VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

230 reviews

2 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Join the Vatican's Key Master, opening the Vatican Museums for the day
  • Spend two 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
  • Entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums

The most incredible Vatican experience ever imagined

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Total Customer Reviews: 230

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This private tour is an absolute MUST for everyones bucket list and our guide Rosa made it even more memorable with her extensive knowledge and passion for the rich history of the Vatican and its spectacular art and architecture. It was hands down one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. The privilege of viewing the Sistine Chapel and Vatican museum with an intimate group is something you will never forget. We can never thank Rosa enough for giving us this experience of a lifetime. Erin and Stephen
Verified · Erin · Jul 11, 2024 · Canada · Female · 55 to 64 years
This is an unbelievable experience, I can not say enough about how amazing and exclusive this was. To have the Vatican Museum to yourself for the morning, still, quiet, calm, taking whatever photos you like with nobody in them, priceless. Later in the day if you stay you will see the crowds of people you didn't deal with, you will see the tour groups huddled around signs in the sun outside because they are not allowed to talk inside where your tour guid could. This is an expensive tour for a reason.
Verified · Evan · Jul 02, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Antonio was a wonderful and energetic tour guide. It was fantastic opportunity to have exclusive access to Vatican museum before the crowds. Thanks for a great experience!
Verified · Brian · Jun 28, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
The ability to see the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, without crowds, was very special. There is so much to see that i wish we had more time on the tour. The only criticism is that the guide was very knowledgable, but since we were walking in a group of 20 people, it was impossible to hear him speaking for most of the trip. Would have been much better to have the hearing devices to support his conversation.
Verified · Scott · Jun 22, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Excellent experience; opening the Sistine Chapel was magical. Stay close to the guide and you will catch good information.
Verified · Edward · Jun 22, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years


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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