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Exclusive Early Bird Vatican: VIP Entrance Before Crowds

Duration 3 Hours
Private Tour
Skip the line
Operating Days mon, tue, thu, fri, sat
Start Time 7:00 am (Pick-up)
Book Now from 1100,00€ up to 2 adults


This tour allows you to enjoy the greatest masterpieces of the Vatican like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Raphael’s “School of Athens”, with a few other lucky ones! You will be amongst the the first visitors to enter the Vatican museums early in the morning before opening hours to the public. An exclusive experience not be be missed at all if possible. You will be able to admire the magnificent frescoes of the Sistine Chapel with other 35-40 people inside and sometimes even less.

The main difference between this tour and the “Early Morning Vatican” tour is that here you will have only 2% of the usual crowds inside, instead of 10%. You will enter the museums at 7:30 am instead of 8:00 am, which will give you a 30 minutes advantage time on the other visitors.

After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will meet your private professional  guide in front of the Vatican entrance and with your special early morning admission ticket, you will walk through the dedicated lane and enter the empty museums. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlooking the Vatican gardens. Your guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations.

You will visit the Pio Clementine museum, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then, through the Hall of the painted maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world.

At last, through an exclusive gallery directly linked to the Sistine Chapel, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica. The greatness and care of details will overwhelm you. Highlights of the Basilica include: Michelangelo’s Pieta’, the imposing 29 meter tall Baldacchin by Bernini and the mosaics that decorate the whole ceiling.

The tour ends in St. Peter’s square, where you will admire Bernini’s colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica.
You will enjoy a complimentary hotel drop-off after the tour.

Meeting Point

At check-out, before your purchase is confirmed, you will be kindly asked to leave the written address of your accommodation or potential meeting point. This implies the name of the hotel, bed & breakfast or residence in which you will be staying as long as it is situated within the city centre. Such requirements are necessary for pick-up and private services only.

What's Included

  • Licensed tour guide
  • VIP early bird admission tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with English-speaking driver and luxury transportation
  • Complimentary bottled water

What's Not

  • Optional gratuities

Languages Available

English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Chinese

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