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Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Early Access

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Early Access

From $78.24 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.

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Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
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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

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    “Early entry” is really a good way to visit the chapel and avoid the crowd but I thought the tour company is not that professional. Fist of all the guide didn’t wear in pink as mentioned to be, she just holding a pink folder! There is a very small greyline logo on her jacket but has been covered by her long hair. All other tours’ guides arrived at least 15mins earlier than the meet up time but she was late☹️

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    4 October 2019

    Stunning! Incredible! Fantastic

    We were so glad we bought this tour as it made a whole lot difference among other tours. The early access is the way to go if you want to get an awesome photos without thousands of people in the background. So happy to have a picture of the incredible museum hall by myself we enjoyed every second of it

    21 January 2019

    There was no one in Sistine Chapel when we entered. Truly magnificent!

    one negative point: the guides came exactly at 7:20, not "at least 15 minutes before scheduled time", as written. So don't worry if you are already there and waiting for the guides. There is no entry before 7:30 anyway, apparently. Otherwise, this is the best thing that happened to me in Rome: we entered the first the galleries and the Sistine Chapel. Breathtaking! I recommend audioguide as opposed to guided tour, especially if you are short in time.

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    18 October 2017

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    Product ID: 38223

    VA ID: 387552