Sistine Chapel Express and Vatican Museums Entrance Tickets

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  • Meeting Point
    Near Museum Entrance (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
A City Wonders’ Exclusive! Imagine leaving the crowds behind and enjoying the world-famous Sistine Chapel in peace and serenity. Our exclusive Early Access lets you enter before any other tours or sightseers, leaving you plenty of time to explore the Vatican Museums.

Outstanding tour! Very informative and incredibly happy. I highly recommend.


Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Our exclusive Early Access
  • Full-day Vatican Museums tickets
  • A map and an introduction to the Museum’s highlights
Group looking at Sistine Chapel's ceiling

Michelangelo’s Masterpieces Up Close and Personal

Imagine contemplating the extraordinary Sistine Chapel – with its iconic masterpieces by Michelangelo - in peace and quiet. Our exclusive Early Access Sistine Chapel tickets make this dream a reality, allowing you to enter 30 minutes ahead of other tour groups and more than a full hour before the general public.

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Vatican Museums Tour Your Way

With the Vatican Museums full-day tickets, map and introduction that we provide, you can design your own itinerary and enjoy the highlights of its famous collections at your own pace.

Statues in gallery Vatican Museums

Small Group Size

Meet your small group of up to 20 people early in the morning and be accompanied to the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll have the time and the space – a full hour before the general public arrives – to contemplate its beauty.


Are you the kind of sightseer who wants to savor extraordinary sights on their own without the hassles of big tours and bigger crowds? If you want to experience the Sistine Chapel – Michelangelo’s world-famous iconic masterpiece - before the crowds arrive, this tour is definitely for you!

With our Skip the Line Access, you’ll avoid the long lines that form before the Vatican Museum doors are even open. In addition, as an Official Vatican Museums Partner, we are allowed into the Sistine Chapel 30 minutes before other tours and an hour and 30 minutes ahead of the general public.

You’ll meet your small group of up to 20 people early in the morning and be accompanied to the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll have the time and the space – a full hour before the general public arrives - to contemplate its beauty. This is a far cry from the crowded afternoons when there's barely room to move around in, let alone appreciate, this incredible space.

To this day, critics say that no artist’s work has ever approached the scale, technical skill, sense of composition and design of Michelangelo’s frescoes. People the world over have been awestruck by the powerful imagery of the “Creation of Adam,” painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, while others have marveled at “The Last Judgment,” which adorns the altar wall. You’ll have the luxury to see these 15th century masterpieces for yourself, up close and personal.

After your once-in-a-lifetime Sistine Chapel experience, 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.

So, take advantage of our special status as an Official Vatican Museums Partner and enjoy our exclusive Early Access to one of the world’s most famous sites – the Sistine Chapel.

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What's included

  • Early Access to the Sistine Chapel, entering 30 minutes before other tour operators and 1 hour and 30 minutes before the general public
  • Expert, English-speaking escort to lead visitors to the Sistine Chapel
  • Map of the Vatican Museum
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museum until closing time
  • Groups no larger than 20 people
  • Tickets to the Vatican Museums and all reservation fees

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Important notes

  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.


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Our guide was very nice...

Our guide was very nice and spoke English very well. She was also easy to find whenever we split up for free time.

Christa was excellent...

Christa was excellent. She was knowledgeable and prepared us well to enter the Sistine Chapel. Her whispered explanations inside the Chapel were also great.

She was knowledgeable and friendly...

She was knowledgeable and friendly. Very easy to understand and provided lots of great information.

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