Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Private experience
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Explore the highlights of the Vatican with significantly fewer people during this 3-hour private tour. Enter the museums a full hour before the crowds with your guide and discover the history and artifacts that kept within its walls. Visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, with skip-the-line entrance tickets and make the most of your time in Rome.
  • Discover the Vatican city-state on this 3-hour private tour
  • Enter the Vatican an hour before the crowds with an early access ticket
  • See the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with your own private guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional guide for 3 hours
Private tour
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

V.le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani, 00192 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
You will meet your private guide bright and early at 7:30am outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. From the moment you meet your guide he will begin to explain to you the complex and fascinating history of the world's smallest state, the Vatican. You will enter one hour ahead of opening to the general public. Once inside you will enjoy your guide's expertise as they guide you seamlessly through the Vatican's wealth of art.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Your next stop will be in the stunning Sistine Chapel. Designed by Michelangelo your guide will explain to you the deep meaning behind the painting and the secret of how it was constructed.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
From here you will access St. Peter's Basilica through a reserved skip-the-line passageway. Within the Basilica your guide will give further details about this structure, leading to the tour's conclusion.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
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  • 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
  • St. Peter's Basilica is a church and, as such, the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend a longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, not recommended for customers with limited mobility.
  • Personal photography is allowed during this tour, except in the Sistine Chapel
  • If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Vatican
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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