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Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Exclusive Early Access Guided Tour Instant Confirmation

Sistine Chapel, Vatican

Experience two of the Vatican’s busiest attractions without the crowds! Skip the lines and get early access tickets to the Sistine Chapel Express and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour in Rome.

  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican
  • Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Italy
  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sistine Chapel, Italy
This tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. Please contact support beforehand to make further arrangements.
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You can book a maximum of 14.
Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 101.18
USD 101.18
Child (Age 2-14)
USD 89.81
USD 89.81
Infant (Age 0-1)
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Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 101.18
USD 101.18
Child (Age 2-14)
USD 89.81
USD 89.81
Infant (Age 0-1)
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums / Use of headsets / Skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica (except on Wednesdays)
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 Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
    Sistine Chapel, Vatican This is an express tour for those who have limited time but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of their experience. By taking you through the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica early in the morning, you will beat the crowds and experience these incredible sites in relative peace!
  • Sistine Chapel
    Sistine Chapel, Italy Admire the work of Michelangelo within the Sistine Chapel. Use a special door to gain direct entry to St. Peter’s Basilica. Only open to tour groups, this skip the line access could save you hours of waiting in the long security lines!
  • Vatican Museums
    Rome, Italy Enter the Vatican Museums before the public. Learn some of the finer points of Michelangelo’s frescoes from your guide and get tips on what to look out for.
  • St. Peter's Basilica (1 hour)
    St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Italy Your guide will give you another introduction to the masterpieces you’re about to see – from Bernini’s Baldachin to Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ – before leaving you to explore St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.
  • 11:45 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.
    • Flash photography is prohibited. The use of tripods, "selfie sticks" and other professional equipment is not allowed.
    • Photography is not allowed in the Sistine Chapel.
    • 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.
    • Please arrive at your check-in location 30 minutes prior to the start time.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 14.
Activity provider
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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.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 07:15 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 101.18
USD 101.18

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4.5 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
USD 101.18
USD 101.18
5.00 / 5
Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Exclusive Early Access Guided Tour