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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Entry ticket

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Likely to sell out

From US$ 42.11 per person

Likely to sell out

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
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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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your host 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

  • Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums is subject to a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. The activity provider 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
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The Vatican Museum is a must see when in Rome. This is NOT a tour—these are only entry tickets that allow you inside the museum and after that, you are on your own. If you are expecting a tour—this is not it. The museum is a wonder, completely beautiful. Many stairs and many steps because this thing is so huge. You could spend days looking at everything! The museum is crowded, smashed together and shuffling through. I recommend getting the before opening hours tour with breakfast if you want a smaller crowd and a better viewing experience. (We did this also through Get Your Guide).

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March 27, 2023

We purchased skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museum and Sistene Chapel. Our helpful guide from City Wonders Tours met us across the street, steered us through the doors and the mass of humanity waiting to get inside, procured our tickets, and gave us some very informative information before sending us off to take in the museums at our own pace. She even called us because we were running a little late to make sure we were ok and still coming. It was perfect and hassle free. Highly recommend this service.

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March 27, 2023

Recommended. I showed up at the meeting point and met our host. She checked me in and provided me with a sticker I placed on my T-shirt. At the designated time, we went into the Vatican museum; skipped the long line outside. We went through security, and our host told us to hang tight while she gets us (the rest of the group and myself) our physical tickets. She got them within 5 minutes, provided us with our individual tickets and off we went. Once we had our tickets, we were on our own and explored the museum at our own pace.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 136004