Ultimate Vatican Experience: Sistine Chapel and Necropolis Scavi Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

The Vatican is one of Italy’s most popular attractions, which can mean huge crowds and long entrance lines. This tour helps you bypass ticket lines with skip-the-line prime access entry to the Vatican Museums. Get inside before the early morning crowds, and enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican Museum Galleries, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Necropolis Scavi, and more. Along the way enjoy guide commentary so you learn about the sights you see.
  • Enjoy the luxury of a private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Avoid long lines—skip-the-line tickets with prime access are included
  • Get special small-group access to the Scavi (Underground)
  • Hotel pickup is available from centrally-located hotels

Private walking tour (Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel)
Professional Licensed Tour Guide
Hotel pickup via Uber/Taxi (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
Special Access to the Scavi (Underground) as part of a small group (15 pax maximum) led by a Vatican expert guide
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica with direct access
Skip-the-line tickets with special PRIME access
Special access to the SCAVI
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located hotels in Rome (within Aurelian Walls)

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
With our Prime Tour, we get you inside the Museums before the regular Early Morning crowds, bypassing those already waiting in line for the Vatican doors to open - You'll really feel like the Popes Special Guest as you stroll right past everyone who has a Standard Early Morning Vatican Tour. Watch the Vatican Museum Galleries slowly come to life before their day starts.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Cortile della Pigna
The Courtyard of the “Pigna”, created from the 16th century area of the “Belvedere”
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held (in the past also some papal coronations), and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of artistic civilization the frescoes by Michelangelo.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Enjoy the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica, shrine of Christianity and Art. You will marvel at the Priceless Pietà, by Michelangelo, and stop by the venerable tomb of Saint John Paul II & Pope Karol Wojtyla. The Pietà (1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
This monumental elliptical space, enclosed by 284 Doric columns four rows deep (196m wide and 148m long), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 moderate amount of walking is involved - comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please advise if anyone in your group has mobility issues
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • During the visit of the underground burial visitors may be affected by the altered environmental conditions of temperature and humidity. Those who have special physical problems, subject to increase under these conditions, including claustrophobia, are advised not to access the visit.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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