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 02, 2023

Very early, but worth arriving first and opening the doors/gates and turning on the lights to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Unbelievably quiet - so special to see the beautiful works of art and have no one but our small group of 15 inside. Incredibly special. I’ve done the Sistine Pristine tour before with Walks - which was spectacular. This tour was even better!


Sep 22, 2023

Absolutely worth the money! Would do this again in a heartbeat!


Sep 17, 2023

This is absolutely incredible and a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend!!


Sep 07, 2023

Outstanding tour! Don't miss this extremely unique and special look at the Vatican museums before the public enters. You even get to open several doors and shutters throughout the door and witness the magic of rising in the lights in the beautiful rooms. And if course with this exclusive group, there are only 20 people instead of hundreds in the museums at once.


Aug 29, 2023

Truly sn experience of a lifetime..... especially if you have already visited the Vatican museum during it's regular hours and know how incredible the crowds can be.

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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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