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Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

From US$ 339.60 per person

Enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the general public and see the galleries, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with a private guide. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets so that you can enjoy your 3-hour tour at its best.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enter the Vatican Museums with early entrance skip-the-line tickets
  • Tour the Vatican with a private English-speaking guide
  • See the best highlights of the Vatican and admire Michelangelo’s work free from the crowds
Full description
This tour offers the opportunity to tour at your own pace and to visit the museum before the regular opening time. First, you will visit the highlights of the Vatican galleries with its precious artworks. Your guide will then take you to see the spectacular Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to admire Michelangelo’s work free from the hoards of tourists you find during the regular opening hours. You will then gain privileged entrance from the Sistine Chapel into St Peter’s Basilica. A truly unique experience, a memory that will last forever. With your private, friendly knowledgeable guide and the special early entrance, this is the ultimate way to tour the Vatican. Itinerary: - Vatican galleries - Tapestry gallery - Maps gallery - Raphael’s Rooms - Sistine Chapel - Basilica of St. Peter - Peter’s Square
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Private English-speaking guide for 3-hours
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals
  • Private transfer to and from the attraction
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Via Vespasiano 26/28.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that 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 without any notice. The local tour operator is not responsible for unexpected closures of the basilica
  • There is a dress code to enter the basilica and Sistine Chapel: shoulders and knees must be covered. If this dress code is ignored, you might be refused entrance
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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The tour was all we could ask for and more. Our guide, Diego, was fantastic. He has extensive knowledge of the Vatican and all that it contains. We were a group of 11 and he managed the collective interests very well. He took special care of the 5 children, making the tour interesting and engaging. We would book again, especially Diego, without hesitation.

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