VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

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2 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Join the Vatican's Key Master, opening the Vatican Museums for the day
  • Spend two exclusive hours inside the museums alone with your small group
  • Follow an official Vatican guide, sharing context in each of the galleries you visit
  • Spend as much time as you desire inside the Vatican after your tour
  • Sites Visited
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello)
  • Belvedere Courtyard (Pinecone)
  • Octagonal Courtyard (Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön)
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Tour Includes
  • Official English-speaking Vatican guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums

The most incredible Vatican experience ever imagined

Free Cancellation

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Latest Reviews

It was amazing. In hindsight, wish I would’ve butted up Key Masters to St Peter’s tour. Also, guide needs to be mic’s. Too much good info to be missed. She was awesome!!

Tour was amazing! So much different from when I was there with 10,000 of my closest friends and couldn’t see a thing bc I’m short. Everyone in the group got yo open a door and seeing the Vatican empty was amazing. There are many tours that say they go in before the public, which they do. But we ran in to those many many groups on our way out and if you are going to spend that much money you might as well splurge and go with this one! The difference is amazing. Suzanna was very informative and very knowledgeable, able to answer all our questions.

This tour was truly wonderful!!! The tour guide and key masters were lovely and they made the entire experience such a joy!! What a wonderful opportunity!! Highly recommend!

It was a once in a life time experience.

The tour exceeded my expectations! Our tour guide was excellent mixing facts, stories, humor with the history and cultures of the current to the past. The experience of entering such great rooms in the dark and having the lights go on was just awesome. Also the fact that there was NO ONE else in the place was Wonderful!!! I would do it again in a heartbeat!! Personally I also really enjoyed the guides spiritual explanations of the Cappella Sistina, which met with my own faith beliefs!! The way in which she explained was so matter of fact without any indication of her own beliefs was actually refreshing.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

Vatican Museums Entrance. Meet on the short flight of stairs in front of the entrance door. These doors are surrounded by white marble and have "Mvsei Vaticani" engraved above the door in the stone.    

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.