Guided tour

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

3.9 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Tours And Tours

Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

Activity provider: Tours And Tours

From US$ 63.64 per person

Gain exclusive early-bird access to the Vatican Museums before the official opening time and your group, along with your own personal expert guide, will be one step ahead of the other 35,000 daily expected visitors.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Spanish, French, German, Italian


  • Gain VIP access to the Vatican before official opening hours
  • Stay one step ahead of the crowd in the world’s most popular museum
  • Hear your expert guide with exceptional clarity
  • Enjoy a more intimate tour experience with your group
  • See extra hidden treasures often overlooked on tours amid the hustle and bustle
Full description
Beat the rush and get exclusive VIP access through the museum doors before they open to the public with this early-access Vatican VIP Tour. A privilege extended by the Vatican Museums to only the most prestigious, longstanding, and reputable tour companies in the city, your group will be granted access before the other 35,000 daily guests to this, the largest and most mysterious museum in the world! You will have time to visit certain parts of the museum that you otherwise wouldn’t have had, including the Pope’s collection of vehicles in the Carriage Pavilion, the Greek Cross Hall, and the idyllic Pine Cone Courtyard garden.
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance fees
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 44 reviews

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I went with my family including 2 children aged 7 and 9. The guide was really good at illustrating the characteristics of these wonderful monuments. We didn't actually do the early access tour but at 10:30 in the morning (Saturday in November) and certainly there are a lot of people visiting the museums, but in this season it is relatively comfortable to visit. The quality of the route (as managed by the agency) satisfied me and I underline the cultural quality of the guide

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November 25, 2022

The guide was amazing, very informative, interesting and involving! I was nervous after I read reviews here and on Google Maps, but everything went smoothly with this company. First guide had Covid issues (which can happen to anyone, i totally understand), so our tour was rescheduled by just 45 minutes. Organisation is good, so I would recommend this tour to visit Vatican museum

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November 16, 2022

Our guide Silvia (Prosetti?) was awesome. At the end of our tour I was wishing to have just more, more, more! It was noticable that she has hew work as a hobby and I love art so her passion for all the Vatican artwork was nice too. She was very funny too so it wasn't just a boring history speech. Loved it, I recommend

July 12, 2022

Product ID: 405001