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Early Access VIP Small Group Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s with Exclusive Breakfast

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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3 Hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

22 people

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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Availability: Everyday except Sunday
Note: The tour starting at 7:30AM is not available on Wednesday
Meeting Time: 20 minutes before the tour start time
Meeting Place: Viale Giulio Cesare, 199, 00192 Rome RM


A unique and exclusive semi-private tour for those who are looking for once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica before the regular opening schedule.

This early morning Vatican tour is designed for travellers who want to visit the world’s smallest state in a serene environment without a regular large crowd. If you are one of them, you can join this small-group tour to discover the Vatican in a unique way. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will enter the Vatican early in the morning to enjoy its history and the arts. Start your day with an exclusive breakfast at a place next door to our office and then enter the Vatican to get immersed in its wealthy collection of arts and sculptures.


  • Small-group tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Beat the crowds and enter the Vatican before it opens for the public
  • Privileged entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica to bypass the lines
  • Explore the wonders of the Vatican Museums
  • Be the first to visit the Sistine Chapel in the morning
  • World-renowned Renaissance frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms
  • Marvel of St. Peter’s Basilica, and works of Michelangelo and Bernini
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica and admire it's beauty for as long as you want after the tour ends
  • Well-experienced and Lazio certified guide will conduct your tour full of history and arts


  • Admission ticket
  • Exclusive before-hours entrance to the Vatican
  • Guaranteed to Skip The Lines
  • Exclusive Breakfast
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
The 7:30 AM tour cannot be cancelled or refunded after being booked once
The complimentary breakfast will be provided in a place next door to our office
You are requested to arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starting time. Tours are time-sensitive and we cannot accommodate late arrivals
Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter the venues
You are not allowed to carry a big bag/luggage during the tour
The sites are not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers for the tour starting at 7:30 AM and 22 travellers for the tour starting at 8:30 AM
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
You must be under 26 years to qualify for the student discount and you are also required to show a valid Student ID during the entrance
Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays, during these times, the 3-hour tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums
The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: In this case, the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.


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Morning tour is great

My experience was so great with Rome tour tickets! I had some pre booking questions which were answered very fast and I was ensured to have a wonderful tour experience which happened indeed! Tour guide was very friendly, humble and went out an extra mile to satisfy us. Booking the morning tour was certainly the right choice. Nothing is more enjoyable than seeing the treasures of the Vatican without being distracted by crowds and sheer masses. Great experience!
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Robert Horne


Blew me away

Had ana amazing experience in the Vatican. At first, I was confused about which tour to book. After getting the recommendation from someone close to me I booked this tour online. Got instant confirmation for the next morning. Early access to the Sistine Chapel was so important and helped us to enjoy the beauty of it in a less noisy way. Our guide Lara was very impressive. She knew a lot about history and important info about all the important sculptures. I was blessed to be part of a great group with an amazing guide.
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Best guided tour service

This company served us well. Didn’t leave a single option to satisfy us with great service. One of the customer support members talked to me for over 10 minutes and helped me to reach the meeting point, meet the guides and join the group. I surely didn’t expect this much to receive. The tour has everything that you need to have a wonderful Vatican tour.
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melissa Whelen


Very well-organized tour!

Excellent tour of the Vatican museums including the famous Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica. My first experience in Rome was enriched by having this tour. Irina was the guide who conducted this tour. She was so nice to us. Handled us very well answering all the questions. The tour was very well organized from the start. Your tour can’t go wrong with a skilled guide like Irina. Credit goes to her and the company for arranging this amazing tour.
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Michelangelo's frescoes are breathtaking

Visiting the Vatican early was a plus that allowed us to visit everything without being herded through the corridors. Michelangelo's frescoes on the ceiling and walls are truly breathtaking. Our guide narrated the history behind this art in an interesting way. Without visiting the Vatican my journey would be incomplete in Rome. Go Rome, explore and enrich your knowledge.
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Roger Kass


Morning tour is the best

My parents wanted to go very early and it was the right decision. We spent a lot of time in Sistine Chapel which is something that amazed me. The creation of the world, the story of the noah are the mind blowing creation of Adam. Loved it :)
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Beat the crowd

Crowd free Vatican is more beautiful. It allows you to see everything in a calm and quiet way. So, to me choosing the morning tour was the best option. Our guided group tour also allowed us to avail skip the line entry. The guide was skilled and professional. His presentation skill was something that can’t be avoided listening. I think the morning tour also allowed us to access some roped off spots. Early morning tour is highly recommended.
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Oralia Castillo


Cool Experience!

Amazing services! We reached their office and the office guys cordially welcomed us. After having breakfast we entered the Vatican so quickly. It’s head normally you may need to wait around 2 hours in the line for a ticket but with this tour we didn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes including the security checkup. In the morning the Vatican is way less crowded which gonna help you to enjoy the galleries with utmost satisfaction. I recommend this tour to anyone planning to visit Rome.
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Maureen Lucas


Interesting way to visit Vatican

Touring the Vatican in the fresh morning was really great. It was not tiresome at all. We all loved it. Guide was knowledgeable and skilled for organizing this tour in a very interesting way. Indeed it was a tour to remember for a long time.
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Karen Read


Worth every penny

I wasn’t expecting to get a very good breakfast but it was a surprise to me. We had enough for the morning. Everything was well prepared and well-executed. I had my parents with me. They didn’t have to wait a long to enter the Vatican. This company provided an amazing guide who took us inside and guided us for every important step. Our guide was incredible. Her knowledge of the museums was so vast and in-depth. There was no crowds which helped us to enjoy everything without touching or bumping into other people. A great day out in the Vatican which I won’t forget.
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