Explore the Vatican Museum Before the Crowds !

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Duration: about 2 hours, not including the time for breakfast
Tour ID: 7188
Overview

Your early morning Vatican tour with Breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard!

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Sistine Chapel as a VIP, in a semi-private group of maximum10 people!

Step into the Vatican Museums before its official public opening time and enjoy the Sistine Chapel, because it will only open for you!

Discover the Vatican Museums with our exclusive and priority early entrance, which will let you admire the Sistine Chapel at its best, without the notoriously large crowds.

We are proudly back to featuring this special tour in our portfolio, as it is the best possible time of day to visit the Vatican museums without dealing with long queues and crowded spaces and allows you to wander around and stare at the artworks in complete silence and peace.
You will get up early in the morning, but when you’ll reach the Vatican area to join your small group and live this incredible experience, we guarantee you it will be worth it.

With our reserved early access to the Sistine Chapel, one hour before the official opening time, you’ll have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece with few other very lucky people.

Did you know that no talking is allowed inside the Sistine Chapel, as silence is imposed by the sacredness of the place?
During public opening hours, during normal guided tours, not even guides are allowed to explain inside the Chapel. Panels have been placed along the route of the Vatican Museums to describe and explain the various frescoes present.

Yet, you will have the incredible, unique opportunity to hear the explanation of your guide right inside the Sistine Chapel!

Guided by a Vatican English-speaking and expert guide, sparks will fly at the view of the powerful frescoes of the Last Judgment, or the chapel’s ceiling. It goes without saying: we won’t miss out on the must-see attractions and areas, such as the Raphael Rooms, the School of Athens, but also the Upper Galleries (Candelabras, Geographical Maps, and Tapestries).

The magic is not yet over! Your expert guide will lead you to the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, where you’ll enjoy an American-style breakfast surrounded by the very same environment that has been entertaining the popes for centuries.

Do you really dream of admiring the Sistine Chapel in an intimate and awesome atmosphere, living a true once-in-a-lifetime experience? Then you simply cannot miss this tour when in Rome!

Highlights
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • Exclusive VIP experience in a semi-private group of maximum 10 people!
  • Vatican Museums
  • Breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Tapestries Gallery
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
  • Duration Duration: about 2 hours, not including the time for breakfast
  • Tour Start Time: MULTI
  • Tour End Time: MULTI
  • This tour is available: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays except religious holidays
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Early-Entrance tickets with Skip the Line
  • Vatican Museums expert guide
  • Pickup service from your hotel
  • American Breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
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Reviewed by Péter jhon US   June 13, 2022
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Guide was amazing friendly and had great knowledge of the location. We did not have to wait at any location. He took very good care to make sure that our questions were answered as making sure we did not get lost.
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Reviewed by Eliot MP   June 12, 2022
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Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and easy to find. If you’re going to Rome this is a must see! Absolutely beautiful.

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Reviewed by Upwood DJ   June 11, 2022
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Amazing tour! This is such a beautiful place to visit. All of the statues, paintings and grounds are beautiful. The Sistine Chaple is Stunning! And St. Peter's Basilica is breath taking. Don't miss this one!
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Reviewed by Katie GB   June 04, 2022
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Our guide, Amy, was wonderfully knowledgeable and very entertaining. She was constantly giving facts and explanations while maintaining a light and upbeat demeanor. The museum is so vast and filled with objects as well as crowded that having a guide was more than helpful.
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Reviewed by Frederick P US   June 04, 2022
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this tour was a great way to spend the day seeing the city for the first time! Our guide was excellent and could not do enough to ensure we got the most out of this tour. We cannot thank her or this company enough and highly recommend them if you want to get a really good understanding.
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Reviewed by Bud K AU   June 02, 2022
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GUIDE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. ENGLISH WAS EASY TO UNDERSTAND.
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Reviewed by Elaine Hamilton GB   June 02, 2022
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Our guide made us feel like family and answered any questions we had. All around a great experience! This was the perfect tour so WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
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Reviewed by Roseann US   June 01, 2022
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The tour was spectacular! We had a wonderful experience and a memorable tour. We had our tour guide who was very enthusiastic and helped us in exploring famous places around the city . We will always recommend; Thank you very much.
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Reviewed by S Gegerhoff ZA   June 01, 2022
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I absolutely loved this tour. It was fascinating. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Reviewed by Lincojw US   June 01, 2022
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Excellent tour! With our guide. He is very knowledgeable and easy-going person- a great guide. The tour itself is very intense but really worth it. greetings.
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