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Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance

Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance
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Make the most of even limited time in Rome on a small-group tour that grants you access to the Vatican before it opens to the general public. As well as benefiting from the personalized attention of your guide, explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in the early morning, when they’re far less busy.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican before the general public do on an early-morning tour
  • Gaze up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel without feeling jostled by crowds
  • Explore in a much smaller group than on typical tours
  • An obvious choice of tour for time-pressed travelers
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican before the general public do on an early-morning tour
  • Gaze up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel without feeling jostled by crowds
  • Explore in a much smaller group than on typical tours
  • An obvious choice of tour for time-pressed travelers
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41348P3
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Meeting place is at our office located in Via Vespasiano 28. By Metro, (Line A), get off at Ottaviano. Ottaviano metro stop is only 10 minutes walk to our office. Please note: St. Peter's square is not the Vatican Museums meeting point.
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
Additional information
  • 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.
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • This group is up to 20 travelers or less.
  • Please note: if you arrive late you mights lose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Meeting place is at our office located in Via Vespasiano 28. By Metro, (Line A), get off at Ottaviano. Ottaviano metro stop is only 10 minutes walk to our office. Please note: St. Peter's square is not the Vatican Museums meeting point.
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
Additional information
  • 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.
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • This group is up to 20 travelers or less.
  • Please note: if you arrive late you mights lose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance
Temperature checks for travelers at Vatican Museums entrance
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Vespasiano, 28
    Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Meeting place is at our office located in Via Vespasiano 28. By Metro, (Line A), get off at Ottaviano. Ottaviano metro stop is only 10 minutes walk to our office. Please note: St. Peter's square is not the Vatican Museums meeting point.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Sistine Chapel
    00120, Vatican City
    See address & details
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23 reviews
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Jerry P
Fayetteville, NC8 contributions
"Fi" is awesome
Feb 2020
Our tour guide was "Fi" (short for Felicity Catherine) and she was awesome. A retired school teacher who is engaging, energetic, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. She was able to keep our group moving, had tremendous insights and a wealth of knowledge. The tour was easily managed, easy to meet and get started and we saw PLENTY of items. The Sistine Chapel was my main purpose in going and was well worth it. We ended up in St Peter's where we were able to stay as long as we wished on our own. Great tour, great price, great time and wonderful guide. Highly recommend!!
Written 27 February 2020
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734741
Hi Jerry, thank you for your kind words. We are happy to see we helped you to fulfill your dreams. Felicity is one of our best tour guides. She's always willing to do what it takes to make customers leaving with a big smile on their face. Rome is a beautiful city and if you have a great guide along with it, the combination will be an unforgettable trip. Thanks for trusting us!
Written 28 February 2020
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Cate
1 contribution
Wonderful tour
Feb 2020 • Family
I’ve visited the Vatican/St Peters before and this was a very pleasant way to do it. Knowledgeable guide who helped navigate the complexities of waiting in line, the maze of exhibitions and the crowds. We were able to see much more than if we had done it on our own.
Written 24 February 2020
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734741
Hello! thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked the way the tour was organized. Indeed, this is what tours are for, so we can give our clients that extra mile of information and fun so they leave the tour happy.
Written 28 February 2020
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Usufructuary
New Orleans, LA2 contributions
As described, and more
Jan 2020 • Solo
The tour was educational, entertaining, and full of insights about history, religion, and art. The guide, Renata, was knowledgeable, funny, and considerate. 👏👏👏👏👏
Written 23 January 2020
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Michael Y
1 contribution
Excellent tour
Dec 2019
Our early morning tour was guide by Fe! She was knowledgeable, fun, and passionate. We learned a lot of stories and had great fun.
Written 5 January 2020
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734741
Thank you for your kind words and please, come again!
Written 6 February 2020
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CatieGC
Charleston, SC894 contributions
Fantastic!
Our tour guide really made this tour exceptional (Matteo?). His energy and enthusiasm were infectious and he captivated the entire group as we made our way through the Vatican museums while he described the history of the place. He was so good that other people started to follow to listen in on what he said. This tour is a MUST for anyone visiting Rome.
Written 24 December 2019
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734741
Thank you for this great review, Catie! We choose to work only with the best guides in Rome and we're very happy you enjoyed Matteo's energy! Have a great new year and we hope to see you soon!
Written 30 December 2019
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Lov2travel888
Minneapolis, MN30 contributions
Outstanding Seats to See the Pope
Oct 2019
Wow, what an amazing experience. Attending the Papal Audience with Nadia was one of the biggest highlights of 7 week trip. We had the best seats possible with a front row view of the Pope as he went by in his Pope-mobile. I have a great video of the Pope and unforgettable memories. Highly recommend!
Written 20 November 2019
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Denise A
2 contributions
Vatican small group tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our guide expertly guided us through the crowds and explained the main attractions clearly and concisely. Anyone going for the first time should plan a tour like this!
Written 6 October 2019
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734741
Thank you, Denise, for this beautiful review!
Written 9 October 2019
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Kia T
76 contributions
Early entrance is ideal!
Only four in our group, we quickly and easily bypassed lines, security, to get into the Vatican and to the Sistine chapel before large crowds. Our guide was super knowledgeable (Simona Matiu) and had beautiful voice and English and easy going personality. Our only negative was one of the other guests could care less about art or history. Simona learned his occupation and tried to kindle some interest, but unfortunately he was a grumpy chap. Oh well, if u don’t like art or history, don’t do a tour. Just purchase a skip the line ticket so you can race thru as u want and mark off your bucket list. My husband and I loved this tour, was worth every euro! We were particularly surprised by the beautiful tapestries.
Written 28 September 2019
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734741
Thank you for praising Simona and for fully enjoying our Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance. We are sorry you had a less than enthusiastic person on the tour but very happy the guide managed to give you a beautiful experience despite this. Thank you for honoring us by choosing to book with us!
Written 1 October 2019
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989deborahc
Brentwood, UK6 contributions
Vatican
Sep 2019 • Couples
What a place! Amazing tour with an amazing knowledgeable guide! We went early in the morning best time as less crowded and much cooler.
Written 17 September 2019
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Thank you, Deborah for enjoying your Vatican experience and for choosing to trust us to guide you through it!
Written 23 September 2019
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Scrumpy J
Long Beach, CA133 contributions
Just okay
Jun 2019 • Couples
We took this tour last month when visiting on our honeymoon. I had mixed feelings about the experience. There were two main draws for us to do a tour. The first was to be able to enter early and beat the crowds. The second was to benefit from the knowledge and history that a tour guide would be able to share. Neither aspect completely lived up to expectations. Although we arrived at 7:30, there were tons of tour groups there. We still had to wait in line for a while before entering, and it was fairly crowded with other tour groups once we did. The Sistine Chapel was completely packed by the time we got to that part of the tour. I'm not saying that any of this is the fault of this tour necessarily. Maybe we would have had to wait even longer if we had showed up at that time on our own. But it's good for people to know that this particular tour isn't going to get you an uncrowded experience in the Sistine Chapel. (Perhaps some others do. I'm not sure.) Our tour guide (I don't remember her name now) was friendly and professional, but she didn't seem to be nearly as knowledgeable as I had hoped. She seemed to have only a cursory understanding of Christian theology and Church history, and the information she shared about the history of the Vatican was all pretty superficial (of the sort you could get yourself from reading the Wikipedia page). Perhaps she is newer and we just got a bit unlucky with the tour guide. Our guide for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum the day before (with another tour company) was very knowledgable and informative. It's also worth noting that the tour whisks you along fairly swiftly through the Vatican museum, and once it ends in St. Peter's Basilica, you aren't able to go back through the museum. The purpose in doing this, I thought, was supposed to be to try to get you to the Sistine Chapel before it got crowded. As I mentioned before, though, that doesn't actually happen. So, I'm not sure whether I wouldn't have preferred a longer tour that spent more time going through the museum, since it's going to be crowded in the chapel anyway.
Written 23 July 2019
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734741
Hello, Please note that without your booking reference unable we are unable to track the tour to see which guide you toured with and pass on your feedback. You may send us an email with these details if so you chose. As for the beginning time of the tour, as mentioned on the voucher it may vary depending on security choices and tour logistics. The meeting time is established after which customers check in the tour and proceed to the security check. During crowded days, there may be other groups but please note that you still enter with priority and greatly maximize your time of visit by avoiding the very long lines. During high season as mentioned in the tour page is is normal to find some groups but you still visit in a privileged setting and enter the museums before the regular crowds. With this tour you were also able to enter the St.Peter's Basilica without exiting in the courtyard and waiting in line again, because you accessed a privileged entry directly from the Sistine Chapel. We are very sorry about your tour experience and as you can see from our other review it was an exception. If you wish, we can arrange to have you tour the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum free of charge, but please send us an email with your details. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Rome and a blissful honeymoon!
Written 23 July 2019
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