Early Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Be mesmerized by the artistic treasures of the Vatican in silence and peace before the throngs of daytime visitors arrive. After starting the day with a traditional Italian breakfast (if option selected), enter the Vatican Museums 1 hour before they open to the public. Admire world-famous attractions including the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel while your guide shares the stories behind the art. You’ll also skip the long line to step inside the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Tour size is limited for a more personalized experience.
  • Early entrance morning tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Beat the daytime rush with special entry 1 before the museum opens to the general public
  • See collection highlights including the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll through the world-famous galleries with peace and leisure
  • Learn the legends behind the art from your historian guide
  • Enjoy a typical Italian breakfast before the tour
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience

Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
On Wednesdays the Basilica guided tour is not included due to the Pope's Public Audience
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Via Santamaura, 1, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The guide will explain the Sistine Chapel before accessing the site as the silence is required in this holy place. You will finally see with your own eyes the Last Judgement and the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the masterpieces Michelangelo left as his inheritance to the whole humanity
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Within the Vatican Museums you will visit the Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The St Peter's Basilica guided tour will give you the chance to discover secrets and facts about the most important and the biggest church in the World
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
The marvellous Raphael Rooms are part of this itinerary where you will be able to admire the well known The School of Athens
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • On Wednesdays the access to the Basilica is nor allowed due to the Pope's audience
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

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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