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Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

  • Skip the lines at the Vatican entrance on this early-entry tour
  • Tour the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public 
  • 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 precious vacation time, but also avoid 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, and a small group size means plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect

Start your tour by meeting your guide near the Vatican Museum’s entrance. Your ticket allows early access to the Sistine Chapel, and 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 you enter.

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, including the Gallery of Maps and the Raphael Rooms. You’ll then head into St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's baldachin, and the Tomb of Pope Alexander IV.

After your tour ends, you’re free to explore more of the Vatican on your own.

Reviews (87)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Giulia is the best!

We had such a fantastic time with Giulia Pagliari our guide from LivItaly for the Early Morning Vatican Tour. This experience was not to be missed. The timing of the tour was perfect, LivItaly clearly did its research when planning the best museum route—we missed...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 days ago
Early Morning Vatican Tour

We had a fantastic tour. Our tour guide was Rossella and she was fabulous. She was informative, took our time seriously and was dedicated to making certain we had a tour that was informative and complete. Rossella was on top extremely informative and patient. There...More

Thank cathiebrugnoli
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice tour guide, small group.

Our tour guide was Dario Bartoli. You absolutely need to visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel early in the morning before the mass of tourists arrived. We had been surprised still wait in line with all the people who, like us, wanting to see...More

Thank D207CNolgab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent early access small group tour, with a fantastic guide.

We chose this tour based on the early access, and small group (max 6 people) and were so glad we did...this was truly worth the money alone. The early entry tour allows you the space and freedom to enjoy the Sistine chapel that you'd never...More

Thank MW1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Only way to see Vatican/Sistine Chapel

Get a tour if you really want to experience the Vatican. We had a small group(6 people) led by our tour guide Chiara. Chiara was funny, energetic and focused! This early morning skip-the line tour was focused on seeing the Sistine Chapel and Vatican museum...More

Thank melendbm
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15 October 2018|
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Response from Heather H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is 3 hours long. Just go to their website and choose the tour that suits you. Livitaly tours. Our’s was the 6 person tour. But there are other options.
29 July 2018|
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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
Thomas K
11 April 2018|
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Response from FonteynM | 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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