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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Temperature checks for travelers at Vatican Museums entrance
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Meeting place across the Vatican Museums entrance, Viale Vaticano 100 outside Caffè Vaticano. By Metro, (Line A), get off at Ottaviano. Ottaviano metro stop is only 10 minutes walk to the Vatican Museum only entrance and you will meet us right across the street with a sign.  Please note: St. Peter's square is not the Vatican Museums meeting point.
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Vatican City
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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 City
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jerry P wrote a review Feb 2020
Fayetteville, North Carolina8 contributions7 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from 734741, Public Relations Manager at Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance
Responded 28 Feb 2020
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!
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Cate wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from 734741, Public Relations Manager at Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance
Responded 28 Feb 2020
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.
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Usufructuary wrote a review Jan 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour was educational, entertaining, and full of insights about history, religion, and art. The guide, Renata, was knowledgeable, funny, and considerate. 👏👏👏👏👏
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Michael Y wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our early morning tour was guide by Fe! She was knowledgeable, fun, and passionate. We learned a lot of stories and had great fun.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from 734741, editor at Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind words and please, come again!
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CatieGC wrote a review Dec 2019
Charleston, South Carolina887 contributions251 helpful votes
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
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Response from 734741, Guest Relations Manager at Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance
Responded 29 Dec 2019
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!
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