Special Access - Early Morning VIP Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

The Vatican can be difficult to explore as it is constantly packed with visitors. This VIP Tour offers special morning access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, allowing you to experience these glorious spaces without the stress of enormous crowds. You won’t regret this investment in exclusivity!

From €99

  • Max Group Size: 8 people
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Days: Mon to Sat
  • Start Times: 07:30

Meeting Place and Time:

Meeting Place: The Entrace to The Vatican Museums, Rome.  See Map
Tour Start Time: 7.30am
Tour End Time: 10.30am

Tour Concludes at St. Peters Basilica

VIP Vatican Tour Overview

The 110 acres that comprise the Vatican City are home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The global center of the Catholic religion attracts millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. As you pass the famed Pontifical Swiss Guard, the Pope’s security force since 1505, you’ll enter perhaps the most recognizable plaza in the Western world: St. Peter’s Square.

Given the Vatican’s importance as a religious and historical destination, it’s no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace.

By arranging for special access to Vatican facilities beginning at 7:30AM, we are able to offer a VIP experience that allows you to see the majesty of the Vatican before the daily crush of tourists.

 

Vatican Museums Tour

 Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael.

Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.

 

Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

 Consecrated in 1626, the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican stands today as the most important Catholic Church in the history of the world. Its incredible Renaissance architecture matches its position in stature; its team of designers included Carlo Maderno and the great Michelangelo.

With such magnificent, intricate details, it’s critical to visit St. Peter’s Basilica with a knowledgeable guide. Our team of Vatican tour guides is well versed in the history of the Basilica and will illuminate even the smallest aspects of this monumental religious site.

 

Marvel at the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelo’s great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance.

To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.

 

A Premiere Vatican Tour Experience

When it comes to visiting the historic sites of the Vatican, it’s worth it to pay for a premium tour experience. Our Morning VIP tour paves the way for you to visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel, unhindered by large crowds of tourists.

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Great Experience

I booked two tours, the VIP Early Morning Vatican Tour and the Colosseum tour through Explore Italy Tours and could not have been more pleased. For starters, the groups were small and we only had 8 people on one and 6 on the other. For the Vatican, we got in before it got really busy, as it was an early tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and always had an answer for my questions! Our guide for the Colosseum was excellent as well – very passionate and engaging! I would highly recommend taking any of their tours. Quick tip: wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and wear a hat!

Highlight of our trip

This tour was definitly the highlght of our trip. Our guide was super knoweleagble and really connected with the group. It was nice to be able to ask a lot of questions about the artworks and sculptires inside the Vatican. The early morning start was perfect as we got into the Vatican before all the crowds. A must do in Rome! Thanks guys

Awesome!

We had such a great time on this tour. Very professional and funny guide. Highly recommended

Dream come true

I have waited years to come to italy and visit the Vatican and really wanted to do it right and boy am I glad I found Explore Italy Tours. My guide Stefan made our day beyond what we were expecting and I am so glad we chose to do the tours. This is a must do if you visit the Vatican.

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Great Experience

I booked two tours, the VIP Early Morning Vatican Tour and the Colosseum tour through Explore Italy Tours and could not have been more pleased. For starters, the groups were small and we only had 8 people on one and 6 on the other. For the Vatican, we got in before it got really busy, as it was an early tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and always had an answer for my questions! Our guide for the Colosseum was excellent as well – very passionate and engaging! I would highly recommend taking any of their tours. Quick tip: wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and wear a hat!

Highlight of our trip

This tour was definitly the highlght of our trip. Our guide was super knoweleagble and really connected with the group. It was nice to be able to ask a lot of questions about the artworks and sculptires inside the Vatican. The early morning start was perfect as we got into the Vatican before all the crowds. A must do in Rome! Thanks guys

Awesome!

We had such a great time on this tour. Very professional and funny guide. Highly recommended

Dream come true

I have waited years to come to italy and visit the Vatican and really wanted to do it right and boy am I glad I found Explore Italy Tours. My guide Stefan made our day beyond what we were expecting and I am so glad we chose to do the tours. This is a must do if you visit the Vatican.


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