Early Morning Vatican Tour | Small Group

3 hr, 30 min

E-Ticket

Group Tour

This 3.5-hour tour allows you to be among the first to enter the Vatican Museums, at least an hour before the general entrance. 

The Vatican is the beating heart of Rome’s legendary art. Powerful Pope’s have been collecting fantastic paintings, crafts, and antiquity for two thousand years meaning the papal collection is the finest in the world. Our expert guides are dedicated to bringing these extraordinary museums to life with anecdotes about the intriguing curiosities...
This 3.5-hour tour allows you to be among the first to enter the Vatican Museums, at least an hour before the general entrance. 

The Vatican is the beating heart of Rome’s legendary art. Powerful Pope’s have been collecting fantastic paintings, crafts, and antiquity for two thousand years meaning the papal collection is the finest in the world. Our expert guides are dedicated to bringing these extraordinary museums to life with anecdotes about the intriguing curiosities that line reside within the galleries. 

Our grand finale will be a visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica where we will admire more works from Michelangelo, including the famous Pieta and all the beautiful sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The tour concludes in the piazza where the Pope continues to hold his audiences.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Come face-to-face with Michelangelo's masterpiece before the Vatican officially open.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Marvel in amazement at the mosaicked splendor of the world's most famous basilica.

Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM
7:30 AM
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

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