VIP Pristine Sistine Tour & Vatican Palace Breakfast

350 reviews

4 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Enjoy early entry to the Vatican
  • Relax with a buffet breakfast in a quaint courtyard
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before it gets busy and take in Michelangelo’s masterpiece in relative peace
  • Take a fully guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Sites Visited
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Museums
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Belvedere Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Buffet breakfast inside Vatican courtyard
  • Skip the line ticket for Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line ticket to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headset

See the Sistine Chapel in the early hours after breakfast in a peaceful courtyard

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Hillary was sweet , knowledgeable and charming. Had to listen very carefully to get every word but all in all we enjoyed our tour very much. Thank you
Susie · May 22, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
The tour and guide were excellent but I would not pay a premium for any tour labeled early entry, Pristine Sistine, etc. This was our second walks tour after paying a premium where there was no early entry.
Jennifer · May 21, 2023 · United States
I believe that the VIP Pristine Sistine tour is the best way to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. It allows you to avoid the long entry lines and gives you valuable information as you tour. In addition, the tour takes you on a short cut from the Sistine Chapel directly to the Basilica without having to go outside and walk around to St. Peter's entrance/security check/etc. The breakfast was a nice added bonus. While the pace through the Museum was pretty fast (I would have loved to have spent a bit more time with the antiquities) and there were a few things at St. Peter's that I missed, overall the tour was quite worthwhile. Julia was a very knowledgeable, interesting guide with a good sense of humor. If it is possible to request her, I would.
Karen C · May 21, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent tour of the Vatican with breakfast. Loved our guide and we learned so much!
Cheryl · May 19, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
If anyone would want to visit those sites i would definitely recommend early access and skip the line -otherwise you really cannot enjoy them, as they are too crowded and you will waste your time waiting in the queue. Our guide was excellent , and she realy tried to also keep our 7-year-old son interested, even if he was very tired in the end. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast though, it was surely not worth it - very poor quality, we were all stacked in a plain cafeteria due to the rain and the food was nothing special.
Lisa · May 15, 2023 · Greece · Female · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

Please meet your guide in the plaza outside of Antico Café Candia, Via Candia, 153, 00192 Roma RM, at the bottom of the stairs. The closest Metro station is Cipro. Your guide will be in the center of the plaza holding a green Walks sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.

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