Eyes of Rome

Vatican Museums Early Morning Tour

Early morning access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica through a shortcut

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3.5 hours

START TIME

07:50

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

NOT AVAILABLE

Wednesday, Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue Badge certified private tour guide
  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Fast Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour (available upon request)

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Famous throughout the world, the multiple galleries and rooms can take days to visit although only just over a third of the art that Popes throughout the centuries have collected is on show to the public. The museums house an immense collection that includes some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world along with some of the most precious Ancient Rome and Egyptian statues.
  • Definitely the most known work of art of all time, the frescoes by Michelangelo are considered the finest work of art ever created by Man. The iconic narration of the vault dedicaded to the Holy Creation and the Bible is a pendant of the huge wall scene (60 feet tall) just behind the altar: the “Last Judgment” with its 391 figures. The side walls welcomed Michelangelo’s creation with pre-existing stories of the Life of Jesus and Moses by Botticelli and the Renaissance masters. Despite the religious dedication, the meaning of the Sistine Chapel trascends the time and space of the Church and reveals its universal meaning for mankind.
  • The largest Basilica in the world is also home to worldwide masterpieces like the famous Pietà by Michelangelo! it even houses an underground crypt for Popes, of which can be visited. The Basilica has a big influence from Michelangelo and you can see his art work throughout. The Basilica was originally built above the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where the Pope visits every Christmas or Easter Time.

Tour description

The now highly-popular Early Morning Vatican access allows you to enter the museums one hour before the general public, and we have given our very own personal touch to join the mix! With us, you won't have to wait in any static lines! Once you'll arrive, it will be the ideal time to join the moving security check line to enter the museums!

Enjoy an interactive experience with your passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater to your personal interests. 

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, making this experience easy and unforgettable.

Take the opportunity to learn about Roman and Greek mythology by admiring ancient statues of Pagan gods like Diana Efesina, in the Gallery of Candelabra. As you continue through the Gallery of Tapestries you will enjoy the elegance and precision of the Flemish artists. The, explore all of Italy at once in the fascinating Gallery of Maps

As the Grand Finale, be stunned by Michelangelo’s masterpiece fresco’s inside the Sistine Chapel. As speaking is forbidden once inside, learn before hand how to see the sistine chapel in all it’s cryptic resplendency, unlocking Michelangelo's private jokes and personal vendettas engulfed within The Last Judgement. 

Your tour will end in the St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest shrines of Christianity. 


Useful information

  • Not available on Sunday.
  • Not suggested on Wednesday morning due to the Papal Audience.
  • Even with your ‘Skip the Line’ ticket you are NOT exempt from the line (queue) for the Security Check. As you enter in the Museums all visitors and their bags have to be screened under metal detectors and to be checked by the Vatican guards.
  • It is not possible to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags, big umbrellas and selfie-sticks. All weapons, hazardous or flammable objects are strictly forbidden.
  • Food and beverages are permitted but must be checked.
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended, especially in high season when visiting some important holy sites, such as Basilicas and Churches. Shoulders and knees have to be covered (Sistine Chapel included).

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 72-hours minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 72 to 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment € 40 per person
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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