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$ 54.21 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 ceiling frescoes of Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • 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, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Raphael Rooms.
  • 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 before the chaos of the crowds, with early access tickets to the Vatican Museums. Enter into the quiet of the Raphael Rooms and admire the beautiful frescoes, before seeing Michelangelo’s ceiling inside the Sistine Chapel.

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

Continue to the Raphael Rooms, world-renowned for the frescoes painted by Raphael himself. Finish your journey by entering inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at the ceiling created by Michelangelo. View the famous “The Creation of Adam” fresco.

  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

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

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4.9 /5

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Well worth getting up early for this trip. Our guide Flavia was very knowledgeable and gave us a sheet showing the Sistine Chapel frescos before we entered the Vatican Museums. She gave us an insight into what we were about to see. The museums were not crowded, the groups were staggered, so we could see all the exhibits. Flavia was lovely. Her commentary was excellent. The Sistine Chapel was beautiful Just a shame that owing to Covid the corridor into the Basilica was closed This visit was the highlight of our trip to Rome Do book it if you can Even the cafe near the meeting point served excellent coffee at 07.00

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April 30, 2022

Nothing to complain about. As described.

June 6, 2022

We enjoyed the guided tour led by Claudia. She was very experienced and clear in telling the stories behind the sculptures and paintings.

June 4, 2022

Product ID: 411762