Skip the Line Vatican Tour (early morning entrance)

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica Tour

Skip the Line Vatican Tour (early morning entrance) Tour Duration 3.5 hours
Skip the Line Vatican Tour (early morning entrance) Tour Mode Walking
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Skip the line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica Tour

This is the ultimate guided Early Morning Skip the Line Vatican tour.

Tour Description

In this tour we will walk through the treasures of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. From the Vatican Museum’s most extraordinary artefacts, to Michelangelo’s breathtaking ceiling frescos in the Sistine Chapel, we will concluding the private tour with walking through St. Peter’s Basilica.

Your expert guide will navigate you through the intriguing history of the Vatican Museums as you explore its vast network of corridors and galleries. From ancient sculptural monuments to Renaissance masterpieces, this feast for the eyes will be served by your guide with a healthy dose of context and humour.

You’ll hear the legendary stories of the scandalous popes and petulant artists behind the most famous masterpieces in the Vatican, as well as see our favourite little-known gems that are often overlooked by most visitors.

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums including:
    • Octagonal Courtyard
    • Musei Chiaramonti
    • Round Room
    • Gallery of the Maps
    • Gallery of the Candelabra
    • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • St.Peter’s Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel

Itinerary Details

This Vatican tour will go through the  museums and into the world-famous Sistine Chapel for a jaw-dropping look at Michelangelo’s celebrated ceiling frescos.

After marvelling at Michelangelo’s masterpiece, you will be escorted through a special entrance to St Peter’s Basilica – skip the line,  where you will learn about the fascinating history and personalities behind the construction of one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

The Skip the line Vatican Tour (St.Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel) run rain, hail and shine. 

This tour doesn’t run on Sundays, 1st May, 29th June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The earliest entry is 8:30am, although if you prefer to go later it is not a problem.

Exact meeting point: Caffè Vaticano


  • Early morning pre-general public skip the line entrance *during peek season it can still be crowded, and security is never skipped* 
  • Direct entrance to St.Peter’s Basilica *exclusively allowed to us as you will be accompanied by a guide*


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On we went from chamber to chamber through galleries of statues and vases and sarcophagi and bas-reliefs and busts and candelabra – through all forms of beauty and richest materials – till the eye was dazzled and glutted with this triumph of the arts. Go and see it, whoever you are. It is the wealth of the civilized world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Starting Position

Who will be my guide?

Amy Doherty Rome guide

Amy will be your licensed guide in Rome. A history buff and local Roman citizen, Amy is the perfect guide to lead the way!

Why tour with Luxe Associates Travel?

  • Private guided tours
  • Skip the line tickets and exclusive entrances
  • 10 hours of customised itinerary planning included perfectly designed for you
  • Licensed and experienced guides only, reputable staff cohesive with our brand
  • Sustainable tourism and responsible planning
  • Family oriented
  • Focus on memorable experiences