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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Highlights
  • Beat the crowds and see the Vatican Museums before they open to the public
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to navigate on your own
  • Learn all about the Vatican’s artworks and history from your private guide
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off
From US$113.70
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Early Bird Vatican Tour
Early Bird Vatican tour. Children under 6 tour for free. Children aged 6-18 only pay tickets. Meet your guide at your Hotel. Hotel Pick up and drop off included.
From US$113.69
Early Bird Vatican Tour PRIME
Upgrade your tour with priority access 15 min. ahead of the usual early bird. Enjoy the Museum Galleries as they first come to life and a relaxed Sistine Chapel explanation while comfortably seated.
From US$147.20
Overview

The Vatican Museums contain one of the world’s most important art collections, and draw crowds to match. But on this private tour, you’ll have special access before the venue opens to the public. Linger in the Sistine Chapel, take in the many masterpieces, and learn all about the Vatican’s history from your guide. Then, you’ll have priority entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica next door, without having to wait in line.

What to Expect

Don’t worry about finding your own way through Rome’s bustling streets: this private tour begins when your guide picks you up directly from your local accommodation. Make your way to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to enter before the landmark is open to the general public.

With time on your side, learn about the many masterpieces on display, as well as the Vatican’s history, from your private guide. See the Sistine Chapel in all its splendor without navigating the crowds, and view other artworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, and Da Vinci. You’ll also visit the Belvedere Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps.

Next, enjoy skip-the-line privileges when you head directly from the galleries to St. Peter’s Basilica next door, without having to go through the main entrance. Your guide will point out highlights within this landmark—the largest church in the world—and fill you in on its history.

The tour ends when you’re dropped off directly at your accommodation.

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Reviewed yesterday
A Superb Thorough Vatican Experience

Linda was our tour guide. She picked us up promptly at 7am at our hotel and got us to the front of the line at the Vatican. We enjoyed our private tour and all of the facts she provided. The crowds came but Linda knew...More

Thank dogbite2018
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded today

Buongiorno! It was great leading such interested and inquisitive guests as yourselves. 4.5 hours is enough time to scratch the surface of the Vatican's many secrets, and I am glad I was able to share that time with you! Take care, Linda

Reviewed 2 days ago
Organized, Personal and Amazing Experience with SilviaM!

We toured the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica + Dome with Silvia M and it was the best private tour we had when we visited Rome! Silvia made it a personal experience and she was very well versed in the history and gave us the...More

Thank julieo050802
Reviewed 6 days ago
Gianluca Pica was excellent

We thoroughly enjoyed our Early Mornog Tour of the Vatican. Gianluca was outstanding as he escorted us thru the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And St Peters. We would recommend him to anyone considering this incredible tour. He also provided an excellent tour of The Forum...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 6 days ago
Private Vatican Tour with Marta

This was our first trip to Rome and we knew we wanted to see The Vatican while there. After researching some of the tours, this one was most appealing. Not only were the reviews great but we were able to have our own private guide....More

Thank Desiree S
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao! You are too kind!!! It was my pleasure answering all questions (random are my specialty) and I assure you that you were a fun tour to lead. I'd love to see you again, so get in touch the next time you're in town. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Private Tour of the Vatican with an Amazing Guide

This was our first trip to Rome and we wanted to make the most of our visit. We had been warned that the Vatican got extremely busy so we decided to book an early bird tour with Eyes of Rome and boy did we make...More

Thank tking44284
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ciao! Glad you guys enjoyed the tour, and you are MOST welcome. Do come again, and get in touch beforehand so we can plan your next adventure!!! Best, Linda

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Our tour was five hours that included the pick up time 7:00-12:00
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