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3-Hour VIP Early Vatican Small Group Tour

4.6 / 5 total 36 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Tour ID: 2190
Overview

With our Early Vatican Small Group Tour, you will have the unique opportunity of entering the Vatican Museums before the official opening to the general public. 

You will be part of a group up to 26 people, and our local guide will escort you inside the museums, skipping the line at the entrance. 

You will visit the Vatican galleries with all its priceless artworks. The climax of your tour, however, will be the worldwide famous Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking ceiling and the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. 

Finally, from the Sistine Chapel, you will enter through a unique door the Basilica of St. Peter.

Highlights
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking ceiling of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo
  • View the Incredible collection of centuries-old maps & tapestries
  • Discover the Incredible art collection work of Renaissance art masters
  • Tour the beautiful Basilica of St. Peter's with Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Skip the line to enter the Vatican Museums through a reserved door
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Tour starts at 07:30 a.mTour starts at 07:30 a.m
  • This Tour Available Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday From March to OctoberThis Tour Available Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday From March to October
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start timeArrive 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 15 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 3 Hour Group Tour in English
  • Vatican Skip the Line Ticket
  • Headsets for the Tour
Exclusions
  • Pick up and Drop Off from hotels
Meeting Point
At Caffè Vaticano located at Viale Vaticano n.100.., Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time.
Know Before You Go
  • Bookings are accepted until 48 hours prior the day for the tour. For last minute bookings please send an email before proceeding with payment. We will reply you back with availabilities
  • No pointed umbrella
  • No big bags or big back pack
  • 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
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • St. Peters Basilica is a church. As such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without notice. In this case, the guide will spend longer with you in the Vatican Museums.
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Reviewed by Sally P Downs AU   May 02, 2018
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We were the first group into the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel on the day we took the tour. It was amazing to sit in the Sistine chapel without the crowds and to really enjoy the experience. Our guide was good, booking was easy and I would recommend this early morning tour if you visit Rome and the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Irene GB   May 02, 2018
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I am so happy we booked this tour to the Vatican. There were very few groups inside and even though the tour was short, we saw and learned much more because it was not crowded and our guide was excellent at explaining the history in this beautiful city. Thank you for providing such a good tour of the Vatican from Ellen and Bob.
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Reviewed by Brenda Jones GB   May 01, 2018
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WE had a great experience on this tour. We made our way through many rooms and art exhibitions towards the Sistine Chapel and from there we made our way to St Peters Basilica. Our guide was friendly and we made new friends on our tour. Afterwards, 8 of us stayed together and had lunch in the city.
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Reviewed by TONY ACQUAFREDDA US   April 30, 2018
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I would recommend this tour if you want to see the Vatican without huge crowds of people around. Our guide spoke very good English, and nothing was too much trouble, she explained everything very well, and her knowledge was amazing, I would definitely use this company again.
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Reviewed by Kim GB   April 28, 2018
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Our guide took us through the museums explaining everything on the way and then before we entered the Sistine Chapel she explained its history as you cannot talk in the chapel. A very good tour which I would recommend.
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Reviewed by Jill Venter ZA   April 25, 2018
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This tour was a highlight of our trip as our guide was excellent at explaining the museums and the history of the Vatican. We did not have to queue and the Sistine Chapel was the most amazing place I have ever been to.
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Reviewed by Gabby56 US   April 21, 2018
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I highly recommended this tour to avoid the crowds! It was a great skip the line tour and everything we saw in the Vatican was beautiful.
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Reviewed by Patricia Franklin GB   April 19, 2018
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After searching the internet I came across this tour and decided to book it. It was easy to book online and we found our meeting point easily. This tour is an early morning one which means you get to see the Vatican before the masses of people arrive. I highly recommend the tour and will be telling all of my friends about it.
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Reviewed by François FR   April 17, 2018
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BYPASSING THE LINES TO ACCESS THE MUSEUMS AND CHAPEL IS A MAJOR BONUS. A VERY GOOD TOUR
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Reviewed by Diane GB   April 15, 2018
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This tour definitely exceeded my expectations! Will use this company again when we come back to Rome.
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Reviewed by Bill Dubicki US   April 14, 2018
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Worth every cent! I know it is not ideal getting up so early while on vacation but the tour guide was great and after seeing the massive line when we left, I knew that we had made the right choice.
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Reviewed by Lotte van Oort NL   April 13, 2018
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The tour was amazing! The early start was worth it. We entered the Vatican first and were able to see everything without he crowds. When we left there were hundreds of people waiting to get in.
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Reviewed by Sophie FR   April 10, 2018
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we got to see everything we wanted to without crowds. very good tour
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Reviewed by Sylvia and Tom GB   April 09, 2018
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Skipping the line and going early was the best decision we made. Our guide knew everything about the Vatican and my husband and I could have stayed there all day listening to her.
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Reviewed by Torrence IE   April 06, 2018
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I was most interested in visiting Sistine Chapel which was as wonderful as I had expected it to be, but our guide made the tour through the Museums so interesting that I felt I was a history buff by the end of the tour. Going early in the morning is a bonus, I could not believe how many people were gathering when our tour finished. This was an excellent tour to take of the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Esmee NL   April 04, 2018
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this tour is an absolute must to fully understand these historical gems. wear comfortable shoes and bring some water and a camera.
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Reviewed by Cathy Hill AE   April 04, 2018
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We booked this tour before we left as decided on this one as a friend said it was better to see the Vatican early in the morning. She was right – the lines that were forming before we even entered was unbelievable. We went straight in as we did not have to line up. The museums, Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are amazing places to see. Our guide was excellent, her English was very good and we could hear her clearly through our headsets. Overall, I give this tour 5 stars and will be recommending it to all of my friends.
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Reviewed by P Potgieter ZA   March 30, 2018
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We traveled from South Africa and wanted to ensure that we visited many places, but the Vatican was special for us and that is why we booked the early morning tour. Friends had recommend this tour to us and everything about our visit was amazing.
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Reviewed by Sandra P GB   March 28, 2018
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THE BEST WAY TO VISIT THE VATICAN! We could not fault our guide who was very knowledgeable. Well worth booking the tour and would use them again.
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Reviewed by Finola IE   March 26, 2018
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Our guide took his time to speak in detail and answered all questions thoroughly. We skipped all the queues on a very busy morning. This was a very enjoyable tour, I would highly recommend it.
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