Beat the crowds with exclusive early access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Dress code: This tour visits religious sites. Please dress appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats. Cloakroom: The following must be left in the cloakroom: Suitcases, backpacks and containers larger than 40x35x15cm; Umbrellas, including those with spike tips, medium and large size; Walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); Tripods for cameras and video cameras; Signage of any kind; Shoulder bags no wider than 15cm are allowed. Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 24 hours before your tour date. After that, a 100% penalty fee applies. No refunds for no-shows.
Tour duration: flexible.
Once known as Cappella Magna, the Sistine Chapel is named after Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480.
The chapel is best known for the frescoes, especially those on the ceiling and The Last Judgment by sculptor and painter Michelangelo. It is also where the papal conclave, the process of electing a new pope, takes place.
After your visit to the Sistine Chapel, you’ll be Free to tour the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
Start time: 7:20 AM.
Meeting point: Caffè Vaticano, viale Vaticano 100, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums (Metro A Line, Ottaviano stop) 10 minutes before the tour starts.
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