Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour with Breakfast

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour with Breakfast

From US$ 78.63 per person

Beat the crowds with early access to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Explore the incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Michelangelo’s frescoes accompanied by your guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel like a VIP touring the Vatican and Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public
  • Walk around the Vatican, one of the world's largest and most mesmerizing museums
  • Marvel at the iconic Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn centuries of history at the Vatican Museum from your guide
  • Enjoy a delicious American breakfast at the Cortile della Pigna
Full description

Enjoy the chance to admire the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel before it’s open to the public on this guided tour. Explore Renaissance masterpieces, see Michelangelo’s frescoes at your leisure with this exclusive VIP experience that includes a tasty breakfast.

Meet your guide inside the Vatican Museum to begin your tour. First, walk around the Pio Clementino Museum, which has twelve different rooms that showcase priceless works of art. Next, see the Roman and Greek sculptures before walking through the Gallery of the Candelabras.  

Explore the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries.

Finally, walk through the impressive Sistine Chapel and admire paintings by Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, and of course, Michelangelo. See the iconic Michelangelo's fresco.

End the tour tucking into a tasty American breakfast at the Cortile della Pigna. After breakfast, the guided tour will end, but you can continue walking around the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel at your own pace. 

Includes
  • Vatican Museums Exclusive Early Morning entrance
  • Vatican Museum ticket and guide included
  • American breakfast
  • Tour around St.Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide inside the Vatican Museum and show your voucher when you enter. Once inside, follow the sign-guided tour desk to where your guide will be waiting for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit the Vatican, and may be refused entry if you do not adhere to the dress code
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Ticket to the St.Peter's Basilica is not included in the tour, however, entry is free but it depends on the crowds on the day
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Our guide was nice and informed enough. But it is at a fast paced clip … there is so much to see and absorb - it would take days to truly experience it all. You do have the time to walk through it all after the tour. Do an early one because once it opens, it becomes very, very crowded. Glad I did the breakfast w/tour because it was nice not to deal with the crowds. Breakfast was after the tour - so, I suggest having a light snack prior.

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June 25, 2022

It was great to get early and be almost the only ones there. We were able to enjoy the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel without the usual crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided very interesting information. The breakfast afterwards was nothing fancy but much better than we expected. The pastries were delicious!

March 29, 2022

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