2 hours
6:00 AM


  • Join the Vatican Key Master on a special access tour and witness the opening of the Vatican Museums for the day.
  • Spend a few precious moments alone inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy two exquisite hours inside the museums, sharing the space with a group of no more than 20 guests in total.
  • Follow an official Vatican guide who will reveal fascinating context and hidden details in each of the galleries you visit.
  • Spend as much time as you desire inside the museums at the conclusion of your tour.

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Oct 17, 2023

Excellent tour. Seeing the museum without the crowds of people was the highlight


Oct 17, 2023

Overall very pleased. Tour guide and her support person were nice and well organized. Guide was especially nice and knowledgeable. Would like to have spent a bit more time in some exhibits but realize the tour had limited time. Would suggest adding an additional portion of the tour to by pass the long lines for the basilica and dome as for an optional extra fee.


Oct 17, 2023

This tour was worth every penny and more. Just for the small group and being in the Vatican before it opened was worth. The employees at the Vatican were all friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Made sure everyone got a chance to open a door and everyone got pictures. Would do this tour again without any hesitation.


Oct 15, 2023

The Vatican museum key tour was an unbelievable experience. Worth the time and money once in a life time experience.


Oct 15, 2023

This is an amazing tour. Worth every penny. I would only suggest that since there was 20 people on the tour, that you use headsets for the guests so we can hear the guides excellent commentary. Undoubtedly a one of a kind experience!

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Make it a perfect day


Enjoy the finer things in Rome on this one-day itinerary. Start the day with a VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and end with a food tour in the charming Trastevere for a day you won’t soon forget.

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