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First Entry Tickets to Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

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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 
First Entry Tickets to Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
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First Entry Tickets to Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
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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 explore St Peter's Basilica and the rarely-seen Vatican Crypts.

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.

Your tour ends back in St Peter's Square where you can enjoy the Vatican's impressive architecture. 

Reviews (714)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had Julia as our guide, she was delightful and very informative. We went with our teenage son and all of us enjoyed the experience. Julia was not rushed but kept a very comfortable pace for all. If you are someone who wants to spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nola P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth getting up early

It was so nice getting in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel before the crowds. You have a chance to admire the Chapel before it is so crowded.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Super tour

This morning we took the early access tour. We highly recommend it. It was magical to be the first to enter the Sistine Chapel. Chiara, our guide was fantastic; very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Marmara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best Tour for the Sistine Chapel

First of all, Zachary was the best guide. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out all the special details. The tour wasn't too long and we didn't feel rushed through. Also, St. Peter's Basilica is must! Small handbags are okay. You are able to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deeonthemove1
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile
This is the only way to see Sistine chapel and Vatican museum

This is my first time to Rome! I always wanted to see Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and climb the St. Peter's dome. You can book the ticket and tour directly through Vatican museum. However, you will need to call your credit card company to get...More

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October 22, 2018|
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Response from SWOC | Reviewed this property |
This tour meets at the bottom of some wide steps right next to a cafe across the street from the Vatican entrance. I forget the name of the cafe, but it is given in the instructions. We just had our uber driver take us to... More
Sherri M
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, anpurse is fine.
Charlotte M
August 24, 2018|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is about a hour to a hour and a half, though once the guide is finished you can spend as much time there as you would like.