• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 82.98 View price calendar

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Get an early start to your sightseeing at the Vatican Museums with admission before opening hours. Follow an expert guide through the complex before the general public and avoid the crowds during your 3-hour tour. Marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned works at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy privileged, skip-the-line access to the awe-inspiring St Peter's Basilica.


  • Early morning tour of the Vatican Museums before opening hours
  • See an overwhelming number of mind-blowing works of art
  • Listen to a professional guide describe Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
  • Gain skip-the-line entry to St Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

patricia n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was fantastic! Flavia was so knowledgeable and made the tour even better by adding personal touches. With so much to absorb she was able to give us the highlites as well as help us to decide what other tours would be interesting! Luca got us all organized and Flavia allowed us to understand what early times at the Vatican were like! Amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very good. Well worth the early start and avoid the crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Kiani M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was worth getting up early to avoid the lines. I don’t remember our guides name but she was English and very passionate about her job. It helped that she was so enthusiastic. She helped keep my toddler entaertained. Warning to parents. The tour is fantastic but a little long for 18 mth old


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Flavia was a terrific tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and had the perfect energy for our group. She was a wealth of information and in the extremely rare instance she didn't know the answer to a question I felt sure she would research the answer for her next group. She really made the tour exceptional and memorable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Go on early morning ! Place is less attended and you will feel much more of being there in this holy place!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Manuela was wonderful! Very knowledgeable about the history, the art and the religious elements of the the Vatican. SO worth entering 1 hour earlier than the crowds, really made the visit more enjoyable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Long, but AMAZING! A few of us had headset/earphone issues, but once resolved we really enjoyed the tour! We could tell that our guide really loved hey job - she was very knowledgeable and so passionate about everything she was telling us!

Christine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide was full of enthusiasm and energy and her knowledge and love of the art made all the difference to our visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour was scheduled was just the right time,before the crowd. The location to meet was easy to find. The guide sorry I forgot here name was great! told us some great facts before going on the tour. Our guide also took great concern that everyone in the group was accounted for. I would strongly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Definitely worth waking up early for! A nice overview of the Vatican Museums, especially the Sistine Chapel which we were given pictures of to reference before/after our viewing, as no pictures were allowed, and St. Peter's Basilica. Our tour guide, Matteo, was professional, spoke excellent English, and had a clear appreciation of the history he expertly conveyed to us. The tour meets earlier that the museums will open, so be prepared to stand outside for a bit on line, but know that as soon as they open you are first in. People not on tours and hoping to secure tickets the day-of have many more hours to wait than you will if you are smart and book this tour!

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