Exclusive First Access Sistine Chapel tour

Tour Description

Our Exclusive First Access Sistine Chapel Tour of up to 10 people is the ideal tour for you if you do not have much time and your aim is to visit Sistine Chapel away from the crowds: it will give you an exhaustive insight of the Sistine Chapel and its highlights. Moreover, your licensed guide will be able to answer your questions and assist each of you in your 1.15 hours tour. You will save your precious time, having access before the opening to the general public at 8.30 AM.

Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders has a great team of passionate guides who share their love for Rome and Art. Do not miss the incredible chance to walk along the Vatican galleries without the big crowds while making your way to the Sistine Chapel.
Thanks to the help of your expert guides, you will take in the beauty of the magnificent art works preserved in the Sistine Chapel, without missing its must-see sights.
This tour is generally arranged in shared small groups of a maximum 10 people with a meeting early in the morning at 7:30 AM. Before having access to the Vatican Museums, your professional friendly guide will provide a detailed explanation of the Sistine Chapel and the stunning art pieces which are preserved there. Explanations inside are forbidden.

Discover countless anecdotes and learn all incredible stories about the artists who worked for the Popes, creating a stunning art collection.
You will enter the impressive Sistine Chapel, where you will be surrounded by Michelangelo’s best works. Today, Sistine Chapel is still used for Conclave, with the purpose of electing a new Pope. The indoors of the Sistine Chapel are connected to a chimney outside. When a Pope is elected, a white smoke will come out the chimney: in this way people waiting in St. Peter’s Square will know about the election.

After the tour with your guide, you will be free to spend as much time as you prefer in the beautiful Vatican Museums galleries and admire the art pieces you like most at your own pace.
Join us in this memorable experience at the Vatican and explore its mind-blowing treasures.

Sistine Chapel;
Last Judgement
The Creation of Adam
Sistine Chapel ceiling

Sistine Chapel;
Last Judgement
The Creation of Adam
Sistine Chapel ceiling

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Tour's Notes

This tour is not suitable for people with hearing disability. People with hearing disabilities can contact us and we will be happy to customize a private tour.

Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.

Please wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.

PLEASE NOTE: St Peter’s Basilica is not included

Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.

1.15 hours English-speaking guide total
Vatican skip-the-line tickets
Headsets to clearly hear your guide


Via Vespasiano 28