Rome: Early-Morning Small-Group Vatican Museums Tour

Rome: Early-Morning Small-Group Vatican Museums Tour

From US$ 181.30 per person

Beat the crowds with an early-morning Vatican Museums tour and get skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Saint Peter's Basilica and Raphael Rooms.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 8 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide


  • Beat the crowds and enjoy priority access to the Vatican Museums
  • Benefit from a small-group experience
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy direct access to St Peter's Basilica
Full description
Don’t miss your opportunity to enter the Vatican Museums with a small-group tour and no waiting time at all. Enter the building an hour and a half before the official opening hours, skipping any possible line with a special ticket exclusive to just 10 tour operators worldwide. Watch the Vatican Museum Galleries slowly come to life throughout your tour. Make the most of a comfortable, relaxed, and crowd-free experience while discovering Michelangelo's personal humor and sly vendetta against other great artists of his time engulfed within the Sistine Chapel, a place that usually exceeds over 25 thousand visitors a day. Stop at the Raphael Rooms, where you can admire Raphael's most famous frescoes and learn about his rivalry with Michelangelo. Conclude your tour inside the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, a shrine to Christianity and art. Marvel at the Priceless Pietà by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II and Pope Karol Wojtyla.
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered at all times inside the museums, therefore no shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed
  • The Basilica of St Peter is subject to last-minute closure due to religious events
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