Early Entrance & Breakfast at the Vatican: Sistine Chapel & St.Peter’s Basilica

Rome, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Enjoy the Vatican Museums before the site opens to the public.
Choose between the private tour option or small group tour option for your early morning access, including breakfast and an exclusive tour of the Vatican’s many iconic attractions.
Both tour options end at St Peter’s Basilica, with VIP entrance access.

Breakfast
Local taxes
Professional art historian guide
Local 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
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cortile della Pigna
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in this incomparable atmosphere with Italian and American delicacies such as pastries, meats, cheese, eggs and fresh pancakes. The famous Fountain of the Pine is located in the Courtyard of the Pine. Designed by genius architect Bramante, it is one of the few Ancient Roman fountains that survives to this day.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
First, you will see wonderful Greek and Roman sculptures as well as the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great. Then, the tour takes you through the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and eventually to the breathtaking Raphael's Rooms.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo's famous fresco, “The Last Judgment,” is next. The Sistine Chapel is also the venue for papal elections, and is one of the most popular attractions in Italy. Your tour guide will explain the stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam, and how it relates to the frescoes.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The next stop is the most significant Catholic church on earth, Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you will view the Pietà, the Michelangelo's evocative sculpture of Mary with the body of Jesus
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
After that, your tour ends in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi and bus station.
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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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