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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets

Use your skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket to explore one of the world’s greatest museum complexes at leisure! A veritable Aladdin’s Cave, the Vatican Museums teem with history at every turn, glistening with magnificent Renaissance art and architecture. Queues are long, so skip past them with your fast-track ticket and then spend as long or as little as you like inside, seeing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel — home to Michelangelo’s 'The Last Judgement' fresco. Upgrade your ticket to include a small-group guided tour (maximum 20 people), and put the dazzling sights of the Vatican into historical context.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

Highlights

  • Vatican Museums ticket with skip-the-line entrance
  • This ticket includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway and we guarantee you will not wait in any long lines
  • Use your Vatican pass to see top Vatican attractions like Raphael’s Rooms and the Gallery of Maps
  • Head inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam
  • Upgrade to include a small-group guided tour and see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the right choice if you want to get exclusive access to the Vatican Museums through a reserved entranceway but still see them on your own. Spend your time admiring some of the most spectacular artwork in history instead of standing in line!

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Entrance Tickets

Meet your host in Vatican City, and head to a reserved entranceway that guarantees you the fastest skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums — beating all the other priority-entrance lines! After showing your ticket to the Vatican guard, your host will leave you to discover this compelling museum complex and the Sistine Chapel on your own.

To see everything inside the Vatican Museums would be a definite feat, as the rooms that comprise them collectively stretch a staggering 9 miles (15km) around Vatican City. However, your ticket enables you to stay for as long or little as you want, meaning you can see as much of the art-filled rooms as your heart desires.

Places not to be missed include the Gallery of the Candelabra, a long corridor packed with elegantly carved marble candelabras and sculptures, and, of course, Raphael’s Rooms – a series of four interconnecting rooms that are adorned with Renaissance frescoes by Raphael and his pupils. Amble through the Gallery of Maps, where 40 huge maps of Italy are on show, and steep yourself in early 16th-century geography as you gaze in wonder at their intricate detail.

Whatever way you choose to explore the Vatican Museums, the layout of the complex means that the Sistine Chapel is likely to be the last sight you’ll see – the Vatican obviously intended to save the best ‘til last! Awe-inspiring in every sense of the word, the 15th-century sacred chapel holds profound religious significance to the Catholic Church, as it’s the place where the papal conclave is locked to elect new popes. Matching its religious highlights in equal measures, is the Sistine Chapel’s artwork; see bedazzling masterpieces including Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco The Creation of Adam and iconic wall painting The Last Judgement.

Ticket and Tour:
Want to see all the sights of the Vatican Museum but hear their history, too? Then upgrade to join a 5-star rated tour, taking in the highlights of the museum complex and the Sistine Chapel, plus St Peter’s Basilica — the holiest place in Christendom. With an expert guide at your side, learn about the Vatican’s power, art and treachery, and see all the attractions in an intimate small group of no more than 20.

Customer Reviews

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Igor was a wonderful guide. So very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. He clearly loves his subject matter and his job.

nicholas e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

How helpful were these people. On the day of my you our tour we were the victims of a robbery. I rang viator later in the day and spoke to Barbara. She very kindly eschanged our tickets for the following day at no extra charge. The trip,itself was fabulous , we made our own way around the museum at leisure and spent a good three hours taking it all in.

Jihan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great experience,the tour guide was ecxcellent.

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide was funny and very well informed about the history of the pieces in the museum. We were both very pleased with his tour.

shadowgirl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour group was easy to find and extremely helpful. Of course I had to get something wrong on our trip. It was the arrival time. Even though we missed and time slot the gentleman in charge brought us right up to the front and had us go in with the next group. Extremely professional.

zelda s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good. We received our tickets quickly

Sally K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The agents were there on time well organised and very polite, would use again

Donna A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Nice tour guide and tour. The lines get very long so it is nice to have this advantage and time saver.

Dan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A must see, Excellent

Susan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very good, saves waiting for hours in line

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