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Early entry before opening time | Sistine Chapel


Sistine Chapel Tour Highlights!
Early Entry
Enter at 7.30 a.m. with just a few tour groups.
Sistine Chapel
Almost empty Sistine Chapel is yours to explore.
Skip The Line To St Peter’s basilica
A special passageway cuts the waiting time and you enter past the long lines.

Tour Details:

Duration : 2 hrs.
Tour Type: Sistine Chapel Early Entry – St Peter’s Basilica.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages are available on request.

Sistine Chapel Tour – An Early Morning Start

We are one of the few selected tour operators who have been given permission to offer this tour which allows our visitors to enter the Sistine Chapel 1hour and 30mins before the official opening time. As such, this is truly a personalised tour with just a handful of other tour groups you will bump into. This allows for a very relaxing tour.

An early entry time of 7.30 a.m. also means that you will get through the security checkpoints much quicker (think of it as arriving two hours at the gate before your flight is to depart). The two hour includes a visit to the three main galleries in the Vatican Museums followed by a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and access to the Papal Tombs and St Peter’s Basilica.

Galleries At the Vatican Museums

Your guide will take you through three famous galleries; the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. You will hear about the stories behind the Candelabra Gallery and the ancient statues of Greece and Rome, which are so intricately sculpted and displayed there. Learn about the tapestries and the creators behind them in the Gallery of Tapestries. The Gallery of Maps will leave you spellbound with the detailed depictions of Italy.

Tour of the Sistine Chapel

Since, we are one of the few operators allowed to bring in our groups this early, imagine being in the Sistine Chapel with so few visitors! The serenity and peace will invite you to be truly part of a magical experience surrounded by magnificent frescos which adorn the walls and ceiling. As this is a place of worship, men and women are requested to dress appropriately. Kindly cover your shoulders and knees.

Find out why St. Peter's Basilica took over 100 years to be built

Enter St. Peter's Basilica without waiting in the long lines. You may just get lucky and hear mass taking place. IF the mass is on, your guide will provide explanations of what you will see inside before you enter as speaking is not allowed when mass is on.

Bernini's Baldacchino

Designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernin, the St. Peter's Baldachin is a sculpted bronze canopy which is displayed under the Basilica’s dome. It is a remarkable sight, and your guide will share with you the reason it was commissioned.
The Sistine Chapel Tour Is Not One To Be Missed With The Early Entry Visit. Fewer Crowds, Peace and Serenity.
Vatican Museum Early Entry Vip entrance and guided tour. Exclusive tours of the Vatican City, Sistine Chapel official tour guide and tickets!

Vatican Museum Early Entry | If you have booked a tour on Wednesday, St Peter’s Basilica is not open as it is the weekly Papal Audience. In replacement of that, you will see more fascinating artefacts in the Vatican Museums. Also, do note that St Peter’s Basilica is your last stop and if you wish to revisit the Vatican Museums, that will not be possible. When the tour ends, if you wish to continue exploring inside St Peter’s, you will depart your tour here. If you step out, reentering could be a problem due to the rechecking at security to return (there could be long lines).

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TripAdvisor

  •   This tour was excellent, Sam our guide was absolutely fantastic and very informative. He was enthusiastic and did not stop talking throughout the whole tour. If you are going to do just one tour in Rome, make it this one. It’s definitely worth the money,...More

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    10/15/2019
  •   This would have been a better tour if the guide had been more concise in how he presented information -- he was obsessed with pointing out historical inaccuracies in movies -- and if there were fewer than 25 people to keep track of and wait...More

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    9/26/2019
  •   Tour was good and guide was very informative! If you want to spend a lot of time in Colosseum you should do the shorter tour. There is so much to see so 3 hours goes by quick. Skip the line is a must!!!!

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    1/07/2020
  •   I liked to thank Giovanni (our tour guide) for being so knowledgeable and passionate about sharing what he knows of Ancient Rome. I was fascinated by the history lesson during our tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. It was a wonderful...More

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    10/14/2019
  •   Did tour with my mother and it was so worth it to have a guide. Giovanni did great. Would highly recommend it.

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    9/22/2019
  •   Barbara our tour guide was incredible, so knowledgeable and friendly. She was super engaging and so enthusiastic, loved this tour so much. It was very busy and a long hot afternoon, but Barbara was fantastic and kept us interested until the end of the tour....More

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    10/14/2019

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