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Priority First Early Entrance: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket

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  • Be one of the first inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Beat the often hours-long lines with early morning, priority entry 
  • Admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes in relative tranquility 
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Priority First Early Entrance: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
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Priority First Early Entrance: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
US$62.18
Overview

Beat the crowds at the Sistine Chapel by entering the Vatican Museums complex an hour and 30 minutes before it opens to the public on this early access tour. Avoid the often hours-long lines and admire the Sistine Chapel in relative tranquility. Gaze upwards at Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without bumping into other tourists. Plus, you'll be able to explore the rest of the Vatican independently once the tour concludes.

What to Expect

Your early morning experience of the Vatican begins outside of the landmark, where you’ll greet your guide and head straight inside a full hour and 30 minutes before it opens to the general public.

As you head to the Sistine Chapel, your guide provides some historical context. You'll then enjoy the space in a crowd-free environment, allowing you to gaze up at Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without interruption. Admire Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, and The Last Judgment, in a serene environment.

Once your time in the Sistine Chapel concludes, you’ll be free to continue exploring the Vatican Museum at your leisure. Among the highlights are the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Raphael’s Rooms, plus classical statues, Etruscan artifacts, and plenty of Renaissance paintings.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Best way to REALLY see the Sistine Chapel

I've been to the Vatican before, to include the Sistine Chapel. However, this time was special. This tour allowed us to be well ahead of the mob so we could actually move around in the chapel without tripping over thousands of other people. Then, we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Best money spent

Yes, this is the best money spent. There may be 20 to 25 people per tour. You get into the Chapel and museums before it is open to the public which is key. When you are in Rome and look at the lines trying to...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Sisteen chapel early entrance

Very good for being the first people into Vatican city and seeing the Sisteen chapel to beat the crowds and then having access to the museums and basilica after. My one quip; the tour guide as friendly as he was kept knocking his microphone off...More

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent

Highly recommend this trip. Great experience and opportunity to visit the Sistine Chapel before the crowds. Well worth the early start. Guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable, amusing and entertatining!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
you HAVE to book this

I have been to the Vatican 3 times before but always late morning or afternoon , this early access is superb is its so peaceful and quiet and you can see so much more without the crowds , we also went on a wednesday when...More

Thank Jarvisfamily_11
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August 24, 2018|
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Response from Maryna H | Reviewed this property |
The tour price does include entry to Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. Yes you can take a baby there, in fact id go as far as to say the early morning tour is the only way you can take a baby there... More
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Yes it does, it also allows access to St. Peter's
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