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Early-Access Vatican Tour: Better Than Skip-the-line (Small Group Max 12)

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    If you want to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
    away from the daily crowds, choose our 3-hour Early Morning Vatican Experience.
    This 3 hour, Early Morning tour includes:
    • Intimate tour of maximum 12 people
    • Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's
    Last Judgement
    • St. Peter's Basilica*
    • Vatican Museum
    • Bramante’s Belvedere courtyard with the Big Pine
    • The Laocoön Sculpture
    • The Hall of Tapestries
    • The Hall of Maps
    • The Raphael’s rooms
    • The red Porphyry Sarcophagi of the family of the Emperor Constantine
    One of our selected, local guides will lead you through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, pointing out and describing the works of art you can't miss. You will join a
    group of maximum 12 people and you will be handed
    headsets if the group is bigger than 6 people, so that you can easily hear and interact with your guide.
    Book today our Early Morning Vatican Tour and live an experience you'll never forget.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    It was well worth getting up early to skip the queues. There is a small waiting time for it to open however Francesca was a wonderful guide and the conversation started straight away, so even during the small waiting time you can start to enjoy...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Emira19
    G T, Director of Sales at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Emira19, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on our Early-Access Vatican Tour! Getting up a little earlier is an ideal way to beat the crowds (as we enter an hour before the general public) so eventhough crowdy outside, inside the atmoshere surely...More

    Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and delivered an excellent tour of the Vatican. This small group tour starts out seemingly crowded at the meeting point with many other tour operators, but once inside you realize the value of this tour being very open in the...More

    Thank diyoakum
    G T, Director of Sales at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

    Dear diyoakum, Thank you for having taken the time to share your opinion on our Vatican Early Morning Tour, and we are pleased to see you would recommend this tour to others! The Early Morning tour allows us to enter an hour before the general...More

    Reviewed June 2, 2019

    Wanting to avoid the crowds I signed up for the 7.30am small group tour. Forget it you still get in a queue of over a thousand people when they open the gates at 8.00am. There seemed to be other small groups ushered through agate beside...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Allan F
    G T, Director of Sales at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

    Dear Allan F, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback and thereby giving us the chance to improve our services in the future. I am saddened to hear that you still had to stand in line for a while to...More

    Reviewed April 20, 2019

    We first went to the Rome Catacombs then the IV Century Basilica of Saint Clemens. Then (we had arranged an early morning next day) of the Vatican/Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of Saint Peter. Daniel was the most amazing and knowledgeable tour guide one could...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    G T, Director of Sales at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

    We are over the moon reading all your kind words about how Daniel and Beatrice made your trip unforgetable with their knowledge and charm! Great to know your twelve year old made sure our guide, Daniel its knowledge was put to the test =)! End...More

    Reviewed January 26, 2019

    My husband and I had an excellent tour with Maria last weekend! I have visited the Vatican several times previously, but this was easily the best and most interesting. Maria has a very thorough knowledge of the art, history, and architecture of Rome from ancient...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Guinnessgirl7
    G T, Director of Sales at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

    Thank you very much for your praising review! Good to know our selectiveness when it comes to guides gets noticed! We try and pick licensed guides with a background toward history and art along with a personal affiliation regarding the Vatican state. Avoiding the summer...More

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