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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour

Highlights
  • Skip the Vatican’s unmatched crowds
  • Travel with a guide and small group for a more intimate, educational tour
  • Bypass security lines at St. Peter’s Basilica
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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour
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Overview
The Vatican Museums are among the most crowded in the world, sometimes having as many 20,000 visitors every day. With this tour, see the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the relative peace of early morning, entering the museums an hour before they are open to the public—when you enter the Sistine Chapel, it will still be mostly empty. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
What to Expect
Your early morning tour begins at the main entrance to the Vatican Museums. Meet your guide and small group and enter the museums. Walk through the main galleries, including the Room of the Candelabra, Hall of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Maps.

Before reaching the Sistine Chapel, receive a reference map you can use once inside, a useful resource since visitors to the chapel are expected to be silent. Spend around 20 minutes in the room with Michelangelo’s masterpieces.

After exiting the chapel from a side door head straight to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping security lines. Your guide takes you to see the baroque Baldacchino, La Pieta, and other masterworks.

The last stop is underneath the main floor of the basilica, where hundreds of Popes are buried.

Finish the tour in front of the Basilica.
Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Make the Most of your Roman trip!

I would highly suggest the Roman Guy experience for your tours in Rome. I did my research before our 3 day pre-cruise trip to Rome. With so much art, history, architecture in one place, it is a must to have a guide with historical facts...More

Thank CarolW1518
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. When coming from a cruise ship, your travel plans cab become a bit stressful, but it's up to us to still ensure that you have a great experience. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very entertaining tour

Our group were only 3 people with Eleanore, the enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide. She took us to the shortest and least crowded routes for us to experience the incredible art works and the Vatican museum, Sistine chaple and St. Peter's basilica etc. Eleanore gave...More

Thank YoungH29
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. It's great to explore the Vatican Museums with such a passionate and informed guide. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing!

We opted for the early pickup from our hotel. Driver was on time and dropped us off right at meeting point. What a lovely tour, Frank our guide was full of humour and very, very knowledgable. We would like to do this tour again, as...More

Thank Culture741895
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. Frank is a wonderful guide and so many of the travelers he has led have come back to learn more from him. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Tour with Excitement

Raf met our small group of 10 with energizing excitement! She led us through taking care of us like a mother hen all the while imparting pertinent and fun facts. Her love for the art enhanced the information she imparted. The use of current technology...More

Thank 976tonyah
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Tonya! Grazie mille for your review. It's great to see some photos on the tablet before and during your tour to understand all of the history. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour!

We were a group of 8 and as it happened no one else was added to our group. Our guide Dario was fantastic, knowledgeable, and funny. I was concerned when we arrived at the assigned meeting place and there were literally about 20 groups being...More

Thank Dilyse
Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your kind review. Entering the Vatican even in the morning can seem overwhelming, but once you're inside, it's pretty manageable if you get there before the general entry time. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

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Passenger401706
October 6, 2018|
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Response from mrm0ran | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, We used Roman Guys in Rome through the Vatican and they were terrific. Headsets were no problem unless you got too far from the guide - which was a fair distance. Raffi our guide was constantly doing head checks though.
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Dilyse
September 5, 2018|
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Nailah M
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
Our guide asked us 3 times if we needed a break. We had a small group and she did head counts all the time so as not to lose anyone.
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