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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-The-Ticket-Line

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-The-Ticket-Line

From US$ 36.16 per person

Walk past the long lines and get inside the Vatican Museums with skip-the-ticket-line entrance. You’ll be provided a map and a short orientation before being set free to explore the Museums and Sistine Chapel on your own.

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  • Skip the ticket lines to enter the Vatican Museums
  • Get more time to explore St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll the galleries at your own pace
  • Use the handy map to locate masterpieces of art
Full description
Choose this ticket if you’re an independent sightseer who wants to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without a tour guide. This ticket ensures skip-the-ticket-line entry to this world-famous site.  Design your own itinerary with a full-day ticket, map, and a brief orientation, so you can enjoy the highlights of the museums’ famous collections at your own pace. Start by exploring areas most tour groups never see, like the paintings in the Pinacoteca gallery and the Etruscan museum, or spend more time admiring the scenery in famous areas like the Pinecone Courtyard and Gallery of Maps.  No trip to the Vatican is complete without visiting its shining star: the Sistine Chapel. Your ticket includes entry to the chapel and your orientation provides information on what to look for when you visit this incredible treasure.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance and reservation fee for the Vatican Museums
  • Map of the museums and information about the Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani). Arriving by Taxi: Please notify the driver to arrive at the “Ingresso dei Musei Vaticani on Viale Vaticano” The meeting point is across the street from the museum entrance located at the Bottom of the wide staircase next to Café Vaticano.

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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.
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums is subject to a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. The local partner cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
  • Unfortunately guests in wheelchairs or with any impairment requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated.
  • Strollers and baby carriages cannot be accommodated.
  • Tickets sell out fast and in advance. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

based on 158 reviews

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It was really difficult locating the tour guide since there was no description of who to look for. The people actually working were so overwhelmed by the number of people there they ignored us until I insisted and then they were rude saying that we were almost too late to join the tour...we’d been there for nearly 20 minutes at that point.

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October 6, 2019

Great experience

It was a great experience, easy to find the meeting point, and tour coordinator Sarena was very helpful and guide (Sorry, I did not remember her name, but she was carrying a black flag with polka dot flag as an identifier) who make us enter to Vatican City, was very kind and provide all necessary information for a self guided tour

April 29, 2019

Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica all in one.

We lucked out. Got guide that fast tracked us a lot most of the way. Other people also have this so line is very long even for fast track. People without fast track super long. The diagram and meeting place is a little confusing. You need to Meet at bottom stairs of Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie.

April 25, 2019

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