Early Access Vatican Tour
with Breakfast in the Belvedere Courtyard
Do you want to experience the Vatican without the crowds, in peace and quiet? If so, our priority, early morning Vatican Tour is perfect for you.
Soak in the calm of the museum and treat yourself to a delicious breakfast, in an unparalleled atmosphere. Take an American-style buffet breakfast on the panoramic terrace or grab a croissant and coffee, in the café that overlooks the lush Vatican gardens.
The whole history of the world is to hand in the Vatican museums, and our expert tour guide will condense the collection, so you see the most remarkable pieces. Walk through time, as you move through the 1,200 rooms within the labyrinthian Vatican museums.
Soak in the High Renaissance grandeur of the Raphael Rooms, then stroll through the apartments of the notorious Borgia Pope and admire the refinement of Pinturicchio’s frescoes. Onward to the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll get acquainted with the Italian peninsula, thanks to these charming paintings. Before exiting the Vatican Museums, face the rough power and strength of the Belvedere Torso, an ancient sculptural masterpiece.
Your knowledgeable guide will fill you with appreciation of this collection, so unlike any other in the world, and all in the tranquility of morning.
Be stunned to silence in the Sistine Chapel, a jewel in the crown of Western Civilization. A first visit to the Sistine Chapel can be overwhelming, but your guide will help illuminate each piece. The walls of the Sistine Chapel are decorated with powerful and stirring scenes from the life of Christ. Each fresco is by a master of High Renaissance art, including Botticelli, Perugino and Pinturicchio.
As impressive as these works are, they are no match for the overwhelming triumph of Michelangelo’s ceiling, including his masterpiece The Last Judgement. Your guide will enlighten you to aspects of the work you might miss alone, so you can appreciate the masterpiece in all its subtleties.
An experience like no other awaits you on an Early Morning Vatican Tour. Seize the rare opportunity to view these treasures, in the peace and serenity of morning time, on this intimate private tour.