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Sistine Chapel Early Morning Access and Vatican Museums Tour with Audioguide

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Beat the crowds and be the first to see the Sistine Chapel with this special early access ticket. After seeing Michelangelo’s masterpiece you are free to explore Vatican Museums with an audioguide.

Schedule

  • 07:05

    Check in at Caffè Vaticano

  • 07:20

    Enter the Sistine Chapel

    Discover the Sistine Chapel with this exclusive early entrance and be the first to enter the museum a whole 1 hour and 15 minutes before the general public!

  • Michelangelo's famous ceiling

    Marvel at the magnificent ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and its most famous centerpiece, "The Creation of Adam".

  • Enjoy the Vatican Museum at your own pace with an Audioguide

    With the aid of a map of the Museums and your exhaustive pre-recorded audio-guide, you’ll be free to explore the entire Vatican Museum at your own pace. Special tickets include the DVD “Art and Faith” with a full description of the Vatican City in several languages.

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Sistine Chapel Early Morning Access and Vatican Museums Tour with Audioguide
Vatican Museums Entance

With privileged access to the Sistine Chapel, 15 minutes before other tour groups and 1 hour and 15 minutes before the general public, you’ll have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece with a few other lucky people. With the aid of a map of the Museums and your pre-recorded audio-guide, you’ll be free to explore the entire Vatican Museum at your own pace.

Special tickets include the DVD “Art and Faith” with a full description of Vatican City in several languages.

Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Early Morning Entry to Sistine Chapel / Art and Faith DVD / Map of the Vatican Museums / Admission

My wife and I had never been to the Vatican museum nor Sistine Chapel before. For us, two things that can ruin an excursion are waiting in the sun on endless lines and impossible crowds. This early access was the best way to avoid for the most part both of these. The key was getting through to the Chapel before 9am in order to have breathing room and be able to enjoy the artwork. The added bonus of having an audio guide allowed us to move at our own pace, and not have to rush and push our way through bottlenecked areas to keep up with a tour group guide. There were minimal downsides, but was inclusive of the organization was a little hectic getting our tickets and into the museum first thing in the morning (mostly the process wasn't explained so we moved like helpless sheep). Additionally, some of the wings, prior to the Chapel, are not open that early so if you wish to see them you must double back. This means you must now fight the crowds, and possible move against the flow of people so that you are not dragged into the crowded Chapel you paid to avoid. All and all a great way to spend the morning. We highly recommend this tour, and to plot our your morning breakfast plan in advance as the Vatican Cafe got really busy as there are multiple tour groups that use this as a morning meeting spot.

Tyler Salovin

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  • (For Check-In) Viale Vaticano 100 Time: 07:05:00

  • (For Check-Out) Vatican Museum

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Viale Vaticano 100 Time: 07:05:00

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Notes

Requirement(s) - Others
  • In Rome, especially in places of worship and inside the Vatican Museums, it is strictly forbidden to bring stroller, bulky bags or umbrellas, or to wear low-cut clothing. Shoulders should be covered as well.

Additional Note(s)
  • The audio guide device has more than 400 comments in 10 languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese.

  • The tour is not available on religious holidays.

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Reviews

My wife and I had never been to the Vatican museum nor Sistine Chapel before. For us, two things that can ruin an excursion are w...aiting in the sun on endless lines and impossible crowds. This early access was the best way to avoid for the most part both of these. The key was getting through to the Chapel before 9am in order to have breathing room and be able to enjoy the artwork. The added bonus of having an audio guide allowed us to move at our own pace, and not have to rush and push our way through bottlenecked areas to keep up with a tour group guide. There were minimal downsides, but was inclusive of the organization was a little hectic getting our tickets and into the museum first thing in the morning (mostly the process wasn't explained so we moved like helpless sheep). Additionally, some of the wings, prior to the Chapel, are not open that early so if you wish to see them you must double back. This means you must now fight the crowds, and possible move against the flow of people so that you are not dragged into the crowded Chapel you paid to avoid. All and all a great way to spend the morning. We highly recommend this tour, and to plot our your morning breakfast plan in advance as the Vatican Cafe got really busy as there are multiple tour groups that use this as a morning meeting spot. more

Tyler Salovin

My daughter and I took part in this 'Sistina chapel early morning on your own' tour. It was wonderfull to have been able... to admire the Mikelangero's master peaces in the Sistina chapel with less people. But... the Instraction of the staff was not surtisfied enough. After entered the museum, the staff handed each of us a ticket, a audio guide, a DVD, and a gallery map which was some how in ITALIAN ONLY, (by mistake?) and let us go, without giving us any instractions; how to get the Sistina chapel, what we shouldn't miss etc... They handled 2 groups at a same time: 'guided tour' and 'on your own tour'. The staff seemed to put more importance on the guided tour, not on your own tour. So I asked the staff if my daughter and I could go ahead to the chapel and he said ok. We went to the first gate and stopped by the guard ' only tour groups can enter...' , I showed him the heart-shaped pink sticker on my shirt, but he didn't let us in. Then my stuff noticed it and told him 'let us in....' Finaly my daughter and I were happened to be the first one who got the gate of the chapel before it's opened. There came another group of different company after us. The italien guide stopped us and said, ' Our group should be the first, you can not get in the chapel before us' . His clients believed his word and pushed us back. Our feeling was spoiled by this... We came back home, today I tried to watch the DVD (2 DVDs, first mine, and then my daughter's), neither of them works. Both work the program page for few minutes but the main part play only first few seconds and stop at the same point! more

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