• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 150.26 View price calendar

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Enjoy a VIP experience at the Vatican with this morning tour that includes breakfast on site. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public so you can admire famous sights like the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms in a more intimate atmosphere before finishing with skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance. When booking, select from two options: breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard with a Vatican tour limited to 16 people or breakfast in the Vatican cafeteria with a Vatican tour plus a coach tour of surrounding Vatican City and the Vatican gardens, limited to 25 people.


  • Early-morning Vatican Museums tour with breakfast
  • Explore the Vatican before members of the general public set foot inside
  • Enjoy an Italian-American breakfast buffet in the Pinecone Courtyard or Vatican cafeteria
  • See top Vatican sights like Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries with a guide
  • Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, and visit St Peter’s Basilica through a fast-track entrance
  • Tour Vatican City and the Vatican Gardens on an exclusive coach tour, if option selected when booking
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 or 25 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Enjoy breakfast at the Pinecone Courtyard inside the Vatican Museum complex

In the early morning, meet your guide at the Vatican Museums before the site opens to the public. Depending on the option selected when booking, you’ll be escorted to either the Pinecone Courtyard or the Vatican cafeteria for breakfast, followed by your exclusive tour of the Vatican’s many iconic attractions, from the Sistine Chapel to the Gallery of Maps to the Renaissance artwork inside Raphael’s Rooms.

Both tour options end at St Peter’s Basilica, which you have access to via a VIP entrance. Inside, prepare to be wowed by art like Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture and Bernini’s Baldacchino canopy. When your tour ends and you say goodbye to your guide, you are welcome to stay inside St Peter’s Basilica.

See the Itinerary section below for details about the two tour options.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide was so personable and informative. And the tour of the gardens was breathtaking!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an amazing tour. Breakfast could have been better. The tour guide was fantastic, so knowledgeable. The gardens were one of the highlights of the tour.

Cindy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was expensive, but worth every penny. We basically had the Vatican to ourselves. We had heard from other traveler's that they did not enjoy the Vatican because of the crowds. Dario was our guide and he was wonderful. He was informative and entertaining.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Worth every cent. Only way to see and be a part of the Vatican in its entirety!

Deketa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I hated that I couldn't go in St. Peters Square. The doors weren't open and I was so tired by this tour being super early. This was still so amazing. I Loved every tour and place I went in Italy.

Frank W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Could not fault our guide, very informative

S. Louis O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour was worth it.

Katherine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great way to see at all if you’re in a time crunch. The tour guide was wonderful and the food was good

Natasha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

If I went back to Rome tomorrow would do it all over again! Very well done. Our guide Lindy, was invaluable!

Diana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tiffany was our guide, she was very nice and knowledgeable. Well organized, definitely worth the time and money.

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