Admire the Sistine Chapel as a VIP
Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums - VIP Early Access With Audio Guide by mattriley89
License Some rights reserved

Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums - VIP Early Access With Audio Guide

Book Now


A Gray Line exclusive, this audio-guided tour in Rome allows for early access to the Vatican Museums, and is available in 10 languages


  • VIP treatment with Early Access to the Museums at 7.20am
  • The Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement and The Creation of Adam frescoes
  • Exploration of the many galleries located in the Museums including Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Geographical Maps Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms
  • Fully informative audioguide in 10 languages
  • Free time to visit the museums at your own pace: the ticket is valid until closing time


  • Audioguide device with more than 400 comments in 10 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Art and Faith DVD as a souvenir


  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • The tour starts at 7:20 am.
  • Please make your way to the departure point 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. The meeting point is in viale Vaticano 100 at the Caffè Vaticano, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums.
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • This is a multilingual tour with multilingual audio device with professional descriptions of hundreds of masterpieces.
  • The audioguide is in 10 languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese.
  • The Art and Faith souvenir DVD is in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

Verified user reviews powered by
50% of reviewers liked this tour
Feb 21 2016
Feb 17 2016
Una experiencia fantastica. Apreciar la capilla sixtina sin gente es apabullante, un silencio que te atrapa. tuve la oportunidad de visitarla mas tarde y el bullicio era insoportable.No podria decir que hay algo que no me gusta de esta actividad.Son esas cosas que no debemos dejar de hacer en la vida Incluso los servicios en el interior y recorrido del paseo son de excelencia. el restaurante no tiene precios excesivos.
Feb 17 2016
The date I picked was the 15th August 2015. The date I was given on my ticket was the 14th august. I found out that the Vatican was actually closed on the 15th and that's why I was given a different date. Unfortunately, although it was on the ticket, I assumed that It would read what I had booked and ended up missing the Vatican tour and wasting my money. I did a collesseum tour too and there was a party of 5 with us who were told that even though they had paid, they would have to wait to see if anyone else showed up first because grey line had over booked. Luckily for them there were a few no shows (potentially their dates were also involuntarily changed!) and they got to do the tour but it was actually uncomfortable for everyone that they were made feel like that despite pre paying on booking and it definitely spoiled it for them.
Reply From Sarah:
We are terribly sorry for your experience regarding you Skip the Line: VIP Early Entrance Sistine Chapel reservation. Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review. Your valuable comments provide us with an opportunity improve our operations and availability management for our tours in Rome.
Feb 16 2016
não entrega o serviço que prometedont buy tickets from this companythe compnay wasnt at the meet point, i lost my money and the oportunity to get know de chapel
Reply From Sarah:
Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry about your experience with Gray Line in Rome. We appreciate the time you took to write this as it gives us an opportunity to improve our operations and services.
Read More Reviews


The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Final Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave, the process through which a new Pope is chosen. Don’t miss the chance to enter the Sistine Chapel as a VIP with our privileged access before any other groups and before the general public.

With the aid of a map of the Museums and your exhaustive pre-recorded audio-guide, you’ll be free to explore the entire Vatican Museum at your own pace.

Special tickets include the Art and Faith DVD, with a full description of the Vatican City in several languages.

Gray Line uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more.