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Your early morning experience of the Vatican begins outside of the landmark, where you’ll greet your guide and head straight inside a full hour and 30 minutes before it opens to the general public.

As you head to the Sistine Chapel, your guide provides some historical context. You'll then enjoy the space in a crowd-free environment, allowing you to gaze up at Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without interruption. Admire Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, and The Last Judgment, in a serene environment.

Once your time in the Sistine Chapel concludes, you’ll be free to continue exploring the Vatican Museum at your leisure. Among the highlights are the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Raphael’s Rooms, plus classical statues, Etruscan artifacts, and plenty of Renaissance paintings.

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Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
Stanze di Raffaello
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Overview

Beat the crowds at the Sistine Chapel by entering the Vatican Museums complex an hour and 30 minutes before it opens to the public on this early access tour. Avoid the often hours-long lines and admire the Sistine Chapel in relative tranquility. Gaze upwards at Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without bumping into other tourists. Plus, you'll be able to explore the rest of the Vatican independently once the tour concludes.

Highlights
  • Be one of the first inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Beat the often hours-long lines with early morning, priority entry 
  • Admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes in relative tranquility 
  • Receive an important intro to the Sistine Chapel before entering 
  • Continue to explore the Vatican at your leisure after the tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Experience- worth the money

Went straight to the front and into the Sistine chapel before anyone else and was organised well and split into small groups. Worth the money if you want to see it without the mass of people and seeing all the museum at your own pace

Thank jamescannings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glorious Sistine Chapel

The experience was exactly as advertised. We checked in and were organized into small groups and taken into the Vatican museum. We had no problem finding the tour operator. Our guide walked us through the museum while explaining a number of exhibits that we passed....More

1  Thank MDowd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Worth the money

At the begining we were unsure if it is worth.but we were the very first people in the Capelle and after this we went directly to thw peters dome.also first people there!it is not about the guide.it is about being almost alone on the capelle

Thank gabriel r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Morning at the Sistine Chapel

Worth the money. We were literally the 3rd and 4th person into the Sistine chapel. It was really special just being able to sit in the quiet space and really take in the art and the history. A small pamphlet gave us some information on...More

1  Thank ampc7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
100% worth it!

Do it! This made the Sistine Chapel much more enjoyable...fewer than 100 people in the chapel, a lovely tour guide, a pamphlet that explained the chapel....even if you have to get up early!

Thank kristinn871
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HKM1234
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Response from Maryna H | Reviewed this property |
The tour price does include entry to Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. Yes you can take a baby there, in fact id go as far as to say the early morning tour is the only way you can take a baby there... More
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Yes it does, it also allows access to St. Peter's
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Photographs are not allowed there, there’s a guard making sure you don’t do it.
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