VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

99 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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What an amazing experience the VIP Vatican Keymaster tour is. Entering through the original door and accessing the Musuem in the dark is absolutely incredible. Having the opportunity to turn the key and open doors to the rooms is extraordinary.. Admiring all the exquisite art, tapestries, and maps in a small group without the crowds is absolutely surreal. Then, having the Sistine Chapel to basically to yourself is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This tour is one that I will treasure forever.
Leann · May 23, 2023 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
This is the most amazing tour we have ever done of any kind. It is well worth the price for an unbelievable experience and a lifetime of memories.
Justin · May 21, 2023 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
As a former museum educator and tour guide, I highly recommend any Walks tours! I did a Positano/Pompeii day trip and Vatican KeyMaster tour with Walks and had top notch guides, amazing experiences, and felt valued. I am very picky about tours and had nothing but wonderful experiences with Walks!
Hilliary · May 19, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
The Keymaster tour is a great way to see the museums, especially if you have been there before and have endured the crowds . A special memory
Frank · May 16, 2023 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Beautiful tour, one of the best experiences of my life. Worth every dollar spent. Once in a lifetime experience.
Ivan · May 04, 2023 · Mexico · Male · 25 to 34 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 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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