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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel provided by City Wonders Ltd

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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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2 adults
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Get inside the Vatican before the crowds on this early morning tour that includes an onsite breakfast buffet. Pre-opening access lets you skip the usual long lines and have more time and space to explore before the general public arrives. Plus, your guide can take the time to share stories and answer questions without being rushed by other tour groups.
  • Beat the crowds with an early-access VIP tour of the renown Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the cafe or gardens
  • A guided tour ensures you don’t waste time navigating the expansive grounds
  • Capture photos in the early morning light without battling crowds
Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
3h 45m
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet breakfast inside the Vatican Museums
  • 2.5-hour tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter to the museums. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you will spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • If there is bad weather on the day of your tour, your breakfast will be served inside the restaurant, in the Pinecone Courtyard
  • On Wednesday, Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the Papal Audience, during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative, you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms.
  • Only small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chad H wrote a review Oct 2019
277 contributions71 helpful votes
Our guide did an amazing job bringing religion, sculpture and painting, and history together during our visit. We had visited the Vatican before, but this visit really helped bring what we saw into focus. Being there early is a plus as well. Highly recommend the tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
starte2018 wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
An early start but thoroughly worth the comprehensive tour and vip experience. Our guide, Marina, was excellent- both friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it.
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Richard S wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions
Great way to get an inside look at Vatican and surroundings. Our guides were great and everyone one of us in our group learned a lot. The garden tour and breakfast were very special. As expected, the crowds were awfull and grew moreso as the morning went on. If we had done
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Date of experience: October 2019
MeerkatV wrote a review Oct 2019
132 contributions43 helpful votes
Aside from not having to queue for tickets, the most amazing part of our trip was having a passionate and informed guide (Licia) who expertly guided us through the overwhelming Vatican experience. She highlighted the elements that were significant, and spent time providing
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Date of experience: October 2019
Janice C wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions
Amazing job by our guide in keeping the group together and I'm 100% certain it was not an easy task. The art, and the history was unlocked for us as we maneuvered through the large crowds of people. The directions on the pick up point were perfect, Yes, bring a camera and a
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator
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Alex L
Skip the line is just a bonus
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East Orange, New Jersey
A dream come true!
A day in Tuscany was absolutely fabulous; from our guide Jonathan B, who knew so much rich history, to the local
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Modesto, California
Angels and Demons tour with Robert
Went December 2019. Robert was so knowledgeable about the sites on this tour. He made this such a special day.
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Sacramento, California
Great guide.
Our guide Sara was very knowledgeable and kind. You see everything you expect to see. Didn’t love the audio
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Scott A
Best. Vatican. Tour.
Loved the depth of the extended Vatican tour, loved our guide (Stefania), loved everything about this tour - would
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Joanne A
Worth every penny
We are so pleased we booked the full experience. It was absolutely brilliant our tour guide Eleanor was really
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London, United Kingdom
Worth every cent
It’s a must to skip the line. Giuseppe was an awesome tour guide, very knowledgeable and took us in a journey with
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Key Details
  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and 8 more
  • Duration: 3h 45m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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