Entry ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Entry ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

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From US$ 31.07 per person

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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
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Optional audio guide
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, German, Chinese, Korean

What customers loved


  • 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
  • 10% discount at Caput Mundi Mall right close to Vatican Museums on all shops and restaurants by showing your GetYourGuide voucher
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Caput Mundi Mall Via Urbano VIII, 16 right on the side of St.Peter's Basilica

Customer reviews

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There was no wait with the ticket. We just went past everyone and went right in. But we didn’t need our passports either. Not sure why. The Vatican is like the ikea of museums. You go from room to room wondering when you will get to the Sistine chapel. And just when you think you are almost there, you find only more rooms of exhibits. All the exhibits are truly incredible. But the place is pretty crowded especially in some parts and it gets tiring so by the middle you kinda just want to get to the Sistine chapel and leave passing by other incredible treasures.

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June 4, 2023

I would recommend this activity for anyone. For start you get the skip the massive line of people without tickets. Getting in is smooth and the directions are great and on point and picking up the audio guide is easy and no queue. The access is great and could spend the whole day at the Vatican. A few negatives were nowhere did it say that it wasn’t good for strollers, we took our 14 month son and going up and down all the stairs was a nightmare for not only us but for other family’s, there was no lift either. The next one is more of a notice for the activity. The main attraction is the Sistine chapel. The hoards of people heading this same way was mad mixed with lots of tours stopping and making getting through doors and rooms difficult. When there it’s so amazing but the journey to the chapel was like nothing I’ve experienced before. The activity is great value for money and we were able to go about at our own leisure. Great experience.

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June 3, 2023

I would definitely recommend pre-booking tickets to avoid the massive queue outside! We went end of May & were straight in & through security in no time. There were a lot of tours going round the museum - I was glad we just booked tickets & had the freedom to look round independently. It’s a spectacular place - a must-see experience when visiting Rome.

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June 3, 2023

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