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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option provided by LivItaly Tours

Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option
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from AU$169.77 per adult (price varies by group size)
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from AU$169.77 per adult (price varies by group size)
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Last updated: 1 Sep. 2020
A note from Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and has always been sustainable. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, especially in this time. Due to Covid-19 safety regulations, sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens with a skip-the-line early morning Vatican tour. You’ll not only save precious vacation time, but also avoid 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, and a small group size means plenty of time to ask questions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Skip the lines at the Vatican entrance on this early-entry tour
Tour the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public 
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 
What to expect
Start your tour by meeting your guide near the Vatican Museum’s entrance. Your ticket allows early access to the Sistine Chapel, and 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 you enter. 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, including the Gallery of Maps and the Raphael Rooms. You’ll then head into St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's baldachin, and the Tomb of Pope Alexander IV. After your tour ends, you’re free to explore more of the Vatican on your own.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6718P17
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Tour in a Safe and Semi Private Group of MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED • Enjoy Early Entrance to the Vatican Museums before the general public • Skip the long ticket lines • Learn from a Professional Local Expert Guide • Private Option of this tour is Available! • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities (optional)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy In front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign
Inclusions
Tour in a Safe and Semi Private Group of MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED • Enjoy Early Entrance to the Vatican Museums before the general public • Skip the long ticket lines • Learn from a Professional Local Expert Guide • Private Option of this tour is Available! • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities (optional)
Departure details
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy In front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour.
Please Note: due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    In front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    In front of Cafè Vaticano, right across the street from the Vatican Museum's Entrance. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign
    See address & details
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Escape09836803293
Tallinn, Estonia2 contributions
Vatican Tour
Well organized, friendly and knowledgeable guide, magic Vatican. Special thank to David for pointing at little things and details in art which I'm sure we'll remember forever!
Written 22 October 2020
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georginauk2016
London, UK13 contributions
Vatican Tour
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Never a better time to visit Rome - we had the privilege of having Davide from Liv Tours as our private guide for an early visit to the Vatican. Knowledgeable and brought the entire experience to life - we simply could not have navigated and learnt so much without him. Worth every penny and spectacular despite mandatory mask wearing. Cannot recommend enough.
Written 5 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoelB1982
London, UK2 contributions
Unforgettable Experience!
Sep. 2020
A private tour of the Vatican with minimal crowds was an unforgettable experience and so glad we had Giulia! The museums are way to big to navigate solo, Giulia was excellent!
Written 3 October 2020
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Andrea M
1 contribution
Excellent tour guide
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Massimo was very enthusiastic, very entertaining and very knowledgeable. He made the tour very memorable with lots of interesting anecdotes and he kept it running at the right pace.
Written 29 September 2020
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Delyth S
2 contributions
Best day ever
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Davide the guide with VIS tours was amazing, so few people, So many treasures one of the best experiences of our lives!
Written 13 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shane O
1 contribution
Amazing Vatican Tour with Davide
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Had the pleasure of a Vatican tour with Davide - he was fantastic and it was an incredible experience! It’s a must book tour if you’re visiting Rome!
Written 12 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Delyth Smith
2 contributions
Best experience ever!
Davide our guide made my mums dream 81st birthday come true! We were first in! It was magical. His knowledge and humour made it so perfect in every way. I’d recommend to everyone!
Written 12 September 2020
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Amar H
1 contribution
Amazing personal Vatican experience!
Aug. 2020
I had a tour with Annalisa for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. I was extremely fortunate to be the only one on the tour and there were pretty much no crowds (odd moment to thank COVID-19!). Annalisa was an absolute delight and extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer any and all questions I had including offering recommendations for places to dine and visit in Rome outside of the tourist hotspots. She made every endeavour to ensure I had an amazing time! I have no hesitations in recommending LivItaly or Annalisa for this tour. Thank you!
Written 11 September 2020
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Owen K
3 contributions
GREAT VATICAN TOUR!
Aug. 2020
Terrific tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide Davide. From the beginning he was so friendly and full of facts. The tour was very intimate with just 5 of us and Davide took the time to make sure it was a great safe experience for us all. I would highly recommend this tour, there's nothing Davide doesn't know, and he made sure we saw all the best bits! He even was able to get us through a few shortcuts in the museum to safe our feet. He truly went the extra mile making sure we saw everything we wanted.
Written 31 August 2020
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OxshottLadies
Surrey, UK285 contributions
Great private tour of The Vatican with Davide
Aug. 2020
My husband and I had a private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel with Davide and it was excellent. Davide was very knowledgable and without a guide I think you would not have anything like the same experience as there is so much to see. I wnet on a group tour many years ago which was also good but there was still much to learn on this visit. Davide made sure we were the first in the small queue to enter the Vatican and the first in many of the museum galleries. It is an excellent time to visit as the numbers are limited and there are no long queues or hoards of people. It felt very safe and clean and there were many hand sanitisers around the museum and everyone wore masks. The new early morning opening time is around ten which is some time later than previously and due to covid everyone has to pre book a time slot so there is no real need for jump the queue tickets at the moment but I would highly recommend having a guide for the Vatican.
Written 24 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Bravissimo to Davide and this tour!
I have left the writing of my review for a few months as I wanted it to be something that travellers could read as
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Great way to see the city and learn about its history
Excellent way to tour such a big city and hop on/off to see all the highlights in one day. The guide was very know
silvertip1980
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Engaging
Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and kept our family engaged throughout the tour. Can't say enough good
jacopobene81
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Really Great experience - Vatican and Colosseum!
I had the pleasure of to see some of the symbols of the capital city Rome through the wisdom and passion of Davide
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We did a private day tour of Rome in October 2019 (it has taken me entirely too long to write this) and had a WONDE
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An amazing experience!
This might be the best Tour company in Italy - small groups (maximum 6 ), experienced and local guides with great k
hellokarl
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Great journey into amazing history
Loved the tour. Thorough and knowledgeable guide who could explain details and answer our history geek questions c
martinrZ3889XO
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Great tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome
Me and my wife booked this tour for our recent weekend trip to Rome and was definitely a highlight of the trip. We
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Phenomenal!
Yesterday was my first day in Rome, ever, and I am so glad that my husband and I decided to book the Vatican Early
470ralphd
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A lesson in ancient history of rom brilliantly delivered by Davide
We spent an afternoon with Davide in ancient rom and the colosseum. Beside learning a lot during a walk through imp
Deglan
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Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum Tour
The Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum are as overwhelming as they are amazing. Fortunately, we had Davide from Liv
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Great sites and knowledgeable guide
We were fortunate to have Davide as a guide to see amazing history with vibrant descriptions throughout.
LNewsham95
LNewsham95
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Amazing, knowledgeable and first class service
Davide our tour guide was absolutely fantastic.! He was so friendly and knowledgeable and I have learnt so much off
Patrick H
Patrick H
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If you’re thinking about whether you should do this tour even during Covid: the answer is yes.
We had a great tour with David today. Even with less people in Rome, the skip the line tour is absolutely worth it.
Patrickpainter
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Amazing tour!!
Giulia was amazing with our kids during this tour. Very knowledgeable and friendly with the kids. Kept them entert
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