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Go on a Sistine Chapel tour 1.5 hours before it opens to the public! View Michelangelo's masterpiece on the chapel's ceiling minus the crowds. Then, enjoy all-day, skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets and take your time viewing 9 miles of artworks.

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Make the most out of your Roman holiday and save time with skip-the-line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tickets.

Get the popular and often crowded Sistine Chapel to yourself as you enter 30 minutes before other tours and over 1 hour and 30 minutes before it's open to the general public. Get an intimate look at Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes, including the iconic Creation of Adam, with 19 or fewer other visitors on this small group tour. Get hour-long guidance by an expert art historian, then peer at the other works of art with your free time.

Bypass long queues using your skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets and navigate through the 9-mile gallery using the map given by your guide. As your access is for the entire day, you could take in as much of the museums, which boasts the largest ancient art collection in the world, as you please.
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USD 58.50
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Adult (Age 19 & over)
USD 64.23
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Child (Age 6-18)
USD 58.50
USD 58.50
Infant (Age 0-5)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Map of the Vatican Museums / Early access Sistine Chapel ticket / Skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket / 1-hour guidance at the Sistine Chapel by an English-speaking art historian
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • 07:05 Check-in Across the Entrance of Vatican Museums
  • 07:20 Guided Sistine Chapel Tour (1 hour)
    Sistine Chapel tickets Begin your early access Sistine Chapel tour 30 minutes before other tours and over 1.5 hours before the general public. Learn about the historic pieces of art adorning the chapel from your expert art historian guide. Then, explore the museums at your own pace using a map from the guide.
  • Free Time at the Sistine Chapel
    The Creation of Adam at the Sistine Chapel Maximize your before-opening-hours Sistine Chapel ticket and roam its storied hall before the crowds appear. Get an intimate look at Michelangelo's fresco painting, including the famed Creation of Adam, as it's meant to be—in peace and quiet.
  • Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Ticket
    Vatican Gallery Make the most out of your all-day, priority Vatican Museums ticket and view as many artworks of the world's biggest ancient art collection as you want. Marvel at well-preserved, historic sculptures and timeless paintings as you explore the 9-mile area with your free time.
  • Activity Ends at the Vatican Museums
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code for men and women. All visitors must have their knees and shoulders covered. Entry may be denied to improperly dressed participants.
    • Walking shoes
    • Strollers are not allowed
Additional Note(s)
    • The 1-hour Sistine Chapel tour has no bathroom or water break. Please plan accordingly to maximize your time inside.
    • On Wednesday mornings and afternoons, St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience at Saint Peter’s Square. Guests who wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica is advised to travel on another day.
    • Bags and equipment like tripods and umbrellas are not permitted in the Vatican. All baggage must be checked in at the cloakroom at least 15 minutes before the tour begins.
    • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel.
    • Museum tickets are for one-day single entry only. They will no longer be valid once you leave the Vatican.
    • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
    • Please note that the Sistine Chapel may be subject to unscheduled closures for religious ceremonies.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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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.
Can I bring a backpack to the Vatican Museums?
  • Yes, guests can carry bags if they are smaller than 40cm length x 35cm width x 15cm depth. Anything bigger than this, or any umbrellas or camera tripods, must be checked into storage at the beginning of the tour.

    Since the tour ends at the other side of the museum, guests who are forced to check bags must leave the tour early to collect them or complete a 20-minute walk back to the entrance after their tour. Those doing the afternoon tour may not be able to retrieve their belongings until the next day. It is recommended that visitors travel light and avoid bringing large baggage.
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.
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by: Patrick
Thank you the tour guide...very knowledgeable....very well taken care of us
It was well worth the early start to see the Sistine chapel and some of the Vatican museum without the crowds. The meeting was easy and the guide was informative and friendly and you could stay there ...more
Pay the extra and go to the early morning tour and skip the queues! This is a must see, excellent tour guide! Beware of the extra charges inside...

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Early Access Sistine Chapel Tour with Skip the Line Vatican Museums Ticket