With this ticket you'll get access to the Sixtine Chapel first thing in the morning, avoiding all the crowds. Then you can enjoy the other Vatican Museums at your leisure!
Early Bird Sistine Chapel Ticket
We'll meet at 7.30 am on Viale Vaticano street in Rome, very close to the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. Thanks to our first access ticket, we'll enter the museums 30 minutes before the start of the group tours and one and a half hours before the opening to the general public.
The Vatican Museums staff will accompany you to the Pineapple Courtyard, where you'll have a delicious buffet breakfast. At 8:30 am you'll be able to visit the thousands of rooms of the Vatican Museums, which will still be completely empty, with the audio guide or, if you prefer, you can go directly to the Sistine Chapel to visit it before the first tourists arrive.
You'll have time to admire all the details of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel at your own pace. Both the murals and the vault paintings are decorated with masterpieces in art history. Among the most striking ones, we can highlight pieces such as The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, both by Michelangelo Buonarroti; the Temptations of Christ by Sandro Botticelli; and the Last Supper, by Cosimo Rosselli.
You can visit the rest of the Vatican Museums on your own until closing time. Its exhibition has a permanent collection of great artistic and patrimonial value. Particularly noteworthy are the Rooms of Raphael, the Gallery of Maps and the Pio-Clementine Museum, which houses the famous sculpture of Laocoön and his sons.
To ensure security measures against Covid-19, access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel is temporarily closed. In any case, entrance to the Basilica is free of charge. You can visit it on your own, it's accessible from St. Peter's Square.
If you prefer, you can book this activity with a transfer service, which includes pick-up from your hotel in Rome. This option is available for accommodations located no more than 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Vatican Museums. We'll collect you between 6.30 am and 7.30 am.
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Admission ticket without pick up
Children from 6 to 12US$ 57.40
Children under 6Free
Admission ticket with pick up
Children from 6 to 12US$ 75
Children under 6Free
It is compulsory to present a Covid vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test or antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the activity. Show more
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
The activity takes place with an audioguide in in English.
Hotel pick up (optional).
Transport by car or minibus (optional).
English speaking guide.
Early access to the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel).
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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