Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour - Rome

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 18 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Maya Tours,  Via Germanico 16 Rome
  • Return Details :
    The tour ends inside St.Peter's Church
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Beat the Vatican crowds with an early morning tour of the world-renowned Vatican Museums. As one of the first visitors of the day, youll explore all the must-see Vatican sites including Raphaels Rooms, St. Peters Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel home to Michelangelos Creation of Adam frescoes. This 3-hour guided tour is an intimately sized group of a maximum of 13 people, allowing for a more personalized experience.


  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

With the Semi-Private Vatican Tour, you will visit the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel with a professional tour guide in a small group of maximum 13 people. This will give you the perfect chance to fully enjoy one of the most important museums in the world.

The Vatican Museums, with more than 1400 galleries and 6 million visitors per year, are usually extremely busy and crowded, especially during the high season when they may receive more than 30,000 visitors per day. This fantastic tour is designed for you to discover the Vaticans beautiful art in a quieter and more focused way.

Our tour guides are accredited by the Vatican and each possess many years of experience. They are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their work and they will tell you all about the fascinating history of the smallest country in the world. Let them reveal to you its secrets and the mysteries of its past.

Headsets will allow you to clearly hear your guide, even from a distance, giving you time to take pictures and have a longer look at your favourite pieces of art.
You will see the highlights of the museums, the amazing galleries such as the Gallery of the Candelabra, where you can admire the rich collection of Roman sculptures, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, along with many other art treasures, sculptures, paintings and beautiful architecture.

Finally, you will enjoy Michelangelos remarkable Sistine Chapel in its entirety. After the tour, we will bring you into St. Peters Basilica through a special entrance, reserved exclusively for official guides and their groups.

By joining our Semi-Private Vatican Tour, you will skip both lines for the Vatican Museums and Saint Peters Basilica, thus avoiding a waste of your valuable time.


  • Ticket admission
  • Reservation fee
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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

There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home

It is not permitted to bring medium or large luggage, umbrellas or sticks (apart from those used for walking): it is advisable to bring small bags and rucksacks if needed; these items can also be left in the checkroom of the Vatican for free

It is forbidden to bring any type of firearm or dangerous items into the Vatican Museums

It is not possible to bring alcoholic beverages; it is also forbidden to eat or drink inside the halls of the museums.

SKIP THE LINE policy: Please be aware that entering the Vatican Museums means leaving Rome and going to a different State. During high seasons the Vatican welcomes more than 30.000 visitors per day! "Skipping the lines" means that we pay an additional reservation fee on top of the ticket price and prebook a privileged entrance for our groups; we always enter before the non-reservation line. We do not have any control of how the Vatican is organised therefore it is out of our hands if there is an unexpected wait

Please also understand that the radio headsets are property of the Vatican. We are obligated to exclusively rent from them so we don't have any quality control over them. Therefore, if your headset doesn't have quality sound, please let us know and we will take care of providing a replacement

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