VIP Pristine Sistine Tour & Vatican Palace Breakfast

412 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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Total Customer Reviews: 412

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4.4 /5
based on 412 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
The whole process including sign up, meet up, tour and guide were well planned by city walks. The knowledge these guides have is outstanding. They know their stuff and do a great job in the time frame they have. They know how to navigate the crowds from years of experience. I’d say do the early morning but skip the breakfast. It does the job of giving you food to fill up but it’s not that good.
Verified · Christine · Nov 02, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
The tour guide was great, friendly and had some really interesting stories. The headset was essential given the crowds. The breakfast was subpar, kind of chaotic, cold, and generally not very good. The VIP doesn't get you into the Sistine early. We did that about 2-3 hours into the tour and it was about as busy as it can get. We may have gotten into the museums "early", I'm not really sure, but there were definitely crowds the whole time.
Verified · Stephanie · Oct 19, 2023 · Canada · Female · 35 to 44 years
Good tour but company needs to update electronic equipment
Verified · Frederick · Oct 13, 2023 · USA · Male
Beware that if you book this tour on a Wednesday, you will not visit St Peters Basilica, which isn’t clear on the tour description. We paid a lot of money to access skip the line entry to both the Vatican museum and St Peter’s basilica. Unfortunately, as it was a Wednesday, we couldn’t visit St Peters, so we toured more of Vatican art collection. When going past afterwards, the line to get in to St Peter’s was 2-3 hour wait in the hot sun, so we missed it. Feeling disappointed as I had booked this months in advance and would have chosen another day if I had known about Wednesdays not visiting St Peters. The guide was excellent in what he offered, we are just disappointed to not get a ‘skip the line’ entry to St Peters as we expected.
Verified · Belinda · Oct 05, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
Had to get up early and take a taxi in the dark to an obscure little cafe but it was worth it. Our tour guide prepared us for the experience and the tour lived up to expectations!
Verified · Wayne · Oct 01, 2023 · USA · Male · 75 or older 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 inf[email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.

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