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Vatican City & Sistine Chapel: Skip-The-Line & Audio Guide

Product ID: 212586
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See priceless works of art from the papal collections with skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover this famous monument with an audio guide and receive a 15% discount at all bookshops inside the Vatican Museums.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the world's busiest museums by yourself at your preferred time
  • See Michelangelo's fresco 'the Creation of Adam' in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the ticket line to enter the Vatican Museums
  • Use your 15% discount at all the bookshops inside the Vatican Museums
  • Take advantage of the included audio guide service to learn about the attractions
Full description
Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with your ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Skip the long ticket line and enjoy your visit at your own pace. Take advantage of the included audio guide service.

Tiptoe through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi, which is said to contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens. Take a 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 through 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. Rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. 

Then, it is 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 and Sistine Chapel
  • Booking and handling fee
  • Audio guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee to St.Peter's Basilica, which is free of charge but access is not guaranteed and may vary due to crowd control
  • Entrance fee to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica's

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the entrance to the Vatican Museum on Viale Vaticano, 00165 Rome. Show your ticket to the security guards then scan your ticket at the box office after the security check.

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Important information
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
• You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit the Vatican and may be refused entrance if you do not adhere to the dress code
• The Vatican can get very crowded, especially during high season (June, July, and August)
• St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience, and opening hours are subject to change due to special events
• Children under 7 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
• Audio guides are available in 9 languages
• You can choose to combine this experience with a visit to the summer residence of the Pope by train
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2928 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
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What an amazing collection of art from all over the world. I was intthralled as I went from room to room. And Christian Iconography was beyond anything I have ever experience, I arrived at 11a.m. the artwork kept !e going back to see again and this time to take photographs. Everyone around me was doing the same and it really was frustrating when I would get ready to snap a picture and some people would stop in front of me like I was invisible, so I suggest you buy postcards or souvenir book which includes pictures from inside the Sistine Hill where you are not allowed to take photographs. Be sure to have the audio guide, bring your own ear phones as they don't provide them and this is the one place you will want to have the explanation of the details explained. I stayed for over an hour just drinking in the incredible beauty.

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December 25, 2019

The cost of the skip-the-line reservation is 4euro / person, which is expensive when there is no queue at the entrance. On the other hand, audio guides are not very useful because there is no reference number in most rooms. So 7 euros per audio ..... it's expensive. However the visit is really worth the detour and it was a real pleasure to discover all these wonders.

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November 30, 2019

Very good for skipping the queue as stated. Just use the queue on the right when arriving at the vatican and the self service machines to exchange for tickets very simple to use. Voucher exchange for audio guide at desk. Museums were interesting and lots of good items on display.

November 30, 2019

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