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This is a walking tour and involves occasional walking up & down stairs.
Join us and only a few other companies who enter the Vatican at 7:30 am - 1.5 hours before the general public.
See the highlights of this amazing room, including ancient Roman and Greek statues.
Admire beautiful tapestries from the 16th and 17th centuries made by hand.
Pope Gregory XV had an entire gallery painted with the maps of Italy. They are more than 400 years old.
Going in at this time with us ensures you will see the galleries practically empty!
The doors open at 8am to the Chapel. You will be one of the first there! Enjoy the chapel practically empty.
The line to enter the Basilica is notoriously long. Not with TheRomanGuy. We bypass that completely allowing you to enter the Basilica stress free.
From a terrace located in front of St Peter's Basilica, your guide will explain the wonders you'll find inside the most beautiful church in the world.
Your guide will leave you at the door of the church. You can then enter and explore highlights like Papal Tombs as you complete the tour at your own pace.
Q: Does this tour always include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesday mornings due to the Papal Audience. We still run the tour because it might be your only day in Rome! Instead, we visit some of the most iconic statues in the world and Emperor Nero's enormous marble bathtub.
Q: Does the tour go inside at 7:30 am without waiting in any lines?
A: Yes! Enter the museums through the "center lane". Individuals enter through the left lane. Tour operators enter in the right lane. We enter through the center lane for this tour which lets us inside 90 minutes before individuals and 30 minutes before other tour operators.
Q: What are the chances my tour will be canceled or the Vatican will close something.
A: We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Vatican City closes for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.
Q: I have some doubts about my mobility. Is this tour right for me?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a private Vatican tour.
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Child (5 & under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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Taking this tour makes me wish that every line ever had a 'skip the line' alternative! So convenient! Definitely recommend this tour!
We could not have asked for a better tour with Anna. Starting off with the Sistine Chapel as the first part of the tour was a once in a lifetime experWe could not have asked for a better tour with Anna. Starting off with the Sistine Chapel as the first part of the tour was a once in a lifetime experience. Even on the way we could walk down the halls of tapestries and maps without anyone else there. Anna was passionate and gave us valuable details throughout the tour. What a magical experience!..more
This was the best tour ever! It was worth it to get up so early and get to see the Vatican empty!!
Don't hesitate and take this tour!! It was amazing to be inside the Vatican museums without crowds! Our guide was super knowledgeable and nice, she maDon't hesitate and take this tour!! It was amazing to be inside the Vatican museums without crowds! Our guide was super knowledgeable and nice, she made this experience even better!..more
Absolutely amazing to visit the Vatican museums empty!!!