Exclusive Early Morning Tour to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

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This guided tour is a great opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before everyone else thus avoiding the crowds inside one of the world's most visited attractions. Over eight million visitors come to the Vatican every year and the queues to get in can get very long. Why spend hours standing in line when you can save time with this skip-the-line ticket with the added bonus of an early access? You'll get to enter the Museum 30 min before it opens to the general public!


  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • While the Vatican Museums normally open at 9am, you will be able to enter the museum at 8:30am before the crowds arrive
  • Guided Tour with an accredited English-speaking guide
  • You can either print the ticket or download it on your phone
  • Following your visit to the museums you can also visit Saint Peter’s Basilica which is free to enter
  • Priority access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Expert, accredited guide
  • Visit Saint Peter's Basilica (free to enter)
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel / Airport pick-up/transfer
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Description

    On the day of your visit, please be at the meeting point 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time and present the voucher that you will have received by email. A fascinating historical and artistic journey awaits you! Your guide will take you inside via the priority entrance and you will have access 30 min. before everyone else. Going from room to room, you will get to explore such popular highlights of the museum as the Greek Cross Hall, the Gallery of Statues, the Hall of Busts and the Raphael Rooms, beautifully adorned by Raphael and his students. This is a unique opportunity to discover all of the museum's most famous treasures: tapestries, paintings, and sculptures by Renaissance greats such as Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Bernini, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Your visit culminates at the Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, where you will get to see two of the world's most famous frescos; The Creation of Adam on the ceiling above you and The Last Judgment on the wall, both painted of course by Michelangelo. The tour of the museums lasts approximately two and a half hours. You can also visit Saint Peter's Chapel afterwards if you choose.


    How to get your tickets?

    Step 1 - Go to the meeting point


    Step 2 - Head to the entrance


    Good to know

    Please be at the meeting point 45 minutes before the tour’s scheduled time.

    Dress code: Sleeveless blouses, mini skirts, shorts, ripped jeans and hats are not permitted. Shoulders and knees must be covered. 

    All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint. Please expect to wait 10-20 minutes to clear security.

    Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican.

    This tour is not, unfortunately, wheelchair accessible. 

    Length of tour: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

    Cancellation policy

    All ticket sales are final and, unfortunately, no refunds can be given.



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    It was amazing to get to do this visit before anyone else. We don't regret having woken up early!

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