Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour with VIP Breakfast at the Vatican
Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour with VIP Breakfast at the Vatican

from $115.00
$88.60
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday-Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 45 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Exclusive, one-of-a-kind tour with early access
  • Enjoy an exclusive Italian – American buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Small group of 13 people or less for an intimate experience
What to expect

Have the Vatican to yourself on this exclusive, one of a kind early morning tour that opens closed doors for a buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard – before anyone else enters the Museums! A true exclusive privilege.

While the general public waits outside, you'll feast on an Italian-American buffet of pastries, meats, cheeses, hot food and pancakes made on the spot. In the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, you'll experience a level of tranquility rarely seen by visitors to the Vatican. This is the Vatican Palaces as they were made to be seen – without the crowds.

After breakfast you'll follow your tour guide into the Vatican Museums. Only just opened to other tour groups at this stage (still closed to the public), the Museums will be quieter than they are throughout the rest of the day – and with only 13 people max per group, you'll have time and space to appreciate the art.

On your guided tour, your expert, English-speaking guide will show you all the best of the Vatican collection. You'll see ancient cartography in the Gallery of the Maps, visual illusions in the Gallery of the Tapestries and marvel at the Raphael Rooms. Raphael’s frescoes are said by many to rival the beauty of the Sistine Chapel. Of course, we won’t forget that highlight, as we visit Michelangelo’s world-famous ‘Last Judgment’ and ‘The Creation of Adam’ in the Sistine Chapel.

This tour is the first time in history that the Vatican Museums has allowed members of the public to enter so early – not to mention with a buffet breakfast – and City Wonders Tours is the only tour operator to offer it. Add to this early Museums access, small group sizes and a dedicated tour guide and you have easily the most relaxing way to see the Vatican Museums.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Buffet breakfast inside the Vatican Museums
    • 2.5 hour, guided tour of the Vatican Museums
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Small groups of 13 people or less
    • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Where

    Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:
    At the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders/Guideman polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
    What to remember
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended
    • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
    • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. The Tour Operator cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
    • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area. Please do not bring these items as you may need to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance. Only very small bags are allowed.
    • In the case of bad weather, the breakfast portion of the tour will be indoors and not in the Pinecone Courtyard.
    • The Vatican Museums are among the most highly trafficked sites in the world. With over 5 million visitors in 2013 and numbers rising year-on-year, the museums give rise to a whole new meaning of the word “crowded.” Our tour routes are designed to minimize exposure to crowds as much as possible, but be aware that the museums are very busy by nature
    • Each tour has a maximum of 13 participants
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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