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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.


  • 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is the best way to see the Vatican Museum and the tour staff were awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The experience was really good.The guides were brilliant and gave all factual information.I will recommend them. I will be using them in future holidays.Big thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We found the meeting place easily. We got into the Vatican museum easily. Absolutely beautiful and amazing experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed - guide was very knowledgable and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide Fabrigio was fantastic. So passionate and took us with him on the journey. We would certainly use him again. The Vatican Museums are very crowded. You do need to be aware of that - skipping the line is certainly the way to go. But once you get in the crowds can be overwhelming. Fabrigio found quiet courtyards and gave us little insights so that we could still enjoy the art in the crowded corridor. Linda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We got everything what we wanted. We found everything quickly and we got a great guiding till the entrance.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Perfect way to avoid the long line! Go for it and enjoy as long or as little time at the museum as you want.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

With an overwhelming amount to see, this tour touches on a lot! The guide was very knowledgable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The representatives were in the exact location as described and took us through into the museum, we skipped the main queue only had to go into security queue and gave us a leaflet with a map of the museum which was very helpful too.

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