Early Access Vatican Tour at Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter with Complimentary Breakfast

A Low Crowd VIP Early Morning Tour Experience at Vatican City

Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Get Early Access Vatican Museums Small-group tour with Sistine Chapel. A guided tour inside St. Peter is not available. Inside the Vatican museums without dealing with the crowds enjoy the early morning Vatican tour with breakfast. Such an early-morning small-group tour lets you skip the usual long queue and spare more time and space to explore inside before the crowds. Plus with the professional tour guide, you are going to learn the best way to do early morning Vatican Tour & all the anecdotes about Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Availability:

Everyday except Sunday (This 7:30 a.m. tour starting time is not available on Wednesday)

Meeting Time:

Participant should reach the meeting point 25 minutes prior

Meeting place:

Via Germanico, 40, 00192 Roma RM

Tour Language:


Main Tour Activity

This Before Hours Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel guided tour started with an exclusive rich breakfast at the Vatican in the evocative atmosphere. This tour includes VIP early access Vatican Tour to the museum before regular ticket holders.

Breakfast menu

Our Early Morning Vatican Tour with Breakfast includes a Regular authentic Roman breakfast, which often consists of bakery goods and cornetto.

For drinks: Cappuccino, fresh juice, and mineral water.

Guided visit of the Vatican Museums

After breakfast, an Early access Vatican small group tour leads you inside the museums where you will see Candelabra, Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps.

Explanation of the Sistine Chapel

With an experienced guide to fill you in on the cultural and theological background of the Sistine Chapel’s famed masterpieces. You’ll be able to walk the practically deserted hallways and wander at the Sistine Chapel.

St. Peter’s Basilica (Free Pass):

After the end of the early morning Vatican truly small group tour, you can freely continue your visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Guided tours are not available here. You will get Free Pass to enter the St. Peter’s Basilica and explore on your own.

Early Access Vatican Tour Overview

This Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour provided a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica before they even open to the general public. This early entrance Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel is for those who wish to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in a peaceful setting away from the crowds. St Peter’s Basilica guided tour is not available.

If you’re one of them, this Vatican City early access tour will allow you to see the Vatican in a unique way. You will visit the Vatican early in the morning, accompanied by an experienced guide, to admire its history and art. Start your day with a special breakfast next door to our office, and then visit the Vatican.

Who wouldn’t want to start their day with an Early Morning Vatican tour with Breakfast?

This unique Vatican breakfast early entry allows you to visit the Vatican Museums before they open to the public and enjoy an exclusive patio breakfast at the Pinecone Courtyard! Following your breakfast, you’ll explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in small groups of no more than 22 people for a really customized experience!

Enjoy the Vatican Museum’s history and art as you walk through the museum’s peaceful hallways. The Last Judgment, the Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes, as well as Raphael’s exquisite works of art will be more accessible when an expert guide accompanies you. Roman, Etruscan, Egyptian, and Renaissance antiquities will be shown in the Vatican Museums.

In this museum, you will see exquisite classical statues that were inspired by Renaissance artists. St. Peter’s Square is available for self-exploration at the end of the VIP Vatican breakfast Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums guided tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Vatican Museums small-group trip, including morning breakfast.

  • Arrive at the Vatican early to avoid the crowds.

  • Exclusive access to the Vatican Museums.

  • Learn more about the Vatican Museums from well experienced tour guide.

  • Beat the crowd and explore the awe-inspiring Michelangelo and Bernini’s masterpieces.

  • Explore Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms include world-famous Renaissance frescoes early in the morning.

  • After the tour, you’re free to explore St. Peter’s Basilica and take in its beauty for as long as you like

What is included

  • Admission ticket

  • Before-hours exclusive entrance to the Vatican

  • Guaranteed Skip The Lines entry

  • Exclusive Breakfast (Only 7:30 AM Tour)

  • Guided tour to Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

  • Professional guide

  • Headsets

What is not included

  • Hotel pickup and Drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Guided Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica

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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.

Eric Isaac


St. Peter's Basilica is beautiful

St. Peter's Basilica is beautiful We all know the Vatican is the center of the attractions in Rome and it should be visited. Since my wife and I were short on time, we wanted to see the major facet of the Vatican. My wife wanted to go to the most famous Church in the world...St. Peter’s Basilica. We wanted to avoid the long lines so the morning tour came as a blessing to us. It was a beautiful morning which was so perfect for the tour. When we entered the Vatican, I was in total disbelief. What a beautiful place it is! Basilica was the last part of the tour. Our guide kept talking about the history behind the great arts, painting and frescos. So much to see inside. It was a bit overwhelming but in a good way. We were so happy.



Had a wonderful time at the Vatican

The Vatican experience was better than we imagined. The tour guides were very professional, super entertaining, and very fun. She is also very knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history. She was able to manage everything really smoothly. We enjoyed it a lot.

Rocky Swan


The artwork & precise detailing was beyond astounding

This tour was incredible from the start to the end. We were so blessed to be in a small group. First, we had a great breakfast next to the company office. I was awed when I entered the museum and Sistine Chapel. The St Peter Basilica was also covered in the visit. Excellent and professional service from Rome tour tickets.

Joan Hill


WOW! Great tour

This company knows how to plan a tour to satisfy the tourists to the ultimate level. My friend and I were ready to explore the Vatican but were confused if a guided tour would be the right choice for us. We were not disappointed. Assigned guide by the company did an amazing job and served us well. The Vatican is so vast with every definition of history. It was a great day at the Vatican museum.



The most fabulous classical art in the world

The place was complete of history and stunning structure. Michelangelo's works in the chapel were marvelous. The early morning guided tour was the powerful and an unimaginable way to see and read about the many sculptures, artifacts, and the impressive Sistine chapel. I strongly appreciated all the work of art and history.

chad birkenfeld


Expectation met 100%

I wanted to tour the vatican in a different way. Early morning tour was definitely the right way to start. It got me the advantage to visit the Vatican without seeing a lot of people! Guided tour helped me to get the gist of famous artworks. Sistine chapel has some mind boggling painting that truly amazed me. I highly recommend this tour!



Great day at Vatican

Starting with a delicious breakfast, we got everything that an extraordinary tour should have. It’s definitely less crowded in the morning than the general opening hours. So, it’s greatly recommended to book this early morning tour. Avoiding crowds is always a plus and will help you to observe everything from close range. The well presented explanation from our guide Nora took us to the ancient time of Rome. Everything has a history and her expertise proved it with fun, enjoyment and humor. It’s no wonder why the Vatican is the ultimate tourist destination. A memorable day spent at the Vatican!



My friend made it happen for me

One of my close friends has been living in Rome for over 10 years. He kept asking me to visit Italy each year. This year I made it there. We’ve visited many sights together, almost every famous place in Rome. Obviously Vatican museums were on the list. I enjoyed this tour so much I didn’t want to leave the place. He said the Vatican has the glue to attach people with it. A great memory with my friend and a recommended tour for the people touring Rome.



Excellent tour of the Vatican museum

From breakfast to arrive at the route of the visit everything was perfect. My wife and kids appreciated those three hours so much. After doing this tour they are now asking for other tours. We would totally recommend this company for its professional and supportive services.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The disabled visitors who have verified invalidity of more than 74% are given free admission to the Vatican Museums. Additionally, free entry is offered to a companion for those tourists who are not self-sufficient.

We don’t offer free tickets for disabled visitors. These free entry tickets for the disabled and accompanying persons are distributed directly at the special permissions and/or reception desks in the museum hall upon presentation of an invalidity certificate. When necessary, a companion of a visitor with a disability is given priority skip-the-line entry.

If you need a wheelchair, you can obtain one from the Museum cloakroom for free with a valid ID and a deposit.

It's not always simple for persons with disabilities to enter sites or museums, and many might not even be aware that they are entitled to free admission. The staff of the Vatican Museums is always sensitive to the needs of visitors with disabilities. The Vatican has made accessible to Blind and Deaf visitors by designing appropriate free tours that are offered upon request. Visitors with disabilities cannot tour the Vatican Gardens.

Our early morning Vatican city tour started at 7:30 am which included a delicious Italian breakfast right at our office, before entering the Vatican Museum. The breakfast price is included with the tour price. You will be provided a broader selection of breakfast including bakery items, fresh fruit juice, freshly brewed coffee and so on.

Yes, you can get into the Vatican early by getting yourself booked into our early access Vatican small group tour. These tours highlight advantages such as smaller group sizes and the opportunity to explore the Vatican's attractions with fewer crowds.

You will get a more intimate experience and allow you to explore the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel before the general public is admitted.

By joining an early access Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums ticket tour, you can avoid the crowds and have a more enjoyable and immersive visit. These tours often limit the group size, ensuring a personalized experience and the opportunity to ask questions from knowledgeable guides.

The Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums are included mostly in all of our Vatican morning tour packages. You can pick whether to go on a guided tour by visiting our ‘Choose your tour’ page. All of our trips are accompanied by a qualified tour guide. You will see the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on this tour, in particular. St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour is not included in the price of this ticket.

Yes, an early morning Vatican tour with early access privileges can be highly worth it. Here are some reasons why:

Avoid Crowds:

By entering the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel early in the morning, you can experience these famous sites with significantly fewer people around. This allows for a more peaceful and intimate exploration of the artworks and architectural wonders.

Enhanced Experience:

The absence of large crowds enables you to fully appreciate the grandeur and beauty of the Vatican without feeling rushed. You can take your time to admire the intricate details of the artwork and soak in the atmosphere.

Informative Guides:

Early morning tours often have knowledgeable guides who can provide in-depth explanations and insights about the Vatican's history, art, and architecture. With a smaller group size, you can ask questions and engage more easily with the guide.

Exclusive Access:

Some Vatican early access tour provide access to areas that are not open to the general public during regular hours. This can include access to restricted sections of the Vatican Museums or the opportunity to explore St. Peter's Basilica before it opens to the public. A guided tour of the St. Peter's Basilica is not available.

The availability of early access Sistine Chapel and Vatican museums ticket can vary depending on the tour operator or agency. However, it is generally recommended to book your tickets in advance, especially for popular tours such as the early access Sistine Chapel tour.

Before making a reservation, read reviews and recommendations from other visitors who have taken before hours Vatican tour. This can give you insights into the quality of the tour, the experience, and the reliability of the tour operator.

By planning ahead and booking your tickets early, you increase your chances of securing a spot on a skip-the-line small group Vatican tour + Sistine Chapel access that suits your preferences.

The exact timing of early morning Vatican tours can vary depending on the tour operator and the specific tour you choose. However, this Vatican City early access tour typically starts before the general public is allowed entry into the Vatican Museums. Here are some common timings for Private Vatican tours early morning:

  • Early morning tours can start as early as 7:30 AM.
  • Some tours may offer even earlier access, starting at 7:00 AM or occasionally even earlier than that.
  • The duration of the tour can be approximately 3 hours, depending on the specific tour itinerary.

It's important to note that these timings are provided as general information and may vary depending on the tour operator, the season, and other factors. It is recommended to check the website or contact the tour operator directly before booking any early entrance Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica.

The maximum number of tour participant for each group is around 22.

The complimentary breakfast will be arranged next to our office at the Vatican.

This specific morning tour is available in English language and will be led by a professional well knowledge tor guide.

Yes, without a doubt. Our Vatican morning tour concludes near the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica, which is a handy place to explore the grottoes, the Vatican Post Office, or to climb the Dome. As always, the guide will be more than pleased to put you in the correct direction. But you won’t get the guided tour here.

Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Easter, December 24 and 31, and other religious holidays.

The Basilica is a place of worship that may be closed for religious activities without warning; in this case, you can not access St. Peter’s Basilica, and access is not included in this tour. You will get a Free Pass to enter St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.

Normally, St. Peter's Basilica has another door that allows visitors to walk straight from the Sistine Chapel to the Basilica. However, please note that this door might occasionally be closed due to various reasons beyond our control.

You can bring a small bag with you that has the necessary items. During the visit, do not bring any large bags or luggage, as it is not permissible to enter the attraction with large bags.

The amount of time you need to explore the Vatican can vary depending on your interests and the level of detail you wish to experience. However, considering an early access Vatican City and Sistine Chapel tour.

With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you can gain insights into the art, history, and architecture of the Vatican. Best of the Vatican small group tour of such duration lasts approximately 3 hours. It covers the VIP Vatican breakfast Sistine Chapel guided tour.

Children under age 6 can enjoy free admission to the Museum. And young tourists ages 6 to 18 can enjoy discounts on the total price. They must show a valid passport proving their age.

Students under 25 years old also can avail themselves of the discounts but need to come with a valid Student ID and legal documents such as a passport, driving license, etc for proof of eligibility.

Visiting St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is generally free of charge. You will get a Free Pass to explore the St. Peter's Basilica on your own. The access to the basilica or the guided tour is not part of this tour.

However, there are certain areas within the basilica that require an entrance fee, such as the Vatican Grottoes and the Dome.

The Vatican Grottoes, located beneath the basilica, houses the tombs of many popes throughout history. To access this area, there is typically an admission fee.

If you wish to climb to the top of the Dome for a panoramic view of Rome, there is also a fee involved. You can choose to take the stairs or an elevator, with different prices for each option. We offer a separate St. Peter's Basilica tour covering all of these.

It's important to note that St. Peter's Basilica can be subject to security checks, especially during busy periods, and there may be long queues. Therefore, while the entrance to the Basilica itself is free, you might want to allocate some time and patience for the security procedures if you plan to visit the St. Peter's Basilica during early access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small-group tour.

You'll need to wear clothes that cover your shoulders, arms, and lower legs. Shorts, short pants, short skirts, sleeveless tops, and exposed shoulders are not permitted. Advisable for both men and women.

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6.

Children between the ages of 6 and 18 who are going to take this tour must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any issue with mobility, you have to contact us for private access. But one thing should be noted, the sites are not wheelchair accessible. So if you use one unfortunately you can’t visit this place.

This tour is non-refundable and cannot be canceled. However, you can make changes to the tour time and date if you informed us 48 hours before the travel date. The adjustment will be made based on availability. Only one change is applicable for the tour time and date.

It is best to be at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes early. It is the customer's duty to arrive on time. If you arrive late or don’t show up, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate you because we are already at the tour destination with other participants. Furthermore, the Vatican tour ticket price is non-refundable. A refund or cancellation of the Vatican ticket is not possible. As a result, if you miss it, you will not be refunded your ticket money.

Yes, hotel pick-up option is available but it is optional and comes with extra fees. Please select the Hotel transportation option at the time of tour booking. We will arrange it for you.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are acutely aware of the current circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are acutely aware of the current circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.

After the post-COVID-19, reserving your ticket online is required in order to avoid unnecessary gathering in the ticket office.

There is no longer a requirement for a Green Pass, vaccination certificate, or test certificate to access the Vatican. Furthermore, there is no certificate needed to enter restaurants, museums, historical sites, etc. When traveling to Vatican City, there is no need for quarantine.

You need to take the following measures while on the tour:

  • You are required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose the entire time you are here. Wearing a mask is still required in some locations.
  • Maintain a social distance while on the tour.
  • While entering the venues, the visitor's temperature could be checked. A body temperature of 37.5° C or above may prevent entry to the location.
  • Due to social distance, guided tours now only allow a certain number of participants, including the guides.

Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

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