Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour

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

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


Get early access into the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's amazing frescoes one hour before the general public. Together with a small group of max 6 participants and a passionate English-speaking guide, you will be able to avoid the crowds and quietly enjoy the wonderful masterpiece. The tour continues with the greatest highlights of the Papal art collection, including the Raphael Rooms and Saint Peter's Basilica.

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

Enter the museums an hour prior to the general public entrance and enjoy much lighter crowds and immediate access to the Sistine Chapel! The Vatican Museums is on everyone’s Rome itinerary so you can imagine it gets quite full, quickly. The best way to get the most of this popular site is to see it in a small group so you can easily navigate through the countless masterpieces with an expert guide. Enjoy the luxury of a small group with no more than 6 people per tour, guaranteed so you get the most out of your Vatican experience.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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

This early entrance tour guarantees early entrance to the Sistine Chapel! enjoy a thorough explanation of this incredible masterpiece and learn all about it from your professional expert guide.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Your comprehensive Vatican tour ends at St Peter's basilica, where you will marvel at the World's largest Church, home of some of the most famous works of art, including Michelangelo's La Pieta'.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Small-group tour (max 6 people)
  • Early Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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


10 Feb, 2020

The early morning tour is the best if you want to miss the big crowd. Our guide Massimo was exceptional. He explained everything with a little punch of humor which made it really interesting to listen to him all the time.


30 Jan, 2020

Excellant tour and great tour guide in Clio. Highly recommend and best way to see Vatican museums and sistine chapel. Go for it you will not be disappointed.

Melissa F

06 Jan, 2020

We loved the group of six maximum. Well worth every penny because you could move through the museum at a faster pace, see more, hear more and if you go early enough, avoid crowds especially in the Sistine Chapel.

Ronald G

02 Dec, 2019

We had an Wesome tour guide named Dario. I was in a wheelchair and he took reall good care of my husband and me. Very informative and amazing to see in person.


01 Nov, 2019

We had a great time visiting the Vatican. Pamen was our guide. She was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed her expertise and explanations as we marveled through the museums and into the magnificent Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Although it was crowded early, the lines were incredibly long as we were leaving. So worth the early morning tour! Highly recommend!

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