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Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

Product ID: 232457
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Beat the crowds by visiting the Vatican first thing in the morning with this tour of one of Rome's most popular attractions. You'll get picked up from your hotel and head straight to the Vatican, with VIP skip-the-line tickets and a private tour.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

Pick up will be from the Cruise Shuttle Bus Terminal. It is last stop of the free port shuttle bus. Your guide will wait for you just outside of the terminal exit holding a sign with your name on it.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Vatican early in the morning, before the crowds
  • Relax with free pick-up in luxury transportation from your Rome hotel
  • Skip the lines with special early-morning tickets
  • Listen to a private tour guide, who will show you the best of the Vatican
Full description
This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Raphael’s “School of Athens”. All this with absolute calm and peace without being stressed out by huge crowds pushing you around during normal visiting hours. Imagine walking through these magnificently adorned halls without the noise of hundreds of bustling tourists, and only 10% of the usual crowds present; It’s almost like having the place to yourself. This is an exclusive service that only a few tour operator companies are able to offer so don't waste time and enjoy the Vatican museums at their full splendor.

After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will skip the long lines, with your early morning admission ticket, and access directly the metal detector control. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; a great spot for a family picture. Your private guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will visit the Pio Clementine museum, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then, through the Hall of the painted maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world.

After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle.

The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway for transportation back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup with luxury transportation and English-speaking driver
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Special early-morning admission tickets
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Food
Know before you go
• Please remember to inform us if a member of your party needs wheelchair access
• The tour is free of charge for children under the age of 6
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From US$ 271.05 US$ 216.84 per person

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Product ID: 232457