Guided tour

Early Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: City Lights Tours

Early Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: City Lights Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 66.23 per person

Likely to sell out

On this tour, have privileged access to the Vatican's top attractions. Admire the stunning artworks and architecture of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and Raphael Rooms.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy early access to the Vatican Museums and beat the crowds
  • Explore accompanied by a knowledgable guide
  • Admire the artworks and architecture of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms
Full description

Choose this early entrance and get the best of your Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel visit. Your experience will be enhanced by highly educated, professional art historians. Be among the first visitors of the Vatican Museums and get the best of your early start.

You will be accompanied on your tour by a knowledgeable guide who will lead you through the numerous rooms of the Vatican Museums and answer your questions. Then spend some time inside the Sistine Chapel, admiring the Last Judgement and Michelangelo's famous ceiling.

Your guide will explain its significance and you will come to truly appreciate this masterpiece.  

  • Tickets
  • Guide
  • Reservations
  • Assistance if needed
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour not included
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Da Paolo coffee bar. The coffee bar has a green awning outside.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Dress appropriately with knees and shoulders covered
  • The group is 10 participants maximum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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The meeting place was poorly described, but we found it with help. We had to be there no later than 15 minutes before. It was quick to get in. We only have 4 people so it was nice. The guide told a lot of history, but unfortunately I think her English pronunciation made me lose focus several times. She was incredibly sweet and friendly.

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July 6, 2022

We did the 7.45 pm tour and it was the best decision. It was less crowded and we were a small group of 4 people. Our guide Giuseppe was wonderful. he took the time to explain everything and answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to have the perfect experience.

June 6, 2022

A excursão em inglês foi ótima! O guia Alberto foi super atencioso, educado e respondia a todas as informações, além das explicações claras sobre as obras de arte. Recomendo com certeza! The English tour was great! The guide Alberto was very regardful, polite and answered all information, and as well he gabe us clear explanations about the works of art. Recommend for sure!

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August 27, 2019

Product ID: 163770