enjoy the Vatican without the usual crowds.
Meet your guide at your hotel (7:00AM highly recommended) and then travel together to the Vatican well ahead of opening time (8:00AM), so you can be among the first to enter the museums. Enjoy direct entrance to the much less crowded museum complex before it is open to the general public (9:00AM). Not only will you get a fascinating tour, but also enjoy an interactive experience with your passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater to your personal interests. Your personal story-teller will uncover the legends and mysteries behind the art and enlighten you to the genius of the Renaissance masters expressed through their world-renowned masterpieces.
Discover the benefits of being on a private tour - customize your tour to your needs. Decide with your guide whether you want to see the Sistine Chapel first, or enjoy the regular itinerary - including the famous Raphael Rooms - with the Sistine being last part of your journey through the museum.
During your visit, you will have a chance to see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings. Your guide will focus your attention on the most important masterpieces and on making this experience easy and unforgettable. Enjoy the impressive Belvedere Courtyard and then stroll through the most interesting rooms and galleries of the museum complex. Marvel at the famous Laocoon and the Belvedere Torso - both deeply revered and studied by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. Be stunned by Michelangelo’s masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel.
Enter beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica, where the famous Baldachin by Bernini is located. End your tour in St. Peter’s Square, home to the famous Egyptian obelisk that was witness to the martyrdom of St. Peter and was central to Bernini’s design of the piazza. The view will fill you with wonder and awe and bring to completion the life-changing experience of visiting the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.
- Recommended tour Extensions:
Extra Hour | Catacombs | Secret Rooms
Exclusive Early Entrance (before the general public) | Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Admission Tickets | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation | Private Tour | Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Not Included:
Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) | Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)