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Early Morning Skip-the-Line Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

by LivItaly Tours Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $113

Experience the splendor of the Vatican Museums in the morning light with skip-the-line entrance to the papal collections and the Sistine Chapel. Traveling in an intimate group of no more than 6 people, see several of the world's artistic masterpieces and enjoy special access to St. Peter's Basilica.

As chirping birds announce the break of day, meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums and duck inside the Sistine Chapel before the public arrives. Here, receive a privileged introduction to the chapel and take extra time to marvel at The Last Judgement by Michelangelo in the tranquil early hours.

Next, the Vatican Museums beckon. In addition to paintings by Bellini, Raphael, and Caravaggio, peruse the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards, soaking up sights of marble statues in the morning light. Your tour isn't complete without a visit to the Raphael Rooms, where 16th-century frescoes provide a captivating look at Rome's High Renaissance.

Finally, circle back to the Sistine Chapel and bypass the lines on your way inside St. Peter's Basilica. Here, get an unobstructed look at Bernini's baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà, and the tomb of Alexander VII. Finally, bid your guide farewell and enjoy ample time to peruse the papal tombs and snap photos of St. Peter's Square on your own.

**As of January 2nd, this tour will also include visiting the Raphael Rooms! Enjoy the emptiness of the museum to fully take in the beautiful paintings and frescoes not often seen by tourists. This tour will include 2 of the best highlights of the Vatican - the Sistine Chapel and Raphael rooms - seen before the general public!

Experience the splendor of the Vatican Museums in the morning light with skip-the-line entrance to the papal collections and the Sistine Chapel. Traveling in an intimate group of no more than 6 people, see several of the world's artistic masterpieces and enjoy special access to St. Peter's Basilica.

As chirping birds announce the break of day, meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums and duck inside the Sistine Chapel before the public arrives. Here, receive a privileged introduction to the chapel and take extra time to marvel at The Last Judgement by Michelangelo in the tranquil early hours.

Next, the Vatican Museums beckon. In addition to paintings by Bellini, Raphael, and Caravaggio, peruse the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards, soaking up sights of marble statues in the morning light. Your tour isn't complete without a visit to the Raphael Rooms, where 16th-century frescoes provide a captivating look at Rome's High Renaissance.

Finally, circle back to the Sistine Chapel and bypass the lines on your way inside St. Peter's Basilica. Here, get an unobstructed look at Bernini's baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà, and the tomb of Alexander VII. Finally, bid your guide farewell and enjoy ample time to peruse the papal tombs and snap photos of St. Peter's Square on your own.

**As of January 2nd, this tour will also include visiting the Raphael Rooms! Enjoy the emptiness of the museum to fully take in the beautiful paintings and frescoes not often seen by tourists. This tour will include 2 of the best highlights of the Vatican - the Sistine Chapel and Raphael rooms - seen before the general public!

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7:30 AM, Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$112.21

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7:30 AM, Tour in Spanish

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in Spanish.

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per adult
$112.21

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It only takes 2 minutes

Early Morning Skip-the-Line Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

Activity Location

Vatican Museums

Roma

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cafè Vaticano

    100 Viale Vaticano

    Roma


Highlights

  • Skip-the-line early morning access to the Vatican Museums

  • Opportunity to admire the Sistine Chapel at the break of day

  • Raphael Rooms with an array of 16th-century masterpieces

  • Premier access to bypass long lines at St. Peter's Basilica

  • Expert guide & small-group size for an unforgettable tour


Inclusions

  • Small-group guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

  • Special access to St. Peter's Basilica

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • A Minimum 2 people is required to book this product. Please be aware that if you book for only 1 person there is slight chance the booking might be cancelled.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be restricted due to the weekly Papal Audience.

  • In instances when St. Peter's Basilica is closed to the public, you will receive an extended tour of the Vatican Museums instead.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Children below 5 years of age are complementary


Early Morning Skip-the-Line Vatican Truly Small Group Tour ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

1/5 Feb 03, 2019

Excellent . Our guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and attentative. Made our experienced much more memorable .

4/5 Jan 08, 2019

This was a very informative tour. Our guide used the time before we were allowed to enter to share with us some great information and photos via her tablet making this almost as good as entering the Sistine chapel. I felt like the description was a bit misleading with saying we would have early access to enjoy before the crowds, the crowd was still present and the guards telling you to move down the stairs and shushing everyone certainly didn't make for a tranquil experience.

5/5 Oct 09, 2018

Great tour and the early entrance was the best thing to do. Reccomend it to anybody to avoid the crazy long lines that occur once the museum opens up to everyone.