What To Expect
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
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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.
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3 hours and 30 minutes
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