We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry and be one of the first inside the Vatican Museums
  • Learn about Renaissance art from your art historian guide—without the crowds
  • See the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica
More
Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour
From USD 88.40
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour
From USD 88.43
Overview

With over six million visitors per year—and some 30,000 visitors per DAY during high season—the Vatican Museums can get busy. Escape the worst of the crowds on this early-morning Vatican tour which gives you skip-the-line access before most have even finished breakfast. With a professional art historian as your guide, discover the Vatican’s world-class art in a quieter and more focused way.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group near the Vatican, then skip the long line and enter the Vatican Museums. Pass through security and don headsets so you can clearly hear your art historian guide: you’ll likely be among the first visitors to the building.

See highlights of the museum’s art treasures, including the rich collection of Roman sculptures, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Then enjoy Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel before the crowds really appear.

Your tour ends with skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica through a special entrance reserved exclusively for official guides and their groups.

Write a ReviewReviews (21)

1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Excellent Guided Tour

I was trying to buy the tickets online, but I thought I would get a ticket when I visit the Vatican City. And, Guess! What I saw!! There is a Huge Queue where peoples are roaming there to sell tickets. They seem to look like...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 22 March 2018
To maximise the experience, get a guide.

Led by Debra, she amused us, informed us, didn't lose any of us, and made the visit so much more memorable for us. Definitely worth paying the extra for a guide - ours was brilliant!

Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
Very Nice

Amazing tour, very nice guide - Ribal.He made history alive for us and explains all ,that you need to know for all the places in the vatican.

Thank Ivaylo K
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile
Roberto was the best!

I used their website to buy tickets and got to the office at the time that was stated on my email. Initially it was only my brother and I waiting for the early morning group tour. 2 more people joined and off we went. It...More

Thank prinzess26
Reviewed 19 December 2017
Vatican Early Tour

We were there just for 4 days but if was amazingly beautiful and specially very informative. Roberto Notarmasi is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and fun, he knew exactly what were the most important things that we have to know before leaving .. thanks to...More

Thank ZoeTahalia
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Early Morning Vatican Small-Group Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Travellers Also Viewed
Early Morning Vatican Truly Small...
63 Reviews
from USD 116.70*
Early Entrance to Vatican Museum and...
18 Reviews
from USD 90.80*
Skip-the-Line: Early Entrance Vatican...
35 Reviews
from USD 70.70*
Early Access Sistine Chapel...
1 Review
from USD 80.20*
Frequently bought together
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and...
11,943 Reviews
from USD 57.80*
Likely To Sell Out
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
23,677 Reviews
from USD 73.10*
Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
4,031 Reviews
from USD 33.00*
Skip the Line: Colosseum Official...
249 Reviews
from USD 35.40*
Likely To Sell Out
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
23,677 Reviews
from USD 73.10*
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and...
11,943 Reviews
from USD 57.80*
Special Offer
Waking Up the Vatican: VIP...
18 Reviews
from USD 370.60* USD 529.40
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day...
3,649 Reviews
from USD 141.50*
;