With this ticket you'll get access to the Sistine Chapel first thing in the morning, avoiding all the crowds. Then you can enjoy the other Vatican Museums at your leisure!
Sistine Chapel Early Bird Tour + Vatican Museums
We'll meet at 7:45 am on Viale Vaticano street in Rome, very close to the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. Thanks to our first access ticket, we'll enter the museums 30 minutes before the start of the group tours and one and a half hours before the opening to the general public.
Before heading inside, the guide will give us an introduction to the museums and share some interesting facts about the Sistine Chapel, as no talking is allowed here. As we don't need to wait in the queues at the ticket office, we'll enter the Vatican Museums at 8 am and walk to the Sistine Chapel. We'll be the first ones there!
You'll have time to admire all the details of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel at your own pace. Both the murals and the vault paintings are decorated with masterpieces in art history. Among the most striking ones, we can highlight pieces such as The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, both by Michelangelo Buonarroti; the Temptations of Christ by Sandro Botticelli; and the Last Supper, by Cosimo Rosselli.
You can visit the rest of the Vatican Museums on your own until closing time. Its exhibition has a permanent collection of great artistic and patrimonial value. Particularly noteworthy are the Rooms of Raphael, the Gallery of Maps, and the Pio-Clementine Museum, which houses the famous sculpture of Laocoön and his sons.
St. Peter's Basilica
Access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel is normally open, although it cannot be guaranteed that you'll be able to enter the church from here due to masses and religious events that may be taking place. In any case, if you wish to visit the basilica on your own after the tour, you can do so from St. Peter's Square.
Other Activities in The Vatican
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|Adults||Children 6-12||Children under 6|
Children 6-12US$ 34.20
Children under 6Free
* The price varies based on the chosen date
1 hour 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Early access to the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel)
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
Reusable headsets are used.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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