- Early entrance Sistine Chapel visit and Vatican Museums entrance ticket
- Visit the Sistine Chapel before the doors open to the public
- See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco without the daytime crowds
- Enter the Vatican Museums straight after the Sistine Chapel and avoid the entrance lines using the VIP No Wait Access
- Explore the world-famous Vatican Museums at leisure
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
My top tip: book this to make sure you’re one of the first inside the Sistine Chapel! You’ll enter 15 minutes before any guided tours and a full 1 hour and 15 minutes before the general public set foot inside. Enjoy the quiet time before the crowds start to enter!
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Vatican and Sistine ChapelPhoto by: April S
- At the end of the tourPhoto by: Jennifer G
- HallwayPhoto by: Jennifer G
- Tour guidePhoto by: Jennifer G
- CeilingPhoto by: Jennifer G
- TapestryPhoto by: Jennifer G
- Vatican MuseumPhoto by: Jennifer G
- CeilingPhoto by: Jennifer G
What You Can Expect
Gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, as well as The Last Judgment, his blue fresco that adorns the back wall of the chapel. Talking is not allowed inside, so you’ll learn about these Renaissance masterpieces before you enter.
When your time in the chapel is up, you may continue exploring the Vatican Museums with your entrance ticket and provided map. Walk around independently to see the renowned art collection, one of the biggest in the world, which includes works by masters like Raphael. Popular rooms you’ll want to visit include the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Raphael’s Rooms. From classical statues to Etruscan artifacts to Renaissance paintings, it’s an art lover’s heaven.
You may spend as much time as you’d like inside before leaving on your own.
Loved this ..wonderful to view this amazing place with less people and so quiet
This excursion was exactly as described. We were able to enjoy the chapel without crowds or noise. Tour guide was outstanding.
My husband and I spent a month touring Europe and this was by far the best tour we did! Having early access to the Sistine Chapel was so amazing! Well worth the price of the ticket! We'll be doing it again when we go back to Rome!
This was a great way to see the Sistine Chapel without the crowd.
The best part is the early entrance and the guide was fine...great to have ear buds to take in all the history...the museum was super as well..I personally enjoyed the famous paintings and architecture...well worth doing it this way to avoid the heavy lines
It and #39;s worth getting in to the Sistine Chapel early! We went through the chapel later to get in to the Basilica and it was so packed there was hardly space to move.
Sollena S Canada
tour guide is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Brilliant to experience without the crowds. Our guide Dario was fantastic as well. Definitely worthwhile.
I was skeptical about this tour. But if all you want is to just quickly see the Vatican and the Sisten Chapel without the crowds. This is the tour you need. You feel even more rewarded when you exit and you see that people are willing to wait 3 hours to get in when you just walked in like a BOSS!
Excellent - highly recommended. Tour guide excellent and very knowledgeable. First group into the Sistine Chapel was wonderful to have the peace and quiet to enjoy the wonderful painting without the hoards. Also gives you early access into the rest of the Vatican museums plus allows you to bypass the queues to gain access to the Basilica after the visit to the chapel and museums