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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome

Early Vatican Semi Private Tour

Product ID: 163770
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Make the most of your day and start with an early guided tour of the Vatican Museums. You will be allowed to enter 30-minutes earlier than the general public and when the museums get most crowded you will have already finished your 3-hour tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy early access to the Vatican Museums and beat the crowds
  • Explore accompanied by a knowledgable guide
  • Admire the stunning artworks and architecture of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
On this small group tour, you will have privileged access to the Vatican's top attractions one hour earlier than the general public. You will be able to explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica before the crowds.

You will be accompanied on your tour by a knowledgeable guide who will lead you through the numerous rooms of the Vatican Museums and answer your questions. Then spend some time inside the Sistine Chapel, admiring the Last Judgement and the Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Finally, inside St. Peter's Basilica, the famous Pietà will be just a few meters away from you. Your guide will explain its significance and you will come to truly appreciate this masterpiece.  

The tour will give you a chance to admire the stunning artworks and architecture of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, before the crowds arrive and make the most of your day in Rome.
  • Tickets
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • St. Peter's Basilica is not included on Wednesdays

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your meeting point is in Viale Vaticano 104 at the coffee bar Paolo. This location is just in front of the Vatican Museums entrance - coffee bar Paolo is the one with the green awning outside

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Dress appropriately with knees and shoulders covered
• The group is 10 participants maximum
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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City Lights Tours

Product ID: 163770