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Early entrance Vatican small group provided by Bellissima Tours

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Early entrance Vatican small group

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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Beat the crowd with this tour. Discover, in a SMALL GROUP OF MAX. 10 people, lead by a qualified tour guide, the wonders of the most unique museum in the world, where Art and History meet. With our reserved tickets, we'll get into the museums after the securuty checks and, thanks to the intimacy of our semi-private group, you will learn what brought Michelangelo to the artistic revolution of the Sistine Chapel with, you will have the possibility of asking questions to your friendly guide and more useful recommendations about your stay in Rome. During the tour you will visit: - Pinecone courtyard - Pius-Clementine Museum - gallery of Candelabras - gallery of Tapestries - Gallery of Maps - Rooms of Raphael - Sistine Chapel - St Peter's Basilica
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Viale Vaticano 100, in front of Café Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance.
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Skip the line tickets with early entrance
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 people
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code: you are not allowed inside St Peter's or the Sistine Chapel wearing shorts, mini-skirts, or with bare shoulders (women, men and kids)
  • We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
  • Only small backpacks or handbags allowed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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SThapa wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
This was one of our favourite tours of all time- triple threat combination of the amazing collection of the Vatican, a very quiet time to visit and Valentina who was a fantastic guide. Will recommend this as an essential for anyone wanting to visit!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Flightartist wrote a review Sep 2020
Basel, Switzerland13 contributions6 helpful votes
I had a wonderful tour with Valentina. She has a very broad knowledge, is a great storyteller and also shares her own reflections and insights which I found extremely interesting. You can feel her passion for what she does. Valentina manages very well to bundle the abundance of
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Date of experience: September 2020
Lisa D wrote a review Sep 2020
Metz, France5 contributions3 helpful votes
Valentina has been an amazing host, and her tour of the Vatican museum was extraordinary ! We were only 3 people in the group so it really felt like a private visit of the Vatican and I haven't seen the 3 hours, I have learned so much and I know that without such a great guide,
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Date of experience: September 2020
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svincent1217 wrote a review Jul 2020
Aviano, Italy29 contributions
Valentina is who we wanted our tour with and she doesn’t disappoint. We met Valentina just across from The Vatican Museum entrance. It was only 5 of us. While this wasn’t the tour we had initially booked, it was Valentina we wanted as our guide. Thanks to COVID a lot of things
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Response from Valentina A, Tour guide at Early entrance Vatican small group
Responded 24 Jul 2020
Hello Shellie and thank you for your kind review, it is so appreciated! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the Vatican tour and, yeah, this "after Covid" situation may request more flexibility but, at the same time, a stress-free tour, without the crowds we're used to seeing in the museums. We'll look forward to your future visits and wish you all the best. Thanks again!
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Susan Hsu wrote a review Apr 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Valentino is a wonderful guide. She is passionate & knowledgeable and provided detailed and interesting explanations of the history of the Vatican as well as the art within. It’s such a pity that the tour doesn’t allow guides with us inside the Sistine Chapel & the Cathedral, it
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  • Duration: 3h
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