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Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry and be one of the first inside the Vatican Museums
  • Learn about Renaissance art from your art historian guide—without the crowds
  • See the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica
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Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour
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Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour
From US$86.27
Overview
With over six million visitors per year—and some 30,000 visitors per DAY during high season—the Vatican Museums can get busy. Escape the worst of the crowds on this early-morning Vatican tour which gives you skip-the-line access before most have even finished breakfast. With a professional art historian as your guide, discover the Vatican’s world-class art in a quieter and more focused way.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group near the Vatican, then skip the long line and enter the Vatican Museums. Pass through security and don headsets so you can clearly hear your art historian guide: you’ll likely be among the first visitors to the building.
See highlights of the museum’s art treasures, including the rich collection of Roman sculptures, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Then enjoy Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel before the crowds really appear.
Your tour ends with skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica through a special entrance reserved exclusively for official guides and their groups.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent experience!

I can’t imagine trying to see the Vatican without being part of a skip the line tour. The regular line was LONG and the entrance was chaos. I wouldn’t have wanted to try to navigate through that by ourselves. We took the early morning small...More

Thank sharonmR5809KY
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile
Great way to see the vatican museum

I have lived in Rome for the past 15 years and have visited this museum already once and I remembere not finding it very inspiring. So when tourist friends insisted to visit it I decided to take a guided tour . Alessandra was an engaging...More

Thank 545defneds
Reviewed 26 January 2019
Awesome tour, very insightful. Thanks Gabriel!

The tour guide was very well trained and actually, Maya Tours had a great selection of languages for the tour, I assisted the Spanish version. Gabriel guided us through many sites and offered quick and interesting facts on various art pieces and sculptures. I recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matias R
Mayatoursroma, Manager at Maya Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you in Rome again soon!

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Vatican with a real Roman

We had the 9.30am tour with a native Roman lady Deborah on a Saturday morning and I have to say she was superb , her knowledge and passion for what she was doing was evident she was both engaging and informing at the same time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roamer5678
Mayatoursroma, Manager at Maya Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you in Rome again soon!

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile
Grant for president

We had an amazing tour with our guide Grant. It was like beeing on a historical adventure with Indiana Jones. One of the absolutley best guided tours we ever experienced! Thank you Maya Tours and thank you Grant - we give you our warmest recommendations....More

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