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Eyes of Rome

Early Morning skip the line Vatican Tour

Early morning access to St.Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel


  • Art
  • Religion

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included


Wednesday, Sunday


This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue Badge certified private tour guide
  • Early Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Meet & greet your private Driver at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour

Sites you’ll visit

  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • The largest Basilica in the world is also home to worldwide masterpieces like the famous Pietà by Michelangelo! it even houses an underground crypt for Popes, of which can be visited. The Basilica has a big influence from Michelangelo and you can see his art work throughout. The Basilica was originally built above the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where the Pope visits every Christmas or Easter Time.
  • Famous throughout the world, the multiple galleries and rooms can take days to visit although only just over a third of the art that Popes throughout the centuries have collected is on show to the public. The museums house an immense collection that includes some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world along with some of the most precious Ancient Rome and Egyptian statues.
  • Definitely the most known work of art of all time, the frescoes by Michelangelo are considered the finest work of art ever created by Man. The iconic narration of the vault dedicaded to the Holy Creation and the Bible is a pendant of the huge wall scene (60 feet tall) just behind the altar: the “Last Judgment” with its 391 figures. The side walls welcomed Michelangelo’s creation with pre-existing stories of the Life of Jesus and Moses by Botticelli and the Renaissance masters. Despite the religious dedication, the meaning of the Sistine Chapel trascends the time and space of the Church and reveals its universal meaning for mankind.

Tour description

Your tour will start in St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest shrines of Christianity. Arriving early is the ideal time to speed through the security check and enter the Basilica!

Enjoy an interactive experience inside the Vatican Museums with your passionate private tour guide, who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater to your personal interests.

During the Early Morning skip the line Vatican Tour, you will have a chance to see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, frescoes, and paintings. Your guide will focus your attention on the most important masterpieces, making this experience easy and unforgettable.

Take the opportunity to learn about Roman and Greek mythology by admiring ancient statues of Pagan gods like Diana Efesina in the Gallery of the Candelabra. As you continue through the Gallery of Tapestries you will enjoy the elegance and precision of Flemish artists. Explore all of Italy in a single room in the fascinating Gallery of the Maps.

As the Grand Finale, be stunned by Michelangelo’s fresco masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel. As speaking is forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel and inside St.Peter’s Basilica during the Mass, you will learn beforehand how to see the sites in all their cryptic resplendency, unlocking Michelangelo’s private jokes and personal vendettas engulfed within The Last Judgement.

Useful information

  • Not available on Sundays.
  • Even with your ‘Skip the Line’ ticket you are NOT exempt from the line for Security. Upon entry to the Museums all visitors and their bags must be screened under metal detectors and checked by the Vatican guards. You are not allowed to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags, big umbrellas and selfie-sticks. All weapons, hazardous or flammable objects are strictly forbidden. 
  • Food and beverages are permitted but must be checked.
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended, especially in high season when visiting some important holy sites, such as Basilicas and Churches. Shoulders and knees have to be covered (Sistine Chapel included).
  • You are not allowed to speak inside the Sistine Chapel, nor inside St.Peter's Basilica during Mass. Silence is in fact imposed by the sacredness of the place. Tour guides do not have the right to give explanations inside.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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