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Semi-Private: VIP Breakfast at the Vatican with Tour of the Museums & Sistine Chapel

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    3 hours 

  • Start time

    7:30am. Please arrive by 7:15am latest

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. 

    Arriving by metro or tram: The closest metro stop is on line A (red line): Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani.

  • Ending Point

    Sistine Chapel

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a exclusive breakfast at the Vatican Museums even before the cleaners arrive!
  • Have a closer look at the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel than others
  • Wander the galleries before the crowds with an English-speaking art historian as your guide
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Enter the Vatican before it opens to the general public and walk into the Papal courtyard in the silence of the morning without crowds
  • With group of 13 or fewer people, you can have a relaxing experience with this semi-private tour


What could be more memorable than breakfast at the Vatican? 

This delightful tour, the first of its type, gives you the chance to enter the Vatican Museums before they open and enjoy an exclusive courtyard breakfast at the Pinecone Courtyard!After the meal you’ll tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in small groups of only 13 people or less for a truly personalised experience!

Your guide will lead you through the quiet corridors of the Vatican Museums to the main outdoor courtyard of the Vatican Palace. Here you’ll enjoy a leisurely meal of traditional Italian fare as well as an American buffet complete with our own pancake chef!

After breakfast you’ll split into groups of 13 people or less and your expert, English-speaking guide will lead you on an exploration of the best works in the Vatican Museums. It will still be early and the galleries will be quieter than later in the day. This gives you space to enjoy some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in existence – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and his ‘Last Judgement’, as well as Raphael’s glorious frescoes. The Vatican Museums house one of the most important art collections in the world, ranging from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to late Renaissance. Not to mention, you’ll also see stunning classical statues like the famous Laocoon, which inspired the Renaissance artists.

About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in Italy tours and experiences. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. 


  • Breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard
  • Early entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets


  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet, you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Because of the attraction's popularity, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.

Security Measures:

There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.
Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Dress Code:
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They are a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Jocelyn Stelson
    Wonderful Tour Guide and Good food too!

    We arrived on time to the meeting point and the tour guide was there and prepared with the audio headsets. She spoke clearly and I was able to understand all of the details she...

    United States 07/06/2014

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