Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums Early Entrance
Don’t miss this chance to visit the Sistine Chapel as a real VIP. If you hate the crowds and you want to admire this little gem in absolute peace, this ticket-only tour is the perfect choice for you.
VIP entry means a privileged access to the Sistine Chapel through a special door before other groups and before the general public. After the Sistine Chapel, you will be free to tour the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
Once known as Cappella Magna, the chapel derives its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between the years 1477 and 1480. Since then, this special place has served as a location of religious as well as functionary papal activity. Today it is the hall where the papal conclave takes place, the process by which a new pope is elected.
The fame and fortune of the Sistine Chapel comes mainly from the world-renowned frescos that decorate its interior, especially the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by the Tuscan sculptor and painter Michelangelo.
After the Sistine Chapel, you will be free to tour the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
- Early admission to the Sistine Chapel through a privileged access
- Explore The Sistine Chapel with no crowds
- Enjoy a flexible schedule to visit the Vatican Museums at your pace
- Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
- Duration: 5 hours
- Skip the Line
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- This tour departs daily at 7:20am except on Sundays and religious holidays
- This tour does not operate on the 2nd of April, 1st of May, 29th of June, August the 14th and 15th
- Easy CancellationCancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Priority admission ticket
- Tour guide
- If you have a metal coated pacemakers, all relevant paperwork/ID cards should be carried for security checks
- This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
- The following must be left in the cloakroom: suitcases; backpacks and containers with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters; bags and packs that are cumbersome, except for small-sized bags that are carried on the shoulder and don't jut out more than 15 centimeters; any umbrella with a spike tip, and umbrellas of medium and large size; walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); tripods for cameras and video cameras; and signage of any kind.
- The cloakroom staff will accept visitors’ bags and personal belongings (regardless of their form, material or dimension), with the exception of clothing items, hats, and portable umbrellas.
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