Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast in our Office

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable


Marvel at the glorious Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive on this exclusive 3.5-hour small group Vatican tour. The carefully crafted itinerary covers all the major highlights of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, with fast-track entry to every site visited. Traveling in a small group of 12 people or fewer and with a top rated english speaking guide at the helm, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience at Rome's most fascinating art attraction. Enjoy a complementary breakfast before you embark on your tour. 

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: What a Life Tours, 00192 Vatican City Italy


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Vatican City, Vatican City, Lazio

Enter the smaller country in the world with a local expert!

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Rooms and Galleries of the Vatican Museums, as the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, Raphael Rooms and much more!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Admire the School of Athens

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Admire the marvelous Sistine Chapel

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Bernini Columns and St.Peter's Square

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Basilica of St. Peter is the perfect place to conclude our Vatican early morning tour. Every inch of this 240,000 square foot church is breathtaking, but our tour goes beyond the gold & splendor, revealing a history filled with dark tales of death, deceit and debauchery. Feast our eyes on Michelangelo's his deeply touching sculpture, the Pietà, and admire the stunning interior of the dome. Last but not least, touch the worn bronze foot of St. Peter's Enthroned – legend has it that doing so might earn you a special blessing!

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group walking tour of 12 people or fewer
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Early Entry Vatican Museums
  • Early Entry Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Early Entry Raphael Rooms
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. As a result, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Please plan on being at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Departure Point

What a Life Tours, Via Santamaura, 14B, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 04 Apr 2019 -

Sandy V

Our guide Mario was excellent - very knowledgeable about the Vatican and he really kept the tour interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Image - 31 Mar 2018 -

Thomas J K

Our tour guide Mario was excellent! He was very knowledgable about the Vatican and its history. Funny and came across very well to my family. Our daughter was in a wheelchair and he went out of his way to make sure she could get around and see all the sights.

Image - 24 Mar 2018 -


Nice little breakfast. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. I loved the getting in early. However the tour felt rushed. We stood in one place several times to hear extensively about history, then were rushed past or completely missed exhibits. I felt it would have been better if we could've walked and talked. We literally stood in one spot for 10 min in one hall filled with beautiful sculptures, then didn't even go to the end of the hall. I ended up breaking away from the group to actually see sculptures and paintings several times. Our guide was very nice, but I can google history or listen while I walk and may never see the sculptures up close again.

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