This Early Access Sistine Chapel service is perfect for visitors who want to see the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive. With full-day Vatican Museums tickets included, you can enter afterward and explore at your own pace. You'll leave feeling content in the knowledge that you've seen Rome’s finest masterpiece under the best possible conditions, with just a handful of other visitors.
Our group meets early in the morning, skipping the long lines already formed outside the Vatican Museums and entering before the doors have officially opened. You’ll be accompanied to the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll enter the empty room before any of the general public or other tour groups. There's barely room to move in here the majority of the time, but in the minutes before opening time, all is quiet.
After the Sistine Chapel you’ll be able to wander the Vatican Museum for the rest of the day free of charge – and with such an early meeting time, the day ahead is long. Your escort will leave you with a map and an introduction to the most important sites of the museum, so you can get the most from the nine-mile Vatican art collection without having to queue again to gain access.
As an Official Vatican Museums Partner, we are allowed into the Sistine Chapel 30 minutes before other tours and an hour and 30 minutes ahead of the general public. This means that after your Sistine Chapel visit, you should have an hour of quiet time in the rest of the museum before the general public is allowed to enter. With group size limited to 20 people or less and only two groups per day, this exclusive Sistine Chapel experience will be every bit as special as it should be.
Please note that appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.
The tours meet at a location very close and convenient to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Full details of the exact location are included on the confirmation voucher you will receive when you book your tour.
No. With our tickets, it is not possible to re-enter the Vatican once you leave as the Vatican tickets are single entry only.
Throughout most of the Museums and in St. Peter's Basilica it is possible to take photographs. However, photography is strictly prohibited inside the Sistine Chapel.
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