VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

151 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: 151

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Absolutely worth the money! Would do this again in a heartbeat!
Verified · Sarah · Sep 22, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
This is absolutely incredible and a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend!!
Verified · Brianna · Sep 17, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. This is the type of tour you dream about. Highly recommend is an understatement. The experience was worth every penny!
Viator customer · Sep 16, 2023
Worth every penny! If you are art and history ignorant like myself, the comments from the guide might not be enough to inform bc of the time limit and the amount of work on display Do yourself a favor and study a little before your trip, so you know what to look for or can better appreciate the details that you'll now get unfettered access to. The trip itself, and the cost, if it's within your budget, are beyond debate.
Viator customer · Sep 14, 2023
What an amazing experience. Early start and into unlocked doors. There were 20 in our group and we had the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel to ourselves. We did meet the cleaners sometimes! Great to see all the works of art and the Egyptology section is bigger than the British Museums! Great views when opening shutters and windows, watched the sun come up over a quiet city. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. We got 20 mins in the Sistine Chapel, plenty of time to look up, around and down. Got to take lots of pictures too. As we were finishing at 8am the other early tourists were just starting. We could have stayed on for hours more but had a train to catch. A one off, once in a lifetime experience we won't forget.
Viator customer · Sep 09, 2023

Meeting Point

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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. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.  

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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