Vatican Early Morning Prime: VIP Entrance

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica in VIP style: direct access, no line, no crowds!

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Experience the only true Skip-The-Line Early Morning Tour and enter the Museums even prior to the Early Morning Vatican entrance, a VIP access granted to only 7 agencies worldwide!

With our Prime Vatican skip the line tickets we guarantee the fastest entrance to the Vatican Musuems through our dedicate lane, thanks to our longlasting partnership with the Vatican Museums

Together with you personal storyteller enjoy the semi-empty Museum Galleries where you will be able to wonder at the masterpieces in peace and quiet

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

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

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

07:20

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

NOT AVAILABLE

Wednesday, Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Exclusive VIP access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Fast Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • 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
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Raphael Rooms
  • 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.
  • You will be fascinated by the Raphael Rooms, not only by their beauty as soon as your eyes feast upon the previous private pope apartments but also for the hidden political messages entwined through the fantastic frescos he left. Raphael was called to work in the Vatican when he was just 25 years old, by the Pope Julius II and from that day he was a great rival of Michelangelo, who are both considered masters of the Renaissance Age.
  • 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

Are you planning your once-in-a-lifetime Vatican experience? This is hands down the best Vatican Tour! Don’t miss your opportunity to enter the Vatican Museums with no waiting time at all. Secure your access almost one and a half hours prior to the official Vatican opening with our Prime entrance, available only through 7 tour operators in the world and the only true skip the line ticket for your early morning Vatican Experience.


With our Prime Tour, we get you inside the Museums before the regular Early Morning crowds, bypassing those already waiting in line for the Vatican doors to open - You'll really feel like the Popes Special Guest as you stroll right past everyone who has a Standard Early Morning Vatican Tour. 


Watch the Vatican Museum Galleries slowely come to life before their day starts. Make the most of a comfortable, relaxed, and crowd-free experience while discovering Michelangelo's personal humor and sly vendetta against another great artist of his time engulfed within the Sistine Chapel, a place that usually exceeds over 25 thousand visitors a day! Your guide will stop at the Raphael Rooms, where you will admire Raphael's most famous frescoes and learn about his rivalry with Michelangelo. 

Your Personal Story-teller will portray an interactive experience, based on your personal interests, that will uncover the legends and mysteries behind the art and enlighten you to the genius of the Renaissance masters expressed through their world-renowned masterpieces.  


Your tour will finish inside the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, shrine of Christianity and Art. You will marvel at the Priceless Pietà, by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II & Pope Karol Wojtyla.


Useful information

  • Not available on Sunday.
  • Not suggested on Wednesday morning due to the Papal Audience.
  • 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).

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