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Guided Tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica with Breakfast

guided tour of vatican museum, sistine chapel & st. peter’s basilica with breakfast-2

Seat yourself in the serene Papal Courtyard where the Pope’s guests have been entertained for centuries and devour a delectable breakfast of American cuisine. Wander through the galleries before the crowds pour in, and listen to your expert tour guide share historical facts and witty quips about the Raphael Rooms, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Last Judgement, and many more sights along the way.

Highlights

  • Walk into the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard and savour a scrumptious spread of American and continental cuisines. Marvel at the fact that the Papal Courtyards is where Popes have hosted get-togethers for centuries.

  • Stroll through the corridors of the galleries at a convenient time before the crowds flood in, and enjoy a closer view of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Last Judgement, the Raphael Rooms, and many more stunning sights at the Vatican. Your tour ends at the St. Peter’s Basilica.

  • With small groups of less than 20 people, an expert art historian acting as your tour guide, and dedicated headsets to ensure you don’t miss out on anything, this visit to the Vatican is definitely a day well spent.

Inclusions

  • Extensive buffet breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard

  • Exclusive early entrance to the Vatican Museums

  • Guided tour with an expert English-speaking guide

  • Group size limited to 10 people or less

  • All tickets and reservation fees

  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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A Treat For The Early-Risers

Grab the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums early in the morning. With cozy groups of not more than 20 members, you’re ensured to experience the Vatican Museums more personally. Walk through the silent corridors to reach the famous Papal Courtyards and make yourself comfortable at the luxurious banquet set out for you.

Enjoy an extensive breakfast spread, including cheeses, muffins, croissants, fresh fruits, meats, cooked-to-order eggs, cereals, and many more. Feel free to order a short stack of pancakes from the Vatican’s dedicated pancake chef. Take your time to take in your surroundings at the courtyard patio, while soaking in the peace and quiet of the early morning in the Vatican.

Private Entry Into Vatican Museums

After breakfast, your tour guide will slowly direct you towards the Vatican Museums. The exclusive entry time into the Vatican Museums makes it convenient for you to get started early before the crowds start flooding in. Your tour guide is an expert in art history, chosen specifically to heighten your journey through the Vatican. Providing useful information sprinkled with anecdotes, your tour guide takes a carefully crafted route through the Museums while ensuring you see everything important. Gasp at the artifacts at the ancient sculpture galleries, the valuable relics, and the intricate tapestries at the Museums.

Michelangelo’s True Masterpiece: The Sistine Chapel

You will visit the Raphael Rooms before being led to the Sistine Chapel, where multiple masterpieces await your presence. Find out the many techniques Michelangelo used while creating his frescoes, and marvel at his incredible attention to detail.

These tickets include direct entry into St. Peter’s Basilica from the Sistine Chapel without leaving the Museums. Explore the Basilica with your guide providing you historical information and interesting stories about the work that went into building the dome. With small groups of less than 20 people and dedicated audio headsets for each visitor, you’re ensured to experience Vatican like never before.

Important Information

  • St. Peter’s Basilica and other religious sites are subject to closures for religious ceremonies. Should this happen, the guests will be provided with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, and an appropriate alternative.

  • Dressing appropriately is mandatory for some sites on this tour. Ensure that your knees, shoulders, and backs are covered.

  • This tour happens every day of the week excluding Sundays.

Timings

  • The tour starts at 6:50am.

  • The duration of this tour is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Reduced Ticket Prices

Children’s tickets (aged between 6 and 17) may be purchased at a discounted rate.

  • Your tickets will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display this e-ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your host.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Please Note: This voucher will not be accepted at Vatican Museum directly.

Meeting Point

- Meet your tour guide at the Bottom of the wide STEPS across the street (Viale Vaticano) from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. 
- The steps are located between 'Caffè Vaticano' and 'Hotel Alimandi Vaticano'.
- Your Tour guide will be waiting at the bottom of the steps on the corner of Via Tunisi and Via Sebastiano wearing blue City Wonders/Guideman polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.


Get Directions to the Meeting Point


Getting There

  • Nearest metro stations are Cipro and Ottaviano, both are just which is 5-10 minutes walk from the Vatican Museums.

    • Line A (Orange line) of the Rome Metro stops at both the stations every few minutes. It runs from the northwest to southeast, from Battistini to Anagnina.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the time and date chosen at the time of booking.






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