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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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    What to Expect
    In the early morning, meet your guide at the Vatican Museums before the site opens to the public. Depending on the option selected when booking, you’ll be escorted to either the Pinecone Courtyard or the Vatican cafeteria for breakfast, followed by your exclusive tour of the Vatican’s many iconic attractions, from the Sistine Chapel to the Gallery of Maps to the Renaissance artwork inside Raphael’s Rooms.

    Both tour options end at St Peter’s Basilica, which you have access to via a VIP entrance. Inside, prepare to be wowed by art like Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture and Bernini’s Baldacchino canopy. When your tour ends and you say goodbye to your guide, you are welcome to stay inside St Peter’s Basilica.

    See the Itinerary section below for details about the two tour options.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    3h 45m
    Return Details
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Professional guide
    • Buffet breakfast inside the Vatican Museums
    • 2.5-hour tour of the Vatican Museums
    • Small-group walking tour
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter to the museums. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
    • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you will spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
    • If there is bad weather on the day of your tour, your breakfast will be served inside the restaurant, in the Pinecone Courtyard
    • On Wednesday, Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the Papal Audience, during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative, you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms.
    • Only small bags are allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews city wonders breakfast tour early start sistine chapel open air bus pine cone courtyard amazing morning our tour guide beat the crowds raphael rooms incredible experience early morning art historian small group highlight of our trip st peters meeting point
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    An early start but thoroughly worth the comprehensive tour and vip experience. Our guide, Marina, was excellent- both friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it.

    Thank starte2018
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great way to get an inside look at Vatican and surroundings. Our guides were great and everyone one of us in our group learned a lot. The garden tour and breakfast were very special. As expected, the crowds were awfull and grew moreso as the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Richard S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Aside from not having to queue for tickets, the most amazing part of our trip was having a passionate and informed guide (Licia) who expertly guided us through the overwhelming Vatican experience. She highlighted the elements that were significant, and spent time providing context and...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank MeerkatV
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Amazing job by our guide in keeping the group together and I'm 100% certain it was not an easy task. The art, and the history was unlocked for us as we maneuvered through the large crowds of people. The directions on the pick up point...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank janicecJ8511PX
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our guide was knowledgeable, informative and fun. We followed our GPS to the meeting point and had no problems finding it. This was my first time in Rome so it was amazing to see all the history and feel the enthusiasm that our guide brought...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Joey C
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    4 September 2019|
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    Response from AKalauta |
    St Peters Basilica is closed Wednesday mornings for the general audience but then opens at Midday.
    30 August 2019|
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    Response from BoeyKum | Reviewed this property |
    Taxi called by the hotel. It cost about €15 (meter) from the hotel (Via del Corso) to the Vatican Museum. Do tell them Vatican ‘Museum’. To me, taxis are very ok in Rome.
    29 August 2019|
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