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Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

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Get early access into the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's amazing frescoes one hour before the general public. Together with a small group of max 6 participants and a passionate English-speaking guide, you will be able to avoid the crowds and quietly enjoy the wonderful masterpiece. The tour continues with the greatest highlights of the Papal art collection, including the Raphael Rooms and Saint Peter's Basilica.
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Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivItaly Tours sign
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Vatican entrance on this early-entry tour
  • Tour the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public 
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and more
  • A small group tour of six or less ensures a more personalized experience 
What to Expect
Start your tour by meeting your guide near the Vatican Museum’s entrance. Your ticket allows early access to the Sistine Chapel, and you’ll head there first to enjoy it without the daytime crowds. Talking is not allowed in the chapel, so your guide will provide an introduction to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes before you enter. After taking your time to admire Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco, you’ll meet back up with your guide and skip the main admission lines for a tour of Vatican Museum highlights, including the Gallery of Maps and the Raphael Rooms. You’ll then head into St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's baldachin, and the Tomb of Pope Alexander IV. After your tour ends, you’re free to explore more of the Vatican on your own.
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Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (max 6 people)
  • Early Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Excellent! Highly recommended. It’s an early start but very worth it. Our tour guide and I’m sorry that I can’t remember her name, but it started with A - apologies. She was very knowledgeable and informative. It’s an overwhelming experience as there is just so much to see but
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This was an amazing experience and out guide Raf was amazing. I found it really hard to choose a tour but so glad i choose this one. Myself and two teenagers and one other family of three- so a total of just 6! so truly small! Our tour lasted over three hours. We were very
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Andrea led our small group tour, and he was terrific. He was extremely friendly, and his art history knowledge was so impressive. I frankly can't imagine trying to tour these amazing sights without a guide like him. In the Sistine Chapel, which happened to display Rafael's
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Our guide Massimo was passionate, professional and a wit. His commentary and explanations brought to life the extraordinary art that adorns every plinth, wall and ceiling in the Vatican Museums. The best guide I've had for any attraction anywhere. As for the Sistine Chapel, I'm
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Massimo was an excellent tour guide, very informative, and personable. LivItaly is a great company to use. Easy to find and communicate with during the entire booking process. The early morning Vatican tour was perfect for more uncrowded time in the Sistine chapel. Highly
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CindyArmstrong
Barbados
6816
Excellent
Excellent tour once again provided by LivItaly Tours. Highly recommend this company. We had a very interesting
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kittykat700
Melbourne, Australia
41
Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Small Group Tour
We decided to book the Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Small Group Tour tour because we are staying near the Ponte
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i.Bro
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
227
Intimate Group Tour
My wife and I were not sure what to expect given the afternoon start time, but were so pleasantly surprised that
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i.Bro
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
227
Felt like Learning from a Friend!
My wife and I had a great time doing an off-season tour early morning tour with Tiffany. It was an excellent time
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7brian7
Santa Barbara, California
82
Genuinely the best tour in Rome!
This tour with LivItaly is the ONLY Colosseum tour that you should consider. If you’re lucky enough to get the
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CindyArmstrong
Barbados
6816
Excellent
Excellent! Highly recommended. It’s an early start but very worth it. Our tour guide and I’m sorry that I can’t
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Belle1970
Bromley, United Kingdom
4613
Amazing experience in a 'truly' small group with amazing guide.
This was an amazing experience and out guide Raf was amazing. I found it really hard to choose a tour but so glad
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kalsec
Manassas, Virginia
2610
An Overwhelming Tour
Andrea led our small group tour, and he was terrific. He was extremely friendly, and his art history knowledge
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kalsec
Manassas, Virginia
2610
An Amazing Tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum
Santi led our tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. Of course, the sites themselves were
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MontyD
10
Absolutely brilliant
Did this today with our guide Andrea, he was so full of enthusiasm and knowledge it was an absolute treat. He and
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