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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast in our Office

Highlights
  • Have the Sistine Chapel all to yourself on an early-access tour 
  • Enter the Vatican an hour before it opens to the general public
  • Admire art by Michelangelo in relative tranquility 
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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast in our Office
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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast in our Office
From US$100.07
Overview
The large crowds you’ll find at the Sistine Chapel demonstrate its worldwide popularity. Get the landmark all to yourself on a skip-the-line, priority-entry tour that grants you access to the Vatican an hour before general public. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees an intimate atmosphere as you explore in relative tranquility. Plus, the tour includes breakfast and access to St. Paul’s Basilica via a reserved entrance.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy a continental breakfast of croissants, coffee, and juice. When the Vatican opens its doors at 8am, you’ll be one of the first to enter with a skip-the-line admission ticket.
Once inside, head straight to the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without having to battle crowds. You’ll only have to share the space with a fraction of the visitors who arrive later on.
Alongside your guide, admire art in some of the Vatican’s 1,400 rooms and learn little-known information you may otherwise have missed. After you’ve seen the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved groups-only entrance and take a guided tour. After bidding your guide farewell, you’re free to continue exploring the space independently.
Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing tour.

Amazing tour. Well organised. Julienne was very knowledgeable, he was so passionate about his subject. He spoke excellent english and was so charming. He kept a close eye on his party so as not to lose anyone. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Go - and request Elaine

I traveled with my Fiance, best friend and her boyfriend. :) We had an AMAZING time. Elaine was our host and she was incredibly knowledgeable. Her facts and wealth of information of the Vatican, its museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica blew our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Macenzie C
whatalifetoursrome, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Elaine is going to be so happy to read this 5-star review of your time spent with her at the Vatican. There is so much to see but Elaine is expert and skipping the less interesting and historically important pieces instead concentrating on the real...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlotta was great!

I was running a little late and the company was very helpful with directions to get there fast. Carlotta was great with not only a bunch of interesting information and she was also funny with her upbeat personality. Visiting the Vactican was a very enjoyable...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank William L
whatalifetoursrome, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Our charming Carlotta has completed many seasons with and is a firm favourite of not only her guests but the office too! She has an amazing way of making her groups feel at home and part of the What A Life family. It was delightful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Introduction to the Vatican Museum

It’s really a very good idea to get in early. We went in February and I cannot imagine what the lines are like in the season! Note that this tour does take you to see key treasures, but it is just a taste of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Extraordinary802624
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and first and foremost, we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with Mario within the museums and yes, you are quite right that the Bramonte Staircase is not included as this forms part of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Highly recommend this company and specifically our guide Anna. I had a preconceived idea how the tour would be but Anna was engaging from the tasty breakfast all the way through to the end of the tour. With her knowledge of art and the Vatican...More

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whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us, we agree Ana is amazing!! The museum can be overwhelming, there is such a wealth of art and history. To have a lovely guide that really brings it alive and makes it personal for...More

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06801
8 March 2019|
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Response from ckelartinian | Reviewed this property |
No, it didn’t include those.
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connie334
18 January 2019|
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Response from whatalifetours | Property representative |
Hi Connie, all our tours are child friendly and many of our guides are parents themselves so excellent at keeping even our youngest guests entertained. Of course each child will differ, but many clients comment on how much... More
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lynn696
6 January 2019|
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Response from whatalifetours | Property representative |
Good morning Lynn and I would be delighted to assist you. All our Vatican group tours are limited to no more than 12 guests per guide so kept deliciously small! We look forward to welcoming you to the Eternal City! Pips
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