Early Entrance Vatican Museums & St. Peter's
Each day thousands of visitors flock to the Vatican Museums to experience firsthand one of the most important collections of artworks known to man. The best way to appreciate the museums without the usual crowds is with an early entrance before the doors are opened to the general public.
Upon entering the Vatican Museums, you and your expert guide will head directly to the Sistine Chapel where you will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of gazing up at Michelangelo’s stunning creations – such as the Last Judgment and the Creation of Adam — with only a handful of other visitors.
As you move on through the museums’ many rooms, you will encounter countless other incredible highlights, such as the Gallery of the Maps and the Raphael Rooms.
You will cap off your experience with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, the seat of Catholicism and the world’s largest church. As you gaze upon the vast space before you, richly decorated with precious artworks of every kind, you will be left in awe. Among the many highlights you will encounter are Michelangelo’s moving Pietà and Bernini’s stunning bronze baldacchino.