Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

Duration 3 Hours
Private Tour
Skip the line
Operating Days Daily except Sunday and religious holidays
Start Time 8:00AM
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This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Raphael’s “School of Athens”. All this with absolute calm and peace without being stressed out by huge crowds pushing you around during regular visiting hours. Imagine walking through these magnificently adorned halls without the noise of hundreds of bustling tourists, and only 10% of the usual crowds present; It’s almost like having the place to yourself.

After meeting with your guide at the designated meeting point, you will skip the long lines with your early morning admission ticket, and access the metal detector control directly. The tour will begin on a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlooking the Vatican Gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! Your private 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, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group. 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 on 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 (90 ft) Baldacchin by Bernini, and the mosaics that decorate the whole ceiling.

Start Times:
8:00 am

*The tour is not available on January 1st, February 11th, Easter Monday, May 1st, June 29th, August 15th/16th, November 1st, December 8th or December 25th/26th

Meeting Point

The meeting point is in front of Caffè Vaticano in Viale Vaticano 100, 00192 Rome. It’s located just across from the Vatican Museum entrance.

What's Included

  • Private Professional Licensed Guide
  • Private tour
  • Special tickets for early morning entrance

What's Not

  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation Services

Languages Available

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

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