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Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour

  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry and be one of the first inside the Vatican Museums
  • Learn about Renaissance art from your art historian guide—without the crowds
  • See the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica
Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour
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Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour
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With over six million visitors per year—and some 30,000 visitors per DAY during high season—the Vatican Museums can get busy. Escape the worst of the crowds on this early-morning Vatican tour which gives you skip-the-line access before most have even finished breakfast. With a professional art historian as your guide, discover the Vatican’s world-class art in a quieter and more focused way.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group near the Vatican, then skip the long line and enter the Vatican Museums. Pass through security and don headsets so you can clearly hear your art historian guide: you’ll likely be among the first visitors to the building.

See highlights of the museum’s art treasures, including the rich collection of Roman sculptures, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Then enjoy Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel before the crowds really appear.

Your tour ends with skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica through a special entrance reserved exclusively for official guides and their groups.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018
Excellent Guided Tour

I was trying to buy the tickets online, but I thought I would get a ticket when I visit the Vatican City. And, Guess! What I saw!! There is a Huge Queue where peoples are roaming there to sell tickets. They seem to look like...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 22 March 2018
To maximise the experience, get a guide.

Led by Debra, she amused us, informed us, didn't lose any of us, and made the visit so much more memorable for us. Definitely worth paying the extra for a guide - ours was brilliant!

Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Very Nice

Amazing tour, very nice guide - Ribal.He made history alive for us and explains all ,that you need to know for all the places in the vatican.

Thank Ivaylo K
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile
Roberto was the best!

I used their website to buy tickets and got to the office at the time that was stated on my email. Initially it was only my brother and I waiting for the early morning group tour. 2 more people joined and off we went. It...More

Thank prinzess26
Reviewed 19 December 2017
Vatican Early Tour

We were there just for 4 days but if was amazingly beautiful and specially very informative. Roberto Notarmasi is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and fun, he knew exactly what were the most important things that we have to know before leaving .. thanks to...More

Thank ZoeTahalia
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