VIP Pristine Sistine Tour & Vatican Palace Breakfast

430 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: 430

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4.4 /5
based on 430 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
The tour guide was so knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant. When another unexpected section was open to us on our tour she went the extra mile- literally- and also showed us that area.
Verified · Pamela · Dec 28, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Great experience! From check-in to leaving the Vatican everything was well thought out. Julia was an excellent guide, extremely well-versed in the art and artifacts. Great sense of humor and could tell a story.
Verified · Eric · Dec 20, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Alessa was such a fun guide, witty guide and super knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the tour with her. You do have to move quickly through some of the rooms just because there are so any people but that is less about the tour itself and more about the amount of people the Vatican allows in at a time. I would recommend doing the early morning before open to the public. I can't imagine how busy it would have been in the middle of the day. The skip the line passes were so helpful. If you are even considering do one of the early morning ones then spend the money and do it. Well worth it
Verified · Kimblee · Dec 11, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
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

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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