Vatican: Super Early Gold Tour with Sistine Chapel

4.4 / 5

7 reviews

Vatican: Super Early Gold Tour with Sistine Chapel

From $95.08 per person

Enjoy an exclusive experience of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Sistine Chapel with no crowds at 7:30 AM, a full hour and a half before the general public.

About this activity

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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 7:10 AM
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  • Access the Vatican Museums super early to avoid the crowds
  • Skip the ticket line to the museums and St Peter's Basilica
  • Marvel at the ceiling of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Full description
After entering the Vatican Museums like a celebrity at 7:30 AM, follow your guide through the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Stand in awe at the ancient Roman and Greek statues, the Flemish tapestries created by Raphael's students and the pristine topographical depictions of Italy. Your expert guide will bring the history of these treasures to life. See the Sistine Chapel at its absolute finest, away from the large crowds. Turn your eyes heavenward to take in the hundreds of biblical figures including Michelangelo's Creation of Adam depicted in sophisticated detail. Your guide will explain the Chapel and its frescoes to you in advance, providing you with a map for reference before entering. Skip the ticket line to the St Peter's Basilica, entering through a special door. Enter at a time when mass often takes place and experience mass inside one of the world’s most incredible Basilicas.
  • Entrance fees and skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican
  • Local and professional art historian guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small group walking tour
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100). A representative will be there holding a sign reading “The Roman Guy.”

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Selfie sticks
  • Professional cameras

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums: no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed, knees and shoulders must be covered.
  • The basilica is closed on Wednesday mornings due to the papal audience.
  • The tour runs rain or shine all year round, however sometimes part of the Vatican City closes for special religious events.
  • The tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs, walking impairments, or strollers.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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Impressive experience, unfortunately only in English

Really no waiting time, everything is going perfectly. The direct access to St. Peter's Basilica without a queue is also great. However, this excursion is only offered in English. I searched for a long time, but found nothing comparable in German. Very friendly and nice company. She was very attentive and not stressed out.

July 2, 2019

February 14, 2020


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October 9, 2019

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