Guided tour

Early tour: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with Breakfast

Activity provider: Loving Rome

Early tour: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with Breakfast

Activity provider: Loving Rome

From US$ 110.52 per person

Dwell into serenity by having an exclusive breakfast and exploring firsthand the beauty of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica an hour before it will be open for the public.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Uncover the secrets hidden within the Sistine Chapel’s centuries-old frescoes
  • Avoid the stress of waiting in long lines and get early, skip-the-line entry
  • Benefit from the knowledge of a guide and learn about the Vatican's long history
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, and more
  • Savor a buffet-style breakfast, and take in the views from the Pigna Courtyard
Full description
Experience a level of tranquility by taking advantage of the early access guided tour with the skip-the-line tickets to explore the stunning beauty and ancient history of the Vatican before it opens to the public and indulge yourself in a wide range of breakfast buffets at the peaceful Cortile della Pigna. Delve into the largest and the holiest site of Christianity and Catholic tradition-the St.Peter’s Basilica. Your guide will bring you the works of art to life walking you through one of the largest collections of artworks and most fascinating museums in the world-The Vatican Museum. Discover the unparalleled beauty of Michelangelo’s famous frescoes at-The Sistine Chapel. Featuring 343 figures painted over 500sqm and considered as a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. Admire the stunning statues and sculptures from ancient Rome, Renaissance paintings and Italian artworks. Discover the wonders of the Hall of Maps, the Tapestry Gallery, the Candelabra Gallery, and the incredible mosaics and crafts from imperial times.
  • Early entry before the opening hours
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • St.Peter’s Basilica tour
  • Vatican Museum tour
  • Sistine chapel tour
  • Exclusive breakfast at Cortile della Pigna
  • Expert tour guide
  • Headsets if needed
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Dome tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

•Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior the activity •The meeting point is at Via Tunisi 4, 00192, which is located at the bottom of the wide steps across from the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. •Your guide will be holding a “Loving Rome” orange flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Skirts

Know before you go

  • Some parts might not be accessible and are subject to unexpected closures until further notice due site’s restrictions.
  • During religious holidays or Wednesday morning (Papal Audience) the tour will only include an external guided tour of the Basilica.
  • Wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees ,If your clothing does not comply with the rules, you may be denied entry.
  • All guests must undergo through an airport-style security. During high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated
  • Photography is not allowed in the interior of the Sistine Chapel and some parts. The staff are authorized to delete any files taken.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed, with the exception of water.
  • Bags and suitcases larger than 40x35x15 cm, tripods, large umbrellas and potentially dangerous objects are not allowed inside the Vatican Museums and must be left in the cloakroom. The cloakroom is a 20-minute walk from the end of the tour.

Product ID: 431559