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Key Details

City: Vatican

Duration: 4 hrs

Start Time: 7:10 am


  • Enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the public to get ahead of the crowds.
  • Relax with a buffet breakfast in a serene courtyard to fuel up for a morning of discovery on your Vatican tour.
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before it gets busy and take in Michelangelo’s frescoes in relative peace.
  • Marvel at the art and architecture housed in St. Peter's Basilica with fascinating insights from your guide.

Tour Description

Start your day with a relaxing breakfast in a historic Vatican courtyard.

Some things are well worth waking up early for—and our VIP Pristine Sistine early morning Vatican tour with breakfast is one of them. After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast in one of the Vatican's idyllic courtyards, you'll embark on an in-depth tour of the Vatican Museums before the crowds of the day pour in. Our specially secured early access to the Vatican means that you'll be among the very first people of the day to enter the Sistine Chapel, allowing you to marvel at one of the world's most iconic masterpieces in relative peace.

Your Pristine Sistine Vatican Breakfast Tour starts early so you can be among the first to enter the Vatican—before the area even opens to the general public. After meeting up with your guide and small group, you'll head straight to one of the lovely Vatican Museum courtyards for a breakfast buffet. Relax and take time to soak up the ambiance of our peaceful surroundings as you enjoy your breakfast before you're whisked away for a full tour of the Vatican Museums.

Explore the Vatican Museums without the crowds and be one of the first people of the day to enter the Sistine Chapel.

After breakfast, your Vatican tour will showcase all of the Museums' highlights. In the Belvedere Courtyard, you'll find classical Greek and Roman works. Keep an eye out for the Belvedere Torso in particular; you might recognize it from the Sistine Chapel. Hear details that will enhance your appreciation of the Laocoön Group and the Raphael Rooms—widely considered to be among the most beautifully frescoed interiors on earth.

The crown jewel of this tour comes next, as you step into the Sistine Chapel as one of the first visitors of the day. Soak up Michelangelo's masterpiece at the quietest time of the morning before the crowds descend.

To finish, you'll head into St. Peter's Basilica via a special access tunnel that allows you to bypass the long line already forming outside. It's the perfect place to finish your exploration of one of the most sacred sites on earth.

Visiting the Vatican is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you'll want to make the most of your precious time. Our VIP Pristine Sistine early morning Vatican tour with breakfast ensures you have an experience to remember.

Note: The special access passage between the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesdays and subject to other unexpected closures. On such days we will instead explore the magnificent Pinacoteca Gallery.

Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.

  • Sites Visited
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Museums
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Belvedere Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Included
  • Skip the line ticket for Vatican Museums
  • Buffet breakfast inside Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line ticket to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Small group of 15 guests maximum
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Headset
From $123
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5-stars from over 350 Customer Reviews


May 22, 2023

Hillary was sweet , knowledgeable and charming. Had to listen very carefully to get every word but all in all we enjoyed our tour very much. Thank you

Important Information

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