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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
From US$117.61
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Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
From US$117.61
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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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Early morning Vatican tour

We had our tour this morning with Valentina Ansuini-she was absolutely AMAZING! Our group was a small one of only 7people, so she was able to really gear the session towards our two families. Her knowledge and energy were wonderful...I noticed several other tour guides...More

1  Thank Tanya A
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastically Knowledgeable

We had a private small group tour (4 people) with Rossella. From the minute we met her outside the walls of the Vatican, to when we parted ways outside of St Peters Basilica, Rossella was fabulous. She was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and welcoming as she...More

1  Thank Maxwell S
Reviewed 24 May 2018
Only way to experience the Sistine Chapel

I signed up for this trip simply to avoid the crowds. However, walking into the Sistine Chapel when it is quiet and almost empty was a visual and spiritual experience. If the tour had ended after the Sistine Chapel I would have been satisfied. However,...More

1  Thank Slyvester E
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Vatican Tour

After taking the Ostia Antiqua tour, my mom and I decided that Livitaly tours were the way to go and booked the early morning Vatican Tour. We had a wonderful tour of the Vatican with Luca. Skipping the line was of course one of the...More

Thank klmcgee724
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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.