Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums: First entrance ticket

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Duration At your pace (Day ticket)




Beat the crowds with exclusive early access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel


  • Visit the Sistine Chapel before it opens to other groups and the general public.
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of the Vatican Museums at your own pace.


  • Priority admission at 7:20 AM


  • Audio guide
  • Tour guide
  • Transport

Please Note

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.

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4.1 / 5   overall customer review rating
Jul 12 2019
We bought access to these venues at 7:20 am. The crowds were thin, we didn’t have to wait in line, and it was not yet too hot.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Dec 26 2018
We got what was expected. Saw what we wanted and the guides prepared us well to journey on our own.
reviewed by Mrs Zoe Green
Jul 22 2018
Not much service actually provided. The guide just walked us to the entry of the chapel. A map of the museum and a little additional information would have been nice
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Apr 07 2018
Outstanding experience! This is a must for anyone visiting Rome!
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Feb 27 2018
Easy but costly for what you got.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

Tour Itinerary

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.

Pickup Info

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.

Gray Line - I Love Rome office
via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the St Regis Hotel
[email protected]
39 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days)


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