Exclusive First Entrance To Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel - Rome

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Overview

Get a full-day access ticket and be ready to live an exclusive experience at the Vatican Museums: see the marvelous Sistine Chapel early in the morning, before the bulk of the crowds arrive. Tour meets and ends at the Vatican Museums and has the flexibility to be done at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Skip the line

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Take this unique opportunity to admire the Sistine Chapel almost alone.Avoid the crowdsand get an intimate experience of the Sistine Chapel, as the Pope and Cardinals do.Get access like a VIP, and enter to the Sistine Chapel through a dedicated door, 15 minutes before other groups, and a full 1.5 hours before public hours. In the quiet, truly take in this Italian treasure, painted entirely by one man, the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Walk the space that has been used for religious and papaldoings for centuries, and see the world-renown frescoes that adorn the chapel. Be sure to take in the intricate work on the chapel's ceiling, and don't miss The Last Judgement, painted on the alter wall. Afterthe Sistine Chapel, visitthe Vatican Museumsas long as you wish, until the closing time.

Inclusions for Exclusive First Entrance To Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

  • Priority admission ticket

Exclusions for Exclusive First Entrance To Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

  • Audio-guide
  • Tour guide
  • Transport
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

There is a dress code to enter the religious sites. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed.

The cloakroom staff will accept visitors’ bags and personal belongings (regardless of their form, material or dimension), with the exception of clothing items, hats, and portable umbrellas.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • I gave this a three because although we saw the chapel, it would have meant a lot more if we had also purchased the audio tour.We were told we could also enter St Peter's Basilica from the back of the chapel, but there was no one around to show us. We just wondered around lost trying to find our way out.

  • Great to get into the chapel before the crowds and skip the queues.

  • We had a fantastic viewing of the Sistine chapel, but the guide was disappointing, She was late first of all and all the people going on the tour were running around looking for her or someone from her company at the meeting point. After eventually turning up, she took us inside the Vatican, leaving us infront of the second entrance point without even explaining where we had to go or what to do from that point onwards. I cannot see the reason why we had to pay for a guide in the first place. It was amazing though to see the Sistine chapel while there were so few people inside and we had more than enough time to look at all the amazing artworks on the walls and ceiling.

  • I wasn't really sure what to expect from this tour. What I got was early entrance to the Vatican and Sistine with no guide. I was happy with that and satisfied with the experience. Good value for the money.

  • The tour was very disorganized. We arrived 15 minutes early as asked on the directions and our tour guide did not show up until right at the time of the tour. They had to check everyone in which cut about 20 minutes into our tour. Would not recommend this particular tour.

  • The tour rep was late arriving. We were instructed to be there 15 to 20 mins before the scheduled time, she turned up 10 mins late! Then there was her total disorganisation. I have no idea how many people were booked on to the tour or how many sub-divisions of bookings there were plain tickets, tickets and guide books, tickets/guide books and audio guides but we were moved from spot to spot and told to just wait whilst she got on with whatever it was she went to do! Then we went through repeated bouts of her calling traveller names out to issue tickets, guides, audio guides, etc with all the expected mispronunciations and delays. Ultimately we decided to depart the group by ourselves once we had our tickets as more and more people were pouring in and the place was starting to get busy which is what the early start is intended to avoid!. To summarise - guide a waste of time and totally disorganised. Expenditure worth it to avoid the queues and serious crowds that come later but a lot of money for what was just an early start. There must be a better way to do this - two days later we did a night time tour of the Colosseum with Tickitaly. The company behind this tour Gray Line I think could learn a lot from examining the competition.

  • Chaotic. The tour guide was very late showing up to the meeting point. Check in was badly disorganized. No instructions were given for ticketing. In all our entry was delayed an hour. Eventually, tickets in hand, we headed in on our own. Museum and chapel were wonderful but entry was not as promised

  • I did not have a tour, but it was nice to have the entrance booked ahead and we did not have to wait in line.

  • I did not have a tour, but it was nice to have the entrance booked ahead and we did not have to wait in line.

  • Viator is a great for booking, the tour operator they used was a joke. Carrani Tours showed up mins before our 720 time. We entered the Vatican at 740. They messed around for 20mins with maps/audio. Most ppl were super annoyed by how unorganized it was. We ditched the guide inside and went solo.

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