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EXCLUSIVE Early Entry Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum Tickets

from £49 per person

Enjoy an intimate visit to the Sistine Chapel with this Early Access Sistine Chapel experience. See the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive 1hr15min before its open to the general public.

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. 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.

Please notetheVatican and Sistine Chapel areone ofthe busiest venues in the whole of Rome.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details toVatican/Stsitine Chapelto confirm the availability.Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is availablewe will email your confirmation whichwill include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.

Please Note:

  • This tourmight besubject to disruptions based on the Pope's schedule and religious holidays.
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area which may result in your having to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance.

Ticket Information

Tour Availability: Daily except Sundays however only Fridays and Saturdays during November (from the 20th) and December and not available at allduring January and February.

Meeting time: 07:05 AM

Departure time: 07:20 AM

Duration: 1hr Approximate. Please note this tour is accompanied but not guided.

Meeting point: At the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.

This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Dark Rome cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.

On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.

Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.

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December 2018
Limited Availability