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Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket

4.4 / 5

29178 Reviews

Optimize your time at the Vatican with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums. Explore world-famous art, including the Sistine Chapel, at your own pace. Wander the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Or, head straight to Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel, just take some time to admire the tremendous detail overhead and all around you. You’re free to stay the whole day. A map with suggested routes will help you plan your visit.

About this activity

Duration: 2 hours - 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

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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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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy. Go directly to the Vatican Museum entrance on Viale Vaticano 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

  • 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 29178 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We chose the full day tour with train to the Gandolfo Castle. Although initially I feared the tour won't be organised so well considering we had to take a train, then a bus and then come back, The Vatican Museums staff organised all of us actually well. I liked the tour but wouldn't really do it again because you don't actually have the chance to walk around on foot in the gardens at the Castle of Gondolfo (it is really big and they take you around in a car). The lunch was ok, so was the Vatican Museum. It was good that the tour started at 8 so there weren't many people in the museum.

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March 8, 2020

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

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