VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

72 reviews

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


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
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This was a once in a lifetime experience. I will never forget unlocking these ancient sacred spaces in total darkness, only to be overwhelmed by the amazing treasures within. This experience exceeded our expectations. You will not regret booking this experience.
Philip · Dec 05, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
A wonderful experience and an amazing guide. This was one of the highlights of my Rome visit. I've visited the Sistine Chapel before, but in crowds so tight, it was hard to grasp the magnificence of the chapel. Opening the door, entering the dark chapel, and seeing the lights turned on and revealing the peerless art is an experience I'll cherish forever.
Michael · Dec 04, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
Original post on the website said breakfast was included after the Keymaster Tour of the Vatican & Sistine Chapel. NNO breakfast was provided, and it was quite awkward to have to sit around for 30 minutes after the tour to wait for the museum to officially open. We were not allowed to stay inside the museum but had to just sit in the lobby area and wait. Theu guide just pointed us to the vending machines in the corner. Odd.
Angela · Nov 30, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent! Highly recommend. Once in a lifetime opportunity.
Mindy · Nov 20, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
This is a once in a lifetime tour. It’s expensive, but worth it.
Chelsea · Nov 13, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years

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.


Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.

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