Vatican Early Entry with Breakfast
Our Vatican best-seller … and for good reason! Rise and shine to admire the Sistine Chapel at its least crowded and then explore the rest of the Vatican with a passionate guide. The small group size of maximum 12 people ensures an intimate experience.
- Duration: 3 hrs 45 mins
- Days: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
- Start time: 7:25 am
- Maximum 12 participants
- Admission fee included
- Free coffee before the tour
- Adults: 84 €
- Youth (6-17 yrs): 69 €
- Kids (0-5 yrs): Free of charge
Vatican Tour: Early Morning Access
The Vatican is on the top of the list of sights to see for every traveler coming to Rome and visiting the World’s smallest country is supposed to be an exciting and fun event. But in a place filled with so many world-famous treasures and so little time to see them all, your day could potentially turn in to a stressful nightmare. Let us take care of you so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride; you are on holidays after all!
Not only will we make sure to get you into the Vatican Museums hassle-free and, but you will also be entering one hour before the general public. The early start may be daunting at first but your effort will be fully rewarded when you get to admire the breath-taking Sistine Chapel much less crowded than usual – a truly unique experience. Your early morning Vatican tour will thereafter continue through the beautiful Papal Palaces. Our passionate tour guides have put together a perfect itinerary covering all the main highlights, including the Raphael Rooms and the best of the Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and Renaissance collections.
As the grand finale, you will be escorted through the privileged entrance to the Basilica of St. Peter’s. You will be close up with the world renowned Pietà by Michelangelo and take in the architecture, statues and mosaics kept inside this awe-inspiring treasure trove. Join us on this unique journey to gain an insider understanding of the Vatican history and its present day events.
Please remember to dress appropriately. The Sistine Chapel is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit, so shoulders and knees need to be covered before entering.
- Pinecone Courtyard and Vatican Garden’s Terrace
- Muses Room, Belvedere Torso
- Octagonal Courtyard and Belvedere Palace
- Laocoon Priest of Troy and Apollo Belvedere
- Round Room
- Greek Cross Room
- Gallery of Candelabra
- Gallery of Tapestries
- Gallery of Maps
- Raphael Rooms
- Sistine Chapel
- Saint Peter’s Basilica
Admission and reservation fees are included in the listed price.
Details on the meeting point and meeting time of the tour will be provided upon booking.
The tour enters the Vatican Museums at 8:00 am, but starts at 7:25 am. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated under any circumstances.
A complimentary Italian breakfast (coffee and croissants) is served in the office prior to departure.
The first portion of the itinerary is very fast-paced and the tour is therefore not suitable for wheelchair users nor people with walking difficulties. In such cases, we strongly recommend booking a Private Tour as the guide will be able to adjust the itinerary to your needs.
All Vatican Tours involve a fair amount of walking; wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended.
The Vatican Museums’ direction and the Basilica of St. Peter require all visitors' knees and shoulders to be covered. ‘What a Life Tours’ does not take any responsibility for participants rejected by authorities due to improper apparel.
PLEASE NOTE: The Basilica of St. Peter is an active parish and therefore subject to unforeseen closures for spiritual celebrations. In such cases we will, if possible extend the time inside the Museums.
Bags, backpacks or luggage measuring more than 40·35·15 centimeters are not allowed into the Vatican Museums and must be stored at the cloakroom. The same applies to large umbrellas, tripods and objects that could be harmful to other visitors or damage works of art in the Museums. Be aware that the cloakroom is located approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the conclusion point of the Vatican tours.
For our group tours, the Vatican request that we use their own radio headsets when touring the museums. We cannot predict the quality of these headsets and unfortuntaley this is completely out of our control. However we do always carry spares, just incase the sound quality is poor. You are of course more then welcome to bring your own earphones should you wish to use those.