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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Brilliant trip and the Vatican early access was a great idea. Your guide was excellent too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was worth ever penny. Skipped the crowds and were ushered right into the chapel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great to get in early before al, the crowds but be sure to add the St. John basilica tour with this.

Joyce Winters
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Vatican tour with David was great! Check in process was very efficient and smooth and so happy we could skip the long line to get into Vatican! Dave the guide was very knowledgeable and nice. I give this tour the highest rating!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The tour was great! Our tour guide I think Tiffany knew a whole lot of cool information about the Vatican museums as well as the Sistine Chapel. Well worth the money and the early wake- up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very well organized tour, very pleased about it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent tour. So glad we booked it. Our guide was very friendly, enjoyed explaining and answering questions while keeping the focus on getting us inside quickly. There are a bunch a tour operators that gets in at the same time at the opening, this is one of them. Well organized. We weren't the first one in the chapel but is wasn't crowed when we got in so we could enjoyed it. We had a stroller and were able to use the elevators, but for some stairs we had to pick it up and transport it which we did easily as there are not that many for which we had to do it. We choose not to visit the vatican museum since we also wanted to beat the crowds for the basillica, which we did. You can access for free the basilica from the sistine chapel but can't go back though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The only way to go. You are almost alone in the Sistine and avoid hours in line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The Sistine Chapel was the highlight of my whole visit to Italy. The tour was great. I was impressed at the sound system to that we were not bothered by other tour groups and we did not disturb them. It made it easier to hear everything our tour guide said. My husband had difficulty with the audio because of the accent of the tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The Sistine Chapel is a must-do when in Rome and to see it when there are few people less noise and no crowds makes appreciating it much easier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Well worth it! We had entry before anyone else and got to see the Vatican/Sistine chapel prior to all the crowds. Very informative, interesting tour which a great friendly and knowledgeable guide. This is one of the best tours I have ever had in Europe. Such an amazing experience. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Definitely worth the early start to beat the hordes of people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We had an older couple with us. They could not do a 3 hour tour, so we decided to opt for this. I'm so glad we did. While our tour guide was fine, the real purpose of this is to get you into the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to be able to sit for an extended period to view every detail. It was a wonderful experience. There are a couple of elevators people can use if needed just ask the guide. However there aren't elevators to avoid all stairs. When we left, the line was huge to get in and that line is totally in the sun. Would recommend to save time and get the most time to view.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Early morning tour was the best. No line up or crowds!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It was wonderful, and 7:30am is the only time to go in the middle of summer. It is an hour guided tour, and then you can stay at the Vatican as long as you so desire! We were in the Basilica with approx 35 people, unlike my father inlaw, who said he was shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of people in mid afternoon a week prior to our arrival.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very much enjoyed this tour, the early access is a great idea, especially in the heat of summer. Sistine chapel was awe inspiring, St. Peter's basilica was a must see. Most impressive place I visited in Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great way to get in before the crowds. The guide was very interesting and informative, and told some great stories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very special and worth early access

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great to see the Sistine Chapel before all the crowds!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I can't imagine trying to negotiate the crowds without this tour. Funny and knowledgeable guide treated all with respect and explained some little known facts about the venue. Go with the earliest tour possible unless you like swarms of pushy tourists!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Fantastic. To be allowed in so early, before the masses, enabled a VERY enjoyable viewing of parts of the Vatican and the Sistine chapel. Sistine was stunning. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A phenomenal tour.
The guide was beyond professional. It was one best tours I have done

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Everything was very good.
Tour guide was amazing wish I could remember his name, he just had a newborn baby.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Good tour guide . Empty museum, ahead of the crowds. Almost alone in the Sistine Chapel. Being able to see the ceiling from all possible angles . Great insider advice on how the connect internally to St. Peter.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very knowledgable tour guide Elena. Perfect tour to avoid lines

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