VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

166 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: 166

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Excellent tour. Seeing the museum without the crowds of people was the highlight
Verified · Cornell · Oct 17, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Overall very pleased. Tour guide and her support person were nice and well organized. Guide was especially nice and knowledgeable. Would like to have spent a bit more time in some exhibits but realize the tour had limited time. Would suggest adding an additional portion of the tour to by pass the long lines for the basilica and dome as for an optional extra fee.
Verified · Curtis · Oct 17, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
This tour was worth every penny and more. Just for the small group and being in the Vatican before it opened was worth. The employees at the Vatican were all friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Made sure everyone got a chance to open a door and everyone got pictures. Would do this tour again without any hesitation.
Verified · Julie · Oct 17, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
The Vatican museum key tour was an unbelievable experience. Worth the time and money once in a life time experience.
Verified · William · Oct 15, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
This is an amazing tour. Worth every penny. I would only suggest that since there was 20 people on the tour, that you use headsets for the guests so we can hear the guides excellent commentary. Undoubtedly a one of a kind experience!
Verified · Carol · Oct 15, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years

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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