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Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel

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Spend more time inside when you skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel through an official, priority entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you’ll experience the best of the Vatican in just 3 hours.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy faster than skip-the-line access through the official Vatican Partner Entrance
  • See the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Raphael Rooms, the Papal collections, the famous Gallery of Maps and more
  • Hear in-depth stories behind the art from your expert English-speaking guide
  • Make the most of exclusive access, with a maximum group of 20 people
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Step inside the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line entry. Experience all the wonders and history the Vatican has to offer on this guided tour.

Skip the queues and be whisked straight into the Vatican. Once inside, your expert guide will show you the best of the Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and the highlights of the Papal art collection in the Raphael Rooms.

Marvel at Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, and hear the history from your guide. Continue to St Peter’s Basilica, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty. Gaze up into its massive dome and see its iconic sculptures, mosaics, and hidden details.

Finish your tour at St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful gather to listen when the Pope appears. Come away with an understanding of the Vatican's history and see how it has impacted the modern world.

Includes
  • Exclusive skip-the-ticket-line partner access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St Peter's Dome ticket
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • As of August 6, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present either a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or negative PCR or antigen test that is no more than 48-hours old
  • Green Vaccine Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats
  • The Basilica is currently not accessible
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut tops or shorts. Guests who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry
  • Access to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to the Papal Audience
  • From April - Oct, the tour will include a shorter guided tour of the Basilica
  • From Nov - March, there will be no guided tour inside the Basilica. You can still enter the Basilica independently.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14097 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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we enjoyed a nice, quiet, and 'not so crowded' tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. our guide, Elizabetha was absolutely amaaaaaayzing! she's also an archaeologist, so you can imagine how knowledgeable her tour was. I commend her for talking straight for 2.5 hours! we had a great time, traveling back in time with her. we were completely wowed by the sheer talent of artists 500 years ago; and impressed with the preservation efforts! I recommend doing this tour with a guide first, then doing it on your own later. this is our plan. thanks for a great experience, Elizabetha!

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January 19, 2022

The tour was good and the guide was quite good, but I think if one is going to see the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel it would help to go in smaller groups. The venues are already quite crowded with other tourist groups. We had chosen the 9 am slot, which I think was ideal. Overall, a good experience.

January 8, 2022

Alexandra was a great guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour gets you to the Sistine Chapel before the crowds get there and then the group breaks after an overview of the museums. There’s a ton to see. You could easily spend a full day going through the museums if you wanted to.

December 9, 2021

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