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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Highlights
  • Beat the crowds and see the Vatican Museums before they open to the public
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to navigate on your own
  • Learn all about the Vatican’s artworks and history from your private guide
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off
From USD 109.74
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Early Bird Vatican Tour 7:00AMMost Popular
Early Bird Vatican tour. Children under 6 tour for free. Children aged 6-18 only pay tickets. Meet your guide at your Hotel. Hotel Pick up and drop off included.
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Early Bird Vatican Tour PRIME
Upgrade your tour with priority access 15 min. ahead of the usual early bird. Enjoy the Museum Galleries as they first come to life and a relaxed Sistine Chapel explanation while comfortably seated.
From USD 142.09
Early Bird Vatican Tour 7:15AM
Early Bird Vatican tour. Children under 6 tour for free. Children aged 6-18 only pay tickets. Meet your guide at your Hotel. Hotel Pick up and drop off included.
From USD 109.74
Overview

The Vatican Museums contain one of the world’s most important art collections, and draw crowds to match. But on this private tour, you’ll have special access before the venue opens to the public. Linger in the Sistine Chapel, take in the many masterpieces, and learn all about the Vatican’s history from your guide. Then, enjoy priority entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica next door, without having to wait in line.

What to Expect
This private tour begins when your guide picks you up directly from your local accommodation. You’ll head to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to enter before the landmark is open to the general public.

Take your time, learning about the many masterpieces on display, as well as the Vatican’s history, from your guide. See the Sistine Chapel in all its splendor without navigating the crowds, and view other artworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, and Da Vinci. You’ll also visit the Belvedere Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps.

Next, enjoy skip-the-line privileges when you head directly from the galleries to St. Peter’s Basilica next door, without having to go through the main entrance. Your guide will point out highlights within this landmark—the largest church in the world—and fill you in on its history.

The tour ends with drop-off back at your accommodation.
Reviews (173)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous day with Marta of Eyes of Rome; skip-the-line Vatican + Colosseum & Forum!

On our first visit to Rome, we found it breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Our small group of two couples enjoyed an unbelievably rich experience with Marta of Eyes of Rome, an all-day tour of the Vatican Museums (amazing!), the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's, the Colosseum,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Friend, Many thanks for your kind words :) I am happy you all enjoyed my tour and the pace. It was a pleasure to share my time with you and to present you my wonderful city and to taste the best of it! Grazie...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Private early bird tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

This tour was wonderful! Our Guide Katie was just the perfect tour guide - she was personable, knowledgeable and accommodating to our requests and interests. Our teenage girls connected with her immediately. Getting in early to see everything was special and allowed us to really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AyaZucker
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie everybody! I love to customize my tours because every day becomes different and every tour is new also for me. The people I meet are the ones who make the difference. Rome is so fantastic that it's a privilege to visit her through the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Private tour to the Vatican, well worth the time and money!

Our tour guide Paola did a great job showing us around the Vatican. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margit A
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao :) Thank you so much for your feedback! I really appreciate! It was a pleasure to tour with you, I hope you to come back soon to Rome for a new adventure! A presto Paola

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Private tour of Vatican

our guide was very good as was the tour...going early avoided the crowds...she was on time...explained in great detail...the museum...went into areas that others don't go...took care of our dad who is 96 with a walker...truly enjoyed the tour...and highly recommend taking the early bird...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your appreciation and for these kind words. I was pleased to be your tour guide and I enjoyed sharing my passion for Roman history with you. There's still a lot to be seen and I would be more than happy to show...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
The only way to see the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica!

We toured the same places three years ago on our own and opted to try a private tour with guide this time, and can’t say enough about how fantastic it was. Perfecto!! Maria holds a masters in art history and her knowledge and passion for...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, you are very kind! :) I am happy you have considered a tour guide for your trip to Rome. It is very important to feel I have been helpful and I made the difference for your satisfaction and for you to have memories...More

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8 September 2018|
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Response from jordines1121 | Reviewed this property |
Most tour guide provide headsets. The tour we picked was only the three of us family members and Linda our tour guide without headsets. I found it better and more personal when explaining about the history at the Vatican... More
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Response from RogerDW56 | Reviewed this property |
Pal6860’s description of the Vatican tour is spot-on. Our recent Viking cruise ended in Rome where we stayed a few extra days on our own. We used Viator to arrange transport from the cruise terminal to Hotel Abruzzi (near... More
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horsekeeper41
8 July 2018|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Eyes of Rome guided tour. Ask for Fabiana. Fantastic (and probably the best way) to see the Vatican, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel. Also recommend “Ancient Rome” which includes the Colosseum and the Roman Forum!
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