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Faster Than Skip The Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets

Vatican City, Italy

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Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your leisure and avoid the long lines with this skip-the-line admission ticket. Spend more time admiring the world-famous art as you are escorted inside through a dedicated no-wait Vatican Partner entrance. Once inside, independently explore galleries like Raphael’s Rooms and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with its iconic frescoes by Michelangelo.
  • Vatican Museums admission ticket with no-wait access via dedicated Vatican Partner entrance
  • Enjoy full-day access, map, and brief orientation to explore the Vatican Museums at your own leisure
  • Use your pass to see top Vatican attractions such as Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel
  • Upgrade to include a small-group guided tour, and see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, enter the Vatican through a special fast-track gate and spend as long as you want inside.
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Small-group tour (if option selected)
Exlusive Access to the Vatican Museum
Map and a brief orientation at the beggining of the tour
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Ticket Redemption Point

00120, Vatican City
Your Vatican experience starts in Vatican City, where you’ll meet your host and walk to a private, priority entrance. Your admission ticket provides you with the fastest skip-the-line entrance at the Vatican Museums. After a brief introduction, and your host will provide a map of the museums and leave you to explore the museum complex’s 9 miles (15 km) of rooms and galleries at your leisure. 

Design your own itinerary and enjoy highlights such as Raphael’s Rooms, a series of four connecting rooms adorned with Renaissance works by Raphael and his students, the Pinacoteca Gallery, and the Etruscan Museum.

Most explorations of the Vatican Museums end at the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, a particularly sacred site, as it’s where new popes are elected. Of course, you’re there to see Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes, The Creation of Adam on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on on the wall.

Optional tour:

If you’d prefer to explore the Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide instead of on your own, upgrade when booking to include a tour limited to 20 people. You’ll see the highlights of the complex, including the Sistine Chapel, as well as neighboring St Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest churches and home to more Renaissance works. From your guide, hear about the history of the Vatican, from art to power to treachery.
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Vatican Museums
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Sistine Chapel
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Stanze di Raffaello
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Vatican City
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On Wednesday you will be unable to include St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. This is due to the Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter's Basilica could be closed.
  • While this ticket is a Skip the Line entrance, there is a security check that every passenger must go through. We cannot control the delay this might cause to entering the museum.
  • We recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't be late because you will lose your time slot like we did." See review
  • "The place is super busy but actually totally fine, just go along and enjoy the ride and absolutely do not forget your camera!" See review
  • "Worth the money to skip the huge lines to get into the Vatican." See review


2,554 Reviews

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Would have been great
, Dec 2020
It was very difficult to find the meet location. We did get there right on the hour and noticed a group leaving, but went to the rep there who checked list and by the time found us, told us we were too late. We missed out completely and still paid.
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Great Service
, Feb 2020
I was very please with the service, meeting the gentleman was a pleasant experience and he was very helpful in knowing what to expect through security and getting the tickets.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
, Feb 2020
Our session was started by meeting the guide who would take us in and give us a fast past tickets. That was it. We were given our tickets and told to go. It was very confusing, we weren’t given a map (like other people with tickets), therefore we couldn’t find our way around well. We also were confused about how we would access the chapel and St. Peter’s dome. Which resulted in us missing the chapel. Overall it was disappointing, if we were given a map like other groups it would have made things a lot easier.
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Amazing best things you could ever do
, Feb 2020
Amazing best things you could ever do. Wonderful place. Easy to find guides Great to skip the line. A must do
Quick Vatican Entrance
, Jan 2020
Quick entrance to the Vatican and all the time I could want to see as much or little as I chose. Not much else to say about it :)
, Jan 2020
Loved the Vatican and chapel Unfortunately the guide was very hard to find Directions confusing and two sets of stairs so we found the wrong guide. Thankfully a local woman came to our rescue and helped. Need to make the guide easier to find
ridiculous cheating
, Jan 2020
we got cheated very badly here as well. we paid 170+ dollars for being cheated. no trust in viators vendors . if it was just about standing in line with someone who would come buy the tockets which are so cheap and we paid just for that person to come stand in line...i dont understand how people can cheat like this and take peoples hard earned money.
It's the only way to do it
, Dec 2019
My partner and I highly recommend this guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Our guide, Annalisa, was excellent -- knowledgeable, friendly. We enjoyed it immensely.
Great tour! Too bad I ended up paying twice!!
, Dec 2019
Great tour! We ended up paying twice because we got lost from the subway after my phone, that I used for navigation, was pick pocketed at the subway, arrived late and missed our 8:30 AM tour, only to be talked into paying for the next available tour by a salesman on the advice we we can get a refund for the earlier tour that we missed. However this was not the case when I contacted customer support. My advice is if you arrived late and missed the tour, don't think you will get a refund. I traveled with my family of 9, including my 86 year old grandmother and 3 children, so a very costly mistake to take the subway and get pick pocketed. Very misleading salesman to think we can get a refund and pay again!
Not needed
Danielle H
, Dec 2019
The particular day we went to the Vatican there was practically no line so this skip the line pass was really not needed. We did not do the guided tour as we didn't have much time, so we basically overpaid about 30 euro to skip ahead of about 5 people.

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