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Tour of the Vatican Museums with Early Entry to the Sistine Chapel

Tour of the Vatican Museums with Early Entry to the Sistine Chapel

Enter the Sistine Chapel 45 minutes before the official opening hours to see the chapel at its best! Enjoy the peace and the time for yourself.

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Enter the Sistine Chapel 45 minutes before the official opening hours to see the chapel at its best! Enjoy the peace and the time for yourself.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Instant confirmation
  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


  • Vatican Museums
  • St. Peter's Church
  • No waiting time in line


You shouldn't be in the Sistine Chapel with hundreds of other people. Beat the crowds by enjoying the incredible frescoes 45 minutes before the chapel opens.

After spending time in the chapel with Michelangelo's frescoes, your guide will guide you through the Vatican Museums and show you the most important works. Starting earlier, you will be one step ahead in most galleries and enjoy fantastic art like the Raphael Rooms, the Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon and Sons and more.

After visiting the museums, you will re-enter the Sistine Chapel, which is now much more crowded, and walk through a special corridor that allows you to skip the queue to St. Peter's Church. Here you will enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the huge basilica, with stops at Michelangelo's heartbreaking Pietá and Bernini's huge canopy altar. After that you can explore St. Peter's as long as you like.

If you are guided in a small group with a local guide and headsets for each guest, you don't have to worry about losing your group or missing interesting information - and there is a lot of interesting information. The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Church have never been as accessible as they are today.

Please note

Additional information

Tips for guides are welcome, but never obligatory. Please note that the meeting point is 15 minutes before the start time. There is no refund or rebooking for late arrival or non-appearance after the start of the tour. Please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a sacred place and clothing must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothes that cover at least their shoulders and knees. We would like to inform our customers that the Basilica of St. Peter may be closed during special celebrations, including the Easter celebrations. If this happens during your visit, we will spend more time in the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. We cannot provide a refund in this case. Although the Vatican Museums are equipped with lifts for wheelchair users and prams, they are not on the group tour and only offer access to certain areas of the museums. For this reason, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on our group trips in the Vatican. Please note that guests are only allowed to carry small handbags in the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks etc. must be left at the cloakroom. It is the guest's responsibility to return to the entrance of the Vatican Museum to pick it up after the guided tour.

Included in the price

  • Skip the line tickets for Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line access to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Small groups
  • Expert 5-star tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting point

Meeting Point: At the green bar (called l'Ottagono) in Piazza del Risorgimento.<br> Meeting Point Directions: We meet just outside the green bar in the middle of Piazza del Risorgimento Square. This is the only bar/cafè located on the square. The bar is on the side of the square towards via Crescensio - close to Tram stop number 19. The closest Metro/Underground stop is Ottaviano.

Cancellation Conditions

Cancellations: Cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to departure: Full refund. Cancellations made within 72 hours of departure: No refunds are possible.

Amendments: For changes made more than 72 hours before departure: No change fee, until availability. For changes made within 72 hours prior to departure: Changes subject to a change fee per person, per tour, subject to availability.

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

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

Opinions and Experiences

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You book early entry here, but you have to line up just like everyone else. You can't get through security until normal admission time. Then we dawdle around in the garden forever, make a photo stop as well as a toilet break and take it to the museum, until at the very end we arrive for a quarter of an hour at the Sistine Chapel, where it is already full to bursting. Afterwards you will be led to St. Peter's Basilica. There is a short tour and afterwards you are on your own Conclusion: We wouldn't have had to take so much money into our hands. With normal entrance fees we would have got to the Sistine faster (even without any other early admission) if we had gone there right away Our guide didn't allow any questions either, because she talked all the time

Reply of the supplier on 17. October 2018

Dear Partner,

Thank you for taking the time to share our clients' experience with us. We rely on our clients' experience to always improve, so we are very grateful for your comments!

We are sorry to hear the crowds were so terrible on the day that the client visited, and consequently, she was held up at the entrance and at the entry to the Sistine Chapel. Although we have priority access, we can never skip the security lines, which can indeed be long at the height of the season. Unfortunately, this is the busiest few weeks of the year to visit the Vatican, and the number of visitors allowed inside has surpassed 40,000 a day.

We work very hard to ensure the success of each and every one of our tours, and rely on our Customer's feedback, whether positive or negative, to always improve our services. We know how important our clients holidays are for them, and we feel terrible for not meeting their expectations

In regards our guide we have forwarded this situation to our feedback team to investigate further. We value our customer's satisfaction above all and look forward to your reply. If you the clients have any comments or issues they are more than welcome to contact us at any of our customer services numbers US: +1-888-683-8670 (available 24 hours/ 7 days a week) Italy: +39-069-480-4/888 (available 24 hours/ 7 days a week) or by e-mail at

We apologize once again for any inconvenience caused and we truly hope the clients had a lovely time in our beautiful country and enjoy their honeymoon!

All the best,

The Walks Team

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