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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Highlights
  • Beat the crowds and see the Vatican Museums before they open to the public
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to navigate on your own
  • Learn all about the Vatican’s artworks and history from your private guide
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off
From US$109.91
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Early Bird Vatican Tour 7:00AMMost Popular
Early Bird Vatican tour. Children under 6 tour for free. Children aged 6-18 only pay tickets. Meet your guide at your Hotel. Hotel Pick up and drop off included.
From US$109.91
Early Bird Vatican Tour PRIME
Upgrade your tour with priority access 15 min. ahead of the usual early bird. Enjoy the Museum Galleries as they first come to life and a relaxed Sistine Chapel explanation while comfortably seated.
From US$142.30
Early Bird Vatican Tour 7:15AM
Early Bird Vatican tour. Children under 6 tour for free. Children aged 6-18 only pay tickets. Meet your guide at your Hotel. Hotel Pick up and drop off included.
From US$109.91
Overview

The Vatican Museums contain one of the world’s most important art collections, and draw crowds to match. But on this private tour, you’ll have special access before the venue opens to the public. Linger in the Sistine Chapel, take in the many masterpieces, and learn all about the Vatican’s history from your guide. Then, enjoy priority entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica next door, without having to wait in line.

What to Expect
This private tour begins when your guide picks you up directly from your local accommodation. You’ll head to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to enter before the landmark is open to the general public.

Take your time, learning about the many masterpieces on display, as well as the Vatican’s history, from your guide. See the Sistine Chapel in all its splendor without navigating the crowds, and view other artworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, and Da Vinci. You’ll also visit the Belvedere Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps.

Next, enjoy skip-the-line privileges when you head directly from the galleries to St. Peter’s Basilica next door, without having to go through the main entrance. Your guide will point out highlights within this landmark—the largest church in the world—and fill you in on its history.

The tour ends with drop-off back at your accommodation.
Reviews (168)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Private tour of Vatican

our guide was very good as was the tour...going early avoided the crowds...she was on time...explained in great detail...the museum...went into areas that others don't go...took care of our dad who is 96 with a walker...truly enjoyed the tour...and highly recommend taking the early bird...More

Thank Roberta A
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your appreciation and for these kind words. I was pleased to be your tour guide and I enjoyed sharing my passion for Roman history with you. There's still a lot to be seen and I would be more than happy to show...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The only way to see the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica!

We toured the same places three years ago on our own and opted to try a private tour with guide this time, and can’t say enough about how fantastic it was. Perfecto!! Maria holds a masters in art history and her knowledge and passion for...More

Thank 100LisaR
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, you are very kind! :) I am happy you have considered a tour guide for your trip to Rome. It is very important to feel I have been helpful and I made the difference for your satisfaction and for you to have memories...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guide on early bird Vatican tour

We had an amazing guide, Barbara. She was full of knowledge and shared with enthusiasm! This was a last minute plan for us as we had visited Rome several times and were fortunate enough to visit the Vatican with a private guide on one of...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Buongiorno, It was my pleasure to be your guide and I thank you very much for your comment. Having an expert to lead you through the crowds at the Vatican Museums can make your experience easier and it enhances the interest level. There's so much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Really Six Stars

We had visited Rome once before and joined several group tours which is not the best way to see anything. This time we decided to go with a private tour and could not have been more pleased with the service and tours provided by Eyes...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buongiorno, THANK YOU so much for your words, they mean a lot to me. I always do my best to ensure my clients' satisfaction and your feedback melts my heart. You were 6-star guests :) The Staff thanks you as well, we can really say...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eyes of Rome and guide Marco Mancini

We toured with Marco both last summer and this for a total of 10 trips around Rome. We came back for more the 2nd time because it was so informative and helpful the 1st time. The guide's knowledge was encyclopedic and detailed. No question was...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buongiorno, First of all I would like to thank you for your very kind feedback! I am happy to read your satisfaction since I always do my best to adjust the tour basing on my clients interests and needs. Your interested questions made the tour...More

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7 September 2018|
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Response from jordines1121 | Reviewed this property |
Most tour guide provide headsets. The tour we picked was only the three of us family members and Linda our tour guide without headsets. I found it better and more personal when explaining about the history at the Vatican... More
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Response from RogerDW56 | Reviewed this property |
Pal6860’s description of the Vatican tour is spot-on. Our recent Viking cruise ended in Rome where we stayed a few extra days on our own. We used Viator to arrange transport from the cruise terminal to Hotel Abruzzi (near... More
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horsekeeper41
7 July 2018|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Eyes of Rome guided tour. Ask for Fabiana. Fantastic (and probably the best way) to see the Vatican, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel. Also recommend “Ancient Rome” which includes the Colosseum and the Roman Forum!
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