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Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Likely to sell out Booked 315 times yesterday

From US$ 27.32 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 315 times yesterday

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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Go directly to the Vatican Museum entrance on Vatican Museums, 00120 Città del Vaticano (Viale Vaticano) 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

  • 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
  • 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

4.5 /5

based on 52604 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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To get into the Vatican museum, you have to leave the Vatican and go round the outer wall on the outside. The layout is awful. there are few if any signs to guide you there. research online: if you're by the fountains or in the main square then: wrong place. leave through the side gates, follow around the wall for 10 mins, and there's another door. Ask at the kiosk near the fountains for help.

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December 1, 2022

Arrived at entrance to Vatican Museum no waiting and straight in and got my ticket at reception all within 5 minutes. Had a great experience walking through the museum before reaching the Sistine Chapel then another walk through the remainder of museum. You can stop off at Vatican gardens for some refreshments or visit the lower museum were the Papal cars and carriages are for all to see all in all a great experience and well worth the purchase thank you

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December 1, 2022

The museums were amazing. They were a little hard to find but ultimately worth the wait and walk. While it didn't spoil our visit, it's worth noting that due to the amount of people and some tighter spaces, it got uncomfortable and humid at points and this was in late November.

November 28, 2022

Product ID: 62214