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

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USD 100.97
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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Details
    Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Full tour from an expert guide
    • Small-group tour of max 12
    • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and return
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note: On rare occasions, St.Peter's Basilica may be closed without prior notice
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our guide Elaina, a former archaeologist, was perfect. There were only five of us and we bonded quickly. The guide pointed out all the significant features in the museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s basilica always making sure we understand her, making sure we knew
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Early-Access Vatican Tour: Better Than Skip-the-line (Small Group Max 12)
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Jo Ann H, Awesome to hear you found our meetingpoint information clear and had no trouble location our guide! We strive for perfection, but can absolutely understand it remains difficult for people to find their way about in a strange city. We are glad to hear you've appreciated our efforts in rescheduling the exprerience for you. In case of ilness we always try to work out a solution for both parties and if possible will try and reschedule the tour if availbility allows us to do so. Thank you very much for sharing your experience having used Roma Experience to discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Church!
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    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 the tour. It was very busy but our
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Early-Access Vatican Tour: Better Than Skip-the-line (Small Group Max 12)
    Responded 24 Jul. 2019
    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 still is more ''tranquillo'' . Brilliant to read Francesca did an amazing job and even gave some great recommendations on how to make your visit even more complete. Our Early Morning Vatican tour runs with a maximum of 12 people per guide, but when receiving less bookings ofcourse goes ahead = ). Thank you once more for sharing your feedback, we hope you will consider our company for future visits!
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    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 museum and able to
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Early-Access Vatican Tour: Better Than Skip-the-line (Small Group Max 12)
    Responded 14 Jul. 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 public, so eventhough there might be crowds outside, inside it is still nice and peaceful. In case you (upon return) wish to visit the Sistine Chapel in a more serene atmosphere feel free to drop us an e-mail! We now have exclusive tours in which you can visit the Sistine Chapel with max. 12 others, and another tour that even allows you to open the Sistine Chapel's door and watch the lights get turned on in the morning!
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    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 our stacked queue.(Not sure of those
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Early-Access Vatican Tour: Better Than Skip-the-line (Small Group Max 12)
    Responded 11 Jul. 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 get into the Vatican. We start the tour as early as possible and are able to enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the general public. The time spent passing the security of the Vatican our guide will start their tour and explain some of the history of this powerful state. May however is highseason and it is true that there will be crowds around the entrance of the Vatican. To prevent struggling to locate our guides we always provide customers with detailed meeting point information (where our guide will await people holding the logo of the company) and emergency contact numbers so that we can personally be of assistance in case of need. We would once again like to thank you again for giving us this feedback, and hope to have the opportunity to show our improvements to you during future visits.
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    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 ever ask for when
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Early-Access Vatican Tour: Better Than Skip-the-line (Small Group Max 12)
    Responded 24 Apr. 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 of the day Rome has so many impressive stories to be told and layers discovered, and that is what our Catacombs Tour is all about! We strive to maintain small groups and highly professional guides, to make sure our cutomers get their moneys worth. Your kind review will motive us to continue doing so in the future, and we thank you profusely for taking the time to write about our Catacombs and Early Morning Vatican Tour!
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