Start your tour as you meet your guide a few minutes away from the museum's entrance early in the morning before the doors are officially opened to the general public. Which means you’ll bypass the usual crowd at the museum, Skip-the-line and pick up a headset to hear the details provided by your guide of one of the world’s greatest collections of art.
Discover some of the most famous and world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings as you walk through the Vatican museum. You’ll also stroll through some of the most important rooms and galleries in the museum complex and stop by at the famous Pinecone Courtyard, Raphael’s Room and Sistine Chapel.
Here at the Sistine Chapel admire the priceless frescoes before the crowd arrives. You’ll be stunned at the guide show you and explain the Michelangelo’s masterpiece of Pieta' and Bernini's Baldachin.
From the Sistine Chapel, skip-the-line by using a secret passageway to enter into the St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museum (not guaranteed during the Jubilee Year as special ceremonies inside the Basilica may lead to its closure). The guide will introduce to the largest and most important church in the Christian faith and also the reasons how it’s known as the home to many Renaissance and Baroque paintings.
Your three-hour tour will end at the grand St. Peter’s square, but before the tour ends the guide will also fascinate you with the story of Michelangelo’s and Bernini’s double colonnade. We guarantee that you’ll never regret the early wake!
Official certified guide – Early Morning Vatican Tour
Radio system to hear the guide
Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums & Sistine
Access to St. Peter's Basilica (entry to St. Peter's Dome not included)
Visit to Raphael Rooms
We guarantee "Skip the Line" even during peak season, except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican museum management
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions
Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as the Vatican has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if not properly dressed
Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
This activity is not wheelchair accessible
St. Peter’s Basilica has an airport-style security check after skipping the long line outside. No liquids, large bags, or sharp items are allowed. On peak days the wait time can be impacted by security checks
"Skip-the-line" access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican Museum management)
In high season the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds
You are not permitted to enter theses attractions with suitcases or large bags. Please note that there is no cloakroom on site
Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund