Entry ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Entry ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

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From US$ 28.32 per person

Likely to sell out

See priceless works of art from the Papal collections in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces from antiquity to Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes.

About this ticket

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Optional audio guide
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, German, Chinese, Korean

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  • Explore one of the world's busiest museums by yourself at your preferred time
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel
  • Enter the Vatican Museums through the GetYourGuide dedicated entrance
  • Pickup your audioguide at the dedicated GetYourGuide desk inside the Museums
  • Get a 20% discount at the Vatican Museums online shop
Full description

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens.

Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages.

See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Use of the dedicated GetYourGuide entrance
  • Access to Vatican Gardens (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Vatican Museums (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • 20% discount at Vatican Museums online shop
  • 45-minute bus tour (if option selected)
  • Guided tour
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica (free of charge, but access is not guaranteed. It may vary due to crowd control)
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica's dome
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Meeting point

Go directly to the Vatican Museum entrance on Viale Vaticano. Use the preferred GetYourGuide entrance and show your ticket (paper and mobile voucher are accepted) to the security guards at the entrance, then scan your ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI after the security check.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • Youth tickets are available for those between the ages of 6-18 (inclusive) with a valid ID card
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience
  • The opening hours are subject to change due to special events at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica
  • Children under 6 years old go free of charge with a valid ID
  • Those with a disability and their carer or companion go free of charge with a certificate of disability, which you must present at the Special Permits and/or the Reception desk in the hall of the museum
  • The minibus tour is not available for children 6 years old or younger
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months
  • Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (final entry 4:00 PM)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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We bought tickets with audioguides because basic tickets were sold out. There was no queue on that day so maybe we could have saved money buying the ticket on the day but it's difficult to know in advance if there's going to be people or not. Audioguides were useful, bring normal headphones with you if you don't want to hold up the machine to your ear for 3 hours. We booked for 3pm entry but they let us enter when we turned up 45 minutes early. I'd suggest to don't start your tour any later than 2pm because even if the museum is supposed to close at 18:30, they closed the entrance to the Sistine Chapel earlier. We arrived in the chapel around 17:00 and after few minutes they cleared the room and closed the entrance. We managed to enjoy the chapel and we were ready to leave but I feel that if we started our tour at 15:00 we could have missed it. No photos allowed in the chapel. If you decide to use GYG site I'd suggest to make an account and use the app to apply GET10 code for 10% off

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March 19, 2023

We bought ticket via GetYourGuide and it was much easier to enter the Vatican museums. There was a special entrance for us. After that on the first floor (I think it was first, not sure cause it’s a huuuge place) there are boxes in which you have to scan your QR and then you get your tickets physically. You just have to follow signs that will lead you where you need to get.

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March 19, 2023

This was a really good option as it gave us a fast track entrance but with plenty of freedom to enjoy the museums at our own pace. They are just amazing and you really don’t want to rush it! The entry was very easy but be sure to screen shot the voucher on your phone, so it is quickly scanned, just incase of last minute WiFi connection problems. We wizzed through no problem. It’s also worth noting the Museums are accessed outside of the big walls of Vatican city so you have to go right around the back behind St.Peters basillica… I’m pretty sure you cannot access museums from St.Peters square if you do that first, unless you are with a guide. Enjoy!

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March 17, 2023

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