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Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

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From US$ 36.82 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.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Audio guide included
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
  • Please observe the strict dress code, no shorts or sleeveless shirts are permitted
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Use of the dedicated GetYourGuide entrance
  • Access to Vatican Gardens (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • Booking fee 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
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
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
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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 42766 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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Super easy! People who didn't have tickets beforehand looked miserable sitting in the heat in an immovable line. But it only took me about 10 minutes to get inside, find the audio guide booth to exchange my voucher for a ticket, and then scan my ticket at the entrance. There's a very clearly marked booth to pick up your actual audio guide after scanning your ticket. The guide itself didn't have much information - only about one thing per room, but these seemed like plenty to me given the vastness of the museums. There was plenty of information about the Sistine Chapel too. I enjoyed going at my own pace rather than staying with a tour guide. Definitely crazy busy though - expect crowds and heat. But there's a water fountain to refill water fountains and plenty of restrooms!

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June 28, 2022

Skip the line is the only way to go...Our tickets were for 3pm. I thought that this would give us plenty of time to get through the museums and get to Saint Peter's Basilica before it closed for the day at 5:50...we were not so lucky. I think if we had gone faster through the museums, we could have made it. My advice is to watch your timing so you don't miss out on the Pieta and the beautiful Basilica.

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June 26, 2022

The process was smooth. I was allocated an entry time in the evening by the system automatically, and I called the customer service to ask about it. They suggested that I could try going earlier. It turned out that the ticket office at Vatican Museum wasn't strict about the time slot. And the exhibition was definitely impressive.

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 62214