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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel First Entrance Ticket

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Key Highlights
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before the doors open to the public
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel and explore in a crowd-free atmosphere
  • See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco without the daytime crowds at the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy admission to the Vatican Museums and see one of the greatest art collections in the world
  • Visit the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Raphael’s Rooms in the Vatican Museums
  • Admire classical statues, Etruscan artifacts and Renaissance paintings at the Museum
  • Visit the Vatican Museums at any time during the day
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    1 day

    Start time

    7:20am.
    Be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

    Meeting Point

    Caffè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    Beat the crowds with a visit to the Sistine Chapel like a true VIP with skip-the-line access first thing in the morning! Enjoy priority access to the Sistine Chapel through a special door before other groups gain entry. After the Sistine Chapel, enjoy a visit to the Vatican Museums at your own convenience and admire the invaluable collection of art it houses.

    Sistine Chapel Early Access: Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public and admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in a crowd-free atmosphere. Every corner of the chapel is decorated; with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo.

    Vatican Museums Ticket:Spend time exploring one of the world’s greatest collections of art at the Vatican Museums. Visit the famous Rome attraction at your own convenience during the day and admire the artistic and historical treasures by some of the world's greatest artists. Admire the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio. Vatican Museums has 54 galleries, housing one of the largest art collections in the world. Visit the Raphael Rooms, ancient sculpture galleries and the stunning Hellenistic ‘Laocoon’.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Priority admission to Sistine Chapel
    • Vatican Museums admission
    Exclusions
    • Hotel transfers
    • Tour guide
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

    The cloakroom staff will accept visitors’ bags and personal belongings (regardless of their form, material or dimension), with the exception of clothing items, hats, and portable umbrellas.

    The following must be left in the cloakroom: suitcases; backpacks and containers with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters; bags and packs that are cumbersome, except for small-sized bags that are carried on the shoulder and don't jut out more than 15 centimeters; any umbrella with a spike tip, and umbrellas of medium and large size; walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); tripods for cameras and video cameras; and signage of any kind.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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