Explore the Vatican before temperatures and crowds reach their peak on an early-morning tour in Rome. You’ll be among the first to enter to world-famous attraction and therefore will have chance to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and other rooms at your own pace. Plus, provided headsets ensure that you can hear the commentary of your art historian guide at all times.
This early-morning Vatican tour lets you explore in relative tranquility
Be one of the first people to enter the museum complex
Exploring with a guide puts the architecture into context
Save hours of waiting in line with a skip-the-line ticket
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Departure & Return
Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
What To Expect
Come face-to-face with Michelangelo's masterpiece before the Vatican officially open.
Journey through the Vatican Museums' vast and treasured collection. Encounter Bernini's breathtaking sculptures, the School of Athens and other immersive frescoes in the Raphael Rooms, the eye-wateringly beautiful Flemish artworks of the Gallery of Tapestries, and the incredibly lifelike statues of the Gallery of the Candelabra. That, and so much more, all in the company of an expert, licensed guide.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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 being refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Please note that the Papal Audience (held on Wednesdays) may result in the closure of the Basilica. There is no way of knowing where the Pope will choose to hold his audience, but should the Basilica be closed, we will spend more time in the Vatican Museums.
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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