Exclusive first entry: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums tour
Attractions & guided tours

Exclusive first entry: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums tour

4.8/5
Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
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£52.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Be among the first visitors of the day to enter the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a guided tour in a semi-private group of 10 people or less
  • Discover the Sistine Chapel without the notorious crowds
  • Get all-day access to the Vatican Museums
What to expect

For short-term visitors in Rome or those who want to focus on the most spectacular site in the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel this "First Entry Experience" offers an exclusive opportunity to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece the way it was meant to be seen: quietly, without crowds of tourists and pilgrims packing the small space.

Be among the first visitors of the day to enter the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before the crowds have poured in. With the help of your enthusiastic guide, you will sweep past the long galleries of tapestries, sculptures, and frescoes directly to the most magnificent and important piece, the Sistine Chapel. By making Michelangelo’s masterpiece your first formal stop on the tour you will arrive before nearly anyone else has had the time to find a map! This will mean that you and your small group of 10 people or less will have plenty of time to gasp in wonder at the work of this Renaissance genius while your guide brings the art to life with stories and details of its creation.

Without the notorious crowds, you will have the opportunity to spend time discovering the incredible artwork filling every corner of the Sistine Chapel avoiding the distractions of the modern world. If there is anything in Rome that is deserving of your full and undivided attention, it is assured the Sistine Chapel should be at the top of that list.

After your breathtaking experience inside the Sistine Chapel, your expert guide will lead you back through the maze of this incredible complex to the beginning of the Vatican Museums. Before your guide leaves you to wander the expanse of the galleries at your own pace, they will make sure you have a basic understanding of the masterpieces still left to be discovered inside, as well as indicate where all the essentials are, including toilets, cafes, and the exit.

For the quickest, quietest, and most intimate visit of the Sistine Chapel this “First Entry Experience” is a clear choice.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • First Entrance into the Vatican Museums
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Semi-Private group of 10 people or less
    • First Entry Experience to the Sistine Chapel
    • All-day access to the Vatican Museums
    • Entrance Tickets and Reservation Fees
    What's not included
    • Extras
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 98, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Meet us 15 min before the departure of the tour at the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.
    What to remember
    • Groups no larger than 10 people
    • Site visited: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums (without guide after the tour)
    • It is not possible to re-enter the Vatican once you leave as the Vatican tickets are single entry only
    • Photography is strictly prohibited inside the Sistine Chapel
    • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed due to the Papal Audience
    • This tour is not accessible to guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
    • This tour is not accessible to strollers or baby carriages
    • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    4.8/5

    Based on 16 reviews from verified customers

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    • Anonymous

      From Brazil - January 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - December 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Bellissima visita con ingresso tra i primi al mattino. La guida super gentile e competente, ci ha dato molte spiegazioni sulla storia e sugli affresch ...

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - December 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

    • Anonymous

      From Germany - November 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      The guide, I think her name was Simona, was great.

    • Anonymous

      From Germany - November 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

    • Anonymous

      From Germany - November 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

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