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Sistine Chapel Early Morning Tour with Skip the Line St. Peter's Basilica Ticket Quick Confirmation

Sistine Chapel, Vatican

Bask in Michelangelo's famed frescoes with early entry Sistine Chapel tickets, which allows you access 30 minutes before the public. Bypass lines and discover the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, arguably the most important church in Christianity.

  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican
  • vatican museums tickets, exterior
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Italy
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Italy
  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
Want to see the Vatican's most visited sites without the crowds? This early morning Sistine Chapel tour with skip the line St. Peter's Basilica tickets is the package for you.

Enter the stunning Sistine Chapel 30 minutes before the general public for an intimate viewing of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam and other priceless works of art on this group tour of 20 participants or less. Bask in the vibrant paintings created by Renaissance masters. Save time and skip lines as you go through an exclusive entrance using your St. Peter's Basilica tickets. Discover its opulent interior and religious importance.
This tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. Please contact support beforehand to make further arrangements.
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Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 72.28
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Child (Age 2-14)
USD 61.16
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Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 72.28
USD 72.28
Child (Age 2-14)
USD 61.16
USD 61.16
Infant (Age 0-1)
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Early entry Sistine Chapel ticket / Visual aids to help navigate the Sistine Chapel / Skip the line St. Peter's Basilica ticket
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 07:30 Check-in at Piazza del Risorgimento
  • 07:45 Express Sistine Chapel Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
    vatican museums tickets, exterior This Sistine Chapel tour before opening hours is for those who have limited time but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of their experience. By taking you through the Sistine Chapel early in the morning, you'll beat the crowds and take in the sights how it's meant to be—in peace and quiet.
  • Vatican Museums Early Entry (20 minutes)
    Rome, Italy Enter the vaunted Vatican Museums 30 minutes before it opens to the public! Get a glimpse of the Papacy's impressive art collection as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel.
  • Sistine Chapel Early Morning Tour
    Sistine Chapel, Vatican Find yourself surrounded by masterpieces, from Michelangelo's Creation of Adam to The Last Judgment, at the Sistine Chapel. Bask in the tranquil aura for 20 minutes before the crowds appear. Then, you'll get the option to explore the Vatican Museums or follow your guide to the St. Peter's Basilica.
  • St. Peter's Basilica (45 minutes)
    St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Italy With your skip-the-line St. Peter's Basilica tickets, you'll enter the church through a special entrance. Discover Renaissance greatness at the most important church in Christianity. Marvel at the tallest dome in the world and make sure to rub the foot of a certain statue for luck!
  • 09:45 Tour Ends at St. Peter's Basilica
    • The Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, but they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only provide access to certain parts of the Museums. Please contact beforehand to make further arrangements.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please note that you may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Large bags and rucksacks are not allowed inside and should be left at the cloakroom.
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee
Additional Note(s)
    • The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica is subject to closure without prior notice.
    • Photography is not allowed in the Sistine Chapel.

      For the rest of the sites, photography without the use of flash is allowed, but the use of tripods, "selfie sticks" and other professional equipment is not permitted.
    • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica may be closed during special occasions and festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs, more time will be allotted for your visit in the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums instead.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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What languages are your tours conducted in?
  • English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.
How will I recognize my tour guide?
  • Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.
What If I’m running late to my tour?
  • We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
  • It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.
The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?
  • It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).
Do you accept last-minute bookings?
  • When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.
Should I tip my tour guide?
  • It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.
Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.
I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?
  • Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.
What should I bring on my tour?
  • We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.
It’s raining, is my tour still running?
  • Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.
What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?
  • A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.
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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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 07:45 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

USD 72.28
USD 72.28

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat


by: Ramil
This is a great tour especially if you are into this sort of thing. There was just so many people that is was very crowded. Not to mention the fact that the rooms were small. Be prepared. Overall, gre...more

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Sistine Chapel Early Morning Tour with Skip the Line St. Peter's Basilica Ticket