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Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Beat the usual rush during this early-morning, art historian-guided tour to the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy a personalized travel experience in a small group capped at only 12 people as you get a first-hand peek at masterworks from Bernini and Michelangelo, plus the seldom-visited Vatican grottoes. Tours include audio headsets for unrestricted mobility.
  • An early morning, small-group Vatican Museums tour
  • Cover a mix of top-rated attractions and lesser-known sites in just a few hours
  • Visit during a quieter time of day, before the usual rush of tour groups
  • Move freely without missing a word with free audio headsets
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Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Professional art historian guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Assistance on site and from our office near the Vatican
Entry/Admission Appian Catacombs
Gratuities (recommended)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This VIP entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive on time. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
  • MEETING TIME IS: 7:15 AM for the 7:30 ENTRANCE
  • MEETING TIME FOR THE CATACOMBS TOUR IS: 13:45 for the 14:00 ENTRANCE
  • NO REFUND FOR LATE ARRIVALS! EVERYONE NEEDS TO COME AT THE MEETING POINT, 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE TIME.
  • Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases have to be checked in the Vatican cloakrooms,located at the entrance of the museums,while your tour will end up in front of the Basilica. Only very small bags are allowed.
  • Important: A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
  • We can’t be held responsible in case of sudden closure of the Saint Peter’s Basilica or any other room inside the Vatican Museums without notice, as this is a decision of the Vatican Administration itself and we have no control over it.
  • The tour of the catacombs takes about 40 minutes. The temperature in the catacombs is about 16 ° C / 60 ° F with a high humidity: please dress accordingly.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Those with serious mobility issues are warned of the walking difficulties in the catacombs: 50 irregular steps to descend, as many to climb; no chance to sit on the way; no lift (elevator).
  • It is forbidden to consume food and / or liquids into the catacombs.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explore Italy Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour.

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