Our Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks is the ultimate VIP visit to the Vatican: early entrance, skip the line, private guide and the chance to visit the restricted area of the Cabinet of the Masks.
You will enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the opening to general public, to avoid the crowds of the day. You will visit not only the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. The cherry on the cake will be the exclusive visit to the Cabinet of the Masks, a part of the Museums which is usually closed to the general public.
Itinerary: You will start your Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks meeting your private guide, just outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The meeting will be at 7:30am and your guide will begin immediately to explain the history of the Vatican. You will enter the Museums at 8am: stepping inside one hour before opening to the general public you’ll find the galleries less crowded and you will have a wonderful experience.
The guide will expertly lead you through the Vatican Museums’ extensive galleries, to let you intake all about the history and art of the works contained in the Museums. Our clients will have one more special treat: with this tour you will have the chance to visit the famous Cabinet of the Masks. This area is usually precluded to visitors, but it is very worth visiting! Its name comes from the beautiful roman mosaics depicting masks that enrich its floor.
Your tour will continue with the most important part of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece Sistine Chapel. The earlier access will allow you to admire its beauty with a limited number of visitors and to enjoy it fully. A special passageway will let you enter St Peter’s Basilica: you will avoid one more queue! Your guide will explain all about the most important Church in the world, pointing out at the art and architecture contained.
Choose our Private Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks: enjoy it at best with our skip the line early entrance, access to a restricted gallery all with the expertise of a knowleadgable private guide!
- Vatican Galleries including Cabinet of the Masks;
- Tapestry gallery;
- Maps gallery;
- Raphael’s Rooms;
- Sistine Chapel;
- Basilica of St. Peter;
- Peter’s Square;
Please note that when the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend 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 any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica.
- 7:30 AM in front of the Vatican Museums entrance at Viale Vaticano n. 100
- 3 hours and a half
Bookings for this Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks are accepted until 48 hours prior the day for the tour. For last minute bookings please send us an email before proceeding with payment. We will reply you back with availabilities.
Running every day, exception of Wednesday morning, Sunday and religious holidays
Dress code: covered shoulders and pants or skirts must be below the knees
- 3 hours and a half private guide
- Special Vip entrance for the Vatican museums at 8.00 am for 2 people
The tour starts at 7.30 am