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Key Details

City: Rome

Duration: 2 hours

Start Time: 8am


  • Enter the Vatican 30 minutes before general opening and beat the crowds to the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour of the St. Peter's Basilica, led by one of our five-star guides
  • With special-access Sistine Chapel tickets and direct entry to St. Peter's Basilica, you'll avoid hours waiting in line!

Tour Description

From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

Note that due to changed opening times of the Vatican Museums and site restrictions, the order of sites visited may be reversed

Early-entry Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tickets - enter before the public!

Enter the Vatican Museums a full 30 minutes before the general public on this express tour which includes early-entry Sistine Chapel tickets.

After meeting at the entrance to the Vatican Museums, your guide will escort you (and your small group of max. 20 people) through the long galleries of the Vatican Museums directly to the Sistine Chapel.

Along the way, they'll use visual aids to tell you the story of how the Chapel was painted and what to look out for once you're inside. Moving one step ahead most of the crowds, you'll reach the entrance to the Chapel just before it starts to fill up so you can take advantage of the relative peace and quiet.

Skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica

After 30 minutes inside the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have the option to see parts of the Vatican Museums that you missed on your own, or you can follow your tour guide for the skip-the-line St. Peter’s Basilica tour. We highly suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity to get past general access lines to St. Peter's Basilica (which can stretch for hours during busy periods).

You'll see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's incredible altar canopy, as you learn the history of the church and its importance to Christianity.

Visiting the two most important sights of the Vatican (the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica) in just two hours, this express tour is an affordable, fun and educational way to explore - without having to wait in line!

  • Sites Visited
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Included
  • Skip-the-line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tickets
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Expert tour leader


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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.