Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour with Cabinet of the Mask

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  • Highlights

Skip the Line tickets to avoid waiting in the queue

Early entrance to the Vatican Museums

Enjoy the expertise of a guide for 3.5 hours

Access to the restricted areas of the Cabinet of the Masks

Admire the breathtaking Sistine Chapel

  • Itinerary

Pinecone Courtyard
Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Maps
Raphael Rooms (Pope Julius II apartment)
Restricted VIP visit to the Cabinet of the Masks
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Square

Tour Description

The Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour with Cabinet of the Masks offers to our clients the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience. Why? First of all you will enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the opening to the general public, avoiding the crowds of the day. Secondly, you will visit the highlights of the Vatican Museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, but there is cherry on the cake: the exclusive visit to the Cabinet of the Masks, a part of the Museums which is usually closed to the general public.

The tour starts when you meet your private guide, just outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums, at 7:30am, since your guide will begin immediately to explain you the history of the
Vatican. You will enter the Museums at 8:00am: stepping inside one hour before opening to the general public. You’ll find the galleries less crowded and you will enjoy a wonderful atmosphere. Your personal guide will expertly drive you through the Vatican Museums’ extensive galleries, to let you take in the rich history and the plethora of art exhibited inside. The special feature of this tour is that you will have the chance to visit also the Cabinet of the Masks. This constitutes an exclusive area of the galleries, whose name comes from the beautiful roman mosaics depicting masks that adorn its floor. Your tour will continue with the gem of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to the early access, you will be able to admire its beauty
together with a limited number of visitors and appreciate it as it deserves. A special passageway will bring you then to St Peter’s Basilica, avoiding the entry line. Your guide will explain all about the most important Basilica in the world, pointing out the art and architecture that enrich the massive Church.

Book the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican! By choosing our Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour with Cabinet of the Masks you will skip the line, enter before the general public, access a restricted gallery and of course enjoy the expertise of an official private guide!

If you are travelling with kids and you want them to have an engaging experience, don’t worry. Let us know and we will provide you with a top child-friendly guide!

Tour's Notes

Please bring an ID document for children as proof of age for the reduced price tickets.
Knees and shoulders must be covered. Failing to follow the Vatican’s dress code, entry may be refused to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church. We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
In case the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend a longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice. We are not responsible for the unexpected closure of the Basilica.
This tour operates in all weather conditions.

Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.

This tour is available every day, except for Wednesday mornings, Sundays and Religious Holidays.

  • Included

3.5 hour private guide
Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums including the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks

  • Not Included

Gratuities
Transportation

  • Meeting Point
Right at the marble door with the inscription “Musei Vaticani” at the bottom of the steps.
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