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Exclusive First Entrance to Sistine Chapel

Product ID: 69728
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Get a full-day entrance ticket and enjoy an exclusive experience at the Vatican Museums by seeing the Sistine Chapel early in the morning without a crowd.
About this ticket
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy early admission to the Sistine Chapel through a privileged access
  • Experience the Sistine Chapel with no crowds
  • Use the flexible schedule to visit the Vatican Museums at your own pace
Full description
Don’t miss this chance to visit the Sistine Chapel as a real VIP. If you hate the crowds but want to admire this gem in absolute peace, this ticket-only tour is the perfect choice for you. VIP entry means getting privileged access to the Sistine Chapel through a special door, 15 minutes before other groups and 1 hour and 15 minutes before the general public. After the Sistine Chapel, you will be free to tour the Vatican Museums at your own pace.

Once known as Cappella Magna, the chapel derives its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between the years 1477 and 1480. Since then, this special place has served as a location of religious, as well as functionary, papal activity. Today it is the hall where the papal conclave takes place, the process by which a new pope is elected.

The fame and fortune of the Sistine Chapel comes mainly from the world-renowned frescos that decorate its interior, especially the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by the Tuscan sculptor and painter Michelangelo. After the Sistine Chapel, you will be free to tour the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
Includes
  • Priority admission ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guide
  • Tour guide
  • Transport

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Caffè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The meeting point for this activity is Café Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Please be here 10 minutes prior to the activity start time

• This tour visits religious sites so visitors must be dressed appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed

• The cloakroom staff will accept visitor's bags and personal belongings (regardless of their form, material or dimension), with the exception of clothing items, hats and portable umbrellas.

• The following must be left in the cloakroom: suitcases; backpacks and containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm; bags and packs except for small-sized shoulder bags that don't jut out more than 15 cm; large umbrellas; walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); tripods for cameras and video cameras; and signage of any kind
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Product ID: 69728