VIP Pristine Sistine Vatican Tour with Museum Breakfast


  • Enjoy early entry to the Vatican

  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before it gets busy and take in Michelangelo’s masterpiece in relative peace

  • Relax with a buffet breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard

  • Take a fully guided tour of the Vatican Museums


On this VIP tour, you'll skip lines into the Vatican before they open to the general public. Head straight to the magnificent Raphael rooms before you enter the Sistine Chapel for a low-crowd visit to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, then enjoy a full buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard followed by a guided tour of the Vatican Museums.

Tour info

4 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (15-99 years)
Child: (2-14 years)
Infant: (0-1 years)
Adult: (15-99 years)
Child: (2-14 years)
Infant: (0-1 years)
Meeting Point

Piazza del Risorgimento, Rome, IT

Dropoff location

Vatican Museums, Rome, IT

Why take this tour?

Our VIP Vatican tour starts early, skipping the notoriously long lines into the Vatican so you can enjoy a very special experience: a low-crowd visit to the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel. Pause to take in the splendid surroundings (made all the more vivid with insights from your guide ahead of your visit) and soak up the history and atmosphere of one of the world's most impressive spaces.

Following your visit, you'll make your way to the Pinecone Courtyard for a peaceful buffet breakfast. Relax with a coffee before it’s time for your small group to explore the rest. With a highly experienced and well-versed guide by your side the Vatican Museums will come to life with stories and secrets behind the art and artists. Take in some of the most famous artifacts within the Museums, including the Belvedere Torso, the Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoön Group, and the Raphael Rooms, widely considered to be among the most beautifully-frescoed interiors on earth.

Sites Visited:
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Museum Terrace with views of St.Peter's Dome
  • Belvedere Courtyard
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Gallery of the Tapestries

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • Skip the line ticket for Vatican Museums

  • Buffet breakfast inside Vatican Museums

  • Headset

  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Things to know

Before you book

  • We cannot accept wheelchairs on this group tour. Our group route utilizes staircases where elevator access is not easily accessible. Those with wheelchairs and limited mobility can contact us ([email protected]) so we can arrange your visit.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

Before you go

  • This tour is in English.

  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

  • The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.

  • If you cannot join your tour at the last minute (running late, etc), please contact us. We may be able to reschedule your tour with a small amendment fee depending on availability.

  • All guests must pass through security. For useful information/restrictions about your tour in the Vatican Museum, visit

  • All guests (including children) must bring ID on the day of their tour.

  • Only small backpacks and handbags are allowed inside the Vatican Museums. Storage is available but please note you must return (about a 20-minute walk) to the entrance to pick up your items at the end of the tour.

  • Due to the religious nature of the Vatican, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for those denied entry.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your breakfast.

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Walks (, began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group ( expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.