Exclusive First Entrance to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 8 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Get a full-day access ticket and be ready to live an exclusive experience at the Vatican Museums: see the marvelous Sistine Chapel early in the morning, before the bulk of the crowds arrive.

"The frescoes we contemplate here introduce us to the world of the contents of Revelation. The truths of our faith speak to us here on all sides". Santo Padre Giovanni Paolo II.

It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held, and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of Western artistic civilization, the frescoes by Michelangelo Buonarroti, that cover the vault (1508-1512) and the back wall (of the Last Judgment) above the altar (1535-1541).

Tour meets and ends at the Vatican Museums and has the flexibility to be done at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Skip the line

Visit: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Sistine Chapel

Visit: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Vatican Museums

Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Exclusions
  • Audio-guide
  • Tour guide
  • Transport
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is a dress code to enter the religious sites. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed.
  • 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.
Departure Point

Caffè Vaticano


Departure Time

7:20 AM


Return Details

Tour ends at the Vatican Museums

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 23 Jun 2018 -

brstmd

It was well worth the price to see the Sistine Chapel in the quiet of the morning!

Image - 02 Apr 2018 -

danarcooper1

Great tour group. We were the first Individuals in the Sistine Chapel. We met outside and the tour leader walked us through the entrances. We met at 7:20 am entered at 7:30 am and walked into the Sistine Chpel entrance at 8 am. We only had a limited time in rome. Thank you

Image - 06 Mar 2018 -

uxbridgehorn

After our last visit to the Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museum, we vowed never to return. The Sistine is one of the most remarkable artworks in the world, if not the most remarkable, but visit during normal hours and you will wonder why you bothered. The chapel will be uncomfortably crowded and any attempt at quiet contemplation and interpretation will be impossible. The embargo on photography will elicit loud cries of No photo! from the official stewards and oh the irony of it loud shushing noises from the self-same stewards, attempting to restore some semblance of serenity. We couldnt wait to get out.

Fast forward to 2018 and we discovered by accident that private or semi-private tours could be arranged at an extra cost of varying steepness. These packages vary wildly in price but the one we booked via La Vacanza Travel, using the services of I Love Rome by Carrani Tours, was for our purposes the best deal. This meant a very early meet at 0715, before entering the Vatican Museum at 0730 and on to the Sistine which opens at 0800.

All of the above went like clockwork. The tour representative was a charming young lady, sorry to forget her name, who explained the procedure excellently. We made our way, not accompanied by the way, to the Sistine a little before 0800 and had to wait until it opened. So was it worth it? Compared to our last trip this was like night and day. Essentially we were alone in the Sistine. There were about fifteen of us and we had plenty of time to sit and enjoy the spectacular artwork in relative peace. I say relative as we did have one solitary No photo! barked out, as someone tried surreptitiously to take a few snaps.

Is it worth paying approximately 45 instead of the standard 17 plus 4 to beat the queue but not the crowds thats for you to decide. As we emerged from the Vatican Museum later on in the morning, the early start was taking its toll, the longoh so very long queue, told us all we needed to know it was a BARGAIN. Then again, you could save 28 per person, stand in a queue for three hours, then get to be pushed, jostled, annoyed and shouted at trying to see one of the worlds greatest art treasures instead. As they say you pay your money, you make your choice.

Image - 08 Dec 2017 -

Dana P

SURREAL!! We were the FIRST people inside the Sistine Chapel and it was BREATHTAKING. Do not pass on this opportunity to sit in quiet by yourself, without the crowds and wonder in awe of this amazing piece of work.

Image - 29 Jun 2017 -

Ruben B

I did not have a tour, but it was nice to have the entrance booked ahead and we did not have to wait in line.

User's Picture Gallery

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Waiting to gain access to Sistine Chapel. I paid extra to be in at 7:30 am

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The entrance to the Vatican at 07.00. Waiting for our guide.

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