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Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign
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Highlights
  • 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
  • A small group tour of six or less ensures a more personalized experience 
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (max 6 people)
  • Early Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DCTraveler002 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Washington, DC13 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband, 12 year old son, and I took this tour during February 2020 with Laura. She was fantastic, knowledgable and kept my son engaged throughout the entire tour. Even though it is low season, there were big crowds, lines, and large tour groups coming through as we were
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
Responded Mar. 21, 2020
We're so pleased that you enjoyed the Vatican tour with Laura but especially happy to know that your son had a fun time too. Museums and art galleries can be taxing for young people so it is great to hear that Laura was able to keep your son engaged and interested throughout the tour. Hopefully he has gone home with new interests and stories to share with his friends! Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your enthusiasm with us! Angelo and Kristin
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SweetFinalBreath wrote a review Mar. 2020
Crowborough, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
It's an early start but so very worth it. To be able to sit and enjoy the Sistine Chapel without hundreds of others milling around was the highlight of our trip. Our guide told us so many new things that we were amazed.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
Responded Mar. 20, 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed your Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour and thank you for writing such a nice review. It's also great to hear that, despite the early morning start, you appreciated the opportunity to really admire those beautiful masterpieces without the regular hussle and bussle and the huge crowds. Thanks so much, once again, and all best wishes Angelo and Kristin
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Ellen wrote a review Mar. 2020
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We could not recommend this tour highly enough. Our tour guide, Max, was exceptionally knowledgeable, personable, and professional. He seemed to have a never-ending supply of "fun facts" about the Vatican -- we wished we could have spent another three hours exploring with Max!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
Responded Mar. 18, 2020
We can't thank you enough for your lovely review and high rating of the Vatican tour you took with Max. It's so wonderful to hear that you feel you learned tons of new things but also that you had a fun time doing it!! We'll be sure to let Max know how much you loved his tour and the chance to get to know him. Thanks, once again Angeloo and Kristin
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Nardus wrote a review Mar. 2020
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
Amazing experience truly fun. Our guide Sergio made the experience even better than we could have imagined. Knowledgeable and friendly. We would recommend LivItaly to all we meet.
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Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Your review and recommendation of our company is heart warming. Thank you! We're so happy to know that you enjoyed the Vatican tour with Sergio and we'll be sure to let him know about your lovely review. Thanks, once again Angelo and Kristin
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CindyArmstrong wrote a review Feb. 2020
Barbados72 contributions17 helpful votes
Excellent! Highly recommended. It’s an early start but very worth it. Our tour guide and I’m sorry that I can’t remember her name, but it started with A - apologies. She was very knowledgeable and informative. It’s an overwhelming experience as there is just so much to see but
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Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour
Responded Mar. 1, 2020
Dear Cindy We're thrilled that you had a great time on our Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour and thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. The early morning entrance is an early start but to be one step ahead of the crowds, even in February, makes all there is to see so much more wonderful. We're also very happy to hear your endorsement of our small group policy. Thank you, once again, for your review Angelo and Kristin
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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