Skip the Line Exclusive Semi-Private Vatican Tour for Small Groups

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Get ahead of the long lines with your No Wait Access and early entrance at the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Rooms

What To Expect

Lose no time at the long lines outside with our No Wait Access into the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Rooms. Admire more these splendid sites when you explore them in an intimate group of only 12 people. Early entry gives you plenty of time to tour comfortably before the sites are opened to the public.


  • Authorized by the Vatican for skip-the-line priority and no-wait entry through an exclusive partner entrance

  • Early access to the Vatican Museums before other tour groups arrive

  • Guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests to maintain quality and an intimate feel


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near Vatican Museum entrance
3 hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:10 AM
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Make sure your visit to the Vatican Museums is as relaxed and special as it should be with our Exclusive Semi-Private Vatican Tour: Enter early in the morning, before the general public are granted access and skip not only the line, but the crowds too!

Visit all of the most important sights of Vatican City and more in the most relaxed and comfortable way with this unique semi-private, exclusive Vatican City tour. Skip long lines with your No Wait Access and the Vatican Museums before they are open to the public and gain access as soon as the doors open!

The only way to explore one of world's most fascinating museums and avoid the morning rush is on our Semi-Private Early Morning Tour. Semi-Private means small intimate groups of maximum 12 people with a dedicated, personal tour guide to lead your stroll through the Vatican Museums, which house over 2000 rooms and 9 miles of the most extensive collection of art in the world. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the Museums brim with treasures and history. Your guide will share the stories and secrets contained within the Museum's walls, pleasures originally meant for the exclusive enjoyment of the Pope. Experience Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael's Rooms in a more peaceful ambiance. After taking in the Museums, you will be introduced to Saint Peter's Basilica, where you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pietà. For a fascinating finish, you will stop to admire the magnificent Saint Peter's Square.

The operator is authorized by the Vatican to not only skip waiting in the long line (which can last up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums - but also to gain access as soon as the doors open - before the general public step foot inside! The tours are always done in exclusive groups that will never exceed 12 people in total. In this way, your articulate, professional English-speaking Vatican Tour guide can personally cater to you and make your visit to Vatican City a special and unforgettable experience. Their wit and knowledge make the labyrinth of the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, a cinch to visit - and all in a single morning!


  • Tour as per description

  • No Wait Access and early privileged entrance into the Museums

  • The Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee

  • Headsets

  • English speaking tour guide


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Infants up to 5 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation.

  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.

  • We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on this tour.

  • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered, no low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour without a flash; however, photography is prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area which may result in your having to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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