Vatican Museums with Early Bird Entrance Semi-Private Tour

Tour Description

Our Vatican Museums with Early Bird Entrance Semi-Private Tour is the best way to visit the Vatican Galleries, Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartment, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in peace and quiet!

Thanks to the small size of the group, up to 14 people or less, enjoy a more interactive experience with your English-speaking guide. The Early bird access will allow you to visit the Museums about one hour before the general public. This means you can Experience the Vatican museums without being constantly pushed by the crowd, while your guide tells you stories and anecdotes, bringing the artworks back to life!

The main focus of our tour is to expertly guide you through the Museums when there are less people. The second feature is that you will have a more comprehensive visit of the wonders of the Vatican with an enthusiastic fully licensed English-speaking guide!

We aim to offer to all our customers a marvellous experience by bringing the Vatican wonders back to life! What will you see in this 3 hour tour? The guide will lead you through the Vatican’s many galleries, pointing out the main highlights: the beautiful paintings of the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps and that of the Chandeliers, the elegant Borgia Apartments and of course the stunning frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. From here, a special fast track passageway will lead you to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest and holiest Catholic Church in the world. In the Basilica you will see the “Pietà” of Michelangelo, sculpted when he was only 21 years old, the spectacular Baroque altar of the Pope designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the Pope Urban VIII and beautiful mosaics. The tour will leave you outside in the amazing St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by the colonnade designed once again by the Bernini.

Our Semi Private Vatican Museums Tour with Early Bird Entrance is a real VIP experience at an affordable price! Your English-speaking guide will tell you stories and anecdotes of the artists that for centuries worked at the service of the Popes, embellishing Rome, once the Capital city of the Church State. You will discover the rivalry between Raphael and Michelangelo or between Bernini and Borromini!

We will be delighted to make you enjoy the highlights of the Vatican Museums, one of the largest of the world with over 6 miles of galleries and 2000 rooms of art works, with one of our amazing guides!

Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums
Early Entrance before the general public
Knowledgeable, friendly and licensed English-speaking guide
Admire the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums at their least crowded
Step back in time on a history tour
Tour in a group of maximum 14 participants

Pinecone Courtyard
Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Maps
Raphael Rooms (Pope Julius II apartment)
Pope Borgia apartment
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Square

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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.

3 hour English-speaking guide
Early Entrance Skip-the-line Tickets for the Vatican Museums
Headsets for a better listening


Meet your guide at Caffé Vaticano at 7:30am. It is located in Viale Vaticano 100, right across the Vatican Museums entrance. Your guide will be waiting for you there holding a sign marked Colosseum and Vatican Tours. If you have booked this tour for a date between March 24th and August 20th, please be at the meeting place at 7:20am instead of 7:30am. In order to reach the meeting place by public transport, you need to take the Metro line A (the red one) and get off at Ottaviano station. You can also get there by taxi, asking to be dropped off to Caffé Vaticano in Viale Vaticano 100. Please be aware that on public transports, you might find pickpockets.