Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour With Sistine Chapel

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM - Summer , 7:45 AM - Winter
  • Departure Details :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On one of our top-selling Rome tours, skip the line and go straight to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with this guided tour. See the Vatican Museums' best galleries and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a professional English-speaking guide. Our Privileged Entrance guided Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour starts at 8:00 a.m. and doors open shortly after 8:30 a.m. (a full half-hour before general admission opens).

* As of June 23rd, 2021, the Vatican has closed the "licensed guide entrance" to St Peters Basilica for all tour companies and tour guides. Therefore a guided visit to the Basilica wont be possible due to the distance between sites. Not to worry! Your awesome guide give you a detailed introduction of the church and will explain how to visit on your own at the conclusion of the tour.. Hopefully, this changes very soon!


  • Special Offer
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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What to See at the Vatican museums
After entering Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel at 7:30 am like a celebrity, follow your guide through the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. In these remarkable galleries, admire ancient Roman and Greek statues, Flemish tapestries created by Raphael's students and gorgeous topographical depictions of Italy.

The Sistine chapel at it's Most Quiet
See the Sistine chapel at its finest, when there's almost no one else around. 

The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Since our guide cannot explain the frescoes while you are inside, we explain the Chapel in advance and provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.

Bernini's Baldacchino - St. Peter's Tour
Designed by Italian Renaissance architects, St. Peter's is the largest church in the world. Home to incredible works of art, St. Peter's must be seen to be believed. Don't wait in any long lines; enter through a special door and go right inside with Before Hours Vatican museums With Sistine chapel And St. Peter’s tour

If your Vatican tour lands on a Wednesday, St. Peter's won't be open for tours due to the weekly Papal Audience. On this occasion, your guide will take you to visit even more masterpieces and hidden gems inside the Vatican museums.

Important: Remember, it isn't possible to return to the Vatican museums from St. Peters Basilica. If you want more time inside the museums, you must forgo the visit to St peter's basilica. Also, if you'd like to stay in St. Peter's Basilica longer, don't leave with the guide to take photos in the piazza. Because the security line is long and re-entry on your own is not recommended, we suggest you spend at least 30 minutes inside St. Peters and explore the place on your own after the tour concludes on the terrace outside.


Early access to the Vatican Museums

Professional English-speaking guide

Headsets for groups of 6 or more

Maximum group size of 14

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel



Hotel pickup and drop-off

St. Peter's Basilica until Further Notice Due to Covid Restrictions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A specific 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.

A fair amount of walking is involved, and there will be stairs between different levels. If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly recommend considering a private tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented:-reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing- masks are mandatory for both customers and guides- guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Jan-2023

    Wonderful, insightful and passionately led tour by Tatiana, a local art historian. Beating the crowds was definitely worth the extra cost.

  • 16-Jan-2023

    Great guide & great tour of such an amazing place! One tour just doesn’t do it justice. But what we did see and learn about was fabulous.

  • 08-Jan-2023

    Great tour, guide was very informative and patient. It lasted close to 5 hours and was very worth it.

  • 02-Jan-2023

    The best part of the tour was our guide, Maria, who's professionalism, sense of humor, and knowledge were fantastic.

  • 25-Dec-2022

    Had a terrific experience with our tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and shared fun information about the art and culture of the Vatican.

  • 11-Dec-2022

    Fantastic! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything. I enjoyed the museums, of course the Sistine chapel and the Basilica was overwhelmingly beautiful. Behind the scenes is the way to go. People waiting in lines for hours.

  • 22-Nov-2022

    Very knowledgeable and pleasant guide - made the visit. Avoided the crowds. Excellent way to visit the Vatican.

  • 12-Nov-2022

    This was the best tour for seeing the Vatican. Our tour guide, Jovanni was a delight! His passion for the subject matter, mixed with his fun personality made for an awesome day! The tour was 3.5 hours, but due to how busy it was, we went closer to 4 hours. I appreciated that Jovanni didn't want to cut the tour short and rush our experience. He made sure we say everything. The best part was how easy it was to enter before the crowds; although you ultimately experience them anyway. I don't typically love lengthy tours, but this was a 10/10 experience... I would book again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Jovanni!

  • 09-Nov-2022

    Our tour guide was Yamuna, and she was absolutely fantastic. The headsets were super clear with no interference or crackling. Yamuna is very knowledgeable and very easy to follow with wonderful english. The tour was amazing, no lines and loads of extra exclusive areas nobody else could enter. It was the best day of my whole life, thank you Yamuna!!

  • 25-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide was amazing and easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable about all parts of the tour. I highly recommend doing this. You see a lot in a short amount of time.

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