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Skip-the-Line: Early Entrance Vatican Tour provided by Italy With Us

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Skip-the-Line: Early Entrance Vatican Tour

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Get the Vatican all to yourself on an early-entry tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: a hassle-free way to enter the landmark an hour before it opens to the general public. Priority access means you’ll have space to appreciate the Sistine Chapel without having to jostle crowds and strain to hear your guide. Plus, this small-group tour is limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere.
  • Get the Vatican all to yourself on a skip-the-line, priority-access tour
  • Enter the landmark one hour before it opens to the general public 
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel without being jostled by large crowds
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people for an intimate experience 
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a designated meeting point near the Vatican in the early morning. With your priority admission ticket, you’ll enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site an hour before it opens to the general public and head straight to the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo's iconic frescoes without standing shoulder-to-shoulder with large crowds and discover little-known info from your guide. After ticking off highlights such as the Gallery of Maps and Raphael's Rooms, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica for a guided tour of the cathedral. Bid your guide farewell here and continue to explore independently if you please.
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Important Information
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • During the Jubilee Year of Mercy 2016 St. Peter's basilica is an active religious centre and is subject to sudden closures for Jubilee ceremonies. The closures might occur without previous notice, we are therefore not responsible for this inconvenience. This does not affect the tour of the Vatican museums
  • To apply Youth fares you need to provide a student ID card
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Graham D wrote a review Feb 2020
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom85 contributions42 helpful votes
Our guide was so knowledgeable! We were booked on a small group early morning tour but the other couple did not turn up so it was just my wife, the guide and I for over 3 hours. We learned so much and the guide went at our pace allowing me to take whatever pictures I wanted.
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Date of experience: February 2020
LanceCG wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia10 contributions3 helpful votes
The Vatican skip the line tour was below average in quality, and it did not meet the stated offering. It was communicated online as though we would receive immediate access to the Vatican, go to the Sistine Chapel for a relatively private tour, and then go around the rest of the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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douglashF3084LU wrote a review Dec 2019
Lakeland, Florida3 contributions
Our tour guide was the best love the walks of Italy colosseum at night. It was Memory of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: August 2019
KupcakeKat wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Having time before in the Vatican before all the main tours got in was priceless. We had the best guide and ended up going through the Sistine Chapel twice during our time. It was amazing.
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Date of experience: January 2019
Empty Nesters wrote a review Jun 2019
Louisville, Kentucky137 contributions20 helpful votes
We had an overall good experience on this tour. There is more to see in the Vatican Museum than you could possibly do in the allotted time. So choices have to be made. Our guide, Daniel was very helpful and informative. He was a little difficult to understand at times,
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Key Details
  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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