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Early Bird Vatican Tour

While there is never a moment when the Sistine Chapel is anything less than utterly beautiful, there is something exceptional about it in the quiet morning. Start your day with gorgeous works of art and spectacular architecture, all with our experienced guide to lead the way.

from
€80
Group, Semi-private and Private tours available
Group
tour
€80
/adult
€65
/student
14-21 yrs
€55
/student
7-13 yrs
Free
/child
Up to 6yrs
Semi-private
tour
€82
/person
€162
/couple
€213
/family
of 3
€264
/family
of 4
€275
/family
of 5
Private
tour
€70
/hour
1-4 people
€80
/hour
5-8 people
€90
/hour
9-12 people
€100
/hour
13-16 people
Tue 17 December: Group @8:20am Tour spaces are available! Book this date >
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They say the early bird catches the worm, but we think our tour is a much better reward. Beat the crowds and enjoy an early morning stroll through the Vatican Museums, culminating in the iconic ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

From the stunning tapestries that once lined the walls of the Sistine Chapel, to the hand painted maps and frescoed pannels; the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps are just the beginning of day assured to be rich in the magnificent art, history and architecture of Vatican City. Descend below the Vatican gardens to the Gallery of Papal Carriages to see the collections Limousines, pope mobiles, regal carriages & palanquins. The Belvedere Courtyard offers the chance to step outside and enjoy your morning in the architectural style of the High Renaissance before you enter the Round Room; a space modeled after the Pantheon and designed to allow light to make the most of the beautifully decorated space.

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Tour itinerary

Important: Some parts of this tour have strict visitor requirements
Group Tour
Semi-private Tour
Private Tour
Group size
Up to 15 people
Tour duration
3 hours
Meeting time
8:20 AM.
Transport
Walking

Conclusion

Vatican City, like any city, rides a wave of bustling crowds, city noises and lively voices throughout the day. While we at Europe Odyssey love Vatican City at any time of day, we guarantee you something truly special with a tour that delights in the city just waking up.

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