Unlock the Sistine Chapel Alone: Exclusive Private Vatican Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Join the Vatican's key keeper and an expert guide for a once in a lifetime experience you won't forget — a private tour of the Sistine Chapel. You'll get exclusive, VIP access entry to the Vatican Museums just as it opens. Then, you'll have the rare opportunity to see the lights come up in the Sistine Chapel, with no one else around.

You'll join the 'clavigero', the Vatican Museums key-keeper, as he does his morning rounds. Watch as the lights come up on some of the most spectacular artwork the world has ever seen, including the Raphael Rooms and the 'Laocoön' sculpture.

Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where you'll enjoy something truly spectacular. See as the door is opened to all 12,000ft of Michelangelo's astonishing frescoes, in an empty Sistine Chapel. This is a truly magnificent experience of one of the greatest artworks mankind ever produced.

Go on to enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the beautiful Courtyard of the Pine. Enjoy a VIP experience you'll always treasure.

Complimentary American buffet breakfast
Exclusive access to the Sistine Chapel, closed to the public
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Skip-the-line admission
Full tour from an expert guide
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink

Departure Point

Via Ottaviano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

5:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
A tour of the Vatican Museums promises an insight to some of the greatest art in the world, from classical antiquity, through the Renaissance and to the present day. See masterpieces by Raphael and astonishing statuary like Laocoön and His Sons.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Enjoy exclusive-access to the Sistine Chapel and see one of the greatest masterpiece’s mankind has ever produced: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. These astonishing frescoes show Old Testament scenes come alive. Once seen, they’re never forgotten.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Cortile della Pigna
Designed by genius architect Bramante, the Courtyard of the Pine houses the iconic Fountain of the Pine – one of the few Ancient Roman fountains that survives to this day.
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is an architectural triumph; possibly the grandest church on earth. See the combined effort of 4 genius architect/artists – Bernini, Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo – synthesize to beautiful effect.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants must be able to present valid picture ID or passport (copy allowed)
  • 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

From 3,802.69 USD


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