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A most unusual and exclusive tour, this one - an early morning, crowds-free visit to the Sistine Chapel, a skip-the-queues tour of St Peter's, a priviliged, extraordinary visit to the Passetto di Borgo (ordinarily closed to the public), and a visit to the historic prisons of Castel sant'Angelo.

The secret 'Passetto', an elevated passage that links the Vatican to Castel sant'Angelo, is over 800 metres long and is rarely open - when it is, it's for small groups only, never more than 15 people at a time. It's a long tour, approximately five hours, but it starts early, has a small break in the middle, and is over in time for lunch!

At a glance details:

  •   This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.
  •   You may use a copy of your voucher on a mobile device to gain admittance.
  •   This tour is never more than 14 people.
  •   This tour lasts approximately five hours.
  •   Small group tour, early access to Sistine Chapel, tour of St Peter's, exclusive visit to secret Vatican passage, Castel sant'Angelo access included.
  •   The meeting point for this tour is by the Vatican Museums entrance - full details will be on voucher.
  •   The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 15 minutes before start time.
  •   Please remember that as you'll be visiting a religious place that you'll need to dress respectfully - to not do so risks being denied entrance.
  •   Not suitable for those in wheelchairs.
  •   Useful tips - be sure to wear comfortable footwear!

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Coronavirus in Italy

GREEN PASS - Please note that from the 6th August 2021 all visitors must be able to provide a Green Pass or equivalent showing your EU Digital Covid certificate.

The document should show the number of doses received, dates of vaccination and the batch number.
Please check with your Government travel advisor for the equivalent if you do not have a Green Pass.

Please note that you must comply with the following conditions in order to enter:

  • You must arrive promptly at the time specified on your voucher
  • You must wear a compliant CE mask (Ordinanza RT n.48) which covers both mouth and nose.
  • Your temperature (which will be measured on entry) must not be above 37.5°C.
  • You must maintain a distance of over 1 metre from other visitors and avoid gatherings
  • Groups of up to 20 people (plus guide) are permitted. The guide will be responsible for making sure the group obeys the social distancing and other rules
  • Groups of more than 10 must make use of officially-provided group-tour/whisper systems which are available at dedicated stations in the Vatican museums.

If you would like more information and up to date changes then please check the official updates at http://www.museivaticani.va

These conditions may be changed without notice as Italian regulations are updated.
If you are denied entrance because of failure to meet entry conditions, no refunds will be available.