Skip the lines and enter the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. Enjoy Michelangelo’s masterpieces with a pre-recorded audio-guide program in your language. Take home a DVD that features a full description of Vatican City.
What to Expect
Don’t miss this chance to enter the Sistine Chapel as a VIP. If you hate crowds and you'd like to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece in peace and quiet, this is the perfect choice for you!
Privileged access to the Sistine Chapel means that you enter 15 minutes before the tour groups and 1 hour 15 minutes before the general public. Admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece with just a few other lucky people!
With the aid of your complimentary map of the Museums and your extensive pre-recorded audio-guide selections you can explore the Vatican Museums at your pace, for the day. This special ticket also includes the DVD Art and Faith with a full description of the Vatican City in several languages.
This early booking option lets you enter and visit the Museums in a relaxing way and means that you'll have the rest of the day to spend in the City.
- Priority admission ticket
- Audio-guide with more than 400 pre-recorded audio tracks
- Map of the Vatican Museums
- Memorabilia DVD (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French)
- Upgraded option includes live, English-speaking tour guide. This option also covers St. Peter's Basilica
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Live tour guide
- Souvenir DVD with the tour if you purchase the tour with an official guide
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meet the ticket representative on the steps near Caffè Vaticano at Viale Vaticano 100, across from the Vatican Museums entrance.
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Know Before You Go
Please dress appropriately: ensure shoulders, arms and legs are covered. Please remove any hats before entering.
The cloakroom staff will accept visitors’ bags and personal belongings (irrespective of the form, material, or dimension of the object), 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 from the body; 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.
The tour with audio guide ends at your convenience or at closing time. The tour with official guide ends in St. Peter's Square at 09:45 approximately.