Guided tour

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

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Activity provider: ToursAndTours srl

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

Activity provider: ToursAndTours srl
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 57.86 per person

Gain exclusive early-bird access to the Vatican Museums before the official opening time and your group, along with your own personal expert guide, will be one step ahead of the other 35,000 daily expected visitors.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian


  • Gain VIP access to the Vatican before official opening hours
  • Stay one step ahead of the crowd in the world’s most popular museum
  • Hear your expert guide with exceptional clarity
  • Enjoy a more intimate tour experience with your group
  • See extra hidden treasures often overlooked on tours amid the hustle and bustle
Full description
Beat the rush and get exclusive VIP access through the museum doors before they open to the public with this early-access Vatican VIP Tour. A privilege extended by the Vatican Museums to only the most prestigious, longstanding, and reputable tour companies in the city, your group will be granted access before the other 35,000 daily guests to this, the largest and most mysterious museum in the world! You will have time to visit certain parts of the museum that you otherwise wouldn’t have had, including the Pope’s collection of vehicles in the Carriage Pavilion, the Greek Cross Hall, and the idyllic Pine Cone Courtyard garden.
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance fees
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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It was a good experience. Went with 4 and 10 year old. Still stood in a line in the AM, but I couldn't imagine what it would have been like without being in the group with the guide. Sistine Chapel at the end was great. Lots of info during the tour itself. Felt rushed at times, but overall not bad. Guide was helpful in helping kids find the bathroom when needed.

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June 20, 2022

Marielena's guide is worth the money. Recommendation! Unfortunately, earlier VIP access was not possible due to the small group size. Got a discount. Be sure to keep an eye on your cell phone before the tour, as there are often current changes.

June 19, 2022

Marilena was outstanding. Great background knowledge about the museums and especially about the Sistine Chapel. An absolutely worthwhile tour, which also appreciates the highlights in the museums. (guided tour was in German as booked)

June 7, 2022

Product ID: 405001