Private Early Bird Vatican Tour

3 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Are you planning your once in a life time Vatican experience? This is hands down the best Vatican Tour!

Our early bird tour options will allow you to enjoy the Vatican treasure before the crowd!

After hotel pickup, travel to the Vatican. Enjoy a fascinating tour and an interactive experience with a passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater to your personal interests.
During your visit, see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings.
The main attractions included in the tour will be the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
Don't waste your time, choose our Prime option and be among the first lucky ones to enter the Museums!


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

With our Prime Tour, we get you inside the Museums before the regular Early Morning crowds, bypassing those already waiting in line for the Vatican doors to open - You'll really feel like the Popes Special Guest as you stroll right past everyone who has a Standard Early Morning Vatican Tour.

Watch the Vatican Museum Galleries slowly come to life before their day starts.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City Italy

The Courtyard of the “Pigna”, created from the 16th century area of the “Belvedere”

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held (in the past also some papal coronations), and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of artistic civilization the frescoes by Michelangelo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The largest Basilica in the world is also home to worldwide masterpieces like the famous Pietà by Michelangelo! it even houses an underground crypt for Popes, of which can be visited.
The Basilica has a big influence from Michelangelo and you can see his art work throughout. The Basilica was originally built above the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where the Pope visits every Christmas or Easter Time.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Meet and greet service with your guide/driver at your hotel/accommodation
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
  • Priority Access (before the regular Early Morning Crowd - if Prime Option 8:00AM selected)
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel Drop Off Service (if Prime Option 8:00AM selected)
  • Tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica


  • Food and drinks

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A 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
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved - comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please advise in case of mobility issues - wheelchair partly accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • As an alternative to the vaccine: a proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the previous 4 months. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above.

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


Daily except Wednesdays and Sundays


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

May 2022

Fantastic, knowledgeable, and personal guide through the Vatican. It was a really superb experience, with the added perk of skipping the public line.

April 2022

The tour was marvelous. We were picked up on time. The guide was excellent and knowledgeable. The only way to see the Vatican

April 2022

Katie’s insights to the wonders that we were experiencing made this is most enjoyable experience. Well done!

May 2022

Maria was AWESOME! She spoke beautiful English and was very knowledgeable. Our family of four loved this private tour and being able to get in early before the crowds let us see so much more. We would definitely do it again.

April 2022

Seeing the Vatican Museum with a guide is a MUST. The private guided early morning tour made it absolutely come alive. . It is still crowded in the morning but you can really see things as compared to later. I have been to the Vatican several times and our guide was the the most knowledgeable and...

April 2022

Our excellent guide Manuela made this early bird private tour an unforgettable experience with a lot of very precious informations and historical backgrounds. Highly recommended

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from US$300.21 / per person