Vatican Small Group Tour with Early Entrance

Tour Description

Early Access Vatican Museums Small Group Tour

Experience the Vatican Museum like never before with our Early Access Vatican Museums Small Group Tour. Beat the crowds and enter the Vatican before regular visitors to enjoy a peaceful and unforgettable experience.

Highlights of the Tour

Led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local English-speaking guide, you’ll explore the main highlights of the Vatican Museums, including the stunning Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Gallery of the Maps, where some of the most impressive collections are preserved.

Borgia Pope Apartments and Sistine Chapel

Before reaching the indescribable Sistine Chapel, you’ll visit the Borgia Pope apartments and learn about the stories of rivalry among different artists and the aristocratic families who commissioned and owned the artworks in the city in past centuries when Rome was the capital of the Papal State. We’re more than sure that Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel will take your breath away!

St. Peter’s Basilica and Swiss Guards

After the Sistine Chapel, you’ll gain special skip the line access to St. Peter’s Basilica from the door that connects it with the Chapel. At the end of the tour, you’ll have free time to explore the Basilica on your own. On your way out, you’ll see the Swiss Guards, whose uniform was designed by Michelangelo.

Benefits of Early Access

By reserving an early tour with early access, you’ll beat the crowd and enjoy the visit without being overwhelmed by thousands of visitors. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from your guide about the smallest State in the world with about 900 citizens and visit one of the largest museums with over 6 miles of galleries.

This truly unique experience and memory that will last forever is limited to a small group of up to 25 people.

Book now and make the most of your visit to the Vatican!


Please note: the access to St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to changes: if there is a celebration, a papal mass or any other local event, the Basilica won’t be available for tours.

Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums

Early Entrance one hour before the general public

Knowledgeable, friendly and licensed English-speaking guide

Admire the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at their least crowded

Step back in time on a history tour

Pinecone Courtyard
Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Maps
Cabinet of the Masks
Pope Borgia apartment
Sistine Chapel
Last Judgement
The Creation of Adam

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Tour's Notes

Please bring a valid ID.
No shorts above the knees, no sleeveless t-shirts are permitted, no big backpacks are allowed, no big umbrellas are permitted, no pointed objects are allowed.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
Please bring comfortable shoes and a refillable water bottle.
Please be on time to avoid losing entry and thus missing the tour.

2.5 hour English-speaking guide
Special Early entrance at 8:00am with skip the line tickets
Headsets for a better listening


Please meet your guide at our office located in via vespasiano 28