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Semi Private Vatican Museums Tour Early Bird Entrance

4.6 / 5 total 47 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Tour ID: 2260
Overview

Join Our Semi-Private Vatican Museums Tour Early Bird Entrance and Enter the Vatican Galleries Before Anyone Else! 

Early entrance Vatican Museums Tour is the best way to visit the Vatican galleries, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in peace and quiet with our semi-private tour.

Thanks to the small size of the group up to 14 people or less, you will enjoy a more interactive experience with your guide and the Early bird access will allow you to visit the Museums about 1 hour before the general public.

During your visit to one of the largest museum in the world, you will see the apartment of Pope Julius II who called at his service Raphael and Michelangelo in the 16th century.

Our tour also includes a visit of the apartment of the Pope Borgia and the Matisse Room and right after, you will go to the Sistine Chapel to see the impressive Michelangelo’s wall frescoes of the “Creation of the World” and the Last Judgement.

The main focus of this tour is to guide you through the Museums when there are less people and crowd. The second feature of this tour is that you will have a more comprehensive visit of the wonders of the Vatican with an enthusiastic guide fully licensed.

We are a company accredited in the Vatican Museums and we aim to offer to all our customers a marvellous experience bringing the Vatican wonders back to life. What will you see in the 3 hours of the tour?

The guide will lead you through the Vatican’s many galleries, pointing out the main works: the beautiful paintings of the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps and that of the Chandeliers, the elegant Borgia Apartments and of course the stunning frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

From here a special fast-track passageway will lead you to St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest and holiest Catholic Church in the world. In the Basilica you will see the "Pieta" of Michelangelo sculpted when he was only 21 years old, the spectacular Baroque altar of the Pope designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the Pope Urban VIII and the beautiful mosaics.

The tour will leave you outside in the amazing St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by the colonnade designed once again by the Bernini.

We will cover the highlights of the Vatican museums, one of the largest in the world, with over 6 miles of galleries and 2000 rooms of artwork, you will enjoy our enthusiastic guide.

Highlights
  • Tour in a group of maximum 14 participants
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums at their least crowded
  • Knowledgeable, friendly and licensed guide
  • Headsets for a better listening
  • Early Entrance before the general public
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums
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
  • Booking made less than 48 hours before tour time, we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availabilityBooking made less than 48 hours before tour time, we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability
  • Tour Starting Time : 7:30 a.m.Tour Starting Time : 7:30 a.m.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start timeArrive 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • This Tour is available on Mondays and Saturdays OnlyThis Tour is available on Mondays and Saturdays Only
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 3 hours English-speaking guide
  • Early Entrance Skip-the-line Tickets
  • Headsets for the tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Meeting Point
Meet your guide at café Vaticano. It is located in Viale Vaticano 100, right across the Vatican Museums entrance. Your guide will be waiting for you there holding a sign Colosseum and Vatican Tours at 7:30 am
Know Before You Go
  • Please note: 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 witho
  • This tour is suitable for Solo Travellers, Couples, Children, Groups, Students and Business
  • Difficulty: this tour is an easy stroll and you will enjoy it discovering the Vatican. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • 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
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Reviewed by Helena Shields GB   May 03, 2018
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This is definitely the best way to see the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Our guide was so interesting and knowledgeable I could have listened to him all day and having the opportunity to share the Chapel with a small group of people rather than the huge crowds who are usually there was a wonderful experience.
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Reviewed by Jessica Keating GB   May 02, 2018
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The Vatican Museum is a must see when in Rome and having a very knowledgeable guide really helped us better understand and appreciate what we saw on the tour. The tour lasts approximately three hours so bring your walking shoes. We saw some of the most stunning works of art and seeing them early in the morning with no crowds was amazing. Thank you for a very good tour.
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Reviewed by Remy GB   May 02, 2018
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We were so pleased we’d booked this tour after we saw the lines of people queuing to get in the day before. A friend who had been to Rome told me about this tour and on her recommendation we booked it. We booked it online and our guide met us on time. Seeing all of the marvelous museums and learning about the history of the Vatican was a great experience. I was travelling with my mother and she really loved the tour. It is worth it to see the Vatican early in the morning.
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Reviewed by Harry Caro US   May 01, 2018
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I highly recommend this company and would not hesitate to use them again. We booked all of our tours before we came to Italy. We wanted to get the most out of our experience at the Vatican and this is why we booked an early morning tour. All of our 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. We had headsets that actually worked very well.
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Reviewed by Gabriel Adams GB   April 27, 2018
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The Vatican and the Sistine chapel are beautiful and I highly recommend this tour. What made this tour so exceptional was our guide’s presentation. She knew just what to explain to us without being overwhelming or difficult to understand. If you really want to enjoy the Vatican, then an early morning tour is a must.
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Reviewed by Paul Snyman ZA   April 25, 2018
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This is a fantastic tour of the Vatican and extremely well run. Our guide coped with the large number of visitors very well and kept our party together. Her knowledge was both interesting and insightful and I really recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Sheila and Sam IE   April 25, 2018
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I cannot imagine getting through the Vatican without a guide. The 3 hours went past so quickly and the tour was well organized and professional. When we left, I was amazed at the size of the crowds that were gathering to enter. I will be recommending this tour to all of my friends. Thank you from .
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Reviewed by Sofie NL   April 24, 2018
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The Vatican is a highlight of any trip to Rome. It has so many world famous treasures. Booking this tour avoids the long queues our guide pointed out to and explained the amazing artifacts.
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Reviewed by T Chimel US   April 24, 2018
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Our guide was very informative and friendly. If you love art and history this tour is definitely for you and if you don’t, you will by the end of the tour. The Vatican is a beautiful place to visit and going early in the morning was a bonus. NO CROWDS.
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Reviewed by Jens10 SE   April 21, 2018
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this was the best tour if you can get up early enough and be the first in the vatican and sistine chapel.
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