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Vip Super Early Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour provided by Italy With Family

Vip Super Early Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Vip Super Early Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
The Vip Super Early Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour are​ the best you could have if you are looking for an exclusive experience. This unique guided tour is organized for a small group of 12 people only, this way you can interact with your expert English speaking guide as if you were on a private tour. Your group will enter the Vatican at 7:30 AM, one hour and a half before the general audience and 30 minutes before most of the other tour companies. This special tour will allow you to enjoy the Vatican highlights with almost nobody around while most of the other tours offered in the Vatican are held with thousands of other tourists around you.
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 200373P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Vip access to the Sistine Chapel • Vip access to the Vatican Museums • Vip access to the St. Peter's Basilica • Expert English Speaking Guide • Headsets to hear your guide clearly • Taxes and fees • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
Breakfast • Private transportation • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Duration
3h
Departure details
Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy You will meet our representative at 7:15 Am at our office. The office is just 200 mt (660 ft) from Vatican Museum main entrance.
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Your guide will escort you out of the Sistine Chapel, using a shortcut that will make you visit the St. Peter's Basilica without any lines. Enjoy touring the most beautiful Basilica in the world at your own pace.
Inclusions
Vip access to the Sistine Chapel • Vip access to the Vatican Museums • Vip access to the St. Peter's Basilica • Expert English Speaking Guide • Headsets to hear your guide clearly • Taxes and fees • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
Breakfast • Private transportation • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Departure details
Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy You will meet our representative at 7:15 Am at our office. The office is just 200 mt (660 ft) from Vatican Museum main entrance.
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Your guide will escort you out of the Sistine Chapel, using a shortcut that will make you visit the St. Peter's Basilica without any lines. Enjoy touring the most beautiful Basilica in the world at your own pace.
Duration
3h
Return details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Your guide will escort you out of the Sistine Chapel, using a shortcut that will make you visit the St. Peter's Basilica without any lines. Enjoy touring the most beautiful Basilica in the world at your own pace.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
This VIP entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive on time. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
MEETING TIME IS: 7:15 AM for the 7:30 ENTRANCE
NO REFUND FOR LATE ARRIVALS! EVERYONE NEEDS TO COME AT THE MEETING PLACE, 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE TIME.
This VIP entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive on time. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases have to be checked in the Vatican cloakrooms,located at the entrance of the museums,while your tour will end up in front of the Basilica. Only very small bags are allowed.
Important: Shoulders and knees must be covered
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Pets are not allowed inside the venue
Most travellers can participate
We can’t be held responsible in case of sudden closure of the Saint Peter’s Basilica or any other room inside the Vatican Museums without notice, as this is a decision of the Vatican Administration itself and we have no control over it.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Leone IV, 6
    Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    You will meet our representative at 7:15 Am at our office. The office is just 200 mt (660 ft) from Vatican Museum main entrance.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Your guide will escort you out of the Sistine Chapel, using a shortcut that will make you visit the St. Peter's Basilica without any lines. Enjoy touring the most beautiful Basilica in the world at your own pace.
    See address & details
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ADRIJANA
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia1 contribution
What a time we've had, 100%%% worth it!
Nov 2019
I remember going to Rome with an urge to visit as much as we could, in the few days we stayed there, we started planning, and planning and we would not manage to find a solution to visiting a lot! I heard the crowds were humongous so we became even more skeptical. Luckily we found these amazing guys who offered this super early Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour while also having a guide to ourselves. It was so worth it! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to make the most out of their travel experiences. The museum was empty, it was a beautiful experience. Being able to have that space in such a busy museum is something that allowed us to enjoy every detail of the artwork. Our guide was also extremely knowledgeable and managed to provide us with little known facts about the masterpieces hidden within the Vatican Museums. The experience of a lifetime!
Written 26 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Italy With F
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour as our guides are passionate about these wonders. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future to any of our Italian destinations. Best regards, Paul, Italy With Family Team
Written 11 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pirvulescu S
Scandicci, Italy1 contribution
fun times at the Vatican
Greatly informative and fun tour! I've had a grea time visiting the Vatican with these guys. Everything went smooth as it was very organsied and professional. We skipped all the lines which made me really happy as we did not have to spend any time waiting around. The morning tour was totally worth it as we visited the galleries and the Sistine Chapel almost alone. No crowds, so it was worth every penny. Highly recommend!
Written 11 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Italy With F
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour as our guides are passionate about these wonders. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in any of our Italian destinations. Best regards, Paul, Italy With Family Team
Written 13 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruby A
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Empty Vatican Museums in the morning
Nov 2019
Our family had the incredible experience to visit the Vatican Museums crowds-free!

Everyone loved it so much, from my 6 and 8 years old sons,to their grandparents! Everyone was engaged and we've had so much fun ! Definitely recommend it for everyone who wants to spend some quality time with their loved ones. It is a more pricey option but it is definitely worth it! The Vatican Museums hold impressive art collections and it is great to go in the morning as there are very few people around and you can fully enjoy and pay detailed attention to the artworks! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and prepared. Will use this company again when I return to Italy!!
Written 7 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Italy With F
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour as our guides are passionate about these wonders. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in any of our Italian destinations. Best regards, Paul, Italy With Family Team
Written 13 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marina González
Girona, Spain2 contributions
Outstanding experience thanks to our guide Stefan!
Very thankful for this amazing experience. Stefan was wonderful! He shared so much of his knowledge about the Vatican with my family and I and we have all gained more appreciation of art in general. Everything went smooth and we all loved it! I would give 1000 stars if I could! ✨✨✨✨✨
Written 26 May 2020
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Italy With F
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always great to hear positive feedback from travelers​, especially now. Hopefully, we will be welcoming you back to Italy soon!
Written 30 May 2020
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zamarrda
11 contributions
A long long overdue fantastic review. Sorry Simone! Sorry Stefan! Better late then never!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We travelled to Rome last June. I can’t even tell you the lengths Simone and her company went through to ensure this was the greasiest experience ever! My wife and I were engaged in what Simone had to say at the Vatican from beginning to end. We didn’t want to leave. We didn’t want her to leave, BUt she did eventually at the Basillica!!! Lol.

We learned so much that day and it was overwhelming but Simone knew exactly what to do and where to go. I have to say probably one of the most well rounded intellectual and charming persons we have ever met. We re still talking about her, the tour, and the trip and we can’t wait to get back. When they say pay extra for the VIP early entry—-pay the extra fee!!! Going into the Vatican first thing and seeing the Sistine chapel with a dozen people in it is extremely rare. By 10 am there were 10s of thousands of people.

I’d also like to mention this tour company: exploreItalytours.com with whom Simone is affiliated. I called them about 3 months in advance and they arranged EVERY tour we had in Italy. They arranged a 10 hour private tour and drive to the Amalfi Coast, a fantastic special access tour of the Coliseum, and about 4 other things. We literally saw Italy through their eyes and through their eyes, and Simones, Italy has, hands down, become our most favorite places on this planet!

Seriously, Simone and this tour company are amazing, top notch. They take care of EVERYTHING. They took care of us. And all of it felt personal.

18,000,000 Stars ⭐️
Written 24 February 2020
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Thank you very much, David, for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always great to hear positive feedback from travelers​. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
Written 5 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael V
1 contribution
Best guide ever "Carlito"
Jan 2020 • Family
I don't know where to begin. We had an amazing time, this is genuine and one of a Kind of experience in our life we would definitely recommend this to anybody and it is a must do. Thank"s Carlos you're the best host and we wish you all the best and the family

Greetings from Chicago Mike and family
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always great to hear positive feedback from travelers​. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
Written 5 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa C
Miles City4 contributions
Vatican Museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
Andy was wonderful! He really tailored the visit to our interests and had so much knowledge and trivia to share. The Vatican museum and St. Peter's Basilica are a must see in Rome, so why not gain some appreciation of the art within while you are there? We highly recommend this tour. It is worth the early wake up.
Written 9 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always great to hear positive feedback from travelers​. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
Written 5 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rohit v
6 contributions
Rome and the Vatican city
Me and my wife we had a great time . We took a private tour of the Vatican with our guide simona. What an amazing guide who narrated the whole story with so much of passion and grace and showed all the patience to click all the pics we wanted.. Simona thanks a ton for making our trip wonderful and memorable. Of the all the trips we had in room. Urs was the best.
Written 30 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always great to hear positive feedback from travelers​. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
Written 5 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alma C
2 contributions
Great experience, best tour
Oct 2019
Excellent tour with our amazing guide, so knowledgeable with a love for history, managing the tour so well for us We got most of the highlights of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel. Outstanding!
Written 22 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always great to hear positive feedback from travelers​. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
Written 7 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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