Start your day at the Vatican Museums with a nice buffet breakfast in the famous Pinecone Courtyard and enjoy early access to the galleries and the Sistine Chapel. Transfers to and from the site included.
Meet your guide at your hotel (6:30AM recommended) for the pick-up and then travel together to the Vatican well ahead of opening time (9:00AM), so you can be among the first to enter the museums and enjoy a lovely buffet breakfast to start your Vatican adventure. Your tour guide will take care of transportation both ways.
Your lavish breakfast will take place outdoors, most likely in the famous Pinecone Courtyard while the Vatican Museums are still closed to the rest of the public. Follow your expert private guide through galleries full of artwork and masterpieces: statues, paintings, and tapestries are found throughout this maze of treasures. Embrace the Art without the congestion of standard museum opening hours for a more relaxing experience that will allow you to take unforgettable pictures and experience a better connection with the fascinating artwork all around you.
Among the many treasures you will find within are the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps, containing a series of painted topographical maps of Italy. If you want to enjoy more of this impressive collection of stunning artwork you can choose to extend your tour and visit the famous Raphael Rooms.
Follow your tour guide along your itinerary to the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the masterpieces by Michelangelo far from the crowds. Head inside St. Peter’s Basilica and admire the masterpiece by Bernini, the Baldachin, and Michelangelo's Pietà.
End your tour in St. Peter’s Square and be stunned by the view of the Basilica from the outside.