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Vatican Semi-Private Tour

From € 79
Max participants 12

  • Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes

  • Running Days: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

  • Start Time: 7:30 am (entrance at 8:00 am)

  • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica

  • Admission fee included

  • Privileged entrance one hour before the general public


Tour description

Most seasoned travelers will make it to Rome at least once. Most travelers will make it to the Vatican. And it’s a traveler’s imperative to take in the Sistine Chapel with its famous frescoes. The difference between viewing this sight as a mere tourist and truly experiencing it cannot be underestimated.

Our Early Morning Vatican Tour offers you the opportunity to experience the Sistine Chapel almost deserted as you enter one hour before the general public. Admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece ceiling and ‘Last Judgment’; be struck by the rich Raphael Rooms, yet without the usual hordes of tourists.

For the grand finale, you will be escorted through the privileged entrance to the Basilica of St. Peter’s, again skipping the lines. You will be close up with the world renowned ‘Pietà’ by Michelangelo, you will absorb the architecture, statues and mosaics kept inside this awe-inspiring treasure. Join us on this unique trip to gain a remarkable insider understanding of the Vatican history through all the senses.

This particular tour can be booked as Private as well, always with the Early Entrance at 8.00 am here:


Additional meeting time and location details will be provided after booking.

The Student discount applies to all those participants up to 25 years of age with a valid Student ID. Student IDs must show the name, date of birth and a picture of the student. For participants between 12 and 18 years of age, any ID showing name, date of birth and picture of the participant will be accepted.

This tour is exclusively in English.

The Vatican Museums’ management and the Basilica of St. Peter’s require all participants’ knees and shoulders covered. ‘What a Life Tours’ does not take any responsibility for participants rejected by authorities due to inappropriate apparel.

We also strongly recommend booking a Private Tour for those in a wheelchair, as your guide will be able to adjust the itinerary to your needs.

The Vatican Museums can be subject to unforeseen closures in exceptional cases without notice, in this case we are happy to offer an alternative and extended tour through the Vatican collections.
The Basilica is an active parish and therefore subject to closures for spiritual celebrations.

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  • Skip all lines

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  • Top – rated guides

  • All – inclusive prices

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