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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Early Morning or After-Hours Skip-the-Line Tour

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Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and explore Sistine Chapel. Choose between early morning or after-hours for best experience.

Highlights

  • Make the most of your day by gaining priority access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, renowned for their vast art collections.

  • Enter the Vatican Museums before it gets crowded and explore 54 stunning galleries that flaunt Renaissance artists' works, accompanied by a multilingual guide.

  • Witness the iconic masterpiece, "The Creation of Adam," up close at the Sistine Chapel. Upgrade your ticket to enjoy a banquet breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard.

  • You can choose between an early morning or after-hours guided tour of the museum by upgrading your ticket.

  • Fun fact: The Vatican Museums have an impressive collection of ancient artifacts, including mummies, Greek and Roman sculptures, and Egyptian sarcophagi.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • After-hours guided tour of Vatican Museums (optional)

  • Early morning guided tour of Vatican Museums (optional)

  • 30-min breakfast in the Vatican's Courtyard (optional)

  • Group of 20 people or less

  • Reservation fees

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, France, Canada and over 40 countries have loved this experience
Angelique Boissonault

Angelique

5/5

Jul, 2024

I think that this experience was definitely worth the money for Skip the line tickets! Our tour guide was fantastic and this experience helped ease the pressure of the large crowds. The tour was very, very informative and interesting and I would definitely recommend it. Two guys name was Juliana and she was wonderful.
Nina  Choleva

Nina

5/5

Jul, 2024

The tour was amazing, everything went smooth from finding the meeting point and the guide, to walking in. Our guide Raffaela was very knowledgeable, she cherrypicked the best and most interesting artefacts to show us. We had a great time, it's definitely worth it 👍
Viviana Rita Dunay

Viviana

5/5

Jun, 2024

Easy to find tour guide! Our tour guide was great at making sure he didn't lose anyone! He gave us time to use the bathroom & made sure he didn't go too fast! We loved the Sistine Chapel!
Katherine Flores

Katherine

4/5

Jun, 2024

Our tour guide was informative and had a good sense of humor. He was also very good about making sure we were all together. The beauty of what we saw in terms of art was incredible and the Sistine Chapel is the crowning glory. There were lots of people in the museum for the after hours tour. I wish I had chosen the early morning one. That might have been less crowded.
Kelly Ciombor

Kelly

3/5

Jun, 2024

The guide practically ran through the museum, and it was difficult to even look at what she was discussing. By the time we advanced to what she had been talking about because it was so crowded, she had moved on to something else. We never even got to see the Bramante staircase.

Explore Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

Make your way to the Vatican Museums by skipping the lines and check out some of the most important galleries and highlights of the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums are home to several classical sculptures and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Leonardo da Vinci.

The tour will continue to the Sistine Chapel where a guide will give an introduction. You can then explore the chapel on your own.Gaze in wonder at Michelangelo's stunning ceiling, meticulously painted over four years, and his iconic masterpiece, Last Judgement.

Enjoy at leisure with a ticket upgrade

Choose between early-morning and after-hours guided tour guided tour of the Vatican Museum by upgrading your ticket. The early-morning option provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the museums without the usual crowds. You will be able to explore galleries and the Sistine Chapel. With thousands of visitors flocking to the museums every day, it is one of the most crowded attractions in Rome.

If you choose to visit the museum after hours, you will be able to see the exhibits in their soft evening light, which is when they look their best. Your guide will be on hand to bring the museum to life, weaving tales along the way.

Additionally, you can enjoy a spread of American-style breakfast in the peaceful atmosphere of the Pinecone Courtyard, before your tour with a ticket upgrade.

What's not allowed

  • Note that tripod and flash photography are not allowed in this experience.

Additional information

  • It's recommended to wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.

  • The Sistine Chapel is often subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies.

  • Photography allowed.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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