Early Vatican Tour


Early Vatican VIP Tour gives you the chance to access the Vatican before the opening for the general public. Enjoy the beauty of the masterpieces displayed in one of the World biggest art collection. This tour will include Upper Galleries, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Your guide will passionately lead you through several sections and will entertain you with historical information and behind-the-scenes facts.

For the Early Vatican VIP Tour you have the choice of Semi-Private or Group Tour.

Duration: 3hrs

Itinerary: Upper Galleries, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica


  • entrance fees
  • early entrance reservations
  • skip the line
  • headsets (if more than 6 participants)
  • English speaking guide
  • 3 hrs guided tour

VATICAN DRESS CODE: Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Sistine Chapel and the St Peter’s Basilica


In case you think this is the right tour for you, please check also our Sunrise Colosseum & Roman Forum tour 

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What our costumers say about this tour

“Excellent Tour!! We had a fantastic, knowledgeable guide. Truly amazing. I felt like I was in a college art history class class again. He really brought the history and visual art together to make one of the best tours I have ever been on. I also appreciate that there were only 8 people in our group, rather than the 20-30 people in the other groups we saw. It happened to be raining the morning we were to go in. Our tour guide and the coordinator not only brought us all umbrellas, he managed to speak with the guards and get us in before all the other big groups waiting for entrance. I highly recommend this tour!” Renee, USA – July 2018


“Incredible guide made the entire experience so much better than it would have been otherwise. Extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. Learned and saw so much.”  Daniel L, USA – July 2018


“Amazing. Our guide was so knowledgeable and kind. I would recommend this to everyone.” Jen, USA – December 2017

“Spectacular! So much history and beauty. Our tour guide was great! Did not have to wait in long lines and was able to move through Vatican City easily.” Fabbey, USA – November 207

The whole tour was very well organised.
Lorenzo, our guide, was a charming and an extremely knowledgeable young man. Our small group all appreciated his expertise.
Even though we arrived early it was still very busy but speaking from previous experience, this particular tour did make our visit far more
enjoyable. Would recommend.Susan P, USA – September 2017



Tour Option

Semi Private (max 13 participants), Group