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VIP Small Group Pristine Sistine with Breakfast Inside the Vatican

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Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Gaze at the paintings of the famous Sistine Chapel without the crowds.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Enjoy a fully guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica. Enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a special, underground tunnel that skips the long lines out front and take a full tour of the interior that stops at Bernini’s Baldachin, Michelangelo’s Pietá, and more.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard of the Vatican.

and take a fully guided tour of the Vatican Museums including Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Once you’ve eaten your fill, we’ll head back into the museums for a tour of the most famous artifacts, including the Belvedere Torso, the Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoön Group, and the Raphael Rooms, widely considered to be among the most beautifully-frescoed interiors on earth.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Belvedere Courtyard, 00120, Vatican City

We start early, skipping the notoriously long lines into the Vatican and following a special route through the museums that gets you to the Sistine Chapel just as it opens for the day, a full hour before most of the other crowds arrive. Here, our small group of just 15 people or fewer will spend a peaceful 30 minutes soaking up Michelangelo’s Masterpiece before we escort you to the Pinecone Courtyard for large buffet breakfast including hot and cold food, fruit juice, tea, and coffee.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Departure Point
Bar L'Ottagona, Piazza del Risorgimento, 52, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
7:45 AM
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Early Entry, Skip the Line Tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line tickets to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Vatican Museums Highlights Tour
  • Buffet Breakfast at the Vatican Museums
  • Expert Walks tour guide
  • Small groups, never more than 15 people
  • Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Belvedere Courtyard
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please notify us before booking if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or other special requirements during your tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas etc must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to return to the Vatican Museums entrance to collect these after the tour.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements
  • Also, please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide (Sabrina) who was thoroughly knowledgable and pointed out all the interesting nooks and crannies. She whisked us through the entrance (even past other groups who were waiting in the group entrance fast track line), and this alone is worth...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Walks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with us.

Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

Well worth the cost!! Highly recommend the early morning beat the crowds!! Tour guide was very informative and we have a special time! Thank you! 😘😘

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

luigi is an excellent guide with a lot of knowledge and passion for the arts. Combine this with his lovely personality and you have a tour that is perfect for everybody. The breakfast was good .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank renky2
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

The tour guide was great explaining the various areas of the museum and basilica. She planned the tour so we could get into the Sistine Chapel Early enough so it wasn't too crowded. I totally loved this tour as a great introduction to the Vatican.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Guide136944
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

We LOVED our tour. Excellent information about everything, and our tour guide John was fantastic. The best part was getting into the Sistine Chapel before the crowds. Later in the day, the Sistine Chapel will be full literally shoulder-to-shoulder. With this tour, you get in...More

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