Guided tour

Vatican: Early Access Tour of Museums with Sistine Chapel

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Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L

Vatican: Early Access Tour of Museums with Sistine Chapel

Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L
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From US$ 71.27 US$ 57.02 per person

See the Raphael Rooms and other attractions within the Vatican Museums on a guided tour with early access tickets. Take a step back to admire the frescoes of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Be awestruck by the beauty of Michelangelo’s painting inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Enter into the Vatican Museums before the rest of the crowd and take your time
  • Learn about the history of Vatican City and its art on your guided tour
  • See the Cabinet of Masks, Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica without crowds
  • View “The Creation of Adam” fresco and the architecture of the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Enjoy a guided tour of Vatican City’s main tourist attractions with early access tickets to the Vatican Museums. Explore sights like the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica before the crowds arrive for the day. 

Meet your guide and save time with skip-the-line access into the Vatican Museums. See the Cabinet of the Masks, the Gallery of Tapestries, one of the most spectacular rooms in the Museums. 

Continue to the Raphael Rooms, which are world-renowned for the frescoes painted by Raphael. Enter the Sistine Chapel to marvel at the ceiling created by Michelangelo. 

View the famous “The Creation of Adam” fresco in the chapel. Once finished in the Sistine Chapel, visit the Renaissance-style St. Peter's Basilica with your special access, skip-the-line ticket.

  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Audio devices for groups of more than 6 people
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Disabled visitors and one guest can enter the Vatican Museums for free. To benefit from this, mention it at the time of booking so that staff may handle your request
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4.6 /5

based on 91 reviews

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This is a place you don’t want to miss out on even if you are not religious. I enjoyed seeing all the sculptures, paintings, and palacial accommodations that the Popes were amassing. Don’t miss out the underground crypt where we got to see the tombs of a few Popes. Even the finished tomb that was ready for Pope Benedict. Also it was Christmas Eve so the decorations were really nice as well as the night mass.

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January 3, 2023

David was a great tour guide very informative and knowledgeable. Loved him! The only thing that I didn’t really like was that there wasn’t any communication when I messaged the tour place. I’m not from around here so I was wondering if I was at the wrong place since I saw no one. Turns out they were just late, however if someone would have replied that would’ve helped me feel a lot better as to if I was at the right location.

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December 14, 2022

We booked an Early morning tour of the Vatican starting at 7:20. Arriving at the office a few minutes before, as requested, nobody was there. Only about 7:30 an employee came and checked us in. That's the reason for a little less than 5 star ranking. Otherwise our guide Antonio was great, very professinal, with a wide knowledge, explaining it in a very interesting way. Thank you!

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November 4, 2022

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