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Vatican Museums Early Morning Prime: First Entrance Tour

Embark on your private journey as one of the fortunate early visitors to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica


  • Art
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Our First Entrance Vatican Tour grants you the privilege of being among the very first to enter the Museums and the Sistine Chapel

The effortless passage from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica offers a unique and direct connection between two of the world's most iconic landmarks, enhancing your overall experience

With a personal storyteller to guide you through the journey, tailored to your interests, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the art and history, making this visit truly exceptional and enlightening

What to Expect


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


3.5 hours




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




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
  • First entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica (Except on Wednesday)
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide 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 (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tour description

Embark on a captivating journey as one of the fortunate early visitors and benefit from the first access to the Vatican Museums, where you'll navigate through a labyrinth of world-class art collections and exquisite masterpieces from various epochs. 

Far from the usual day crowd, you'll stroll through the Vatican Galleries.

Among them, are the Gallery of Maps, with its impressive detailed frescoes depicting Italy from north to south, and the captivating Gallery of Tapestries, showcasing a splendid array of intricate tapestries, each of which tells a unique and fascinating story.

The tour culminates in the iconic Sistine Chapel, where you can fully immerse yourself in the splendor of Michelangelo's timeless frescoes, "The Last Judgment" and "The Creation of Adam," all without the usual bustling crowds.

From the Sistine Chapel, a direct passageway leads to St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll have the opportunity to admire the famous Baldachin crafted by Bernini and the incredible sculpture "La Pietà" by Michelangelo, a masterpiece that leaves a profound impact on all who behold it.

Throughout this unforgettable experience, your Personal Storyteller will accompany you on an interactive journey tailored to your personal interests. A unique opportunity to connect with history, art, and culture on a deeply personal level, making your visit to the Vatican Museums truly memorable.

Choose our Vatican Museums Prime Experience and live one of the best experiences you could ever have while in Rome!

Useful information

  • Not available on Sunday.
  • Even with your ‘Skip the Line’ ticket you are NOT exempt from the line (queue) for the Security Check. As you enter in the Museums all visitors and their bags have to be screened under metal detectors and to be checked by the Vatican guards.
  • It is not possible 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).
  • Wheelchair partially accessible (St. Peter's Basilica not included in the itinerary)

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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