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Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience with Vatican Museums

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mon to Sat

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time


    On Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audiences, access to St Peter's Basilica is not possible until 1pm.

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Vatican Museum entrance. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Be among the first visitors of the day to enter the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Discover the Sistine Chapel without the notoriously large crowds
  • Spend time on your own exploring the Vatican Museums after the tour
  • Admire Michelangelo’s sublime creation without being jostled by the crowds
  • Perfect tour for travelers short on time
  • An expert guide at your service to regale you with informative commentary
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel first thing in the morning before the crowds start pouring in. Sweep past the long galleries of tapestries, sculptures, and frescoes directly to the Sistine Chapel, with our expert guide showing you the way.

After the tour, you are free to spend as much time as you wish at the Museums, exploring its magnificent galleries at your own pace, and browsing the way you wish to.

If you’re in Rome for a short time, this is the perfect tour for you as the Sistine Chapel First Entry Experience provides the opportunity to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece the way it was meant to be seen: quietly, without crowds of tourists packed in a small space. Soak in the stunning beauty of the creation of the Renaissance genius while your guide delights you with stories and facts about the nuances of the creation.

After visiting the Sistine Chapel, your guide will chaperone you back to the beginning of the Vatican Museums. Before going off exploring on your own, your guide will give you a basic understanding of the masterpieces housed within as well as indicate where all the essentials are, including toilets, cafes, and the exit!


  • First Entrance into the Vatican Museums
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Semi-Private group of 12 people or less
  • First Entry Experience to the Sistine Chapel


  • Hotel transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Voucher information: Show your voucher on your smartphone or other device (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

On Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audiences, access to St Peter's Basilica is not possible until 1pm.

Because of the attraction's popularity, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.

Security Measures: There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

Dress Code:Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

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