Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

From $24.72 per person

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. Enjoy optional acces to the Papal Villas and Vatican Gardens.

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  • Select your entrance to 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 fastest entrance available and then enjoy your visit at your own pace
  • 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.  Tiptoe 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 and Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • Tour of the Vatican Gardens in a minivan (if option selected)
  • Access to Papal Villas or Vatican Garden (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • Booking and handling fee
  • 20% discount at Vatican Museums online shop
  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide unless option chosen
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

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    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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 30056 reviews

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    The Museum is very big. Some Collections can be interesting for children of school age as an example their studies of history. As a general comment: this is about Vatican’s collection which is huge and requires lots of time to be looked at and learned. For the short trip to Roma as we had (2.5 days) the Museum can be skipped except Chappel Sistine.

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    July 21, 2021

    The Vatican Museums are amazing but be aware that it can take several hours to go through (and still not see anything.) The Sistine Chapel was spectacular of course. The only thing preventing me from giving this five stars are two things. 1) You are SO bombarded by the sheer volume of things to see in the museums that by the time you get to the Sistine Chapel - the experience is somewhat diminished by the overload (it’s all too much.) 2) You can take pictures the entire time EXCEPT the Sistine Chapel. After combing though the museums for three hours prior, that was a HUGE disappointment and makes no sense since pictures are allowed in St. Peter’s Basilica which is an active church with many chapels, popes buried there and so on. Anyway, still worth it but a let down. Not Get Your Guides fault but maybe they could have warned me so I would know before anticipating being able to take pictures for the three hours leading up to it.

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    July 21, 2021

    Wonderful tour!! This is a definitely „must see” at least once in a lifetime!! The museum is enormous- be prepared for at least 2 hrs of looking at most magnificent art pieces;) Everything was well-coordinated by local guiders, we knew where to go, which side to visit etc. And the whole museum as well as Sistina Capel- just breath taking.

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    July 20, 2021

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