Early Morning Vatican Truly Small Group Tour - Vatican City

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get early access into the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's amazing frescoes one hour before the general public. Together with a small group of max 6 participants and a passionate English-speaking guide, you will be able to avoid the crowds and quietly enjoy the wonderful masterpiece. The tour continues with the greatest highlights of the Papal art collection at the Vatican museums, along with the Raphael Rooms and Saint Peter's Basilica.


  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by an art historian
  • Excellent value for money

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Join us on our 3.5-hour early morning tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. With our exclusive early access into the Museums, you will skip the long lines and avoid the crowds to admire Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel before the general public.

With our unique small group of max 6 participants, we will meet you no later than 7:30 am across the street from the Vatican Museum's entrance. After a short introduction of the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's beautiful frescoes done by our expert guides using visual aids, you will be entering the Vatican Museums before the general public to rush to the Chapel and admire it silently, without the crowds (who are let in only at 9 am).

The group will then loop around the Museums to include the greatest highlights of the Papal art collection.

After going through the Sistine Chapel a second time, and realizing how much more crowded it is during regular hours, your group will continue through the privileged guide's exit into Saint Peter's Basilica where you will enjoy Michelangelo's Pieta and much more. You will be left inside the church to enjoy further exploration, the possibility of climbing the Dome, visiting the Papal tombs and exploring Saint Peter's Square for wonderful pictures.


When you book a small group tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasions, make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order to not split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn't always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Small-group tour (max 6 people)

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Food and drinks

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be made up elsewhere on the tour.

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