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Early Morning Vatican Breakfast

Enter 1 hour before the crowds and enjoy a delicious breakfast inside the Vatican Museums


Skip the LIne



Very Easy


(Any Group Size Welcome)

Tickets and Reservation Fees Included

Continental Breakfast Buffet Included

Tour Details

  • Duration 3 h.

  • Continental breakfast buffet in the Pinecone Courtyard

  • Early Skip the line Entrance to the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel

  • Special access shortcut to St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Meeting Point Close to Vatican Museums Entrance (Details at Booking)

  • Operating Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. (not on Sunday)

  • Tour doesn’t run on Sunday

  • Language English (contact us for other languages)

Short Tour Description

Enter the world-famous Vatican Museums early in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast when the Museums are is still closed to general public! Then, led by our skilled local guides, admire the outstanding masterpieces housed in the Vatican Museums, located within the boundaries of the Vatican City State.

The Museums display works collected by the Popes for more than five centuries. Walk through the Gallery of Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps, built in the xv century to connect the Popes’ summer residence to the Apostolic Palace, discover the stories and anecdotes behind its masterpieces, then reach and be amazed by the world famous Sistine Chapel, entirely covered with the most celebrated Michelangelo’s frescoes: the Ceiling and the Last Judgement, no words are enough to describe this masterpiece!
Through a special shortcut, skipping the lines, at last but not least, reach St. Peter’s basilica, the biggest church of Christendom and one of the holiest Catholic shrines, where art becomes integral part of Christian liturgy.
Admire the magnificent main altar, the Baldaquin, designed by the most famous baroque artist Giovan Lorenzo Bernini, touch the foot of St.Peter’s statue to get his blessing and get close to the Michelangelo’s masterpiece the Pietà, visit and stand in front of St. John Paul II‘s tomb and finally descend to the crypt where St. Peter and other 20 Popes are still buried.

Michelangelo's Ceiling

(Sistine Chapel)

School of Athens

(Raphael Rooms)

Laocoon Group

(Belvedere Courtyard)

Bernini's Baldaquin

(St. Peter’s Basilica)

Michelangelo's Pietà

(St. Peter’s Basilica)

Gallery of Maps

(Vatican Museums)

Vatican Gardens

(Pinacoteca Courtyard)

What’s Included

✓  English-Speaking Local Expert Tour Guide

✓  Private Tour

  Continental Breakfast buffet in the Pinecone Courtyard Cafeteria

  Skip the line Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

  Entrance tickets and reservation fees

  Audio headsets (just when needed)


✓  Hotel pick-up/drop-off 



Pinacoteca Courtyard

Pinecone Courtyard

Gallery of Candelabra

Gallery of Tapestries

Gallery of Maps

Sistine Chapel

St. Peter’s Basilica

Michelangelo’s Pieta

Bernini’s Baldaquin

Popes’ Crypt


Meeting Point

Our Shop

Viale Vaticano, 00136 Roma RM, Italy

You will find us near the Vatican Museums Entrance

We will hold a sign with your name on it

Important Notes

Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica or parts of the venues could be subject to last-minute closures due to unforeseen circumstances.
This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.

Dress Code

Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors.
Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, short skirts and hats are not allowed.

Security checks by metal detector

For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate and speed up security checks by metal detector, visitors are advised to remove inadmissible items from their hand baggage beforehand, and to inform staff in advance.

Luggage, bags and rucksacks

Before entering the exhibition spaces, visitors are required to leave in the cloakroom all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks, packages and containers not considered suitable by staff on account of their size or nature.
Visitors who continue their tour in the Vatican Basilica are reminded not to leave their baggage in the Vatican Museums.
The cloakroom service is free of charge.

Large umbrellas, sticks, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, stainless steel water bottle, banners and signs of any type must all be left in the cloakroom.

Even if you get through security, you will be turned away by the attendants at the entrance door.

Photos and Video

Photos an Video without flash are allowed everywhere at the Vatican, including inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

But inside the Sistine Chapel, photos are not allowed at all.

Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.


When you leave the Sistine Chapel to reach St. Peter’s Basilica you exit the Vatican Museums and it isn’t possible to return to the Vatican Museums. If you want more time inside the Vatican Museums you must forgo the guided tour of the basilica.

Please let the guide know before you leave the tour.


Tours often sell out quickly so we suggest booking your tour early to guarantee your desired tour day.

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