Entry ticket

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Early Access

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Early Access

From $63.13 per person

Enter the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. Enjoy Michelangelo’s masterpieces and explore one of the world’s greatest art collections.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Korean, Japanese


  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Host or greeter
  • Map
    • Skip the ticket lines to the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's frescoes before anybody else
    • Wander the Papal Palace at your own pace with special, direct access unavailable to the general public
    • See works of art by Raphael, Bernini, Caravaggio and many more
    • Spend as much or as little time as you like exploring the artworks
    Full description
    Enter the Vatican Museums ahead of other tour groups and the general public and enjoy privileged access to the Sistine Chapel. Explore in peace and take in the artwork by Michelango and other masters. Your early access ticket also provides access to the Vatican Museums and Papal Palace. Use your map to explore the museums and follow a pre-recorded audio-guide in your language. Wander at your leisure, and discover miles of incredible art.
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please meet the tour assistants (all wearing pink T-shirts) near Caffè Vaticano at Viale Vaticano 100, opposite the Vatican Museums entrance, 15 minutes before the tour departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Hats
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 947 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had a 7:20 time, which meant that was when we met the rep. From the meeting point we received our sticker, proceeded across the street to the Vatican Museum entrance, got through the security check fairly quickly, and followed the guide up the entrance ramp after receiving our entry tickets. While the rest of the group went directly into the museum, we had to wait until 8 am to rent an audioguide (SO WORTH IT). Regardless, purchasing the early entry was the best thing we did as we actually had the Hall of Maps to ourselves for 5 minutes, then after viewing the Sistine Chapel for 30 minutes (where the audioguide was most useful) we went back into the museum and toured for 4 more hours until the crowds became too much.

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    August 22, 2019

    Sistine Chapel with no people, priceless

    It was an early start but worth every penny. Being able to wander through the Vatican museums in some cases alone made for great photo opportunities. We were in the Sistine chapel with a maximum of 30 people so it really gave us the chance to look at all of the wonder that is Michelangelo's masterpiece, although taking pictures of it are strictly forbidden. When we left around 9.45 the line to get in was at least 150 yards in length. Our advice, BUY THIS TICKET!

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    October 12, 2018

    All was perfectly well, except the morning arrangement.

    The actual name of the host company must be made clear to the customers. Too many people in the morning with very little information. There were no ''pink shirt'' staff at the meeting point. It actually was in the rose shirt from a different company. Think it it wise for the host company to come at least some 15 min before the clock.

    June 17, 2018

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    Product ID: 38223

    VA ID: 387552