Vatican City: Early Morning Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Discover some of the greatest artworks ever created in the Vatican Museums on an early morning tour with skip-the-line entry on this tour designed for visitors short on time.

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  • Discover the key sites of the Vatican museums on this early morning group tour
  • Experience early morning access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn the remarkable history of the Vatican City from your expert tour guide
  • See the Vatican museums and St. Peter's Basilica - some unmissable sights


Take a 3.5-hour tour of one of the holiest sites in Christendom on this guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums. This exceptional tour includes visits to the Raphael Rooms, the Vatican Museums, The Hall of Maps, The Belvedere Courtyard and the Cortile della Pigna and the St. Peter's Basilica. As the highlight, you will experience a comprehensive visit of the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the rest of the public, experiencing the tranquility in the morning.  Vatican City is one of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the world. Your expert guide will take you to some of the major attractions and will provide a detailed history of the sites. You will receive a broad understanding of the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican. You will avoid any time wasted waiting, as you enjoy skip-the-line access to all the featured attractions. The morning visit provides a perfect opportunity to absorb the Rennaissance culture and see the world-famous buildings without any stress or hassle. A world of discovery awaits you.


All fees and taxes Exclusive early access to the Vatican Museums Expert, English-speaking guide Headsets (for groups of 6 or more) Small-group sizes

Important Information

  • The Vatican Museums provides free entrance for visitors who are (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disabled by presenting the appropriate certification and, if one needs assistance from another person, that person also receives a free entrance. Inform when you are booking if you fit into these requirements Advise if any travelers have mobility concerns so that they can try to be accommodated St. Peter's Basilica may be subject to unscheduled closings and late openings, in this case, you will explore the Vatican Museums in more detail To obtain a student discount, valid student ID must be shown on the day of the tour A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select museums. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women Large bags, backpacks, tripods and large umbrellas cannot be brought into the museums. Large items will have to be left at the museum coat check and retrieved after your visit to St. Peter’s Basilica

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