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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

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Vatican City, Italy
Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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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Reserved Skip-the-Line Access to the Vatican Museums
Reserved Skip-the-Line Access to the Sistine Chapel
Escorted access through the Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums
Guided small-group tour (only if guided tour option selected)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican City
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket.

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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
  • "Go early, or do one of the wonderful evening visits (summer only and this was November" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Excellent tour and guide
Gabrielle_M
, Nov 2021
Excellent tour our tour guide alexsandra was so nice and information was great and she kept it very interesting. The 3 hr tour was very enjoyable highly recommended
star-5
Best way to experience!
Toby_H
, Nov 2021
Loved the detail on the background and life of Michaelangelo/the sistene chapel. Hall of maps was also really cool and interesting. Our guide was informative and interactive - a perfect day! We’re so glad we did this with a guide!
star-5
Brilliant tour
Lee_T
, Nov 2021
We had an amazing tour& tour guide, he was very knowledgeable, we learnt lots of facts & he was also a lot of fun too!! Would definitely recommend 👍👍
star-5
A must see!
Chantal_S
, Oct 2021
It was so beautifull! All those masterpieces, a must see! The guide was super nice and I learned a lot!
star-5
Very good guide Maria
Flemming_B
, Oct 2021
The Best experience was Maria the guide she was so good and New evrything about the Place And took good care of us..
star-5
Absolutely Amazing
Gustavo_D
, Oct 2021
Emanuella was an AMAZING guide! Extremely knowledgeable, engaged, thorough yet not boring nor dragging us through loads and loads of unwanted information. She knows the Vatican Museum from head to toe. She also gave us an in-depth explanation of the Sistine Chapel since there is no talking / pictures allowed inside. Everything was beyond my expectations.
star-5
Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour
Kim_H
, Oct 2021
The vatican and the sistine chapel the beauty of the art work and seeimg what I've been told about in seminary and actually seeing it is priceless the history is mind blowing
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice tour guid
Michele_D
, Sep 2021
I would recommend this tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and made funny anecdotes. Thank you Giuseppe, for an excellent tour.
star-5
Vatican tour
Kristen_M
, Jul 2021
The meeting location was not clear. But after calling and being sent GPS location we found the right spot and met up with our tour guide who was AMAZING! Elizabetha was very knowledgeable and made the history really come alive! We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
star-5
Excellent tour guide
Anastasios_K
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Gigi, was excellent, very passionated, helpful and informed! Our tour in Vatican would not be the same without him. Thank you, Gigi!

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