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Why this tour?

“The Vatican Museum was brilliant. Although it is true that it is pretty crowded. I had to spend more time to squeeze between people than enjoy the art and history.
This is one of the thousand reviews of people that visited the Vatican Museum.

How about if we let you enter the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter’s Basilica 1 hour before the opening to the public with a small group of maximum 22 people? A licensed tour guide is awaiting for you to explore in complete peace and rare quiet all the masterpieces of one of the most important art collection in the world.

Discover the wonders of the Vatican in complete peace by entering 1 hour before the general opening. Avoid the crowd of the peak hours and explore the Vatican museums in a 3 hours tour with an engaging professional guide who will bring you back to the times of masters like Michelangelo and Raphael. This journey in the finest art will take you through the Pinacoteca (picture gallery), which contains the cream of the Vatican’s collection of medieval and Renaissance paintings, the Vatican Galleries, including the one of the Tapestries and the one of the Geographical Maps.

120 meters long, it represents the largest geographical representation ever made. Frescoed on the walls are in fact 40 geographical maps, which depict all of Italy in every detail. seas, rivers, cities and historical episodes. On the vault are instead 51 frescoes representing miraculous episodes linked to the locations below. In short, a sensational visit, and truly unique in its kind. You will then pass through Pope Borgia’s apartment, the Raphael’s rooms, entire rooms painted by Raphael and, of course, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Commissioned by Pope Julius II, this is undoubtedly the most famous of all the museums, and represents one of the most extraordinary artistic achievements in the world. It is in fact here that Michelangelo gave proof of all his art and his creativity, creating a unique pictorial work, for which he spent more than 5 years, where the artist had to paint more of 300 figures in 5 thousand square meters! The Sistine Chapel is a sacred place, suggestive and extraordinary that deserves to be seen at its best with this early visit.

At this point your tour guide will lead the group through a special gateway. Note that this privileged access means you skip the line one more time to enter directly inside the awesome St. Peter Basilica.It is here that you’ll really understand the value of this guided visit. In a rare quiet and solitude you have the opportunity to admire this impressive church built by the most famous artists and architects in history and remain breathless in front of works that include the 29 meters high St. Peter’s Baldachin, or be amazed in front of Michelangelo’s “Pietà”, the only work that he has ever signed.

TOUR STARTS 7:30 – Please arrive 15 min before the start.
FREQUENCY Every day except Wednesday and Sunday.
INCLUDED Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums
Early Entrance one hour before the general public
All entrance fees included
Professional licensed guide
Pope Julius II and Pope Borgia apartment
Sistine Chapel
Skip the line privileged access to St. Peter Basilica.
Vatican Galleries
Small Group of maximum 22 people
EXCLUDED Transportation to and from the meeting point.
MEETING POINT AND INSTRUCTIONS Metro A or red line until stop Ottaviano San Pietro.
Meet your guide and the group at café Vaticano. It is located in Viale Vaticano 100, right across the Vatican Museums entrance. Your guide will be waiting for you there holding a sign Colosseum and Vatican Tours.
If you need any additional information to reach the meeting point, just contact us. Our office is open from 9 AM to 7 PM, every day. Do not hesitate to call us at our customer number +39 06 47 40706 or send us an e-mail to info@bibbotours.com
Difficulty: this tour is an easy stroll and you will enjoy it discovering the Vatican. Please wear comfortable dress and shoes.

Are you a group interested to this tour? Contact us at info@bibbotours.com

Inquire for the semiprivate option of this tour with a maximum of 14 participants


Vatican Galleries


Gallery of the Tapestries


Gallery of Maps


Raphael Rooms


Borgia Apartment


Sistine Chapel


St.Peter’s Basilica


The Pietà by Michelangelo


Altar of Saint Peter's tomb


St. Peter's Baldachin

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