Breakfast At The Vatican Early Access Sistine Chapel Museums & St Peter’s

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Vatican Museums gets overlooked. However, on this exclusive early entrance tour our expert English-speaking guide will make sure that you see the very best on offer, including the Vatican Art Gallery, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square and an amazing breakfast before exploring the treasures of the Vatican.

Local taxes
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private transportation

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Cortile della Pigna
Start your day with an outdoor buffet breakfast, with Italian and American delicacies. Sip coffee and fresh orange juice in the tranquil setting of the Vatican, before the crowds arrive. After breakfast, your guide will escort you through the Vatican Museums complex while it is still closed to the public (a few other pre-booked tour groups will be the only others inside).
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
You will head through the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra and view the renowned sculpture of Lacoon and his sons; plus, a real highlight of the Vatican Museums - the beautiful Raphael Rooms.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
You will then head into Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel. Before entering, you’ll hear the stories behind the frescoes from your guide, their meaning and their significance. Michelangelo spent eight years of his life painting these wonderful frescoes – an incredible undertaking!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Next, the tour will move on to St. Peter’s Basilica which is built over the tomb of St. Peter and is one of the most important sites of the Christian world. It is the world’s largest Basilica and the sheer scale and architectural beauty will leave you in awe. It took over 120 years to complete and was contributed to by many of the most skilled and respected craftsmen and artists from the Renaissance Period. Inside there is Michelangelo’s “La Pietà”, Bernini’s famous altar and the chair of St. Peter, amongst many other spectacular treasures.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Finally, it is out into St. Peter’s Square to visit Bernini’s magnificent statues that surround this wonderful square.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • READ CAREFULLY: it can happen that some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice, especially the Sistine Chapel and/or the Basilica of St Peter. In case of such events we do NOT refund NOR reschedule the tour, our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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

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