Guided tour

Rome: Sistine Chapel Early Morning Priority Access

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Rome in tours

Rome: Sistine Chapel Early Morning Priority Access

Activity provider: Rome in tours

From US$ 119.33 per person

Enjoy the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on a small group tour with a maximum of 6 people. Discover the incredible art collections with a Ph.D. Archaeologist or Art Historian as your tour guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Italian


  • Discover the wonders of the Vatican Museums with an expert guide
  • Be among the first visitors of the Sistine Chapel to enjoy Michelangelo's paintings
  • Enjoy an intimate tour experience and learn more about your surroundings
  • Get more interaction with your tour guide thanks to the small tour group size
  • Learn the secrets behind the works from an art expert
Full description

Discover the fascinating rooms and collections within the Vatican Museums, one of the 5 most visited museums in the world, unique for its density of masterpieces by Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and the most influential and representative artists of the Italian Renaissance. Begin your itinerary by passing through courtyards and galleries like ones that feature famous tapestries or geographical maps. Step inside the private apartment of Pope Julius II painted by the talented Raphael.

After having enjoyed all these gems, prepare to enter the breathtaking Sistine Chapel where the master painter Michelangelo spent 9 years painting the ceiling and altar wall. 

Follow along as your expert guide tells you all about the stories behind the artworks, and learn even more thanks to the intimate small-group setting.

  • Professional art historian or Ph.D. archaeologist
  • Priority entry
  • Ticket fees
  • Sistine Chapel brochure
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • 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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Meeting point

Vatican Museums entrance, at the gate with statues of Michelangelo and Raphael, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Luggage, big umbrellas, and big backpacks are not permitted
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • For people with mobility impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, please contact the local partner so the itinerary can be customized to your needs on a private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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A fun, beautifull and interesting tour with a very informative guide. Very busy location, massive tourisme.

September 13, 2022

Ferdinando from Rome in tours was a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. I would definitely recommend him for a tour!

February 19, 2022

I can unreservedly recommend the early access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel - even if the price is of course a fact. our guide Ferdinando made our visit an unforgettable experience. He is unbeatable in friendliness, competence and commitment ;-)

November 5, 2021

Product ID: 216285