Vatican Museums: 3.5-Hour Early Morning VIP Access
- Gain special access to the Vatican Museums before opening hours
- Enter St. Peter’s Basilica without waiting in the long lines
- Marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
Enter the hidden Raphael Rooms, a suite of 4 reception rooms, and admire the frescoes, or mural paintings. Paired with those of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, they are the most famous of the frescoes that mark the High Renaissance period in Rome.
Make your way to the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will tell you about the life, times, and works of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II, the patron of the Chapel. As you enter, you’ll encounter Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco, a work of art so vast that it incorporates 9 complete scenes.
Skip the lines and enter St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, and one of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture.
Designed by the great artists Bramante, Maderno, Bernini, and Michelangelo, St. Peter’s has a capacity of 20,000 people. Be sure to see the Pietà, the most recognized religious sculpture by Michelangelo.
Beauty and history come together in this privileged access tour. Knowledgeable tour coordinators will guide you through this once-in-a-lifetime Vatican experience.
- VIP access semi-private tour
- Skip-the-line admission tickets
- Professional guide
- Food, there will be a cafe where you can purchase if you need
Prepare for the activity
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
The child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult.
There is a dress code for entering places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered (both men and women). You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
It sometimes occurs that parts of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica are not accessible to visitors, due to religious ceremonies. The tour operator is not responsible for closures in such instances, as this is a Vatican decision. In these cases the operator will not accept claims for reimbursement.