Entry ticket

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Early Access

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Ticket with Early Access

From $68.02 per person

Enter the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. Enjoy Michelangelo’s masterpieces and explore one of the world’s greatest art collections.

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  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Host or greeter
  • Map
    • Skip the ticket lines to the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's frescoes before anybody else
    • Wander the Papal Palace at your own pace with special, direct access unavailable to the general public
    • See works of art by Raphael, Bernini, Caravaggio and many more
    • Spend as much or as little time as you like exploring the artworks
    Full description
    Enter the Vatican Museums ahead of other tour groups and the general public and enjoy privileged access to the Sistine Chapel. Explore in peace and take in the artwork by Michelango and other masters. Your early access ticket also provides access to the Vatican Museums and Papal Palace. Use your map to explore the museums and follow a pre-recorded audio-guide in your language. Wander at your leisure, and discover miles of incredible art.
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meeting time: 07:05 Departure time: 07:20 At the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition. Arriving from Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani (A) station: When you step off the metro, exit the turnstiles, walk straight to the back of the station and go to the left-side exit. Once you've reached the left-side exit, go out on the side marked V.le Giulio Cesare (to your right). Leave the station and walk straight (west) down Viale Giulio Cesare (which turns into Via Candia) for 3 ½ blocks, crossing three junctions (1. Via Vespiano 2. Via Leona IV and 3. Via Santamaura) before getting to Via Tunisi, the fourth junction. Turn left down Via Tunisi and walk straight for a block. In front of you will be a set of wide steps, where you'll meet.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Hats
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
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    4.7 / 5

    based on 536 reviews

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    Simply wonderful. It was absolutely worth every penny and the early start to be the only people (there was 11 of us in the group) to walk down and admire the works in the long corridor to the Sistine Chapel. To then have the Sistine Chapel to ourselves (and another group of 6) was just amazing. Our guide Chiara was excellent.

    March 5, 2020

    I am very happy with the outcome. We bought this tickets to see at least some of the parts of museum without many people and it was worth it. Our guide Oscar was very nice and he told us many interesting things about the exhibitions which we had to go through.

    March 4, 2020

    This was an excellent tour, and it was worth every cent to gain access to the Museums and Sistine Chapel with so few people there. We went back through the museums again later, with the regular crowd, and it was unbearably crowded and you couldn't see anything because all you could see was a crush of people. Plus the line up just to get in, for people who weren't on a tour, was way down the street for hundreds of metres in the freezing cold. Once everyone had arrived for our tour, we went straight in. Our guide Eddy was also excellent, funny and informative. I highly recommend this tour.

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    January 1, 2020

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    VA ID: 387552