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 20, 2023

Great tour, guide was very knowledgeable, and personable. Would book with Walks again.


Sep 20, 2023

Marco was charismatic and instructive. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.


Sep 20, 2023

We loved the tour, but were disappointed that St. Peter's was closed. I think that we should've been made aware before the tour since it was known by the company the day before we were to take the tour. Also, I think that there should be some kind of skip the line ticket given to us so that we can go to St. Peter's when it opens up we don't have to wait in those long lines to get in since that was what we were suppose to have as part of our tour.


Sep 19, 2023

A fabulous tour. The early start was well worth it to avoid the manic crowds, the heat and the have time to view a lot of the incredible art work in a relaxed manner. Our guide, Antoinette, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the works she was describing. I commend this tour highly. The climb to the top of the St Peter’s Basilica dome, though not included in the tour, was a great way to finish an appreciation of the site and gave a spectacular view over Rome.


Sep 19, 2023

This was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. The process of meeting and checking in was organized well-communicated. They used the time waiting to enter the museum to provide preliminary details and prepare us for the Sistine Chapel. I recommend this tour if you are limited on time and want to hit the highlights of the museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

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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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