EARLY ENTRANCE: Vatican Musems, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before the general public entry! You'll be with professional and friendly "PhD guides". All of them have a Masters Degree or PhD in Art History and Archaeology. All of them know how to make a tour entertaining and enjoyable for every age.

Conscious that there is a huge offer of Vatican tours online, by booking this tour you can get the best education together with the most friendly attitude and the smartest entrance time (8AM: 1 hour before the general pubblic and away from the heat of the day)
This tour is "skip-the-line" and small group up to 10 for a more personal and direct experience (no-more than 10 in the group)

FYI: St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses).

Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Headsets cost (if needed)
Professional art historian guide
EARLY ENTRANCE (8AM), 1 hour before general public
In case of religious events, the entrance to Saint Peter's will be replaced with extra galleries

Departure Point

Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
At the end of your tour, you'll enter the Sistine Chapel to admire the most beautiful frescoes of the world, painted by Michelangelo himself. You will also fall in love with the frescoes Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance painters produced in the Sistine Chapel 30 years before Michelangelo started working in it. St.Peter’s Basilica and Square will be included or not in the tour according to last minutes events (such as Holy Year’s celebrations and special Pope’s Masses). It means that once your guide knows if the Basilica will be open or not, he/she will handle the tour timing to give you time in the Basilica. Otherwise, more time will be spent in the Vatican galleries to cover the three hours. Please note: Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. Please read under Exclusions before booking the tour.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The tours start from the Pinecone Courtyard, and continue through the Pope's wonderful Ancient Roman collection, that includes some masterpieces of Ancient statuary. You'll then reach the Gallery of the Tapestries (where you can find some of the most beautiful tapestries of Europe, designed directly by Raphael's workshop and manufactured in the Flanders) and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, where you will see an amazing Renaissance version of a world map on the walls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
If the church is opened to the public and not busy for cerimonies, your guides will take you inside to enjoy the largest catholic church in the world. Michelangelo's Pietà, the bronze canopu by Bernini are only two of the masterpiecies preserved in this incredible jewel. If there will be a cerimony, your guide will only accompain you to the entrance and making you skip the line. You'll continue the visit on your own pace. If the church will be closed for Pope's private events, you'll have a extended version of the museum tour
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Entry tickets are not included in the price of the tour and must be paid CASH to the guide on site (28 euros each adult and 19 euros each under 18yo)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.


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