Opening Vatican Museums Guided Tour with Museums Key Master

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This once in a lifetime, exclusive tour offers the most incredible Vatican experience imaginable. Enter the Vatican museums before dawn, with the Museums’ Key Master. Join him as he opens the still and silent galleries and breeze through Italy’s most prized gem in luxurious seclusion. For two unique and memorable hours, you’ll glide through the deserted Museums, seeing the most awe-inspiring spaces including the Raphael Rooms and – the height of exclusivity - an empty Sistine Chapel.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

Travel with the Vatican’s Key Master as he opens up the Museums, unlocking doors and lighting long, empty galleries for you to explore

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello

The Raphael Rooms are a particular highlight. Often more crowded than the Sistine Chapel, they’re home to a collection of frescoes just as revered by art historians. Visiting alone, you’ll have the space to appreciate them in all their majesty.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

The highlight of your tour will be the opening of the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll enter completely alone and watch Michelangelo’s frescoes flicker to life.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cortile della Pigna

Enter the still-closed Pinecone Courtyard passing the crowds who are only now getting inside the doors.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican City

This tour is in the Vatican City, the center of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope.

Duration: 5 minutes
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