Rome: Express Early Morning Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

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See highlights of the Vatican Museums such as the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms in the early morning with a local expert guide on a group tour.

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  • Explore the infamous beauty of the Sistine Chapel in a max 6 people group
  • Enjoy an intimate experience with Raphael's frescoes
  • Marvel at the masterpieces of Raphael in the marvelous Vatican Museums
  • Avoid waiting in long lines of tourists with skip-the-line admission tickets
  • Benefit from early-morning entry to make the most of the rest of your day in Rome


The early morning express Sistine Chapel group tour will allow you to make the most of your time in Rome. You will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel. One of the most visited sites in Italy, enjoy the incredible beauty of Michelangelo's masterpiece with your expert local guide and learn the history, techniques and secrets behind the art. The tour does not end with the chapel. Make your way to the Raphael Rooms for an intimate experience with some of his fresco masterpieces. These works of art are truly better enjoyed in a small and calmer group, so you can really pay attention to the detail of the paintings as well as anecdotes from your guide. Once finished, your guide can provide you with information on how to make use of the rest of your time in the museums, or alternatively guide you towards the infamous St Peter's Basilica where you can explore on your own. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is a must-see while visiting Rome, but with thousands of visitors daily, it is hard to fully appreciate the works of art among the crowds. This tour will allow you to visit and experience the essential sites in the early morning. Make the most of your time and enjoy one of the most iconic sites in Rome all before 09:30 with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the Eternal City.


Entrance fees Professional guide Guaranteed skip-the-line access for the Vatican Museums Walking tour

Important Information

  • A dress code is required in places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress codes
  • The line for St. Peter's Basilica can be up to an hour long
  • A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Starting in 2024, the Vatican Museums will discontinue early access for all tour providers, instead opening to the public at 8AM. This tour will then be offered as a first entrance experience, which we recommend for a less crowded, more personalized, and fully guided experience.

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