4 hours


  • Enter the Vatican Museums before the general public to see the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel at a quieter time.
  • Get a full appreciation for the highlights of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica on this comprehensive early morning Vatican tour.
  • Our guides are passionate art experts, full of stories and familiar with even the smallest details. With groups of just 15 or fewer, you'll find them easy to engage with.

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Sep 27, 2023

We take many tours when we travel and nearly all are walks and devour tours. This was excellent like the others. We walked the museums prior to the Sistine chapel opening then the Basilica. We came 5 yrs ago and did Rome in a day. This time we did the early Sistine tour and under ground coliseum tours on separate days first thing and this was a better experience. The original tour was really great, but splitting them up gave more time at each venue and was great.


Sep 26, 2023

Our tour with Luigi was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and polite. The tour was 16 people which was perfect and getting there early 7:15 allowed us to visit before the large crowds. Highly recommend this tour.


Sep 24, 2023

Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Jeb was very knowledgeable and was able to navigate us through the many wonderful artifacts and monuments around the Vatican.


Sep 24, 2023

Jeb was fantastic - explaining everything we were seeing and adding so much historical knowledge and “insider tips”!


Sep 24, 2023

We did the Pristine Sistine tour yesterday. Our guide Anna was excellent. She had so much knowledge about everything she showed us. She was very kind and helpful.

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Those who wake up early not only get to experience the Vatican Museums without the typical crowds, but they’ll also have the entire day to explore Rome after. Here’s our one-day itinerary for visiting the Eternal City.

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