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Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance provided by The Roman Guy

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Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance

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Overview
Enter the Vatican before the general public on a half-day tour that offers more detailed historical and religious commentary than your typical Vatican experience. As well as receiving personalized attention in a small group limited to 13, you’ll explore the Vatican in a crowd-free environment, which allows you ample time to gaze upwards at the Sistine Chapel.
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You'll start at
Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyBetween Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100). A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it. We highly recommend that you arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time of your tour to ensure a prompt start. • Subway/Metro - Take the Metro line A (the red line) and get off at either the “Cipro” or “Ottaviano” stop. The meeting point is on Viale Vaticano which is a 10-minute walk from each of the metro stops. • Walking - From St. Peter’s Square, take via di Porta Angelica and follow the Vatican walls (on your left-hand side) closely until you reach Piazza del Risorgimento. Turn left and continue following the Vatican walls until you reach Viale Vaticano. Turn left onto Viale Vaticano and cross over to the other side of the street. Walk up the street and you’ll find our meeting point about 100 feet away. BEWARE! This is at least a 15-minute walk. • Taxi - It is very important that you tell the driver “Caffè Vaticano” or Musei Vaticani. Our meeting point is a few feet away. Make sure you check for us on the other side of the street just in case your driver drops you off opposite the caffè. • Use your smartphone! - Type the words ‘Caffè Vaticano’ into your phone’s navigation system and the directions will bring you just a few feet away from the top of the staircase!
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  • 1
    Vatican City
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Paintings Gallery of the Vatican Museums
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Pius and Clementine’s Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 9
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 10
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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You'll end at
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican CityExcept on Wednesdays, when the tour will end inside the Vatican Museums.
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Highlights
  • Enjoy exclusive, early-morning access to the Vatican
  • An obvious choice for time-pressed travelers and history buffs
  • Get a detailed introduction to art inside the Vatican
  • Benefit from personalized attention in a small group limited to 13
Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
5h
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • A professional English-speaking guide
  • A maximum group size of 13
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Paintings Gallery of the Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Pius and Clementine’s Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesdays
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • 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.
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Andrew S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really enjoyed our guide, Franco. There is a lot to take in and Franco moved and stopped with just the right pacing. He had great stories and insights about the art, history, and the building's inhabitants. Getting in early is also key.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Hey Andrew S, Thank you for your feedback. The team at The Tour Guy is thrilled you’re so happy with your tour. Franco really is a fantastic guide; we feel so lucky to have him. Maybe you’d like to share with your friends who are due for a European break soon? We’d love to continue making holiday dreams come true for awesome customers like you! A presto! Marco
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Donna Z wrote a review Feb 2020
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We didn't do any other packaged tours during our visit to Italy, only this one. Because the Vatican is vast and we are really quite clueless about it (not even Catholic) and because the popularity of the site we chose an in-depth, early entry tour and felt it was worth every
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance
Responded Feb 7, 2020
Ciao 683donnaz, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience with The Tour Guy. We’re so glad to read that you loved our Detailed Vatican tour and enjoyed all aspects of your experience, from the privilege of skipping the line to the personable service provided by our guide. We won't miss to share your kind words with our colleague. Grazie e arrivederci, Marco
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Holly A wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We took the tour starting 10.30am with Jad, his great sense of humour and excellent knowledge made it a trip to remember! We were a small group of 5 (2 couples and a solo traveller) so we were able to navigate the crowds in the Vatican Museums with ease and spend time learning
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance
Responded Jan 20, 2020
We’re delighted to receive your awesome review, Hollya561! Comments like these make everything worthwhile! Thank you! We're glad that you loved our Vatican tour, Jad will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Our guides work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. We hope to see you again and please bring all your friends and family, we'll ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Marco
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R&R Dix Hills, NY wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our guide, Eleanora, could not have been better. Her knowledge of history, art, architecture and sculpture was superb. Although we had been to the Vatican and St. Peter's many times, she pointed out details that we overlooked so our experience was full and enjoyable. She was
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Ciao Art-history-wildlife, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent tour with The Tour Guy. It brings us great pride and joy to read your amazing feedback and to see how impressed you were with Eleonora; we’ll surely pass on your kind words and great feedback to her. We can't wait to have you back! Arrivederci, Marco
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Prebashnie wrote a review Dec 2019
Centurion, South Africa9 contributions
Loved our guide. So helpful. Vatican is unbelievable and surreal. It was busy but because the tour starts early you can avoid some of the crowds.
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance
Responded Dec 31, 2019
Hello Prebashnie, Thank you for this short and sweet review, we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with The Tour Guy. A presto! Marco
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