Skip the line and enter the Vatican early with a 3-hour morning tour in a small group. Follow your guide through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica as you admire the artwork and learn about the Vatican's long history.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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- Duration 3 hours
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the ticket line
- Live tour guide
- Small group
- Limited to 6 participants
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Meeting point: In front of Cafè Vaticano, on Viale Vaticano 100, across the street from the museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a "LivTours" sign.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Short skirts
- Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
- Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed by an extended tour in an alternative area.
- Talking during your visit inside the Sistine Chapel is strictly forbidden
- Access into the museums a full hour before entry during high season is highly recommended considering the immeasurable crowd sizes admitted once the doors open to the public
- Due to new health and safety regulations, the Vatican currently opens at 8:30 rather than 8:00am. Despite the later start, the early entrance tour option is in all other ways identical to the 7:30am tour. By arriving 30 minutes before Vatican doors open, you enter the museums before the crowds/