Guided tour

Vatican City: Off-Limits Tour of the Sistine Chapel

Vatican City: Off-Limits Tour of the Sistine Chapel

From US$ 394.39 per person

Enjoy exclusive access to areas of the Vatican City not included in ordinary tours, and marvel at the iconic ceiling of the spectacular Sistine Chapel during a 30-minute visit

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience exclusive access to the Vatican with an expert guide
  • Revel in a memorable 30 minute visit to the incredible Sistine Chapel
  • Go beyond the limits of ordinary tours around the Vatican
Full description
Take an exclusive trip around the Vatican City usually reserved for Cardinals and Bishops, as you revel in VIP access to the hallowed spaces of the world's smallest city. Spend an unforgettable 30 minutes absorbing the spectacle of the Sistine Chapel as you savor the sight of its iconic ceiling, featuring Michelangelo's world-famous Story of Creation. Explore impressive spaces such as the Round Room and the Hall of the Muses, as well as the wonderful Bramante Staircase. Follow in the footsteps of the Pope, as you visit the sublime Pine Cone Courtyard, a private outdoor area where elegant cloisters surround a lawn normally only graced by Vatican officials.
  • A professional tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entrance fees
  • A visit to the Bramante staircase
  • A visit to Niccoline Chapel
  • Skip-the-line ticket access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line ticket access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Free wi-fi at the meeting point
  • A recharging station for your devices
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July, and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months
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