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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Nov 05, 2023

Olga was an excellent guide and made our early morning visit to the Vatican very informative and interesting.


Oct 29, 2023

Well managed tour. Small group and early morning entry made experience easier. Expert and professional tour guide who made the tour so interesting and engaging. Thoroughly recommend.


Oct 22, 2023

Worth the extra price to go early as crowds were less than later, although still quite busy. Tour guide Stephano was excellent, very knowledgeable, funny, and helpful. Good meeting point to start, at a small square just outside a good coffee shop.


Oct 22, 2023

The opportunity to access the Vatican early was by far worth the booking! It allowed for an enjoyable pace and more personal attention. Our guide was fantastic (I believe Christine). Her passion for history/arts was felt throughout the tour and shared interesting details as we went through each area. Thank you for the time, attention and welcoming day.


Oct 21, 2023

Tour was great, tour guide (Marco) was awesome, but the Pristine Sistine tour was not really much less crowded. Still, a wonderful tour of the Vatican!

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Make it a perfect day


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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