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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

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
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks
Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point on time. Please plan on being at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the meeting time. Guests arriving late cannot be accommodated, and missed tickets cannot be refunded.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
  • 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.

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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

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star-5
Roma 2022
ALEJANDRO_F
, Aug 2022
Great museum and impressive Basilica need at least one day to see all the treasures, bring lots of water in the summer
star-3
Not as expected.
Anne_W
, Jul 2022
Just did entrance ticket to Vatican and Sistine Chapel and it was good except for too many people allowed into Sistine Chapel at a time. A guy was telling people to be quiet over a loud speaker but people just started talking again which just destroyed the atmosphere. I had two guys next to me talking about where they were going next instead of looking at the art and respecting that they were in an actual chapel. Least enjoyable experience in Rome - not due to Viator but to people.
star-4
Quick access, poor instructions
Phil_A
, Jul 2022
The meeting instructions could be clearer, all you need to do is meet the guys at the steps. The address given is a residential address no one from the company is there. Once we met the reps acces was quick and easy. It was good being able to wander around the Vatican at our own pace.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Seeing the Sistine Chapel...
cassiaparson
, Jul 2022
Seeing the Sistine Chapel is beyond words. It is an amazing work of art and not to be missed on a visit to Rome.
star-4
Skip the line and tickets given easy
Gaylene_O
, Jul 2022
Checkin was easy and taken into the museum and our tickets given was done with no hassle. Easy option if not wanting a guided tour, just skip the line option
star-5
Skipped
Anne_L
, Jul 2022
Got right in! It was so hot outside and my 86 yr old mother was with us so I'm glad we got right in Easy to find our group and it was very nice to skip the line!!
star-4
Basic
Terence_Y
, Jun 2022
It was just a basic skip-the-line reservation. Not much. But they start on time and we got to start our museum visit fast.
star-3
The museum is fantastic...
pjm17
, Jun 2022
The museum is fantastic and a must when in Rome, however this tour was poorly executed. The meeting place was just a street location that was full of other tour operators and crawling with confused people, as a result our guide was difficult to find. After much standing around we were escorted across the street and inside to receive our tickets. Not sure why there we needed a guide for that, as this is a self-guided tour. I have previously done the same tour through Viator and there a dedicated line for "skip the line", this time it was a mess. The area where we met the guide was not very nice either, trash everywhere and many agressive people trying to sell you trinkets.
star-5
LINE SKIPPED 100%
CLAUDIA_P
, Jun 2022
Although meeting point is not specified anywhere, we did find it pretty quickly as it was across the street of main entrance. Staff where very nice and clear. Our guide was excellent & made sure we did not wait … we passed through all the lines very smoothly & NO WAITING ANYWHERE.
star-1
will NEVER use your tour
Gregory_B
, Jun 2022
guide left us.. we had to use the restroom and she told us where to go and then the tour guide was gone. Took for ever to find the tour guide. Lack of signs to start our tour.
star-4
Would have been fine except museum was too crowded.
David_T
, May 2022
Amazing artwork, but was too overwhelming with so much to see and too crowded. Think they should put limits on number of people admitted at a time.
star-4
Quick and easy
Claude_I
, May 2022
The meeting point was right across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance. Our guide walked us across the street and went to get the tickets as we went through security. Very easy.
star-3
Redeeming Tickets was a wild goose Chase
Charles_R
, May 2022
Redemption instructions don’t tell you that the redemption address is just a general location. The actual address is not associated with the ticket provider. it was a wild goose chase trying to figure out who we were meeting and where we were supposed to meet. A random stranger finally told us where to wait. Vader doesn’t tell you who the tour company is that your looking for. I would not book these tickets again. It is too difficult to figure out how to get your ticket. It wasted an hour of our time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Finding tour operator is a wild goose chase
Charles_R
, May 2022
Beware. The redemption location in the instructions gives an address but The address was a business that was not associated with the tour operator. Btw: you have no idea who the tour operator is so you have no idea who to look for. They don’t tell you that you have to stand outside the building until someone from a tour company shows up 15 min prior to your mtg time. We walked around for 20 minutes before a random person on the street told us where to wait. It was so frustrating. I would not use this service again. It wasted almost an hour of our time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Awful
Tracie_M
, May 2022
Never got in. Completely unaccommodating. Had to go with another company. City Wonders is awful! Take the money and run
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
It was very interesting...
John_N
, May 2022
It was very interesting to see all the artifacts and beautyful paintings withing the vatican. We were amazed at how much there was.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Easy and time saving,...
Olivier_V
, May 2022
Easy and time saving, would definitely recommend to book in advance. Friendly staff on top of it. Thanks
star-4
Educational
Gavin_W
, May 2022
A beautiful must see trip when visiting Rome. A historical experience not just capturing religious meanings but many historical events also.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
All in all a great experience
Frank_P
, May 2022
The meeting point was easy to find and everything worked as it should have! The staff was extremely helpful and considerate
star-5
Amazing Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour
Michelecoleman101015
, May 2022
Once we found the meeting point everything was very straight forward. The guide explained that we would follow her to the museum where we were fast tracked into the museum. She collected everyone's ticket and gave them out and we were then left to our own devices to tour the museum and chapel. It was a very interesting tour and would highly recommend getting the audio machine and it was extremely informative. We spent around 2 hours completing the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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