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Sistine Chapel & Vatican: Early Bird Access

From $ 64.5

Experience the wonder of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive with our exclusive early bird ticket. Savvy travelers go early to avoid the long lines for this world-renowned landmark - enjoy the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel without the crowds.


- Enjoy our exclusive early access to beat the crowds
- See Michelangelo's masterpiece
- Skip all the lines
- See the Vatican Museums 30 minutes before other tour groups
- Visit the Sistine Chapel first
- Explore the Vatican Museums afterwards 

What can I expect?

Avoid the lines to the Sistine Chapel & Vatican
First, a chaperone will accompany you to the Sistine Chapel and give you a map of the Vatican Museums to help you find your way around after they leave. As this is not a guided tour, you are free to explore at your leisure until closing time. 

After your quiet Sistine Chapel visit you can choose to enter the Vatican Museums and explore on your own. 

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. You will be accompanied by a chaperone to the Sistine Chapel where you'll enter before anyone else, finding this incredible room empty. Later in the day there will barely be room to move, but in the time you have before it opens all is quiet so you can take in the beauty of Michelangelo's masterpiece without distractions.

After the Sistine Chapel you'll be able to wander through the Vatican Museums for the rest of the day free of charge – and with such an early meeting time you'll have plenty of time to see them at your own pace. Your chaperone will leave you with a map and an introduction to the most important sites of the Vatican Museums so you can get the most from your visit.

How does it work?

How do I get my tickets?
Soon after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent to your email. Smartphone e-tickets are also accepted. 

Is there a dress code?
Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. City Wonders and Ticmate cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.

Ticket categories

What ticket types are available?
Adult (19+)
Child (6-18)
Infant (0-5): Free of charge

Opening hours

Early Bird entrance is at 7:30 AM.

Instant confirmation

Print out voucher

Save time – Skip the line

Running Time: 1 hours

What’s included?

- Special early access
- Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
- Entrance to the Vatican Museums

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Sistine Chapel & Vatican: Early Bird Access