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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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  • Early-morning Vatican Museums tour with breakfast
  • Explore the Vatican before members of the general public set foot inside
  • Enjoy an Italian-American breakfast buffet in the Pinecone Courtyard or Vatican cafeteria
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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
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Vatican and Pinecone Court Most Popular
Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican Pinecone Court with Early Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at 6.50am
US$130.33
Vatican and Gardens 7.15am
Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican Cafeteria with Vatican City and Gardens Bus Tour and Early Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at 7:15am - Note the tour is not suitable for kids under 6.
US$166.20
Overview
Enjoy a VIP experience at the Vatican with this morning tour that includes breakfast on site. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public so you can admire famous sights like the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms in a more intimate atmosphere before finishing with skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance. When booking, select from two options: breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard with a Vatican tour limited to 16 people or breakfast in the Vatican cafeteria with a Vatican tour plus a coach tour of surrounding Vatican City and the Vatican gardens, limited to 25 people.
What to Expect
In the early morning, meet your guide at the Vatican Museums before the site opens to the public. Depending on the option selected when booking, you’ll be escorted to either the Pinecone Courtyard or the Vatican cafeteria for breakfast, followed by your exclusive tour of the Vatican’s many iconic attractions, from the Sistine Chapel to the Gallery of Maps to the Renaissance artwork inside Raphael’s Rooms.

Both tour options end at St Peter’s Basilica, which you have access to via a VIP entrance. Inside, prepare to be wowed by art like Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture and Bernini’s Baldacchino canopy. When your tour ends and you say goodbye to your guide, you are welcome to stay inside St Peter’s Basilica.

See the Itinerary section below for details about the two tour options.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
The gardens are beautiful..

Our tour guide was wonderful, breakfast was great, and the gardens are gorgeous. I’d take this tour again! My favorite part was the outside open tour bus ride through the gardens. We saw the apartment were Pope Benedict reside, the guest house where Pope Francis...More

1  Thank 546lovetotravel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
So annoyed.

Skip the line and early access is great... as long as you get early access. Why else get up early to eat breakfast that isn’t much different than my hotel? So the museum opens at 8... we are first in line, great! except the highlight...More

3  Thank Traveler158295
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Overwhelming...but great

Our guide was Christa and she was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed her commentary. Breakfast was better than I had expected. It is a buffet, so don’t get too excited. At that point if the visit you did feel like you had the Vatican to yourself. I...More

Thank PdH24
Reviewed 1 week ago
"VIP Experience" is a misrepresentation

What you have to understand is that a large number of other groups also have access to these early bookings so crowds are not much less than standard entry. Particular disappointing was access to Sistine Chapel where we were jammed in like sardines in a...More

1  Thank Darrel J
CityWondersCS, SCC Team at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Darrel J, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am very sorry to read that your experience at the Sistine Chapel was disappointing for you. Please, note that the tickets that we offer have a Skip the Line access, in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highly Recommend

Our guide, Sev, made this experience incredible. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history and artwork throughout the tour. It was very clear he knew exactly what he was talking about. He answered everyone’s questions and was pretty funny, too. The breakfast was...More

Thank Amanda G
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I think it goes April to October. Check the Vatican Website for dates
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