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Vatican: Gardens, Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket

Vatican: Gardens, Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket

4.4 / 5

28857 Reviews

Gain privileged early access on a VIP guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Skip the crowds by entering in the early morning, allowing you to enjoy wonders with fewer people around, such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling artwork. Your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating commentary on the artwork, architecture and artifacts you encounter along the way. Highlights include seeing works by Raphael and Michelangelo, emblems of the Renaissance, and visiting the largest church in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica.

About this activity

Duration: 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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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
  • Use your 15% discount at all the bookshops inside the Vatican Museums
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.

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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 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 28857 reviews

Review summary

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    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.0 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Very very busy, at times couldn’t see much due to the sheer number of people in there. At times didn’t look at anything as it was that crowded with several large tours groups taking up a lot of space. It was extremely hot in there too, make sure you have a drink with you. Security didn’t take too long think we timed it just right on the time we booked. Well worth a visit

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February 17, 2020

Really interesting experience. We were not happy that our vouchers were in Italian with no option to have them provided in English format. As a consequence of this we mistakenly thought that we had a guide as we needed to be there at 9am according to the instructions. Our ticket did not include a guide so we had to pay an additional £8 each for an audio guide otherwise we would not have understood what we were seeing, it was a necessity. All in all, I felt the ticket price was over expensive but this is due to the standard entrance to the museum starting at £17

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February 15, 2020

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