Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket: Early Access

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket: Early Access

From $78.24 per person

Skip the ticket line and enter the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums before 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.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
Starting time 7:20 AM
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


  • Enter the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums without waiting in the ticket line
  • Explore the museums at your own pace
  • Join a group of maximum 35 people
Full description
Don’t miss this chance to enter the Sistine Chapel as a VIP. Avoid the crowds and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece in peace and quiet. Privileged access to the Sistine Chapel means that you enter before the general public. Explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace with the aid of your complimentary map and your extensive pre-recorded audio-guide selections. This special ticket also includes the DVD Art and Faith which includes 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.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Map of the Vatican Museums
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Live tour guide (option without professional guide)
  • Audio guide (can be booked as an option)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  •  On arrival at The Vatican, all visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Please dress appropriately: ensure shoulders, arms and legs are covered and 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 tour with audio guide ends at your convenience or at closing time.
  • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 422 reviews

Review summary

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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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October 4, 2019

We had a 7:20 time, which meant that was when we met the rep. From the meeting point we received our sticker, proceeded across the street to the Vatican Museum entrance, got through the security check fairly quickly, and followed the guide up the entrance ramp after receiving our entry tickets. While the rest of the group went directly into the museum, we had to wait until 8 am to rent an audioguide (SO WORTH IT). Regardless, purchasing the early entry was the best thing we did as we actually had the Hall of Maps to ourselves for 5 minutes, then after viewing the Sistine Chapel for 30 minutes (where the audioguide was most useful) we went back into the museum and toured for 4 more hours until the crowds became too much.

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August 22, 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

January 21, 2019

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