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Private Tour of the Vatican With Early Entrance

4.6 / 5 total 118 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Tour ID: 2207
Overview

If you are looking to visit the Vatican ahead of the general public, book our private tour of the Vatican with an early entrance. 

Book our Private tour of the Vatican and with the help of your expert private guide, you will be able to tour without rush and at your own pace.

You will spend 3 hours visiting the highlights of the Vatican museums, the breath-taking Sistine Chapel and the world-renowned St. Peter’s Basilica. As you will be visiting without the daily crowds and with a private guide this will be the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate all the beautiful artwork inside Vatican City.

In the amazing Sistine Chapel, you will learn all about Michelangelo and his genius. With this Private tour of the Vatican, you will also enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica from an exclusive passageway inside the Sistine Chapel. Accompanied by your private guide you will explore the history and art in this stunning basilica.

For a stress-free, unforgettable visit to the Vatican, book our 3-hour private tour with Early Entrance and really get the most out of your visit to this spectacular, must-see site.

This tour includes the Vatican Galleries, Tapestry gallery, Maps gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square

Highlights
  • 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 with reserved tickets
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
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelersAdult pricing applies to all travelers
  • St Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guideSt Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
  • 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
  • Tour starts at 7.30 a.m.Tour starts at 7.30 a.m.
  • This tour runs every day, except Wednesday, Sunday and religious holidaysThis tour runs every day, except Wednesday, Sunday and religious holidays
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start timeArrive 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • Special access one hour before the general opening of the Vatican MuseumsSpecial access one hour before the general opening of the Vatican Museums
  • 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 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 3 hours private guide
  • Special VIP entrance at 8 am, one hour before the general opening
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums
Exclusions
  • Pick up and Drop off from Hotels
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Meeting Point
At the Vatican Museums entrance, at the white marble door with the sign Musei Vaticani. Opposite to Caffè Vaticano
Know Before You Go
  • Dress code: covered shoulders and pants or skirts must be below the knees
  • Bookings for this Private tour of the Vatican are accepted until 48 hours prior the day for the tour.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Reviewed by Pat and Graham GB   April 22, 2018
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The crowds that go to the Vatican every day are massive. We booked this morning tour and although the crowds were gathering to get in, we skipped the queues and went straight in. Our guide was perfect in every way. She knew what she was talking about and although having a private tour is more expensive, it was worth it, especially as this was a once in a lifetime trip for us.
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Reviewed by Linda GB   April 20, 2018
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This was the first time I had ever taken a private tour and it was so worth it. It is not every day you get to go to the Vatican and having our own personal guide made the experience so much better. We liked the fact that we did not have to queue for ages and we were so impressed with this company that we booked them for the Colosseum which was also an excellent tour.
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Reviewed by Jill Scotland GB   April 19, 2018
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EXCELLENT SERVICE! After searching the internet I came across this tour and decided to book it as it had many good reviews. For many people traveling to Rome, the Vatican is a special place for them to go and visit. Spending more for a private tour was well worth it and going early made it more enjoyable. Siena could not have been a more understanding guide. We are in our late sixties and she never rushed us and afterwards she had a coffee with us – which I really appreciated as I know she has a busy schedule.
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Reviewed by Pamela Long GB   April 12, 2018
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We booked all of our tours before we came to Italy. This is the only private tour that we booked as we wanted to get the most out of our experience when we went to the Vatican. All of the tours were good, but this one was fantastic. Our guide met us in the morning and we did not have to wait in the large queues that were already starting. I really do not think that you can enjoy the Vatican in large group tours because if you do not keep up you will miss a lot of what is being said. I highly recommend this company and would not hesitate to use them again.
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Reviewed by Jenna and Steve AU   April 10, 2018
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The Vatican is an exceptional museum definitely worth seeing. We traveled from Australia and wanted to ensure that we visited many places, but the Vatican was special for us and that is why we decided to take a private tour. Going early in the morning meant that we did not have to contend with the mass of crowds that go there as the day goes on. Everything we saw was stunning and the artwork by Michelangelo was amazing. Our guide Siena (I am not sure if I have spelt that correctly) was the most amazing person and if we ever go back to Italy, then I would only book my tours with this company. Thank you for providing us with a great day. Jenna and Steve
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Reviewed by Abigail NZ   April 08, 2018
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A private tour was not much more money but enhanced the experience greatly. There is colour everywhere. Make sure you understand the layout of the paintings before you get there so you can fully appreciate Michelangelo’s work. Our guide was full of information, but didn't bore us over long duration of the tour. Nothing was rushed but she managed to pack in so many interesting facts.
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Reviewed by Irene Gordon US   April 07, 2018
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This turned out to be the most amazing tour we have ever taken. We went seemingly everywhere, for over 3 hours. Every question was answered. Our guide took extra time to ensure I understood and to ensure that we both understood exactly what we were seeing and its significance.
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Reviewed by Samantha Liken GB   April 05, 2018
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Viewing the art and architecture was the highlight for me; however, the guide shared historical facts of which I wasn't aware through my own readings, and these enhanced our experience! An excellent tour and guide.
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Reviewed by Aoife IE   April 05, 2018
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Our tour guide was Siena and she did a great job of preparing us for what we would see on the tour, especially the Sistine chapel. Going early is a must to avoid the crowds. When we left I could not believe the crowds that were waiting to go in.
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Reviewed by Gillian GB   April 02, 2018
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Our family had the good fortune to have a private Vatican tour with this company. We really enjoyed the experience and the kids did not get bored once. This was down to the guide who kept all of us engaged with her stories about the history and art of the Vatican. Thank you and I highly recommend this private tour.
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Reviewed by Nagihan U SD   April 01, 2018
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WE ENJOYED THE TOUR. VERY WELL RUN AND OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS EXCELLENT.
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Reviewed by J Kerr US   April 01, 2018
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We got right in and were able to see everything. Having a private tour guide made all the difference in the world! We learned so much since our guide was very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone planning to tour the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Heather T GB   March 28, 2018
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Even though history isn't my main interest every room we walked through was breathtaking and beautiful.
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Reviewed by Juan US   March 22, 2018
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The whole tour was amazing but words cannot express the painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Having our own guide and going early in the morning made this tour a real pleasure. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed our three hours.
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Reviewed by K Lemaitre FR   March 18, 2018
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We went on a tour of the Vatican, and St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. The entire tour was amazing, but the Sistine Chapel was the best part.
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Reviewed by Kathleen US   March 18, 2018
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My husband and I travel to Europe a lot, and sometimes the guided tours get very tiring. In a place like the Vatican...it's a must. There is so much history here, if you do it without a tour guide, you will lose so much of the experience. We booked this early morning private tour and had the best walking tour we have ever had.
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Reviewed by Isobel Kerr GB   March 12, 2018
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You can’t experience Rome without going to the Vatican. It is truly a powerful experience, but invest in a skip the line ticket and go very early in the morning to enjoy the experience without the crowds. We did this and had a great time with a very knowledgeable guide. This is a tour that I highly recommend.
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Reviewed by Kim Stodola US   March 06, 2018
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This tour was so worth the money and even though we had been there in the past, it gave us new knowledge and interest. Having our own guide made the experience much more personal and our guide was wonderful.
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Reviewed by Al Szabó SI   March 05, 2018
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YOU CAN’T GO TO ROME AND NOT SEE THIS HISTORICAL AND AWE INSPIRING SITE.
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Reviewed by Esmee DK   March 02, 2018
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A fantastic tour! It was great to have a one on one experience of this beautiful place. See it at your own pace and ask the questions you want when you want to. Well worth it.
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