VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

184 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

Book Now

Total Customer Reviews: 184

Verified Ratings
4.8 /5
based on 159 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Guest Support
Latest reviews
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
Experience was amazing. Having the freedom to explore Vatican museums without a crowd incredible. Kids enjoyed unlocking doors as we went.
Verified · Paul · Dec 21, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Thousands and thousands visit the Sistine Chapel each day. We opened the door and stood alone in the center of this magnificent space. I am surprised that something as extraordinary as the Key Master's Tour even exists.
Verified · James · Dec 15, 2023 · USA · Male · 75 or older 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.

You Can Also Experience These Similar Tours

Walks-20190709-Rome - Pristine Sistine Breakfast-0046-BEST OF
From $90
The Complete Vatican Tour With Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Vatican Museums followed by an exploration of St Peter's Basilica.
5511 3.5 h 20 max
7 - Rome Pristine Sistine 16x9-0011
From $145
Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican, Colosseum & Historic Center
See the best of Rome in one day on this epic tour through the Colosseum, Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and historic center that hits all the major attractions.
3829 7.5 h 18 max
St Peter's Basilica Tour & Dome Climb
From $40
St. Peter’s Basilica from Top to Bottom with Dome Climb & Crypt
A 360-degree tour of St. Peter's Basilica including a dome climb and the Papal tombs.
573 3 h 20 max