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Get ahead of the pack and see Michelangelo's iconic frescoes in peace and quiet with early access Sistine Chapel tickets. Explore the chapel 1.25 hours before the public, then take in Renaissance sculptures and paintings with Vatican Museums tickets.

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See Michelangelo's masterpiece how it's supposed to be seen--without any noise or distraction--thanks to your VIP early access Sistine Chapel tickets which allows you to explore the storied chapel 1 hour and 15 minutes before it opens to the public and 15 minutes before other tour groups.

After your self-guided Sistine Chapel tour, view the Catholic Church's impressive art collection with your Vatican Museums ticket. Navigate the decorated halls of the museum using your multilingual audio guide and informative map.
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  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English audio guide / Early Access Sistine Chapel ticket / Art and Faith DVD / Map of the Vatican Museums / Vatican Museums ticket
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • Check-in
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  • 07:15 Check-in in Front of Caffe Vaticano
  • 07:20 Sistine Chapel Before Opening Hours
    Vatican Museums Tour With your early access Sistine Chapel tickets, feel like a VIP as you enter the church 1 hour and 15 minutes before the general public and 15 minutes before other tours.
  • Michelangelo's Famous Ceiling
    2015-06-04_145810 Find yourself surrounded by the Sistine Chapel's magnificent frescoes, including Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and Creation of Adam. The chapel also boasts resplendent Renaissance paintings created by Botticelli and Rosselli which you can see up close as you roam the premises on your own pace.
  • Self-Guided Vatican Museums Tour
    Vatican Museums Entance Admire the Catholic Church's extensive art collection using your Vatican Museums ticket. Navigate through its hallowed halls with the help of a map of the museums and an informative audio guide. Marvel at the intricate sculptures and vibrant paintings at the galleries.
  • Activity Ends at the Vatican Museums
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • In places of worship and inside the Vatican Museums, it is strictly forbidden to bring stroller, bulky bags or umbrellas.
    • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee
Additional Note(s)
    • The audio guide device has more than 400 comments in 10 languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese.
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Can I take photos during my Vatican visit?
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in most areas of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. But, photography of any kind is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel.
What should I wear on my Vatican visit?
  • Men, women, and children must have their shoulders and knees covered at all times. Low-cut clothing and hats are not allowed.
What is the best time to visit the Vatican?
  • If you want to avoid the crowds, go really early or really late. There are tours on VELTRA that provide access to the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to the Vatican Museums after its operating hours.
What is the best day of the week to visit the Vatican?
  • Visit on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to avoid most of the crowds.

    Most of the museums in Rome are closed on Mondays, the Papal Audience is staged every Wednesday, locals are part of the crowds on Saturdays and the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 07:20 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 73.39
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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


We arrived in Rome late at night and left for the meeting point by taxi the following morning. We told the taxi driver "the Cafe Vaticano in front of the Vatican Museum" and we were taken there with n...more
Thanks to the skip the line entry, I was able to soak in "The Last Dinner" scene displayed on an entire wall of the Sistine Chapel while sitting on the viewing bench at my own pace. We entered the Cha...more
My wife and I had never been to the Vatican museum nor Sistine Chapel before. For us, two things that can ruin an excursion are waiting in the sun on endless lines and impossible crowds. This early ...more

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