Skip the Line Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket

WE went on an early tour to skip the line and we are glad we did. We were inside the Sistine Chapel by 8am. WE had completed the Vatican museum tours and were back outside by midday and the queues outside to get in were horrendous. ...Rhoda K., United Kingdom – See more reviews
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Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam
Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam
Momo Staircase / Bramante Staircase
Momo Staircase / Bramante Staircase
Vatican Museums entry
Vatican Museums entry
The impressive Sistine Chapel ceiling
The impressive Sistine Chapel ceiling
Sistine Chapel Altar
Sistine Chapel Altar
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Our Skip the Line and No Wait Access allows you to enter the Museums without having to wait in the long queues outside

What To Expect

Take advantage of early access to the Vatican Museums, skipping long waits in line, and be escorted directly to the Sistine Chapel to see it before the general public gets inside. You’ll then be free to use your tickets to explore the Vatican’s art collection on your own for the rest of the day.


  • Benefit from no wait early entry to the Vatican Museums before they are opened to other tour groups or the general public

  • Get escorted directly to the Sistine Chapel to experience it in the company of just a few other people

  • Hear an explanation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and Last Judgment frescoes as well as a brief introduction to the museums’ top masterpieces

  • Enjoy the rest of the collection at your own pace for the rest of the day

  • Small groups of maximum 20 guests


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Across the street from the Vatican Museums entrance
1 hour
Friday and Saturday at 7:20 AM
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This early access Sistine Chapel experience is the ideal solution for those who don’t want to see it packed with hundreds, if not thousands of other people. Gain no wait entry to the Vatican Museums with your pre-booked tickets as you are escorted past the lines that are already forming and into the vacant halls of the museum before it opens to the public.

See the Sistine Chapel as it was meant to be seen, as close as it will ever be possible to have this architectural and artistic masterpiece all to yourself, shared between you and just a few other people. Your escort will provide a detailed explanation before entering so you will be well-equipped to spot its most important characteristics, including the 'Creation of Adam' and 'Last Judgment' by Michelangelo, without being disturbed by the shuffling masses present later on in the day.

After your breath has been taken away by not just seeing the Sistine Chapel, but experiencing it, you’ll be able to use your tickets to explore the treasures of the rest Vatican Museums for the remainder of the day with the map and introduction to its most important artworks provided by your escort beforehand, the perfect way to kick off your day of wandering Rome’s best art with a head start on the general public that will still be waiting outside.


  • No wait access to the Vatican Museums 20 minutes before standard tour operators and 1 hour and 20 minutes before the general public

  • English-speaking escort to Sistine Chapel

  • Map and introduction to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

  • Ticket to stay inside the Vatican Museums until closing time


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Please Note

  • The Sistine Chapel tour ends at around 08:30.

  • The Sistine Chapel tour has no bathroom or water break to give you as much time as possible inside the chapel. Please plan accordingly.

  • There will be no charge for children under 6 years of age and reservation is not required. Please provide proof of age.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area which may result in your having to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or walking disabilities on our group tour. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. For help with meeting points or other urgent issues, please contact the tour operator.

  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica and Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.

  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and taking pictures are prohibited.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

Dress Code

  • Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

  • Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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