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Early Morning Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour, Truly Small Group

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Highlights

  • Skip-the-line Early Morning Access to the Vatican Museums

  • Opportunity to admire the Sistine Chapel at the break of day

  • Raphael Rooms with an array of 16th-century masterpieces

  • Premier access to bypass long lines at St. Peter's Basilica

  • Expert guide & small-group of ONLY 6 people!

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Small-group guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

  • What's included

    Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

  • What's included

    Special access to St. Peter's Basilica

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • A Minimum 2 people is required to book this product. Please be aware that if you book for only 1 person there is slight chance the booking might be cancelled.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be restricted due to the weekly Papal Audience.

  • In instances when St. Peter's Basilica is closed to the public, you will receive an extended tour of the Vatican Museums instead.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Children below 5 years of age are complementary

What you can expect

Experience the splendor of the Vatican Museums in the morning light with skip-the-line entrance to the papal collections and the Sistine Chapel. Traveling in an intimate group of no more than 6 people, see several of the world's artistic masterpieces and enjoy special access to St. Peter's Basilica.

As chirping birds announce the break of day, meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums and duck inside the Sistine Chapel before the general public arrives. Here, receive a privileged introduction to the chapel and take extra time to marvel at The Last Judgement by Michelangelo in the tranquil early hours.

Next, the Vatican Museums beckon. In addition to paintings by Bellini, Raphael, and Caravaggio, peruse the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards, soaking up sights of marble statues in the morning light. Your tour isn't complete without a visit to the Raphael Rooms, where 16th-century frescoes provide a captivating look at Rome's High Renaissance.

Finally, circle back to the Sistine Chapel and bypass the lines on your way inside St. Peter's Basilica. Here, get an unobstructed look at Bernini's baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà, and the tomb of Alexander VII. Finally, bid your guide farewell and enjoy ample time to peruse the papal tombs and snap photos of St. Peter's Square on your own.

As of January 2019 tour will also include visiting the Raphael Rooms**! Enjoy the emptiness of the museum to fully take in the beautiful paintings and frescoes not often seen by tourists. This tour will include 2 of the best highlights of the Vatican - the Sistine Chapel and Raphael rooms - seen before the general public!

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Activity Location

  • Vatican Museums
  • Roma

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Cafè Vaticano
  • 100 Viale Vaticano
  • Roma
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