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Exclusive First Entry Sistine Chapel Tour & Vatican Museums - Be the First!

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  • Beat the long lines with early morning entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes in relative tranquility 
  • Explore at your own pace without feeling rushed
  • This is a small-group experience with a group
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Exclusive First Entry Sistine Chapel Tour & Vatican Museums - Be the First!
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Overview
Beat the crowds at the Sistine Chapel by entering the Vatican Museums complex before it opens to the general public. Avoid the often hours-long lines and take your time exploring the stunning chapel. Gaze up at Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without bumping into other tourists. Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the rarely-seen Vatican Crypts.
What to Expect
Your early morning experience of the Vatican begins outside of the landmark, where you’ll greet your guide and head straight inside before it opens to the general public.
As you head to the Sistine Chapel, your guide provides some historical context. You'll then enjoy the space in a crowd-free environment, allowing you to gaze up at Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes without interruption. Admire Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, and The Last Judgment, in a serene environment. After your time in the chapel, explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
Your tour ends back in St Peter's Square where you can enjoy the Vatican's impressive architecture. 
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All reviews early entrance sistine chapel early start worth spending the extra money early access entry ticket beat the crowds early morning shoulder to shoulder lovely tour guide well worth the money own pace hour wait general admission early tour meeting point raphael rooms
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Met guide on steps across from Vatican museum was hectic and confusing. When tour guide went to get entry tickets he was short 1 ticket, mine. Added stress after a brief while the guide rangeled up another ticket then it was a mad rush to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RonnyyD
Reviewed 4 days ago

I agree with other reviewers that this is not a tour. Our guide, Sabine, took us on a short route through the Vatican museums to get to the Sistine Chapel. She did explain some the rooms we saw, and her explanation of the paintings in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Debs S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This opportunity was really special. We were expecting to have a guided tour all the way through the museum, but our guide just explained some of the rooms while taking us straight to the Sistine Chapel. This experience was well worth the money, as it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alex_lesni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour gives you early access to the Sistine Chapel. It is not a guided tour but they do a little explaining as you walk to the chapel. The ticket gives you entry to the Museum. We saw the chapel then re entered the Museum,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank WanakaWitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the 8am tour. Got through security and into the museum quickly. The guide ( Pino) spent way too much time describing each character in the artworks and suggesting the meaning of gestures and the politics of same. Didn’t really check to see if...More

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11 May 2019|
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Response from Herfnerd | Reviewed this property |
Its not a an organized tour per se. It will get you in to see the Sistine Chapel when it first opens, before the general public is even allowed into the Vatican Museum. There is a tour as you make your way there - the... More
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Response from WanakaWitch | Reviewed this property |
You just turn up on the day and time, they give you the ticket etc.
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Response from Herfnerd | Reviewed this property |
You have to be at the meeting spot by 7:10am and the port is an hour plus drive to the Vatican Museum so keep that in mind
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