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Rome: Early Entrance Express Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

Product ID: 125339
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This 1-hour and 45 minute small group tour limited to 6 persons per group will allow you to visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in the early morning with a local expert guide before it opens to the general public.
About this activity
Duration 1.45 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Visit the Sistine Chapel one full hour before it opens to the general public
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access into the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the largest church in the world in all its splendor - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy an intimate experience in a small group of no more than 6 persons
Full description
The Early Access Express Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour will allow you to make the most of your time in Rome. Limited to just 6 persons per group, you will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel prior to the arrival of the general public. One of the most visited sited in Italy, enjoy the incredible beauty of Michelangelo's masterpiece with your expert local guide and learn the history, techniques and secrets behind the art. As it has over 25,000 tourists visiting per day, you will be able to enjoy the Sistine Chapel in its full potential prior to the regular opening times on this tour.

The tour does not end with the chapel, as you will make your way to the largest church in the world - St. Peter's Basilica. Equipped with your local tour operator map with highlights to see throughout the church, you will have free time to explore the beautiful collection of Baroque and Renaissance art which adorns the basilica. Your expert local guide will prepare you with all of the necessary facts and information prior to entering the basilica on your own. As you look up, enjoy another one of Michelangelo's works - the dome that marks the signature skyline of the Eternal City. You will also have the chance to see the impressive baldachin high altar of Gian Lorenzo Bernini made entirely out of bronze. 

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is a must-see while visiting Rome, but with thousands of visitors daily, it is hard to fully appreciate the works of art among the crowds. This tour will allow you to visit and experience the essential sites prior to the arrival of the large crowds. Make the most of your time and enjoy one of the most iconic sites in Rome all before 09:30 with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the Eternal City.
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Cafè Vaticano, across the street from the entrance to the Vatican Museum.

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Important information
Know before you go
• A dress code is required in places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress codes
• A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
• Not wheelchair accessible
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