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Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Tickets

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Tickets

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 36.32 per person

Cruise past long lines and get inside the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line tickets. Get a map and a short orientation before setting out to explore the Museums and Sistine Chapel on your own.

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  • Skip the ticket lines to enter the Vatican Museums
  • Get more time to explore St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll the galleries at your own pace
  • Use the handy map to locate masterpieces of art
Full description

Design your own itinerary with a full-day skip-the-ticket-line ticket, map, and a brief orientation, so you can enjoy the highlights of the Vatican museums’ famous collections at your own pace.

Start by exploring areas most tour groups never see, like the paintings in the Pinacoteca gallery and the Etruscan museum, or spend more time admiring the scenery in famous areas like the Pinecone Courtyard and Gallery of Maps.  No trip to the Vatican is complete without visiting its shining star: the Sistine Chapel. Your ticket includes entry to the chapel and your orientation provides information on what to look for when you visit this incredible treasure.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry tickets
  • Reservation fee for the Vatican Museums
  • Map of the museums
  • Escorted entry
  • Informational orientation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Tips
  • Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. From Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani Metro A Station: Exit the turnstiles, walk straight to the back end of the station, and go to the left-side exit. Exit at V.le Giulio Cesare (to your right) and walk down V.le G. Cesare to the street light, cross the street, and take a left on Via Leone IV. Take a right on Via Sebastiano Veniero and walk 1 ½ blocks. By taxi: Ask the driver to take you to the “Ingresso dei Musei Vaticani on Viale Vaticano." From St. Peter's Square: As you face St. Peter's Basilica, turn right, exit the square, and follow the Vatican walls around toward the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The walls should be on your left side. Across the street, you will see Via Tunisi and Caffè Vaticano.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums is subject to a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. The local partner cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress
  • Guests with wheelchairs, strollers, baby carriages, or with any impairment requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated
  • Tickets sell out fast and in advance
  • On arrival at The Vatican, please follow the signs for the separate Partners Entrance.
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check and comply with the official COVID-19 travel advice and restrictions on each country's government website. The tour provider will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due
  • Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 310 reviews

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We bought these skip the line tickets and the organisation did their job well. They guided us until we were inside and from there we were free to discover on our own. So job well done, although I wonder if we saved so much time anyway. Although it was busy, the line was not so long and I'm not sure if we saved so much time in the end. Britt But the staff was friendly and helpful, so no complaints there

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April 20, 2022

Extremely beautiful, Sistine Chapel alone was worth the visit. Avoid at Easter! We went at Easter and although I expected busy, the crowds inside were horrendous. Main areas you could not stop and had to keep moving with the flow of people. Another downside was having to go to a meeting point to wait on a guide and other visitors, then to be taken inside and having to wait on the guide to go buy the ticket. I thought I was going to walk straight in after showing my voucher that I had on my phone via the GetYourGuide app. Guide then handed me the ticket. Not what I was expecting.

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April 18, 2022

I bought an Omnia card which you enter Vatican + Roma Pass 72 hours. It means I didn't need to buy an entranse ticket of Vatican in this site! You will book the time slot of vatican musiam when you get an Omnia card in Vatican Travel Office in Rome.

February 23, 2022

Product ID: 136004