Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Earliest Access | Small Group

price from 99 €

Vatican Tours

Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Earliest Access | Small Group

Enjoy privileged access to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums an hour and a half before they open to the general public.

  • Availability

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    7:30 am

  • Small group

    Max 12 people
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Why Choose it?

  • Save time: entering the Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Maximize your experience with entry 1.5-hours before everyone else.
  • Enjoy personalized attention within the intimacy of a small group.
  • Discover Michelangelo's masterpieces without any crowds.

Tour description

Be the first inside the Sistine Chapel with VIP earliest access. The Vatican is home to an unparalleled trove of treasures. So much so that if you spent just one minute looking at each in the Vatican Museums, you'd be there for a mind-boggling four years. The same time could be spent marvelling at the magnificence of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, wandering the Vatican's great halls, or exploring the riches of Saint Peter's Basilica, and it wouldn't be wasted.

Our unique collaboration with the Vatican can't offer you four years. But what it can do is condense the Vatican's vast collection comfortably into under three hours. Within the intimacy of a very small group, with the privilege of an attentive, expert guide, and with exclusive morning access.

Enjoy earliest access to the Vatican Museums.

Your VIP tour takes you on a journey through the periods that have shaped the Eternal City. Behold in the flesh the works of the Renaissance's Great Masters like Botticelli and Perugino, and the world-renowned artworks of Bernini. These men have left masterpieces that stand seamlessly in the Vatican Museums beside the great sculptures of antiquity. Our specialized itinerary selects the very best to make sure you miss nothing.

Our guide will walk you and just nine others through the Gallery of Candelabras. They'll transport you through history and space in the Gallery of Maps, and recount fascinating legends in the Gallery of Tapestries. Our guide will bring each room to life as you make your way down to the Sistine Chapel, the epitome of Michelangelo’s genius.

Bask in awe at the beauty of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.

Spending a serene morning in the company of Michelangelo's masterpiece is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Without the murmur of the crowds, in the still serenity of the Sistine Chapel, learn the secrets behind its symbols as your expert guide deciphers Michelangelo's frescoes.

Discover the Sistine Chapel's creation story from its papal commission to its long and gruelling execution. Finally, see the great artist Michelangelo for yourself, whose self-portrait stands out from the famous Last Judgement.

Experience a fitting finale at Saint Peter's Basilica.

Saint Peter's Basilica is so famous that it hardly needs an introduction. Built on the site of Peter the Apostle's martyrdom, it is an architectural marvel, home to incredible artworks and mosaics, still maintained and restored to this day by the Vatican Mosaic School.

Within Saint Peter's storied walls we'll encounter Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s Baldachin in all of their glory. Our tour finishes outside Saint Peter's Basilica in the piazza, where the Pope still holds his audiences. Here you can take time to absorb the incredible experience of visiting the Vatican alone

included:

Skip-the-line entrance
Exclusive first access to the Sistine Chapel
Licensed tour guide

itinerary:

  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Candelabra
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Saint Peter's Square

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Entrance of the Vatican Museum, Viale Vaticano.

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This tour is also available as a Private Tour!

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