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€ 88.00
Adult (Age 6-99)

Private 3-hour Tour of the Vatican, Rome

4.7 / 5 total 25 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Tour ID: 2219
Overview

Our Vatican tour will give you the exclusive experience of visiting the museum at 8 am instead of the usual opening hour of 9 am. Miss those big crowds.

You will meet your guide at 7.30 a.m. right in front of the Vatican Museum. This tour is designed specifically for our young travellers who will discover the Vatican's collection of art through the exciting stories of mythology and history. 

We will tour at your own pace; stops include the Laocoon Courtyard, the Animal Gallery, the Round Room with Nero's large bathtub, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps. 

After exploring the unique galleries, we will visit the Sistine Chapel and discover the world-famous frescoes by Michelangelo. Children will learn about Rome in 1500s and see how the artists and the pope lived at that time. 

Leaving the Sistine Chapel we will head for St Peter's Basilica, today one of the largest Catholic churches in the world.  

The early access will enable you to appreciate and enjoy the sites without the stress and hassle of large crowds. 

Highlights
  • Visit St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest Catholic churches in the world
  • Designed specifically for our young travelers to explore the Vatican collection with mythology and history
  • Explore the Vatican Galleries filled with treasures
  • Take in the breathtaking frescoes of The Sistine Chapel
  • Entrance into the Vatican Museum through a V.I.P door
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • St PeterSt Peter
  • A moderate amount of walking is involvedA moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelersAdult pricing applies to all travelers
  • 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 requirementsA 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
  • This tour is available every day except Wednesday, Sundays and Religious HolidayThis tour is available every day except Wednesday, Sundays and Religious Holiday
  • Tour Start Time: 07:30 a.m.Tour Start Time: 07:30 a.m.
  • 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
  • VIP Entrance Ticket
  • Family friendly knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • 3 Hour Private Tour
Exclusions
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point
Meeting point is in front of the Vatican Museum, at the marble door with the sign Musei Vaticani
Know Before You Go
  • Available in any weather conditions
  • Kids tours are for kids 6 years or older
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered.
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Reviewed by Dymphna IE   May 04, 2018
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I honestly had not even heard of the Vatican Museums and only knew about the chapel and the basilica. What a pleasant surprise it was when I realised that there was so many places to see in the Vatican. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about all of the art and the history. I strongly recommend everyone to visit the Vatican with a private guide and you also get to skip the lines.
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Reviewed by Viv P GB   May 02, 2018
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My fiancé and I bought tickets to do the 'early morning' tour with Fe (vivicos tours). It starts at 07h30 and it's best to get there on time as this tour 'starts on time' unlike some other tours we've been on. You'll be taken across the street to wait in a queue outside the Vatican doors. (Doors do not open until 08h00);however with Fe, she makes it fun and takes the time to explain the Sistine Chapel (as you cannot speak inside the chapel as it is a religious place). the tour starts at 08h00, minus time to get headsets and ends around 10h30. Fe does a fabulous job of explaining the Vatican rooms, art, history, plus st. Peter's, in an easily digestible manner. We're both thrilled to have had her as our guide.
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Reviewed by Jay and Ann US   April 24, 2018
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We were literally so well taken care off during our entire tour that it made for the start of a great holiday. We booked another three tours with the same company and enjoyed every one of them. I highly recommend this company, they are professional and the guides were the best.
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Reviewed by Jan Abrahams GB   April 24, 2018
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Our guide took his time leading us through the many rooms, while explaining the history and importance of what we were seeing. Our 3 hour private tour was worth the money and really the only way to see the Vatican. Thanks again for making our trip so amazing.
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Reviewed by Martin A US   April 13, 2018
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My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful Holiday in Italy. We visited Rome and Florence. We booked our tours with JTI. In Rome we took 3- hours Early morning Vatican private guided tour. We booked also the small Group tour of Colosseum and Dungeons tour at night. For both tours we had skip the line tickets and the guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. After 4 days in Rome we went to Florence where we had another great time. Our guide Serena guided us in the Uffizi museum and in the Academy gallery and she walked us around the city showing the highlights of it. All our guides in Rome and Florence were excellent and they assisted us, giving great suggestions for restaurants and shopping.
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Reviewed by Michael C US   April 13, 2018
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It was really a special experience being alone with just our small group in the room with Raphael's masterpieces. The tour does start very early but that made it worth it. Fe is very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around. She made it a lot of fun and I felt like she did an amazing job with our early morning groggy group. I also am grateful for her tips on what to do at the Vatican at the end of the tour. We climbed the cupola after and really enjoyed the views of Rome.
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Reviewed by Simon L US   April 12, 2018
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I would like to thank you the staff of Journeys to Italy for assisting us and for organizing the best tour ever in Rome! Journeys to Italy provided us with an amazing English-speaking guide and with Vatican skip the line tickets to enter before the Vatican Museums open. It was really a great experience to be inside with very few people around! Our guide, Elena, was really friendly and well-prepared. Thanks again.
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Reviewed by Louise GB   April 09, 2018
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Thank you for excellent service, time and effort. We booked early access skip line tickets knowing that this would be the best time to enjoy the Vatican. Our guide really interacted with our 9 and 11 year old daughters and they enjoyed the tour as much as we did. It was a once in a lifetime experience to visit the Vatican and taking this private tour, allowed us all to enjoy ourselves.
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Reviewed by Ashleigh T GB   April 07, 2018
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If you have children and want them to enjoy a historic tour, then book this one. I had never heard of family tours that especially catered for everyone. Our son James who is 8, enjoyed this tour as much as we did. We had visited the Colleseum the day before with a group tour and it was difficult to keep him interested. This tour really impressed us and him. From now on we will be on the look-out for family friendly tours.
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Reviewed by Penny Alberts GB   April 06, 2018
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Simply awesome and I recommend that anyone who visits Rome take a private tour of the Vatican. Seeing the museums and having someone explain the history behind everything we were seeing made this the best tour we have ever been on. WELL DONE!
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Reviewed by Sal US   April 04, 2018
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HAVING SOMEONE LEAD YOU THROUGH THE VATICAN WHILST EXPLAINING THE WORKS OF ART WAS JUST SUCH A TREAT. THIS WAS THE ONLY TOUR WE PERSONALLY FELT WAS REALLY USEFUL TO US AND WE ARE SO GLAD THAT WE BOOKED.
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Reviewed by Lenoir CA   April 02, 2018
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This tour was the best! Even if you have children with you or not, it is so worth it to see the Vatican on a private tour. We booked it by mistake and we do not regret it at all.
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Reviewed by Helen Buckle CA   March 24, 2018
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I purchased these skip the line tickets and tour online and was really pleased that I did as I could not believe how many people were waiting to get into the Vatican. The Vatican was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and I really recommend that you take a private tour to visit this city.
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Reviewed by Danique NL   March 22, 2018
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really well thought out tour and the guide was excellent.
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Reviewed by Siobhan IE   March 19, 2018
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The time went by so fast and our guides knowledge was rich in content and easy to understand for even our 8 year old daughter. A private tour and skipping the line was worth it. Amazing experience!
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Reviewed by Haley5 IE   March 18, 2018
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The Sistine Chapel was the best and our guide explained everything about Michelangelo and his frescos. I will definitely use this tour company again and shall be telling all of my friends to do so as well.
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Reviewed by Ase Alvarsson NO   March 16, 2018
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luckily we skipped the line and followed our tour guide straight inside. the entire place really is beautiful
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Reviewed by Larry M US   March 16, 2018
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We were in Rome for 4 days we booked two tours. The booking staff provided all the most important information making our stay easy and very enjoyable. With JTI we booked the early morning Vatican tour with special entrance to the Sistine chapel and the semi private Coliseum tour with the visit to the dungeons and the arena. The tours started at perfect time and the guides were all licensed, fluent in English and very knowledgeable; we could not ask for a better service. Thank you for the memorable experience, we highly recommend this company
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Reviewed by Calum P US   March 14, 2018
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Our guide had amazing details and stories about everything we saw. We have never had a personal guide before and we received great personal attention.
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Reviewed by Debbie and Edward US   March 14, 2018
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My family cannot stop talking about our amazing private Vatican tour. Thank you.
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