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Itinerary
At the start of your tour you’ll check-in and meet your guide at 7:30am near the Vatican Museum’s entrance. Your ticket allows early access to the Sistine Chapel so you’ll head there first to enjoy it without the daytime crowds. Talking is not allowed in the chapel so your guide will provide an introduction to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes before heading in.

After taking your time to admire Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco, you’ll meet back up with your guide and skip the main admission lines for a tour of Vatican Museum highlights. You’ll then stroll back through the Sistine Chapel - noticing how crowded it is during daytime hours making you thankful you booked an early morning tour - and into St. Peter’s Basilica.

Your tour concludes after a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and then you’re free to explore more of the Vatican as you wish.
Locations visited
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica
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Overview
Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens with a skip-the-line early morning Vatican tour. You’ll not only save hours in long lines, but also avoid the daytime crowds and have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel before it’s open to the public. A guide will lead you through the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.
Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Vatican entrance on this early entry Vatican tour
  • Tour the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and enjoy without the crowds
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and more
  • A small group tour of six or less ensures a more personalized experience  
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Thank you Jade!

This is our first trip to Rome. Having Jade for our tour guide gave us an enriching visit to The Vatican which can quite overwhelm. She brought us to the most important areas of this tiny country and assisted us in doing so while avoiding...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply AMAZING

What an experience steeped in history. The opulence, beauty and architecture are breathtaking. The share size of St. Peters Basilica is out of this world. None of this would have been the same with out our amazing tour guide Debrah. You know by listening to...More

Thank Kristoffer G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic experience!

This was our first tour in Italy and got our vacation off to a perfect start. Dario Bartoli, our guide, was absolutely wonderful. He offered a great mix of big picture context and interesting and quirky details, on everything from the Sistine Chapel to the...More

Thank Marian M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour Company

We took two small group tours with Livitaly and both were great. I highly recommend this tour company. The small group tour maximum is 6 people and well worth it. Our tour guide for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill had an archeology degree. She was...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous Tour with Giulia!!

We had the tremendous pleasure of having Giulia Pagliari guide our group of 6 friends from Canada and the US through the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica on the Private Vatican Tour with Early Entrance. We’ve had many tours in many locations and all...More

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Response from Sridhar N | Reviewed this property |
The tour guide is takes you through Sistine Chapel, the museums and leaves you at St Peter's Basilica. This takes aroundc2 hours depending on your interest in somerhjng particular. At the Basilica, you are on your own and... More
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If you are part of a small group then you can choose what you want to see and the time you want to spend in it.
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