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Semi Private Vatican Museums Tour Early Bird Entrance

4.8 / 5 total 101 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 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
  • 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
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • This tour MUST be booked no less than 3 days in advanceThis tour MUST be booked no less than 3 days in advance
  • This tour is available on MONDAYS and SATURDAYSThis tour is available on MONDAYS and SATURDAYS
  • 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.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 3 hours English-speaking guide
  • Early Entrance Skip-the-line Tickets
  • Headsets for the tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Meeting Point
Your meeting point will be disclosed upon confirmation of your booking.

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
  • 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.
  • We recommend you wear comfortable shoes for walking for this tour.
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Reviewed by Kendall US   October 12, 2018
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This tour was awesome - definitely, worth the early morning wake up call
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Reviewed by Trica Bernault CA   October 01, 2018
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A knowledgeable guide. I was extremely intrigued by her ability to relay her knowledge to our group.
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Reviewed by Dana I RU   September 23, 2018
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This tour was absolutely incredible!
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Reviewed by Danyer F SE   September 14, 2018
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Great guide.
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Reviewed by Gail V GB   September 10, 2018
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Our guide was amazing!! So nice and so informative! She did a fabulous job!
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Reviewed by Jenny E NL   August 11, 2018
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It’s well worth going to the Vatican early to experience it before the crowds appear.
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Reviewed by Mr Richards US   July 12, 2018
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The tour was very well organized. The meeting point was very easy to reach, and the staff there were so kind! Our guide was a sweet highly-educated guy with a typical Italian accent which I found so funny... He showed us a lot of things, holding a big tablet for more pictures, tables and reconstructions when needed, very helpful! It was just the 5 of us (myself and an English family), so we could even sneak in a closed-to-the-public area in the Basilica to take a look at the crypt conceived to memorialize the location of Saint Peter's grave, just us! Amazing! The Museums and the Church are always very busy and chaotic, so a guided tour like this one is highly recommended, I could not imagine going inside without a skip-the-like ticket and a guide to show the way... So happy about this experience! Book this tour with privatetour.com you won't regret it.
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Reviewed by A Smirzak PL   July 11, 2018
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Knowledgeable, approachable, kind and great at organizing the group.
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Reviewed by Bhaskar D AE   June 18, 2018
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We were the first group to enter the Sistine Chapel and it was all Thanks to our guide for keeping us on time.
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Reviewed by roger.woodworth US   June 07, 2018
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There is so much to see, it can be overwhelming.
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