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Exclusive Vatican Tour with Breakfast, Vatican Gardens, Sistine and St. Peter's

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See the Vatican like never before on this tour. Have breakfast at the Vatican before it opens to the public then, explore the city-state and its gardens. See Renaissance art as you tour the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

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  • Sistine Chapel tickets
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  • Vatican Cafeteria, American breakfast
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  • St. Peter's Basilica
Get the complete experience on this immersive Vatican tour!

Take advantage of the American-style buffet breakfast at the Vatican before it opens to the public and revel in the tranquil atmosphere as the sun rises.

See what the famed city-state has to offer as you explore its grounds aboard a private coach. Spend time at the Vatican Gardens, which is not usually included in Vatican tours!

Take in the sight of centuries-old masterpieces on your Vatican Museums tour. Feast your eyes on famed frescoes at the Sistine Chapel before visiting the lavish interior of the St. Peter's Basilica.
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Schedule & Location
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  • 06:55 Meet Your Guide at the Steps in front of the Vatican Museums Entrance
  • 07:10 Breakfast Buffet at the Vatican
    Vatican Cafeteria, American breakfast Get exclusive entry to the Vatican before it opens to the public for a delectable breakfast. Head to the cafeteria and make the most of the delectable dishes and drinks, including fresh milk from the pope's own farm.
  • Vatican City Tour (45 minutes)
    st peters basilica dome, vatican gardens See sides of the Vatican that's not on most tours as you spot the imposing Year 2000 Jubilee Bell and the city-state's own railway station. Visit the Vatican Garden's well-manicured lawns and the Pope's private helipad.
  • Start of Vatican Museums Tour
    vatican museums tickets, vatican tour, sculptures Return to the vaunted museums for an informative 3-hour tour of one of the biggest art collections in the world. Equipped with handy headsets, don't miss a word from your expert guide as you explore the complex in a group of 25 or less.
  • Gallery of Maps
    gallery of maps, vatican museums tickets View maps of Italy's diverse regions before the country was unified and get a scientific perspective of the Vatican's works of art. Bask in the stunning frescoes decorating the hall's ceilings and walls.
  • Gallery of Tapestries
    vatican museums tickets, vatican tour Discover stories about Moses and Saint Peter portrayed in timeless tapestries. The storied works of art, which were created in Bernini's workshop and in Belgium, were initially displayed at the Sistine Chapel before finding their home at the Gallery of Tapestries.
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
    vatican_gallery_long-4 Pass through extravagant bronze gates and admire marble columns surrounded by stunning statues. Set your sight on the hall's majestic marble floors and the striking candelabra at its center.
  • Raphael Rooms
    vatican museums tickets, vatican tour, raphael End your Vatican Museums tour at the Raphael Rooms. Discover Catholic history at the Room of Constantine, see the Old Testament retold at the Room of Heliodorus, admire Raphael's masterpiece at the Room of the Segnatura, and learn the stories of 2 popes at the Room of the Fire in the Borgo.
  • Sistine Chapel
    creation of adam, sistine chapel tickets Access the historic church with your Sistine Chapel tickets and soak in the sight of one of the most famed celings in the world. Awe at Michelangelo's sublime frescoes which includes The Last Judgment and the Creation of Adam. Spot messages that he hid in plain sight with some help from your guide.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
    2015-03-18_143908 Enter the majestic church using St. Peter's Basilica tickets and find yourself surrounded by opulent decor. Take in the sight of bronze statues and marble floors and marvel at one of the most famous statues in the world, Michelangelo's Pieta.
  • 12:10 Tour Ends at the St. Peter’s Basilica
    • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
    • To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, please avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
Additional Note(s)
    • St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites are subject to occasional closures for religious ceremonies. During instances like this, an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or an appropriate alternative will be provided for the guests.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 25.
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I am taking a Vatican Tour that includes Saint Peter’s Basilica, will we go up the dome?
  • No, but it is possible to climb the Dome on your own if you wish, but you will need to purchase a ticket directly on site.

    If you intend to climb the Dome after your tour ends, be sure to book a morning tour (not on a Wednesday) as the Dome access is already closed in the afternoon and the Basilica is often closed on Wednesday mornings.
Can I take photos during my Vatican visit?
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in most areas of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. But, photography of any kind is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel.
What should I wear on my Vatican visit?
  • Men, women, and children must have their shoulders and knees covered at all times. Low-cut clothing and hats are not allowed.
Can I bring a backpack to the Vatican Museums?
  • Yes, guests can carry bags if they are smaller than 40cm length x 35cm width x 15cm depth. Anything bigger than this, or any umbrellas or camera tripods, must be checked into storage at the beginning of the tour.

    Since the tour ends at the other side of the museum, guests who are forced to check bags must leave the tour early to collect them or complete a 20-minute walk back to the entrance after their tour. Those doing the afternoon tour may not be able to retrieve their belongings until the next day. It is recommended that visitors travel light and avoid bringing large baggage.
What is the best time to visit the Vatican?
  • If you want to avoid the crowds, go really early or really late. There are tours on VELTRA that provide access to the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to the Vatican Museums after its operating hours.
What is the best day of the week to visit the Vatican?
  • Visit on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to avoid most of the crowds.

    Most of the museums in Rome are closed on Mondays, the Papal Audience is staged every Wednesday, locals are part of the crowds on Saturdays and the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 07:15 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 5.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Breakfast buffet
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