Alone in the Sistine Chapel! Early Vatican Museums entrance 1h before the crowd

Rome, Italy

Tour Rating
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

If you’re on a time budget when in Rome, opt for an express tour that allows you to tick off the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in only a couple of hours. Unlike other conventional Vatican experiences, this tour includes priority access to the Vatican one hour before it opens to the general public, allowing you to explore the iconic attraction in relative solitude. Plus, headsets are included to ensure you can hear your guide clearly.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican one hour before it opens to the general public
  • An ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica without the crowds
  • Benefit from the cultural and historical knowledge of a guide

Headsets for a group of 6 pax or more
Local guide
Professional guide art historian or archaeologist
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Ticket fees
Sistine Chapel brochure
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
- Terrace with overwhelming view of saint Peter’s basilica and Vatican gardens - Court of the pine cone - Gallery of the candelabras - Gallery of the tapestries - Gallery of the geographical maps - Raphael’s rooms
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
- Frescos by Michelangelo - Private Chapel of the Pope - Location of the Conclave
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
- Biggest Catholic Church in the world - Canopy by Bernini - Relics of Saint Peter - Pietà by Michelangelo - Saint John Paul II's tomb
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A current valid ID is required the day of the tour only for student under 26 with a valid student card or under 18
  • In rare cases of closure of Saint Peter's Basilica due to liturgical ceremonies inside, the amount of time spent in the Museums will be extended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • For people with mobility impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, please contact us so the itinerary can be customized to your needs on a private tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

From 109.50 USD

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