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VIP Vatican Breakfast: Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

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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

    On Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audiences, access to St Peter's Basilica is not possible until 1pm.

  • 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

    St. Peter’s Basilica

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a exclusive breakfast at the Vatican Museums even before the cleaners arrive!
  • 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

Overview

Experience the Vatican as few people have ever seen it with this fully guided tour.

Begin with an American-style breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard among the majestic views of the Vatican with unparalleled serenity before the public is allowed inside.

Then join your expert guide for a semi-private tour of the Vatican Museums. Saunter along our carefully designed route to admire exquisite centuries old art collections and archeological wonders. 

From there, visit the Sistine Chapel – the Pope’s personal place of worship. Marvel at Michelangelo’s artistry as you immerse yourself within one of the world’s most significant landmarks. 

Finally, your guide will avoid long lines to get you into St. Peter’s Basilica to explore one of the pillars of the Catholic church. Remain in St. Peter’s Basilica after the tour to experience more of this amazing church at your leisure, or step back outside St. Peter’s Square to admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion and the basilica’s heavenly façade.

Sites Visited Inside

• St. Peter's Basilica

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. 

Inclusions

  • 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
  • 3-hours guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Exclusions

  • 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.

The service ends at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Saint Peter’s Basilica is subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we're happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we endeavour to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to the Basilica's opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

On Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audiences, access to St Peter's Basilica is not possible until 1pm.

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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