VIP Breakfast Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
An experience unlike any other, this tour of the Vatican Museums includes a delicious breakfast buffet that you can enjoy inside the Vatican Museums, surrounded by the beauty of the Pinecone Courtyard. Following the breakfast, you will go on a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before its doors open for the day, allowing you to take in the artistic wonders of the museums in peace.
VIP Breakfast Tour in the Vatican Museums Highlights
- Get exclusive early access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
- Enjoy a breakfast banquet fit for the Pope inside the grounds of the Vatican Museums.
- You'll be part of the first groups to enter the Sistine Chapel with this exclusive early access pass! Entering 15 mins before any tour group enters and 1.5 hours before the Chapel's opening time.
- This exclusive tour allows you to experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in solitude before heading over St. Peter's Basilica.
Why You Shouldn't Miss This
VIP Breakfast inside the Vatican Museums
This experience offers you the wonderful opportunity of enjoying a delicious breakfast early in the morning inside the Vatican Museums. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Pinecone Courtyard, you will be able to feast on a lavish breakfast spread consisting of meats, cheese, pancakes and pastries. The breakfast will be a relaxed affair, allowing you to sit in the courtyard patio and soak in the peace and quiet of the morning as you're surrounded by the pinecone trees.
After your breakfast, and with plenty of time before the gates of the Vatican Museums, you will be lead by an expert guide through the galleries, allowing you to soak in the art that the museums hold in complete solitude. The Vatican Museums are home to a number of classical sculptures and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini and Leonardo da Vinci. Artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso are also represented in the Modern Religious Art section.
The tour will then visit the Sistine Chapel. Painted by Michelangelo in a span of 4 years, the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel are considered to be a cornerstone of western art. After the Sistine Chapel, the tour will head to St. Peter's Basilica through a direct passage that connects the two.
St. Peter's Basilica
Apart from being the center of Christianity, St. Peter's Basilica is also home to numerous works of Renaissance art. Some of the most popular works of art in the basilica are Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, Bernini’s Baldachin, the statue of St. Peter, Pope John Paul II’s tomb as well as St Peter’s famous dome.
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point near the Vatican Museums. The exact location will be shared on your confirmation voucher. Here, you will meet your guide and make your way to the Vatican Museums.
The tour begins with a delicious VIP breakfast buffet in the peaceful surroundings of the Pine Courtyard. Set in the gardens of the Vatican Museums, the breakfast will be an extremely relaxed one and will allow you all the time to soak in the peace and quiet of the early Vatican morning.
After the breakfast, your guide will lead you through the Vatican Museums 54 galleries and show you its highlights. You will explore the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Candelabra and the Gallery of the Tapestries and Maps. Next, the tour will head to the Sistine Chapel where you will come face to face with some of the most important works of art. The most impressive among them will be the marvelous ceiling that was painted by Michelangelo in a span of 4 years.
Finally, the tour will head towards St. Peter's Basilica through a passage that connects it to the Sistine Chapel. Here, you will be introduced to incredible works of art and architecture such as the dome, Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘Pietà’, Bernini's Baldachin and the world’s most impressive altar.
All this while, you will have headsets so that the guide is easy to hear and interact with. The tour will then end at St. Peter's Basilica.
- Exclusive early entrance to the Vatican Museums
- Buffet breakfast inside the Vatican Museums
- Guided tour with expert English-speaking guide
- Priority access to the Vatican & Skip the Line access to St. Peter’s Basilica
- Electronic headsets
Know Before You Go
This VIP Breakfast tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel takes place on all days except Sunday at 7:15 AM.
The closest station to the Vatican is the Ottaviano-S. Pietro station. Line A of the Rome Metro stops at this station every few minutes. Your meeting point, as well as the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, is a 5-minute walk from this metro station.
What to Wear
Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
How to Redeem Your Tickets
• You will receive your guided tour voucher in a few minutes.
• On the day of the experience, head to meeting point and display the voucher on your mobile phone along with a photo ID to begin your tour.
• The exact meeting point is located next to the entrance of the Vatican Museums and its location will be shared in the voucher.
• Enjoy your breakfast and head for your tour.
Near Museum Entrance (Details at Booking), Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM, Italy, Roma
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