Private tour

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Early Access Private Tour

Activity provider: Rome in tours

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Early Access Private Tour

Activity provider: Rome in tours

From US$ 398.94 per person

Access the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel one hour before regular access on this early-access private tour, entry tickets included. Beat the crowds and be among the first visitors of the day.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The guide and the driver will pick you up at your accommodation.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get your Super Vip access to the Sistine Chapel before the others
  • By skipping all the lines and exploring almost empty galleries, you'll get your exclusive and Vip visit to the Vatican Museums
  • Chance to tailor this experience to your wishes by customizing the itinerary
  • Access sections otherwise not opened to the general public and marvel at the Raphael's rooms
Full description
The guide and the driver will meet you at your accommodation for a comfortable ride by a full optional air conditioned car or van to the Vatican Museums. By entering at 8 am you'll get 1h head start on the general public. A lovely stroll on almost empty halls, galleries and terraces will make this tour a lifetime experience. Enjoy the heyday of the Renaissance at the Raphael's rooms. When the regular groups are still wandering in the chaotic galleries you'll get to the Sistine Chapel almost alone!
  • Pick up at your accommodation
  • VIP entrance, 1 hour before the regular admittance
  • Ticket and reservation fees
  • Headsets for party of 6 people or more
  • Sistine Chapel brochure
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuties
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Customer reviews

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. There were only four of us and we choose the early morning private tour, expensive but worth it. Granted, after the museums were open to the public it did become crowded, but our guide expertly guided us through the crowds to the best viewing spots. With 70,000 artworks in the Vatican museums, it would be impossible to see them all. That's why a private tour with a professional is valuable. You'll see and understand the most important pieces this way.

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October 2, 2022

Product ID: 412863