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Early Access Vatican Tour provided by Vatican Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Vatican Museums
    00120, Vatican City
    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 City
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Vatican Museums
    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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  • 6
    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
Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
Duration
3h
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips for the Guide
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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.
  • For booking with kids, kindly bring with you a copy of the ID or passport otherwise the kid tickets cannot be provided and the new ticket should be paid directly on site.
  • This group is up to 22 travelers or less.
  • Please note: if you arrive late you mights loose the entrance
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 years old as a proof of their age.
  • 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 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 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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ScottH wrote a review Oct 2019
Frisco, Texas3 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful early AM private tour of the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Our tour guide was accommodating, personal and full of knowledge. For a limited schedule while in Rome, choosing a private guide was definitely worth it!!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from VivicosTravel, Owner at Early Access Vatican Tour
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Thank you, Scotty, for wamrly recommending us and for choosing to book the Early Access Vatican Tour!
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Vacationer817672 wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Such an overwhelming tour, the sheer number of sculptures and other artefacts is mind-blowing...As is the number of people visiting each day! We had a fantastic guide on this small group tour, Claudia was very knowledgeable, patient and respectful - I can’t possibly imagine
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from vivianna22, Owner at Early Access Vatican Tour
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review our business and for expressing your appreciation of Claudia.
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Akm H wrote a review Aug 2019
Dhaka City, Bangladesh6 contributions6 helpful votes
Our Daughter who is doing her PHD in NYU,New York,USA, selected this tour guide and we took 6 days Tours, highlights of Rome, Collosium,Early Vatican Tour, Tivolli,Flowrence etc. All the guides were excellent. There cars and drivers all the places were right on time and they
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from VivicosTravel, Owner at Early Access Vatican Tour
Responded 24 Aug 2019
We are honored by this incredibly beautiful review! Thank you for describing the experience so beautifully, we are beyond happy that we created such a wonderful experience for you and we look forward to having the chance to make you happy once more! Thank your daughter for making us a part of the journey!
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powseeker2015 wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions6 helpful votes
Fabulous guide Renata for the day who kept our 8 and 10 year old daughters engaged and moving on a busy and hot day. We all learned a lot and it's an amazing collection of art. We were a bit disappointed that the early access was so busy. It was a strange day with some
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Carlo C, Owner at Early Access Vatican Tour
Responded 28 Jun 2019
Very happy to learn you enjoyed your Early Access Vatican Tour and that your children were highly entertained by it!
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668penc wrote a review Dec 2018
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions20 helpful votes
It is hard to imagine trying to see the Vatican museums any other way than on an early access tour given the crowds even in December. If your knowledge of art history is limited,it would also be a shame to visit without the expertise of a guide. My guide, Flavia, was clearly an
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Date of experience: December 2018
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We did a Pantheon tour with Michael and really enjoyed it. He was really informative, lent us scarves to cover our
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Wonderful Tour!
Our tour guide, Chiara, was a delight. She was absolutely amazing with our 4 young kids. She kept them entertained
BarryMulligan
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Elena was fantastic. Superb tour.
So you are thinking of doing a 2.5 hour tour of The Vatican with your 9 year old daughter!!?? Hmmm that almost defi
Charliebrown1417
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Rome tour
Great tour guide! Valentina was very knowledgeable and engaging. She was able to keep our 3 year old 16year old and
Abby M
Abby M
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Vatican Tour
Tour was amazing! Just a heads up that you will have very limited time in the Sistine Chapel. I’d suggest going str
Nomad55766
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Brilliant kid friendly Vatican tour
Our tour guide Elena engaged with the children from the very beginning of the tour. She made the tour interesting w
C1293FHpaoloa
C1293FHpaoloa
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Great tour
This tour was really worth it if you have kids with you. Our tour guide, Diego was really informative and you could
Bagkag
Bagkag
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Great personalized tour. Perfect for kids. 100% recommend.
Wonderful experience. Tailored the tour to my kids to keep them interested and entertained. Worth spending a little
pocketvalley
pocketvalley
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Super Guide
Chiara was our guide for our tour -Vatican - sixtine chapel and St Peters. She was very well informed - and clicked
andi b
andi b
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Great experience
I've done a Vatican tour by day and by night... both are excellent. However, at night it felt like the ceilings we
335louiseg
335louiseg
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Private tour Vatican & Sistine Chapel with “Sistine Chapel Tours”
As a working archaeologist, our guide, Tomasso “Tom” was incredibly well informed. He also made the tour for our fa
kylaparaz
kylaparaz
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Too Crowded, Too hot, bad setup
ROME private guides, never again with a family with kids. When we booked they should have suggested (knowing the ag
The-Hernandez-Family
The-Hernandez-Family
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Great tour in the Vatican
This tour was a great tour. It was small enough and early. But I did think it was before the opening time and it wa
SpartanMatina
SpartanMatina
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Amazing tour
We had an amazing experience with our tour guide, Romina. She’s an archeologist so her knowledge is boundless. She
Michael B
Michael B
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Outstanding private guide to Vatican
The private tour of the Vatican Museums and the Cabinet of the Masks was one of the most outstanding experiences we
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