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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour

Highlights
  • Skip the Vatican’s unmatched crowds
  • Travel with a guide and small group for a more intimate, educational tour
  • Bypass security lines at St. Peter’s Basilica
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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour
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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour
US$83.00
Overview
The Vatican Museums are among the most crowded in the world, sometimes having as many 20,000 visitors every day. With this tour, see the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the relative peace of early morning, entering the museums an hour before they are open to the public—when you enter the Sistine Chapel, it will still be mostly empty. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
What to Expect
Your early morning tour begins at the main entrance to the Vatican Museums. Meet your guide and small group and enter the museums. Walk through the main galleries, including the Room of the Candelabra, Hall of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Maps.

Before reaching the Sistine Chapel, receive a reference map you can use once inside, a useful resource since visitors to the chapel are expected to be silent. Spend around 20 minutes in the room with Michelangelo’s masterpieces.

After exiting the chapel from a side door head straight to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping security lines. Your guide takes you to see the baroque Baldacchino, La Pieta, and other masterworks.

The last stop is underneath the main floor of the basilica, where hundreds of Popes are buried.

Finish the tour in front of the Basilica.
Reviews (59)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Tour with Excitement

Raf met our small group of 10 with energizing excitement! She led us through taking care of us like a mother hen all the while imparting pertinent and fun facts. Her love for the art enhanced the information she imparted. The use of current technology...More

Thank Tonya H
Reviewed yesterday
Great tour!

We were a group of 8 and as it happened no one else was added to our group. Our guide Dario was fantastic, knowledgeable, and funny. I was concerned when we arrived at the assigned meeting place and there were literally about 20 groups being...More

Thank Dilyse
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Guide is a Must!

This was an amazing experience. Had we not booked a guided tour, we would have missed out on a plethora of interesting historical facts. Our guide's name was Monica. She was wonderful. She spoke excellent English. She was very mindful of the needs of the...More

Thank Stephanie B
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Ciao Stephanie! Grazie mille for your review. Weekends can be crowded in Rome, but going on a guided tour definitely helps. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
WHOA!!!!

Our tour guide was Lucia and man, this chick is super bad(in a good way)! She was crazy knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. One of the things she said was “It would take 12 years to look at this collection and we’re going...More

1  Thank Sidney B
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Sidney! Grazie mille for your review. Lucia is humorous, knowledgable and engaging! It's great to get to see the highlights of the Vatican Museums. We hope you enjoyed your Colosseum tour as well, and we hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Roman Guy Vatican Tour was Excellent

My family; husband, mother-in-law, son, and myself really enjoyed our early morning tour of the Vatican with the Roman Guy. Our guide, Raffa, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour helped deepen our understanding of the history of the Vatican. The Sistine...More

Thank ginacahill
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Gina! Raffa is a wonderful guide, so knowledgable and friendly! We're so glad you got to see the wonders of Michelangelo up close, and we hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

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Passenger401706
6 October 2018|
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Response from mrm0ran | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, We used Roman Guys in Rome through the Vatican and they were terrific. Headsets were no problem unless you got too far from the guide - which was a fair distance. Raffi our guide was constantly doing head checks though.
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Dilyse
6 September 2018|
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
Our guide asked us 3 times if we needed a break. We had a small group and she did head counts all the time so as not to lose anyone.
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