Skip the Line:Before Opening Hours-Sistine Chapel Exclusive & Vatican Museums

Duration: 1 to 4 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Ever dreamed of gazing at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the peace and quiet of early morning? These exclusive Vatican Partner tour allow you to be one of the select few to enter 30 minutes ahead of tour groups and a full hour and 30 minutes before the general public, giving you plenty of time to marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. Take your time to independently discover the Vatican artworks for as long as you want

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After your once-in-a-lifetime Sistine Chapel experience, you have the option to visit the Vatican Museums without having to leave and enter again. Besides full-day tickets, we also provide a map of the 9-mile-long museum and an introduction to its highlights - everything you need to design your own itinerary, enjoying the world-renowned art collections at your own pace.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Your experience begins just outside the Vatican Museums in the early morning, where you’ll receive your tickets and be accompanied to the Sistine Chapel. There, you’ll have the time and the space to contemplate its beauty. This is a far cry from the crowded afternoons when there's barely room to move around in, let alone appreciate, this incredible space.

To this day, critics say that no artist’s work has ever approached the scale, technical skill and sense composition of Michelangelo’s frescoes. People the world over have been awestruck by the powerful imagery of the “Creation of Adam,” painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, while others have marvelled at “The Last Judgment,” which adorns the altar wall. You’ll have the luxury to see these 15th century masterpieces for yourself, up close and personal.


Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City Italy

Pass by the Pine Cone Courtyard to admire Vatican Museums from a different angle

Inclusions
  • Early Entrance Access 1.5h before the main public
  • Escorted entrance
  • Map of the Vatican Museums
  • Tickets to the Vatican Museums and all reservation fees
  • All Day Access to the Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • St Peter's Basilica, the grottos and the dome: After the tour, you may visit these attractions on your own. Your tour will end at the front of St Peter's Basilica, which is a very convenient location to leave for lunch, visit the Vatican bookstore, visit the Vatican post office, enter St Peter's Basilica, continue to the grottos below St Peter's or climb to the dome. Your tour guide will be happy to point you in the right direction!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy


Departure Time

7:20 AM


Return Details

Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City

Voucher info

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

Duration

1 to 4 hours

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

User's Reviews

DEBORAH S

19 Feb, 2020

Well worth the effort to get up and go early. The tour was Well organised, Informative and no queuing. You were then left to fill the day as you pleased

rahima

03 Feb, 2020

Excellent, very informative and friendly people
They were really very helpful, we missed our tour, they make new timing on same day

stacey.maud

30 Dec, 2019

Marco, our guide with City Wonders (bought through La Vacanza Travel), literally got us in 1st! Even though our tour was for 7:20am, and other group start timed were 07:10am! It's a simple tour, where you are literally just escorted in, with the guide filling any wait time with history and details. Was so worth it! The line to get into the Sistine Chapel was already all the way down two sides of the Vatican wall when we came out at 10am.

murstevens

30 Dec, 2019

This tour was amazing..even in off season the line ups outside when we were done were very long...this was so worth the money to beat the crowds...would recommend this tour

Rich

28 Nov, 2019

Very nice tour! At the end of the Sistine Chapel, turn RIGHT instead of left - This will take you into St. Peter's Basilica, instead of waiting in tremendous lines from the St. Peter's Square / Piazza San Pietro!

User's Picture Gallery

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View of ruins on walk

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Memorials to Holocaust victims, Jewish Ghetto

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Our tour guide

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Campo di Fiori limoncello stand

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Transfiguration by Raphael

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Inside Vatican Museums. On the way to the Sistine Chapel.

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Outside St. Peter's Basilica

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Pieta by Micheangelo

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View of St. Peter's Basilica from court yard outside Vatican Museums.

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Rome

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About an hour later.

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Our group when we entered.

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We met as a small group outside the Vatican

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