VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

191 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: 191

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4.8 /5
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The tour was great. Our issue was that although the guide points everything out, her English had way too much Italian overcast that was very hard to understand what she was saying. This took away from what I was looking forward to with this tour for us as we wanted to know what we were looking at. The keymasters were very kind as well.
Verified · Sharon · Apr 10, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
This tour is super expensive but delivers 'value' nonetheless because the experience of walking behind the Chief Door Opener and all the keys, is unique. It's a choice on how you wish to spend your budget vs how much time you wish to expend in a queue.
Verified · Emma · Mar 25, 2024 · Italy · Female · 55 to 64 years
This was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I highly recommend.
Verified · Alanna · Jan 11, 2024 · Italy · Female · 25 to 34 years
An amazing experience!!! It seems to be in's a continuous WOW!!! The key master gives you the key to open the door, you walk in a dark place and then he turns the lights on and you see the universe!!!
Verified · Julietta · Jan 09, 2024 · Italy · Female · 45 to 54 years
Want to feel special and do things most people will never do! Treat yourself to this amazing Key Tour and see the Vatican with a knowledgeable tour guide and no crowds. Words can not express how impressive this tour is.
Verified · Tim · Dec 26, 2023 · USA · Male · 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. 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 us at [email protected] so we can arrange your visit.

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