Early Access Vatican Tour - Rome

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Overview

This 3 hour tour is perfect for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of a friendly small group, away from the daily crowds. With your expert guide, you will enter the museums before the opening to the general public and visit the highlights of the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel before enjoying priviliged, skip-the-line entrance to St Peter's Basilica. The Vatican City is jam-packed with an overwhelming number of mind-blowing works of art. Your guide will ensure you don't miss any of the must-sees! The whole group will marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned Sistine Chapel, enjoying the luxury of being inside with a limited number of people thanks to the special early entrance. Your tour will end in the awe-inspiring St Peter's Basilica, where you can remain after the tour to fully appreciate the beauty of this sacred site.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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You will meet with your guide and the rest of your group (maximum 26 people) near to the entrance to the Vatican museums, where you will be issued with headsets to ensure you can better hear your guide during the tour. The group will then enter Vatican City, bypassing the ticket line of those already waiting to enter the museums at 9am when the doors open to the general public! Your group will be guided through the many stunning galleries, making stops at all the must-see works of art. The whole group will be captivated by the rich history of the art-work and the Vatican itself, reccounted by your expert guide in a way that is engaging and relatable for every participant. After you have explored the Vatican galleries you will enter the 'piece de resistance' of the museums- Michelangelo's breath-taking Sistine Chapel. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the help of your guide you will be able to fully appreciate the incredible genius of Michelangelo. Finally, your group will be accompanied from the Sistine chapel by your guide through a special, reserved passageway, skipping the line to St Peter's Basilica. Your tour will finish here, so you can spend as long as you wish in the basilica and St Peter's square. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to beat the crowds at the Vatican museums!

Inclusions for Early Access Vatican Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Early Access Vatican Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

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 guide.

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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32 reviews by the users

  • It's a total scam. You turn up a 645 in the morning to be herded into the museum, led by a bashful guide with a stick and some fluttering tissue on top to WAIT and watch other groups, many more, to go up the stairs. Then, you get a very, very, very long explanation about THE Raphael room you were parked with dozens of other people led by other guides with fluttering stuff on their sticks. When you finally arrive in the Sistine Chapel, it's as full, jam-packed as ever, and you get herded out after 15 minutes spent jostling and pushing. I spare you the rest of the tour. Never again!

  • Very good. Well worth the early start and avoid the crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Flavia was a terrific tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and had the perfect energy for our group. She was a wealth of information and in the extremely rare instance she didn't know the answer to a question I felt sure she would research the answer for her next group. She really made the tour exceptional and memorable.

  • This tour was worth getting up early to avoid the lines. I don’t remember our guides name but she was English and very passionate about her job. It helped that she was so enthusiastic. She helped keep my toddler entaertained. Warning to parents. The tour is fantastic but a little long for 18 mth old

  • Go on early morning ! Place is less attended and you will feel much more of being there in this holy place!

  • The Vatican is amazing. By the afternoon it was complete madness so early touring is important. Try to eat before you go in. St. Peter's basilica was closed in the am so we had to wait til 100 to see it. Long, long day. Our guide was hard to understand but the sights made up for it.

  • Manuela was wonderful! Very knowledgeable about the history, the art and the religious elements of the the Vatican. SO worth entering 1 hour earlier than the crowds, really made the visit more enjoyable

  • Long, but AMAZING! A few of us had headset/earphone issues, but once resolved we really enjoyed the tour! We could tell that our guide really loved hey job - she was very knowledgeable and so passionate about everything she was telling us!

  • Our tour guide was full of enthusiasm and energy and her knowledge and love of the art made all the difference to our visit.

  • The tour was scheduled was just the right time,before the crowd. The location to meet was easy to find. The guide sorry I forgot here name was great! told us some great facts before going on the tour. Our guide also took great concern that everyone in the group was accounted for. I would strongly recommend this tour.

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