- 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
The Renaissance-era genius was also responsible for the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling frescoes, collectively representing one of the largest bodies of artwork to be painted by just one person. Gaze upward and marvel at scenes depicting Old Testament tales like the world-famous Creation of Adam, where God brings Adam to life with the touch of his finger.
After strolling around the chapel, admiring the works and soaking up the sacred atmosphere of the pope’s private chapel, head into the Vatican Museums with your entrance ticket and map. Then, explore at leisure, enjoying seeing more incredible art work before the later-morning crowds arrive.
Your visit to the museum complex is independent, meaning that you can see whatever you want to see and spend as long as you want inside. Explore must-visit halls like the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms, and see classical antiquities, Etruscan artifacts and some of the world’s most exquisite pieces of Renaissance artwork.
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.
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
Does what it says on the tin! Early access no ques. Guide gave lots of info. A quick easy tour with as much time as you want to look at Sistine and museum