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Sistine Chapel Early Bird Tour + Vatican Museums

82 reviews | 1,717 travellers
I loved Goty, he does it great, explains everything well and was very kind. What if this is foreign to her although the visit was early there were quite a few people. Not because it is early it will be empty or you will see things without hustle and bustle.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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!

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.

Itinerary changes

To ensure security measures against Covid-19, access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel is temporarily closed. In any case, entrance to the Basilica is free of charge. You can visit it on your own, it's accessible from St. Peter's Square.

Hotel pick-up

If you prefer, you can book this activity with a transfer service, which includes pick-up from your hotel in Rome. This option is available for accommodations located no more than 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Vatican Museums. We'll collect you between 6.30 am and 7.30 am.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
Admission ticket without pick up
55
35
Free
Admission ticket with pick up
66
45
Free

Admission ticket without pick up

  • Adults

    55
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    35
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

Admission ticket with pick up

  • Adults

    66
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    45
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up (optional).

Transport by car or minibus (optional).

English speaking guide.

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.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

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.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Viale Vaticano

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