Early Vatican Semi-Private Tour

3 hr

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

You will see Vatican Museums upper galleries and the Raphael Rooms. The Raphael Rooms were the apartment of Julius II, you will see the Raphael's famous School of Athens

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

You will see Vatican Museums upper galleries and the Raphael Rooms. The Raphael Rooms were the apartment of Julius II, you will see the Raphael's famous School of Athens

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo painted first the ceiling with the Creation of the World and then the wall behind the altar with the Last Judgement.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Fast entry saving 30 minutes walking to the Basilica of St. Peter's where inside there is the "Pieta" by Michelangelo and the art works by Bernini

Duration: 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip-the-long lines
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
7:30 AM
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • For booking with kids, kindly bring with you a copy of the ID or passport otherwise the kid tickets cannot be provided and the new ticket should be paid directly on site.
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.3
/5
Based on 25 reviews

Reviewed: May 6, 2019

Gerard M

Make up your mind to see the Vatican once and then have done with it.
The crowds are horrendous even at this early hour. The bureaucracy involved in even entering the buildings is frustrating to say the least. Viator's guides do their best and are extremely knowledgeable but there is simply so much 'stuff' on view that it is utterly impossible to do any one, single piece of art proper and respectable justice. Our tour lasted from 0730 until 1030. Our guide was so nice that with all the leaky bladders he had in his group needing what Americans call 'the bathroom', that we finished at around 1100. Out of those three hours we were permitted a mere 10 minutes in the Sistine Chapel amidst the most horrendous and disrespectful mob of pushing and shoving crowds, obscuring the vies of others around them with their obsessive photography of every blue bottle ion the place; totally unable to observe the rule of silence in this church. Do NOT bring your kids to witness this show of self-interest and bad manners.
I have a much better idea for families - take yourselves out to Casa Andrea and go on the Villa d'Este and the next day, go see the gardens and house, Villa Borghese. Viator do wonderful tours of these gorgeous places. If you must do churches, try San Clemente next the Colosseum or Santa Maria Maggiore up on Via Cavour. Even better - try a cup of tea in Babbingtons' Tea Rooms, foot of the Spanish Steps, a quick visit to Keats' House also Spanish Steps and if peace and reflection is your thing, then out to Pyramidi on the B Line to the Non-Catholic Cemetery and see where Keats and Shelley and a host of other foreign notables lie buried.
Have you tried coffee in Cafe Greco in Via Condotti? Put it at the top of your list!


Reviewed: November 26, 2018

kimandscottvaughan

Small group tour was great! Out guide Gulio was very knowledgeable and passionate about the information he presented. Easy to find the group and tour was wonderful!


Reviewed: July 18, 2018

Maria R

Informative, well organized tour. Our guide, Julia, was knowledgeable, spoke English very well and it was obvious she enjoyed giving this tour and presenting the story of the history and art of the Vatican. This would not have been as pleasant a memory if we had waited in the long lines and rented a headset!


Reviewed: October 31, 2017

Jon K

Excellent way to see the highlights of the Vatican. There are so many amazing things to digest it was very helpful having a knowledgeable guide to point out the highlights. The Vatican is always packed but early morning makes the crowds much more manageable and enjoyable. We only had 8 people in the tour which was fantastic. Highly recommend.


Reviewed: October 30, 2017

Joe M

Received so much info while waiting in line for the Vatican to open for the early entry. If you anticipate entering the Sistine Chapel with fewer people in it you may be disappointed. Still a wonderful guide Ressella ? (Scarlet) made for a very enjoyable morning. So much wealth and opulence??