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Express Tour: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Express Tour: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Enter the Sistine Chapel before the official opening hours to see Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes at your leisure.

  • More individuality: 20 participants maximum
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Enter the Sistine Chapel before the official opening hours to see Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes at your leisure.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 20
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


  • Go directly to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's without queuing
  • Don't spend the whole day in the Vatican, but see the two biggest attractions - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in just two hours
  • Enjoy an intimate experience in a small group of 15 people or less.


This is an express tour for those who have little time but do not want to sacrifice the quality of their experience. You can avoid the crowds by walking through the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in the early morning and experience these incredible places in relative tranquillity. This tour is particularly suitable for travellers with a stopover in Rome or families travelling with children.

Your tour begins 30 minutes before the official admission. Before you enter the Vatican Museums, your guide will give you a description of each of the key works in the Sistine Chapel. Then we go to the Sistine Chapel.

After 30 minutes of admiring the world-famous works of Michelangelo, your group will gather at the bottom of the room, where a special door gives you direct access to St. Peter's Basilica. It is open only to groups and saves you hours of waiting in the long security queues that form in front of the main entrance to the Basilica.

Your guide will give you a further introduction to the masterpieces you see there, such as Bernini's canopy and Michelangelo's "Pieta". Afterwards you can explore the basilica on your own.

We never do this tour with more than 20 people per group, so you can always count on the help and information of your experienced English speaking guide. If you want to see the highlights of the Vatican, but don't have 3-4 hours, this is the easiest and most stress-free way to do it

Please note

Additional information

Please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place and that clothing must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees.

We would like to point out to our customers that the Basilica of St. Peter may be closed during special celebrations, including the Easter festivities. If this happens during your visit, we will spend more time in the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. In this case we cannot provide a refund.

Although the Vatican Museums are equipped with lifts for wheelchairs and pushchairs, they are not located at the place where the group tour takes place and only offer access to certain areas of the Museums. For this reason, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on our group tours in the Vatican.

You are only allowed to carry small handbags in the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and pointed umbrellas etc. must be left at the cloakroom. It is the guest's responsibility to return to the entrance of the Vatican Museum at the end of the tour to collect them (about 15 minutes walk)

Included in the price

  • - Early admission without queuing to the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica
  • - Entrance fees & Reservation
  • - Visual aids for navigating through the masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel
  • - Small groups of maximum 20 people
  • - Guided tour of the Vatican Museums (except Sistine Chapel)
  • - Tips
  • - Hotel pick-up / return transport

Meeting point

Meeting point: At the green bar (called l'Ottagono) in the Piazza del Risorgimento This is the only bar/café on the square. The bar is located on the side of the square in the direction of Via Crescensio - near the tram stop no. 19, the nearest subway stop is Ottaviano. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. There is no refund or rebooking in case of late arrival or no-show after the start of the tour.<br>

Cancellation Conditions

For changes made within 72 hours before the start of the trip: Changes subject to a change fee per person, per tour, subject to availability.

Late arrival or non-participation:
No refund or rebooking in case of late arrival or no-show after the start of the tour.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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