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Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

From US$ 307.69 per person

Enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the general public and see the galleries, the Sistine Chapel and the Cabinet of the Masks with a private guide. Benefit from skip-the-line tickets and exclusive access to the Cabinet of the Masks.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Private group


  • Enter the Vatican Museums with early entrance skip-the-line tickets
  • Tour the Vatican with a private English-speaking guide
  • See the best highlights of the Vatican and admire Michelangelo’s work free from the crowds
  • Enjoy the special access to Cabinet of the Masks
Full description

This tour offers the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums at your own pace with entry before regular opening time. Skip the ticket line and first discover highlights of the Vatican Galleries, with its collection of precious artworks.

Your guide will then take you to see the spectacular Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to admire Michelangelo’s work free from the crowds you find during the regular opening hours. Then, get privileged access to the Cabinet of the Masks, which is usually a restricted area of the Vatican. Enjoy a unique experience with your professional and knowledgeable guide and discover one of the Vatican's most precious treasures.

  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel Entry
  • Cabinet of the Masks Entry
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals
  • Private transfer to and from the attraction
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet under the marble door of Vatican Museums by the steps.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that when the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The basilica is a church and as such, the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without any notice. The local tour operator is not responsible for unexpected closures of the basilica
  • There is a dress code to enter the basilica and Sistine Chapel: shoulders and knees must be covered. If this dress code is ignored, you might be refused entrance
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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My family had an amazing early morning tour with our guide - Claudia. Claudia was an expert on so many aspects of the Vatican history and art. She made our entire family comfortable and eager to learn more in every hall we visited. Thank you so much for an amazing experience at the Vatican Claudia. We all enjoyed every minute or our time together.

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June 20, 2022

The tour was all we could ask for and more. Our guide, Diego, was fantastic. He has extensive knowledge of the Vatican and all that it contains. We were a group of 11 and he managed the collective interests very well. He took special care of the 5 children, making the tour interesting and engaging. We would book again, especially Diego, without hesitation.

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August 29, 2021

July 1, 2022

Product ID: 79437