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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Niccoline Chapel

Rome: Closed-Door Private Sistine Chapel and Vatican Tour

Product ID: 305138
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Have you ever dreamt of standing alone under the masterful frescoes of Michelangelo in an empty Sistine Chapel? This is your chance to experience an exclusive tour of the Sistine Chapel and the hidden Vatican Museums, in complete private.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience a totally empty Sistine Chapel
  • Tour areas of the Vatican Museums normally closed to the public
  • Encounter the Niccoline Chapel, Bramante Staircase, and Cabinet of Masks
  • Enjoy the company of an expert guide
Full description
Throughout history, only popes and kings have enjoyed an empty Sistine Chapel, and now, you can too. Take the time to luxuriate in the incomparable atmosphere, and relax and allow Michelangelo’s powerful and affecting frescoes to work their magic. Your guide will also illuminate subtle meanings behind great artworks like the Last Judgement and the Creation of Adam.

If you have wanted to ask someone a special question, why not seize the opportunity and ask in a perfectly quiet Sistine Chapel? It’d be hard to find another place as romantic as that. Your expert tour guide will show you secret treasures the Vatican normally keep under lock and key. You can walk up the 16th-century Bramante Staircase, an enchanting spiral staircase built for the pope to enter his private palace.

See Christian Humanist art at its most refined in the Niccoline Chapel, which is historically a place of quiet reflection for Popes. In the Cabinet of Masks admire the sensual classical statuary and mosaics that once belonged to Emperor Hadrian.
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Full tour from an expert guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese)
  • Exclusive access to the Sistine Chapel, which is usually closed to the public
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and return
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Musei Vaticani. Address: Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The Vatican City is a place of worship and there's a strict dress code for the religious sights
• No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed; legs and shoulders must be covered for men and women
• You may be refused entry if you do not comply with the dress requirements.
• Please carry a valid form of photo ID with you: copy or photo of the original document is allowed
• Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint. Knives and weapons of self-defence are prohibited from entering
• Food and beverages cannot enter the exhibition halls

From £4,035.30 Per group up to 14

Organized by

Roma Experience Tours

Product ID: 305138