Rome Early Morning Vatican Small Group Tour experience a small intimate group led by a qualified, licenced, private guide.

This 3.5-hour tour gives you a special reservation that will allow you to be among the first to enter the Vatican Museums, at least an hour before the general entrance. You will have all the time and space to enjoy the wonders of the Vatican Museums before the crowds.

The Vatican is the beating heart of Rome’s legendary art. Powerful Pope’s have been collecting fantastic paintings, crafts, and antiquity for two thousand years resulting in the Papal collection being the finest in the world. Our expert guides are dedicated to bringing these extraordinary museums to life with anecdotes about the intriguing curiosities that line the galleries. Our aim is to make your Vatican experience as comprehensive and enjoyable as possible.

With our specially designed itinerary you will see all the highlights from the Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and the Baroque. In our time together we’ll discover the most important works of the museums: the School of Athens in the Raphael rooms and the iconic Sistine Chapel, the finest creation of Michelangelo, the extraordinary Genesis and the Last Judgement.

Our grand finale will be a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where we will admire more works from Michelangelo, including the famous Pieta and all the beautiful sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The tour will conclude in true Papal style, in the Piazza where the Pope continues to hold his audiences.

Doing the Vatican Early Morning Tour is regarded as ‘one of the best experiences in Rome.’.


Please note that shoulders and knees need to be covered during the tour. No singlets, vests or shorts and skirts above the knees will be allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica.

St Peter’s Basilica is Major Catholic church and home of the Pope and opening times are determined by liturgical ceremonies: Therefore sudden closure of the basilica might happen with no notice. This will not affect the Museums visit. No umbrellas or backpacks are allowed. Please cover shoulders and knees otherwise entry will not be allowed.

Tour Details

Duration:  3.5 Hrs
Max No.: 15
Time: 7.30 am sharp
Tour Runs : Mon; Tue; Thu; Fri; Sat