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Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

  • Skip the lines at the Vatican entrance on this early entry Vatican tour
  • Tour the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and enjoy without the crowds
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and more
Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
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Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens with a skip-the-line early morning Vatican tour. You’ll not only save hours in long lines, but also avoid the daytime crowds and have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel before it’s open to the public. A guide will lead you through the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.
What to Expect
At the start of your tour you’ll check-in and meet your guide at 7:30am near the Vatican Museum’s entrance. Your ticket allows early access to the Sistine Chapel so 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 heading in.

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. You’ll then stroll back through the Sistine Chapel - noticing how crowded it is during daytime hours making you thankful you booked an early morning tour - and into St. Peter’s Basilica.

Your tour concludes after a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and then you’re free to explore more of the Vatican as you wish.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Captain Billy says "YES"

Still had to queue for nearly an hour to get is, which was not expected, but still worth it as we were in before the huge crowds. Our guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable. The whole place is breathtaking and worth the small tour visit,...More

Thank Captain_Billy2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best experience possible for first time visitors. Our guide Davide, was very knowledgable and engaging. He was able to make it a great experience for a 15 year old teenage boy who had little desire to be there.

Thank mawilliams2008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great visit

We had a great time with Kristin. She kept our two 10 yr old boys interested and entertained without tiring them. We covered a lot of ground within 3 hours. I recommend their tour without reservations.

Thank rmahrou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Memorable Vatican Visit

LivItaly had assigned Jade to our family of four. She was a perfect guide. Flowing with the mood, knowledgeable and engaging. We had a truly memorable day at the Vatican. Thanks Jade & LivItaly.

Thank Sridhar N
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Awesome Vatican experience!

We had a great time with Francesca! She was so knowledgeable, and shared a lot of her work as an archeologist, which was so interesting. Thanks so much for having us! We will never forget the Vatican!

Thank 386steph1
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Response from Sridhar N | Reviewed this property |
The tour guide is takes you through Sistine Chapel, the museums and leaves you at St Peter's Basilica. This takes aroundc2 hours depending on your interest in somerhjng particular. At the Basilica, you are on your own and... More
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11 April 2018|
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Response from Fonteyn M | Reviewed this property |
If you are part of a small group then you can choose what you want to see and the time you want to spend in it.
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