Exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour

Enjoy the Sistine Chapel & the Vatican Museum...open just for you!
Pick-up, drop off at your hote, skip-the-line & transportation with a Mercedes car or van included!


about 3 hours

Exclusive VIP Access

Pick up & drop off at your hotel

Private Transportation

Professional Guides

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Sights Included

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Exclusive Access to the Sistine Chapel (open just for you)
– Ceiling by Michelangelo
– Last Judgement by Michelangelo
– Other Renaissance Masterpieces
Exclusive Access to the Vatican Museum (open just for you)
– Pinecone Courtyard, Laocoon
– Round Room, Greek Cross Room
– Gallery of the Maps & others
Exclusive Access to the Raphael Rooms
– Stanza della Segnatura (School of Athens)
– Stanza di Eliodoro
– Sala di Costantino

Tour Description

Exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour: the ultimate Vatican experience.

Alone in the Sistine Chapel…is that possible? The answer is yes!

Our tour leaders and drivers will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Vatican.

You will enter either before the museum has opened, or after it has closed to the general public (you can choose to have a morning or an evening tour).

1. The Vatican Museum

You will start your Exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour from the Vatican Museum, which is home to some of the most famous artworks in the world. 

An official Vatican Guide will take care of you, and guide you through the galleries and the rooms of this spectacular museum.

You will see Greek and Roman statues, colorful frescoes, and wonderful marble floors.

Laocoon, the Belvedere Torso, and the gilded bronze statue of Hercules are only some of the masterpieces that you will get to see during your tour. 

Then, you’ll walk through the ornately decorated galleries that lead to the Raphael Rooms – the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Maps. We bet it’ll be the most impressive indoor half-mile you’ll ever walk! 

On the way, you’ll admire the frescoes that cover every surface, as well as the stuccoes and gilded decorations. You’ll also literally have an overview of the whole of Italy in the Gallery of the Maps. The walls are beautifully painted with the oldest maps of Italy.

Next, it will be time for an encounter with one of the great Renaissance masters – Raphael.

- The Raphael Rooms

Where did the Pope live in the early 1500s? In the most beautiful rooms of the Vatican, of course: the Raphael Rooms.

Usually, these rooms are really crowded and stuffy. Our Exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour offers you the privilege to have them all to yourself.

Your guide will tell you about Raphael’s temper and legendary talent, which made him the only rival Michelangelo feared.

You will admire the unique colors of his frescoes, his inimitable style, and his dramatic compositions.

Your guide will show you the School of Athens – a great tribute to classical art – the Liberation of St. Peter’s, and many other masterpieces, preparing you for the grand finale: the Sistine Chapel.

2. The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous churches in the world. And for a reason.

The Ceiling and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo are among the greatest artworks ever created.

Also, it’s in the Sistine Chapel that the Cardinals gather to elect the new Pope. It is not only a gorgeous church, but also an incredibly important historical site. 

That’s why the Chapel is always so crowded.

But with our Exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour, you will have it all to yourself.

Usually, the guides are not allowed to describe the frescoes while in the Chapel. This is another privilege that you will have as a VIP customer.

Your guide will tell you all about the artworks and how Michelangelo painted his greatest masterpiece.

Was he really lying on his back? Did he really do everything by himself? Your guide will be there to answer all your questions. 

Being alone in the Sistine Chapel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Book our exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour for an experience that is truly unforgettable.


You MUST bring an ID, a passport or a driver’s license to enter the sights.

Your knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the Vatican


You MUST bring an ID, a passport or a driver’s license to enter the sights.

Your knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the Vatican

Starting Time

6.00 am: pick up at your hotel (6.45 am entrance to the Vatican)

 5.15 pm: pick up at your hotel (6.00 pm: entrance to the Vatican)

6.15 pm: pick up at your hotel (7.00 pm: entrance to the Vatican)

What's included
Exclusive access

You'll be alone in the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel!


Mercedes car or van

Pick-up and drop-ff at your hotel


8000 € for 1 person

250 € per additional person

Contact us if you want more info or to design a tailored tour!
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