After your quiet Sistine Chapel visit you can choose to enter the Vatican Museums, wandering the Papal Palace on your own, seeing all there is to see in your own time and at your own pace. Or if time is short, you can fly on to your next destination, content in the knowledge that you have seen Rome’s finest masterpiece.
Our Early Access Sistine Chapel group meets early in the morning, skipping the long lines already outside the Vatican Museums and entering even before the doors have officially opened.[readmore]Visitors will be accompanied to the Sistine Chapel where they’ll enter before anyone else, finding this incredible room empty. Later in the day there will barely be room to move, but in the minutes before opening time, all is quiet.
After the Sistine Chapel, visitors will be able to wander the Vatican Museums for the rest of the day free of charge – and with such an early meeting time, the day ahead is long. Your escort will leave you with a map and an introduction to the most important sites of the museums so you can get the most from your time with the Vatican’s nine-mile art collection.Read more
We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
On Wednesday mornings and afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square
Comfortable shoes are recommended
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance