Eyes of Rome

Vatican Prime "Express" Early Morning: VIP Entrance

A quick exclusive and VIP experience that will lead you straight to the essence of the Vatican : Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Beat the early bird to the worm and enter the Vatican Museums with no waiting time at all, skipping any possible line

Take advantage of this exclusive front of the line tour not on sale through the Vatican tickets office

Enjoy the Museum Galleries as they come to life for the day, and enjoy a comfortable, relaxed, and seated Sistine Chapel explanation

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

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

DURATION

2 hours

START TIME

07:20

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
  • Exclusive VIP access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Fast Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Reservation fees
  • 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

Sites you’ll visit

  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • 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

If you are not lovers of long walking tours, but you wish to simply visit the most important masterpieces of the Vatican, this is the perfect way for you to admire the best in the quickest time! Live this unique experience that will permit you to visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with exclusive VIP entrance in the early morning, making you feel like you are on a shortcut route! Take the opportunity to enter the Vatican Museums with no waiting time at all. Secure your access almost one and a half hours prior to the official Vatican opening with our Prime entrance, available only through 7 tour operators in the world and the only true skip the line ticket for your early morning Vatican Experience. With our Prime Express Tour, we get you inside the Museums before the regular Early Morning crowds, bypassing those already waiting in line for the Vatican doors to open. Once inside the Museums you will be led straight to the Sistine Chapel by your amazing and knowledgeable private tour guide to admire the golden decorations, priceless frescoes and the hidden meaning behind two masterpieces by Michelangelo : The Creation of Adam and Eve and The Last Judgment. Your tour will finish inside the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, shrine of Christianity and Art. You will marvel at the Priceless Pietà, by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II & Pope Karol Wojtyla.

Useful information

  • Not available on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • Not suggested for wheelchair users
  • 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 30-days minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 30 to 3 days from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment % of your booking
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 72 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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