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

Product ID: 145590
Get Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the Vatican art collections at your own pace
Full description
Discover the wealth of art in the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-ticket-line admission ticket. A route map will provide suggested itineraries to help you organize your day. 

Stand beneath Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces by Raphael, in frescoes preserved across the 4 Raphael Rooms in the public section of the Papal Apartments.

The masterpieces continue in the Gallery of the Maps, where you’ll find a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar Ignazio Danti and Apollo del Belvedere.
  • Admission ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
What’s Not Included
  • Tour guide inside the Vatican

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour operator's office, Via Germanico 67, 00192 Rome

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• The entrance tickets are timed, which means that late arrivals can not be granted access
• Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is only permitted to visitors dressed appropriately. Shoulders and knees must be covered and no hats are allowed
• No photography or filming is permitted inside the Sistine Chapel
• It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, large backpacks and umbrellas in the cloakroom
• Students aged 18-25 must have their international student cards and ID cards as a proof of age with them on the day of the visit
• Children under 18 years must have their documents with them as a proof of age on the day of the visit
• On arrival at The Vatican, please follow the signs for the Groups Entrance with Online Reservations. There may be a wait at this entrance of up to 10 minutes. All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 309 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We chose to take advantage of the priority access tickets without the guided tour. Despite the hoards of people queuing we easily gained access with minimal disruption (our guide certainly knew how to negotiate her way around the queues!). Well worth the extra money in my opinion. We enjoyed self-guiding around the museums, spending time in areas of interest and picking the right moment to enter the Sistine Chapel. Time spent in the museums and Chapel was around 3 hours.

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October 28, 2019

Good option for skip the line without tour

Everything went really well, we met at the tourist office and were taken to the entrance from there. After a quick security check we got our tickets and were able to go in. So everything went smoothly and fast. The only thing that was missing was the infos about the sistine chapel.

April 30, 2019


I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a tour or not and I am SO happy I chose the small group tour. The Colosseum itself doesn’t need a review- mind blowingly gorgeous. Our tour guide Gio however was the icing on the cake. She was beyond wonderful! You can tell she is highly educated on Rome’s history (well, history in general) and was an added bonus to the tour. You can definitely tell Gio loves what’s she’s doing because it shows when she speaks and her energy is contagious. Best tour yet. Thank you!!!

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April 21, 2019

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Gaudium Travel

Product ID: 145590