VIP Key Master's Tour: Open The Sistine Chapel

53 reviews

2 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Join the Vatican's Key Master, opening the Vatican Museums for the day
  • Spend two exclusive 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
  • Exclusive entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums

The most incredible Vatican experience ever imagined


Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8 /5
based on 53 reviews
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The tour was amazing. Giovanna was so informed and gave us a lot of history within the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel. There was no one else inside which gave us exclusive access and amazing photos. The only issue is that it was very hard to hear her because there were 20 people and unless you were right beside her you couldn’t hear anything. Transmitters would have been very beneficial. Also, some of the keys opened windows and smaller doors that weren’t very exciting (considering the price of the tour). When we were in the Sistine chapel, the cleaner turned on the floor polisher and we couldn’t hear anything. She was cleaning with a very loud floor machine and crunching plastic bottles which totally ruined the mood of the tour considering we were in such a sacred place. We also couldn’t hear anything at that time since the machine was so loud. Our tour was morning of Sept 19/2022.
Linda · Sep 20, 2022 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
Danielle was a terrific tour guide
Michael · Sep 18, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Words can’t describe this experience. Unlocking the door and turning on the lights of the Sistine chapel gave me chills. Rose is an excellent tour guide, she is Roman and it is obvious she loves what she does. I will remember this until the day I die.
Jessica · Aug 30, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
This is a one-of-a-kind experience our family will remember forever. Spending 2 hours in the Vatican Museums with a small group was extraordinary and the time spent inside the Sistine Chapel was truly magical. We can't recommend this tour more!
Noel · Aug 26, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Had husband and 2 daughters on tour.
Lee · Aug 10, 2022 · United States · Female · 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.    

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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