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Early entrance Vatican small group

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Valentina

3 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Italian

What you'll do

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The small group tours are ONLY in English.
Please feel free to contact me if you need information about tours in French, Spanish, Italian or German.

Beat the crowd with this tour.
Discover, in a truly SMALL GROUP, lead by a qualified tour guide, the wonders of the most unique museum in the world, where Art and History meet.

With our reserved tickets, we'll be among the first ones to get into the museums.

Meet your guide and follow the introduction about the Sistine Chapel (where talking is not permitted). This insightful description will make Renaissance come alive, it will represent the necessary background to enjoy the beauty of Michelangelo's work.
Thanks to the intimacy of a small group, you will have the possibility of asking questions to your friendly guide and more useful recommendations about your stay in Rome.

At the opening of the gate, after the security checks, you will visit:

- Pinecone courtyard
- Pius-Clementine Museum
- gallery of Candelabras
- gallery of Tapestries
- Gallery of Maps
- Rooms of Raphael
- Sistine Chapel
Other things to note
On Wednesdays and on rare occasions St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, we'll visit another section of the Museums.
✰✰✰ IMPORTANT ✰✰✰
The small group tours are ONLY in English.
Please feel free to contact me if you need information about tours in French, Spanish, Italian or German.

Beat the crowd with this tour.
Discover, in a truly SMALL GROUP, lead by a qualified tour guide, the wonders of the most unique museum in the world, where Art and History meet.

With our reserved tickets, we'll be among the first ones to get i…

Valentina's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Skip the line tickets included (Early entrance)
  • Equipment
    Headsets (for groups of more than 6 people)
From £64
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, 23 Apr
£64 per person
£64 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
£64 per person
£64 per person
Mon, 26 Apr
£64 per person
£64 per person

Meet your host, Valentina

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 244 Reviews
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Hi! My name is Valentina.
Born and raised in Rome, I'm a true local and a licensed tour guide of Rome. I have a degree in Art History and a true passion for the Eternal City, its myths and legends.

With my experienced co-hosts (all licensed tour guides and art historians/archaeologists), we take care of all reservations and we do our best to make your visit memorable.

We can also share our recommendations for Rome's best restaurants, cafes, gelato places and hidden gems.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for any information or detail needed!
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Where you'll be

We will take you back through the centuries, to the roman origins of the Vatican hill and the persecution of St Peter, up to the artistic revolution with Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Through the rooms displaying the most precious works of art collected by the Popes, you will get to the most known masterpiece of Michelangelo: the Sistine Chapel.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 244 reviews.

Vincent
February 2021
Nous avons visité deux fois les musées du Vatican et le faire avec Valentina est une expérience inoubliable. Ses explications nous ont fait visiter dans le temps. Je recommande.
Stephen
February 2021
We loved this tour! Valentina was so knowledgeable of everything we saw at the Vatican. With a doctorate in art history mixed with the experience of leading this tour for many years made for an exceptional, informative, and truly enjoyable experience.
We loved this tour! Valentina was so knowledgeable of everything we saw at the Vatican. With a doctorate in art history mixed with the experience of leading this tour for many year…
Jennifer
October 2020
Valentina was exceptionally knowledgeable, there’s no way we would have known all the things she told us and she was able to answer all the random questions we had. Very enjoyable!
Elise
October 2020
Super visite avec Valentina ! Nous étions seulement tous les trois, c’était donc un moment unique et très peu de monde au Vatican, nous avons pu prendre le temps et échanger. Valentina nous a partagé son savoir et ses anecdotes, nous avons vraiment apprécié ! Je vous recommande vivement l’expérience :)
Super visite avec Valentina ! Nous étions seulement tous les trois, c’était donc un moment unique et très peu de monde au Vatican, nous avons pu prendre le temps et échanger. Valen…
Esteban
October 2020
Incroyable expérience passée avec Valentina. Guide très sympathique, pleine d'énergie et qui a énormément partagé avec nous. Je vous recommande vivement de visiter le Vatican avec elle !
Shraiya
October 2020
This was one of our favourite tours of all time - triple threat combination of the amazing collection of the Vatican, a very quiet time to visit and Valentina who was a fantastic guide. Will recommend this as essential for anyone wishing to visit :)
This was one of our favourite tours of all time - triple threat combination of the amazing collection of the Vatican, a very quiet time to visit and Valentina who was a fantastic g…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

We run our tours rain or shine, and most of our itineraries take place entirely or partially outside. Water, sunscreen and a hat are recommended in the summer, as are warm layers in the winter. Comfortable shoes are always advised.

Dress code: you are not allowed inside St Peter's or the Sistine Chapel wearing shorts, mini-skirts, or with bare shoulders (women, men and kids)