Vatican Tours

Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Earliest Access | Small Group

Be among the first inside the Vatican on this carefully crafted tour.

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  • Availability

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    7:10 am

  • Small group

    Max 15 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. Our Silver Parter collaboration with the Vatican grants you exclusive, earliest access to its collection, giving you the run of their treasures within the intimacy of a very small group and in the company of an attentive, expert guide.

The Vatican Museums are home to an unparalleled trove of treasures. So much so that if you spent just one minute looking at each, you'd be there for a mind-boggling four years. A four-year tour would be pushing it. Which is why we've condensed the highlights of the Vatican into a comfortable two-and-a-half hours. Giving you time to explore the Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.

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 Candelabra. 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 resplendent glory. Michelangelo's legacy lives on all across the Vatican, from the dome of Saint Peter's to the ceiling frescoes on the Sistine Chapel. Having encountered them all on this tour, you can judge for yourself which is the most impressive.

Your VIP Sistine Chapel tour finishes in Saint Peter's Square

Stepping out of Saint Peter's Basilica, we'll make our way to Saint Peter's Square, where the Pope still holds his audiences. Here, surrounded by Bernini's stunning colonnade and in the shadow of the Vatican's ancient Egytpian, you can take time to absorb the incredible experience of visiting the Vatican alone.

included:

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

itinerary:

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

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

Wheelchair accessible:

Not for small group tours. Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to visit our private tour page.

meeting point:

Entrance of the Vatican Museum, Viale Vaticano

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

This tour is also available as a Private Tour!

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