Small Group Tour Express Access to Sistine Chapel in Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

A visit to the Sistine Chapel doesn't have to eat up an entire day of your Rome vacation. Enter the Vatican’s sacred chapel early, before it opens to the crowds of the general public. Soak up the serenity of Michelangelo’s frescoes without being squeezed by hordes of tourists, and learn about the chapel’s remarkable history in the intimacy of a small group limited to six. This is paired with entry to the nearby St. Peter’s Basilica, where you can explore the world’s most famous church at your own pace.
  • Get inside Sistine Sistine Chapel early before the massive crowds arrive
  • Learn about the symbolism and history of Michelangelo's famous frescoes from a guide
  • Make sure you can hear everything your guide says in a small group of no more than six
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica with a provided map to complete an express tour of Vatican highlights

Professional guide
Guaranteed skip the line access
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Make the most of your time in Rome with the early access to the Sistine Chapel in a small group Tour. Limited to just 6 people per group, you will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel prior to the arrival of public tourists. Enjoy the incredible beauty of Michelangelo's masterpiece with your expert local guide and learn the history, techniques and secrets behind one of the most visited sites in Italy. With over 25,000 tourists visiting per day, you will be thankful to enjoy it prior to the regular opening times! Your tour does not end with the chapel, as you will make your way to the largest church in the world - St Peter's Basilica. Your guide will prepare you with all of the necessary facts and information prior to entering the basilica on your own. Equipped with your Livitaly map with highlights to see throughout the church, you will have your own free time to explore the beautiful collections of Baroque and Renaissance which adorn the basilica. As you look up you can enjoy another of Michelangelo's works - the dome that marks the signature skyline of the Eternal City. You will also have the chance to see the impressive Baldachin High Altar of Gian Lorenzo Bernini made entirely out of bronze.  Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is a must see while visiting Rome, but with thousands of visitors daily it is hard to fully appreciate the works of art among the crowds. This tour allows visitors to experience the sites prior to the arrival of large crowds. You can make the most of your time enjoy one of the most iconic sites in Rome all before 9:30 am, with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the city!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required in places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress codes
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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 87.38 USD

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