Private early morning tour of the Vatican Museums with pick-up
Attractions & guided tours

Private early morning tour of the Vatican Museums with pick-up

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Vatican Museums in absolute calm and peace without the stress of long lines and huge crowds
  • Explore one of the most important museums in the world and learn all there is to know about its main highlights
  • Enter the Basilica of St. Peter's and admire all of the incredible art that surrounds you
What to expect

Enjoy the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums in absolute calm and peace without the stress of long lines and huge crowds. Visit the site early in the morning and take in the beauty of the magnificently adorned halls without the noise of hundreds of tourists.

After being picked up from your accommodation, you'll get to skip the long lines with your early morning admission ticket and access directly the metal detector control. You'll begin your experience from the gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter’s dome overlooking the Vatican Gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture!

Your guide will then walk you through all the main highlights of the museums: the Pio Clementino Museum, famous for its unique Greek and Roman statues such as the Laocoon group, the enormous Tapestry Hall and finally the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world.

At the end of your tour, you'll reach the most important Catholic Church in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica. Once you enter you'll be overwhelmed by the astonishing details and the quantity of beautiful art that surrounds you. This is where Michelangelo’s sculpture Pietà is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II’s and St. Peter the Apostle.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Private tour with a licensed guide
    • Special tickets for early morning entrance
    • Transfer to the Vatican in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
    • Complimentary bottled water
    • Audio headsets to hear your guide
    What's not included
    • Transfer back to your accommodation
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-5 years): free
    • Children (6-14 years): reduced
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Hotel pick-up is included; please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator

    What to remember
    • The tour requires a minimum of 2 adult participants to take place
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking
    • Your tour guide will wait for you at the agreed-upon pick-up location for a maximum of 30 minutes. Missed tours cannot be refunded
    • Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended since this tour involves a fair amount of walking
    • Please remember to inform us if a member of your party needs wheelchair access
    • The tour operator is not responsible for last-minute, unpredictable closures, strikes or union meetings. Nevertheless, the tour operator will be happy to offer customers an extended tour for the remaining time
    • Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
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    When
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    • Pick-up at 7.30am
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    Provider
    Exploro Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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