Private Early Access Vatican Tour – Crowd-beating Ticket & Pick up included!

Rome, Italy

Tour Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Beat the massive crowds of the Vatican on this private, early-access tour. Meet at your centrally located accommodation or the entrance to the museums for a chance to explore the Vatican before the general public. Follow your dedicated guide through the sumptuous Vatican Museums which are filled with masterpieces, including the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Then, cap off the tour on a tour of the world’s largest church, St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Visit the Vatican on a private, early-access tour before the general public
  • See masterpieces from world-renowned artists and ancient civilizations
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica
  • A private guide, hotel pickup, and priority entrance tickets included

Pick up from centrally located hotels/apartments
Professional Certified Guide
Skip the line tickets
All Fees and Taxes
Drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

If your hotel/B&B/Apartment is **not in central Rome** ( a ray of about 7 km from the Pantheon ), let us know its location and we will ask the supplement for the extra distance.

If your hotel is not booked yet, you will amend your booking later on, with the name of your hotel or the address of your B&B/Apartment.

Kindly add to your booking a mobile phone (if possible with WhatsApp connection) and give an email address you can check frequently.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The driver will bring you to the Vatican Museums entrance where you will meet your guide. She/he will whisk you through the Vatican's most important collections, before the public opening. This site overflows with masterpieces by many of Italy’s most important Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, which sits alongside important works from Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Enjoy the exclusive access (closed to the general public) to the Cabinet of Masks, named after the mosaics inserted in the centre of the floor coming from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. Here you can appreciate female statues inspired by masterpieces of the ancient Greek art.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sistine Chapel
You will be among the first visitors reaching the Sistine Chapel. It is part of the official residence of the Pope and serves as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Here you will have time to observe the details of the sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo, and the other prodigious frescoes of the master and other important painters.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Skip st. Peter's basilica lines and enter with your guide directly into the world’s largest Church. Admire Michelangelo’s “Pietà”, and the other numerous highlights. On Wednesday morning, the tour of the Basilica is not permitted because of the Papal Audience.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please provide any mobility and wheelchair access requirements. Also note that visitors with limited mobility can contact us for special requirements, such as wheelchairs or walkers. Ancient Rome area and Vatican Museums visits involve significant walking. Please note that the pathway from the Sistine Chapel to St Peter’s Basilica has 50 steps and is not wheelchair accessible. We would like to inform you that the tour will continue to the Basilica only if all members of your private group can walk down the stairs; If the group includes participants with reduced mobility, the tour will end without accessing the Basilica. Please also note that other participants in your group will have to take charge of pushing the wheelchair and/or carry it down the stairs. However, visiting the Basilica in a wheelchair is still possible: we will have to go back to the exit and reach the site from the outside. This requires about one hour extra time and an extra charge of €50,00 for the additional tourist guide service.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

From 269.14 USD

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