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Small Group Tour Express Access to Sistine Chapel in Rome

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This 1.5 hour small group tour limited to 6 people per group will allow you to visit the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica in the early morning before opened to the general public. With your expert local guide, you will have direct access into the Sistine Chapel with no waiting in lines to fully absorb the beauty of Michelangelo's masterpiece prior to large tourist groups arriving! Make your way to St Peter's Basilica and enjoy some of the most beautiful pieces of Baroque and Renaissance art. The small group of maximum 6 people creates a friendly environment where you can interact with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public
  • A maximum of six attendees makes for a peaceful, intimate tour experience
  • Guide shares stories and facts about the landmark you might not know
  • Ample time to explore before a second stop at St. Peter’s Basilica
What to Expect
Your early-morning excursion begins just across the street from the Vatican Museum at Café Vaticano, where you’ll meet your guide. The tour—limited to just six people—is held before the Sistine Chapel opens to the public, and these privileges mean you’ll have plenty of time to discover the masterpiece in a peaceful, uncrowded setting. Once inside, your guide will provide an informative introduction to the Sistine Chapel, including stories, facts about its creation, and interesting details hidden in this extraordinary work of art. Then, follow your guide to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest churches, just steps away. Listen as your guide provides an introduction to the landmark and shares tips and stories before leaving you at your leisure to explore. The tour concludes in the morning, making it a simple and stress-free way to begin a day of sightseeing in the Vatican City and Rome.
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Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
7:30 AM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed skip the line access
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required in places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress codes
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Throughout the entire tour, all I kept thinking to myself is that “we have the greatest tour guide.” Santi was attentive, kind, patient, informative and just an all around good guy. There are so many people and so many tours going on that small group...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

We had a fun small group/ private tour of the Vatican with Vincenzo. Our 3 kids (ages 11,13,16) loved the tour and Vincenzo kept everyone interested. We were thankful for his recommendation to go up into the dome, it was an awesome view of Rome....More

Thank BarrettKoch
Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

I had the afternoon session for our small group tour today and I must say: this is worth every bit of our money! We learned so much about the history and art behind the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica from Massimo. His...More

Thank LingZY
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We had a tour with Luca, who was ABSOLUTELY fantastic. He was knowledgable, funny and was able to answer all of our questions. We came on a very busy day to the Vatican, but the early entrance allowed us to get in before the crowds....More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been lucky to see the Vatican three times, and this early morning group tour showed me the Sistine chapel and Vatican in a whole new light! It was incredible to see the Sistine chapel with so few people around, that alone is worth the...More

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