Tickets for Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel VIP Early Entry (7:30): Guided Tour & Breakfast

Get early-bird entrance to the Vatican Museums with an expertly guided tour

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Starting time: 07:30
Duration: 3h
Live guide: English
Max group size: 10
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Early entrance to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
An exclusive chance to enjoy the Vatican Museums before the crowds
Two-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums in English
Access to the Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps), Raphael's Rooms & Sistine Chapel
Breakfast at the Vatican bistro in Cortile della Pigna
Unlimited time after your breakfast to continue exploring the Vatican Museum freely
  • Enjoy a Vatican Museums guided tour with VIP early entrance
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public
  • Sit down to a special breakfast in one of the world's most iconic locations

It's not everyday you're at the Vatican Museums – you'll want to make the most of your visit.

This Vatican Museums guided tour includes VIP early entry, before normal ticket holders are allowed inside. You'll be able to wander the almost-empty halls and marvel at the Sistine Chapel, with an expert guide there to fill you in on the cultural and religious context of the Vatican's famous treasures.

As the first regular visitors begin to stream into the museums, you can enjoy a rich American breakfast in the evocative atmosphere of the Cortile della Pigna.


  • 07:30 – Explanation of the Sistine Chapel via didactic panels
  • 07:45 – Guided visit of the Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps), Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel
  • 09:15 – Start of the breakfast, you will be escorted to the bistro of the Cortile della Pigna
  • 10:15 – End of the breakfast, you can freely continue the visit
  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket and headphones at the Cassa Visite Guidate box office (after the security check)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time – Vatican personnel do not let in latecomers!

Breakfast menu

  • Drinks – cappuccino or American coffee, selection of teas, fresh fruit juices, still and sparkling mineral water
  • Food – bakery, dry pastry biscuits, pancakes (selection of butter, jams, and/or honey), assorted yogurts, fresh fruit, cold cuts and cheeses, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, sausages, fried potatoes
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
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