Skip-the-line: Guided VIP Early Entrance to the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

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From 79.00
Duration 2.5 hour




Visit the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. This is a unique experience to visit the Sistine Chapel and enjoy the Stories of the Genesis and The Final Judgment frescoes by Michelangelo


  • Explore the Vatican Museums including Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Geographical maps gallery and Raphael’s Rooms
  • Stroll through the Pigna Courtyard
  • See the famous Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s Last Judgment and Creation of Adam frescoes


  • Exclusive early Skip-the-Line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Limited to 30 participants


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

The tour does not operate on: Wednesdays Sundays

  • Religious holidays.
The tour does not operate on the following dates: December 8th, 25th, 26th January 1st, 6th February 11th Easter May 1st August 14th, 15th Languages: English. 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 40x 35x15cm 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 Closures: The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library. 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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5.0 / 5   overall customer review rating
Oct 21 2019
Easy - confident that purchase would be honored.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 20 2019
Cristina was the best. Extremely well informed about all the items on the tour.
reviewed by Mr MIKEL PETRAKOS

Tour Itinerary

Tour duration: 2.5 hours
With our privileged VIP access to the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece with only a few other lucky people 15 minutes before other tour groups.

Guided by an English-speaking expert you will be amazed by the powerful frescoes of the Last Judgment and the chapel’s ceiling.

Afterwards visit St Peter’s Basilica via a private path to see the most important Catholic Church which is also home to masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Pietà.


Pickup Info

Starting 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.
Late arrivals will not be accommodated.

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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