Vatican Museums with Early Bird Entrance Semi-Private Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Explore Vatican City on this 3-hour small-group tour with early entrance tickets. Beat the crowds of the Vatican and see its highlights a full hour before opening to the general public. Visit the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica while listening to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the Vatican.
  • Take a 3-hour tour of Vatican City on this small-group tour
  • Explore the Vatican a full hour before the general public and avoid crowds
  • Visit the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group of 12 guests or less

Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional guide for 3 hours
Guaranteed to skip-the-long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The Raphael Rooms are part of the apartment of Pope Julius II. You will have the possibility to admire the most beautiful frescos by Raphael like the "School of Athens" and the "Lliberation of St.Peter"
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Visit the Borgia Rooms, papal apartments painted by Pinturicchio and his school.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Explore Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and admire the marvelous frescoes that narrate Biblical episodes, such as the Creation of Adam and Eve, and the Banishment from Eden.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Visit St. Peter's Basilica and explore the largest church in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation policy

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

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