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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Ticket-Line

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Ticket-Line

From US$ 42.95 per person

Get Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace.

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  • Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the Vatican art collections at your own pace
Full description
Discover the wealth of art in the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-ticket-line admission ticket. A route map will provide suggested itineraries to help you organize your day.  Stand beneath Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces by Raphael, in frescoes preserved across the 4 Raphael Rooms in the public section of the Papal Apartments. The masterpieces continue in the Gallery of the Maps, where you’ll find a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar Ignazio Danti and Apollo del Belvedere.
  • Admission ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Tour guide inside the Vatican
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • 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

The tour operator's office, Via Germanico 67, 00192 Rome

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  •  The entrance tickets are timed, which means that late arrivals can not be granted access
  •  Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is only permitted to visitors dressed appropriately. Shoulders and knees must be covered and no hats are allowed
  •  No photography or filming is permitted inside the Sistine Chapel
  •  It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, large backpacks and umbrellas in the cloakroom
  •  Students aged 18-25 must have their international student cards and ID cards as a proof of age with them on the day of the visit
  •  Children under 18 years must have their documents with them as a proof of age on the day of the visit
  •  On arrival at The Vatican, please follow the signs for the Groups Entrance with Online Reservations. There may be a wait at this entrance of up to 10 minutes. All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 329 reviews

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We chose to take advantage of the priority access tickets without the guided tour. Despite the hoards of people queuing we easily gained access with minimal disruption (our guide certainly knew how to negotiate her way around the queues!). Well worth the extra money in my opinion. We enjoyed self-guiding around the museums, spending time in areas of interest and picking the right moment to enter the Sistine Chapel. Time spent in the museums and Chapel was around 3 hours.

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October 28, 2019

Our time of entry to the museum being at 8:50 am as much to say that there was no queue so for our part this ticket was not of special use suddenly a little expensive for a simple entry, in addition we took the audio guide at 8 € per person, very appreciable throughout the visit and entry to the dome of the basilica at 8 € per person too, very high, waiting 3/4 of an hour but great experience and a breathtaking view , I highly recommend

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September 19, 2019

Good option for skip the line without tour

Everything went really well, we met at the tourist office and were taken to the entrance from there. After a quick security check we got our tickets and were able to go in. So everything went smoothly and fast. The only thing that was missing was the infos about the sistine chapel.

April 30, 2019

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