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VIP Vatican Experience provided by Carpe Diem Rome

VIP Vatican Experience
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Book in advance
from $114.83 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Experience the Vatican as the Pope himself does by entering before doors open to the public with our 8:30am VIP Vatican Tour. At this time, the winding corridors, sweeping hallways and stunning chapels are near-empty, allowing our small group to explore in the peace and tranquillity that the great Catholics of history intended. Those visiting the Vatican unguided often find themselves dazzled by the plethora of works on display here - which can make it somewhat difficult to navigate. But our guides have curated a bespoke route through the Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica that packs in all the best bits - without leaving you lost for hours in its maze-like corridors.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 109384P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Tour Guide • Skip The Line Ticket • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Please meet at the office at 8:15AM.
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
Tour Guide • Skip The Line Ticket • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Departure details
Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Please meet at the office at 8:15AM.
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Germanico, 16
    Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Please meet at the office at 8:15AM.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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5.0
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Ricardo F
1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
I wanted to say Christina was one of the best tour guides we've had but that would be a lie...she is the BEST we have ever had. Such high energy and limitless knowledge of not only the Vatican but Rome as a whole. She gave us so much information that helped us appreciate and more importantly understand the beauty and history of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. All the information came across not only as educational but with well timed funny anecdotes. Would 100% recommend, especially as the world reopens and tourism starts anew!!
Written June 6, 2021
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Obie G
3 contributions
This TOUR is a MUST SEE!!!
May 2021 • Solo
My favorite part of the experience, I must say, was THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE!!! I have wanted to visit the Vatican since I was a child and this lived up to my every expectation! My Guide was Barbara and she was so very knowledgeable of the whole museum, that my brain is still processing all the information she gave me, which is so great for someone like me who is really intrigued by the history of the Vatican and Rome itself.
With that said, it was an incredible tour and I cannot recommend it enough. Carpe Diem Rome took great care of me as I booked my tour and guided me in the right direction as well as towards other great Tours they offer. I have also booked another with them during my time in Rome and cannot wait for this new experience! Barbara was so full of energy and the right passion it was infectious and made my day in the best way! ( Thank you! ) I will only use Carpe Diem Rome during my trip and return trips to Rome!!! I Highly Reccomend you use them, and their VIP Vatican Tours are a MUST!!
Written May 27, 2021
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Soph
Crewe, UK17 contributions
Hoarders paradise
Covid19, as horrendous as it’s been, has been a silver lining during our trip to Rome. Our lively guide Amanda explained that the Vatican receives 40k visitors a day outside of a pandemic so the fact we walked straight in (masked the whole time) was incredible. It’s the perfect time to visit. Amanda showed us all the top attractions and gave us a riveting account of how it came to be. She made sure we were coping in the heat throughout and made sure she wasn’t going into too much or too little detail. She asked us what our biggest interests were so she could tailor the experience to our visit too. With Amanda you’ll see exactly what you want and need to, without a guide you’ll be lost - the place is an endless hoarders paradise!! We appreciated how friendly she was and how she went above and beyond to offer us extra information about where to go for lunch and what to do next. Would really recommend Amanda and this tour to anyone who is slightly intimidated by the entry process or the vast array of things to see at the Vatican.
Written July 19, 2020
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russelljam
Hey Sophie, thanks so much for the amazing 5 star review. Amanda will be extremely proud when she see's it! Team Carpe
Written July 21, 2020
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sheila v
West Caldwell, NJ8 contributions
VIP Vatican
Mar 2020
We recently had a tour, March 2, and it was a wonderful experience. Our guide was Gabriel, from Maya Tours and he was very informative, knowledgeable and patient when we asked questions. I highly recommend comfortable shoes and clothes as we walked around inside and out of the buildings so you could get warm. It was not very crowded so we had 20 minutes inside the Sistine Chapel and were even able to sit down and admire the beauty. He showed us where we could walk up to the top of St. Peter's Basilica to get a phenomenal view of the city...not for those how don't like heights!
Written March 13, 2020
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Jamie G
1 contribution
Fantastic experience
Nov 2019 • Solo
The advert to didn’t disappoint. Skipped the line and as they say entered one hour before the general public. I’ve been before and I think it’s worth paying more for the quality when it comes the Vatican. Great guide, thanks Ian!
Written November 7, 2019
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Rob D
2 contributions
Robert Dorsett
Oct 2019 • Family
The tour was great Monica gave us important information without it being boring and knew the best ways to avoid the people traffic when there.

I will recommend this company to my family and friends. Monica and Colin were great as well for the colosseum/Palacio and forum.
Written October 27, 2019
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Odyssey260394
1 contribution
Worth waking up early for!
Sep 2019 • Friends
Loved the tour! Getting early entrance into the Vatican was a real highlight. I couldn’t believe how quiet it was.

The tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave some great recommendations for things to do and places to eat!

Would highly recommend
Written September 21, 2019
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dom_smith96
Haywards Heath, UK7 contributions
Vatican 8am...book it!!
Sep 2019 • Solo
What an amazing experience I had at the Vatican this morning. Booked this 8am tour and it was the best thing I’ve done on my travels. We entered the Vatican and it was almost empty, no crowds at all was so peaceful walking round. Credit to our guide, keeping everyone engaged and entertained the whole way through. If you’re in rome definitely book this tour! Beat the heat, the general public and the queues!!
Written September 20, 2019
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Neilwhite66
2 contributions
Incredible early morning Vatican tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
This early morning Vatican was amazing. The best thing I’ve done my whole holiday. Entering the Vatican early morning was perfect as we beat the heat and also the general public meaning it was very spacious in the Vatican. Having space to walk around in the Sistine chapel was a brilliant experience. The guide was great taking the group through the different eras of art of architecture. The whole tour was so good, If you are thinking about booking the Vatican make sure you book through Carpe Diem Rome!
Written September 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Great visit in Rome with a guidé that love its city and has a lot to show and tell
Very nice tour indeed. Starting by an interesting up-to-date about the history of rome at the trojan column. The b
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My guide Guilietta was excellent.Hee knowledge and attention to detail was unforgettable! I took a private tour of
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Very nice visit and a super tour with Carpe diem
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Sant’Angelo whit Paolo,the best tourguide in Rome
The castle it’s amazing but don’t visit without tourguide.You can lost informations,our tourguide was Paolo,who tel
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Rome with the best tourguide-Paolo
We have part 5 beautiful days and with Paolo,who is the best tourguide,Rome became more fascinated,we return with P
obieg2021
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Absolutely Great!
The whole experience was GREAT!! Loved my tour guide, Ben (great sense of humor) and the overall historical facts
chinyil2021
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Very nice and will do it again
Paolo was really good in explaining the history and making the tour not boring. It was a pleasure to have him as ou
Shanaya R
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Excellent tour
Excellent tour, and very thorough! Paolo was very energetic and took us through everything in detail, and was extre
caroserrano2
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Coliseum
The tour was so good, Paolo is an excellent guide and gives to you a lot of interesting information and fun
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Magic’s
Paolo is amazing... really appreciates providing a very personal experiences for his tourists. It was my mother’s f
jatindersinghd2019
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Exceptional tour.
Colin was incredible - exactly what me and my girlfriend needed... relaxed but super informative and very friendly.
catjag2020
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Rom experience
It was easy to arrange the tour and communication was great. Prior to starting the tour we received a list of goo
Bluewrenhaus
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Perfect for a family tour!
We booked a private tour for our family and loved it! Colin was our guide and it was a perfect intro to some top hi
bruser1992
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Good time
Amazing tour, really relaxed and fun, guides are friendly and knowledgeable. The small group allows for a more inti
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Great tour, would 100% recommend
This was a great tour, the route was well thought out. We started at palatine hill and the roman forum before headi
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