Before Opening Hours: Sistine Chapel Exclusive Entrance & Vatican Museums

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:20 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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


  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Skip the line

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Your ‘Exclusive First Entry Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums Tour’ begins just outside the Vatican Museums early morning, where you will receive your tickets and will be accompanied to the Sistine Chapel. Entering the chapel as one of the first visitors, you will 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, 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 from all over the world 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. By opting for the Sistine Chapel tour you will have the luxury to see these 15th century masterpieces for yourself, up close and personal. Since talking inside the chapel is not allowed, you will be given information about these masterpieces before entering.

After your spending some incredible time wondering at the Sistine Chapel, 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.


Early Entrance Access 1.5h before the main public

Escorted entrance

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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

This option is not wheelchair accessible. For your information, Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after entrance, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tour so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes.

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

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