Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

3 hr, 45 min

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

The Sistine Chapel wasn’t meant to be seen standing shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of other people. Beat the crowds by entering 45 minutes before the Chapel opens to the public and enjoy the incredible frescoes in relative peace.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After spending quality time...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

The Sistine Chapel wasn’t meant to be seen standing shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of other people. Beat the crowds by entering 45 minutes before the Chapel opens to the public and enjoy the incredible frescoes in relative peace.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After spending quality time with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Chapel, your guide will lead you on a full tour of the Vatican Museums, stopping to see all the most important works. Since you have started early, you’ll stay one step ahead of the crowds in most galleries as you enjoy fantastic art like the Raphael Rooms, the Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon and Sons, and more.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Traveling in a small group with an expert local guide and with headsets for every guest, you’ll never have to worry about losing your group or missing some interesting piece of information - and there is a lot of interesting information. The Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica have never been more accessible.

Stop At: La Pieta, Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy

you’ll enjoy an hour-long tour of the immense Basilica, including stops at Michelangelo’s heart-wrenching Pietá and Bernini’s enormous Baldachin altar. Afterwards you’re free to explore the St. Peter’s for as long as you want.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

You’ll enjoy an hour-long tour of the immense Basilica, including stops at Michelangelo’s heart-wrenching Pietá and Bernini’s enormous Baldachin altar. Afterwards you’re free to explore the St. Peter’s for as long as you want.


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Walks of Italy, 00186 Rome Italy

Walks of Italy

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

After spending quality time with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Chapel, your guide will lead you on a full tour of the Vatican Museums, stopping to see all the most important works. Since you have started early, you’ll stay one step ahead of the crowds in most galleries as you enjoy fantastic art like the Raphael Rooms, the Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon and Sons, and more.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Skip the line tickets for Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Skip the line access to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Small group of 15 or less
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Departure Point
Bar L'Ottagona, Piazza del Risorgimento, 52, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety
  • Please note that the opening time of the Vatican Museums may vary, we will vary the tour start time accordingly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that St.Peter's may not be accessible. If this occurs during your tour we will spend more time inside the Museums & Chapel and your guide will give you a tour of the church from the outside.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas etc must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to return to the Vatican Museums entrance to collect these after the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • -Group size and/or tour duration may be reduced. -The opening time of the Museums may vary, we will vary the tour start time accordingly. - St. Peter's may not be accessible. If this occurs we will spend more time inside the Museums & Chapel and you will be given church tour from the outside.
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.8
/5
Based on 13 reviews

Reviewed: February 17, 2020

Steve L

This trip we took in February was amazing. Not knowing our way around, we did wonder at having to get up at 5am to get across Rome to guarantee getting to the meeting point in time, but was soooo worth it. There were only 25 people with us in the Sistine Chapel, a precious thing for both us and Juliette, our amazing tour guide. (it's normally packed)


Reviewed: January 24, 2020

Maria A

Highly recommend this tour. The early entry allowed us to visit the Sistine chapel and parts of the Vatican museum with lesser crowds. Our guide was awesome, funny, informative, did an amazing job of bringing historical figures and events to life.


Reviewed: October 7, 2019

Abby-Rose P

My friend and I absolutely loved this tour! Our tour guide called herself Big Mumma. She was amazing, fun, easy to listen to and had heaps of information. If you don't have much time in Rome I would 100% recommend this early morning, skip the line tour to visit the Vatican. Even if you don't like art you will still love visiting here. Visiting early meant we were finished by lunch time and then we still had a half day to do other things. This city is beautiful and amazing. Make sure you wear good walking shoes and be prepared for lots of walking! Awesome tour!


Reviewed: October 7, 2019

Michael F

The Vatican was marvelous. We liked our guide, but were most disappointed that he went so quickly he left half of his party behind the majority of the time. We could NOT HEAR what he was saying more than half of the time and could NOT SEE where he was. He said he had lost his flag and used a small size umbrella! Most of the time he held this at HEAD height. It was IMPOSSIBLE to find him.He asked us to stick together, but because of the pressing crowds on an unusual busy day, we COULD NOT keep up with him. Most disappointing was the fact he rarely checked on us. Just expected that we were nearby. So very disappointed to miss a great deal of what he had to say. For these reasons I rated it a disappointed three. The guide was the reason.


Reviewed: September 17, 2019

Courtney B

I am not a group tour person, but this was definitely worth the time and fee. We got early entry into the Vatican museums, our tour was engaging and informed and it was a great experience.
Highly recommended.