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Vatican Early Entry Tour with breakfast, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms & St. Peter’s Basilica (7.20am)

From: 89,00

DURATION: 3.5 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.20am

FREQUENCY: Mondays, Tuesdays,  Thursdays, Fridays,  Saturdays 

 LANGUAGES: English

MEETING POINT: Via Santamaura 14/B (7am)

 

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. Enjoy a complementary breakfast before you embark on your tour!

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Description

HIGHLIGHTS

Vatican Early Entry Tour with Breakfast Highlights

  • 3.5-hour early entry tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica with an insider guide
  • Explore the Vatican museums, including the Sistine Chapel
  • Enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the general public
  • Admire art by Michelangelo in relative tranquility 
  • Enter St. Peter’s Basilica via a reserved groups-only entrance
  • Meet at our comfortable offices and enjoy a complimentary Italian breakfast with croissant and cappuccino

Vatican Early Entry Tour with Breakfast Inclusions

  • Early entry tour of Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica without the crowds
  • Continental breakfast before the tour
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Belvedere Apollo
  • Lacoön and his Sons
  • Belvedere Torso
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Candelabra
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Michelangelo’s Pietà
  • Bernini’s Baldachin
  • Professional tour guide

Vatican Early Access Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Climb to St. Peter’s Dome
TOUR ITINERARY

Your tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican, where you greet your guide and enjoy a continental breakfast of croissants, coffee, and juice. When the Vatican opens its doors, you’re one of the first to enter with a skip-the-line admission ticket.

Once inside, head straight to the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without having to battle crowds. You only have to share the space with a fraction of the visitors who arrive later on.

Alongside your guide, admire art in some of the Vatican’s 1,400 rooms and learn little-known information you may otherwise have missed. After you’ve seen the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved groups-only entrance and take a guided tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you’re free to continue exploring the space independently.

PLEASE NOTE

Ticket Reductions:

  • Adult pricing: €89
  • Under 18 years of age: €79
  • Under 6 years of age: Free

General Information:

  • The tour starts at 7.20am
  • The meeting point is in Via Santamaura 14/B at 7am, footsteps from the Vatican Museums entrance.
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • Due to heightened security measures, lines may form for tours with skip-the-line entry. Visitor will still have priority access over general admission ticket holders. 
  • Due to restrictions, we are not able to accept visitors requiring wheelchairs 

Cancellation Policy & Refunds:

  • Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded. 
  • Changes to a reservation requested more than 72 hours before the tour are free of charge.
  • Changes to a reservation requested less than 72 hours before the tour are subject to a rebooking fee and availability
  • We enforce a 72-hour advance refund policy. Only cancellations requested more than 72 hours before tour departure time are eligible for a refund.
  • All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of 20% of the total charge.
  • No refunds are given after a tour has commenced.
  • No refunds are given in case of either delay or non-appearance on the part of the customer.
  • In case of the closure of sights, we will contact you as soon as possible to offer an alternative itinerary or reschedule your booking to a different tour option.
  • We do not guarantee refunds in cases of unforeseeable events, such as closures of sights due to demonstrations, strikes, bad weather conditions or renovations. In these situations, we reserve the right to examine the requests on a case-by-case basis. 
  • You may request to change the date of your tour up to 72 hours prior to tour commencement.This change will be accepted only upon availability.
 

1 review for Vatican Early Entry Tour with breakfast, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms & St. Peter’s Basilica (7.20am)

  1. 5 out of 5

    We just wanted to thank your company, and especially our tour guide Giuliano for the incredible tour. We chose this early morning 3.5 hour vatican tour and could not have been happier with our selection. The opportunity to be in such an incredible place before all of the crowds made the early morning wake-up more than worth it. Our tour guide, Giuliano, was incredibly knowledgable and made sure our small group was able to see and learn every detail. We learned so much about this special place and will cherish these memories for years to come! Thank you for arranging an incredible tour and special thanks to Giuliano for being such a knowledgable, professional, and friendly guide!


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