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Tour code: 3731SKIP
At one of the world’s busiest attractions, you certainly don’t want to wait in line. With skip-the-line Vatican admission, you can make sure you spend your time standing in front of world-famous art instead of in the queue. Use this fast-track ticket to enter the Vatican Museums, where you can independently explore galleries like Raphael’s Rooms and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with its iconic frescoes by Michelangelo. If you’d prefer the insight of a Vatican guide, upgrade when booking to include a tour limited to 20 people. Due to a partnership with the Vatican, this admission provides VIP access via a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines, even the priority ones. 


  • 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

Your Vatican experience starts in Vatican City, where you’ll meet your host and walk to your reserved doorway that provides you with the fastest skip-the-line entrance at the Vatican Museums, avoiding the other priority queues. Just show your ticket to the guard, and your host will leave you to explore the museum complex’s 9 miles (15 km) of rooms and galleries at your leisure. You may stay as long as you wish.

The most popular spaces include Raphael’s Rooms, a series of four connecting rooms adorned with Renaissance works by Raphael and his students; the Gallery of the Candelabra, home to carved marble candelabras and sculptures; and the Gallery of Maps, where you can marvel at dozens of intricate maps of Italy from the 16th century. Most explorations of the Vatican Museums end at the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, a particularly sacred site, as it’s where new popes are elected. Of course, you’re there to see Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes, The Creation of Adam on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on on the wall.

Optional tour:
If you’d prefer to explore the Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide instead of on your own, upgrade when booking to include a tour limited to 20 people. You’ll see the highlights of the complex, including the Sistine Chapel, as well as neighboring St Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest churches and home to more Renaissance works. From your guide, hear about the history of the Vatican, from art to power to treachery. 

Customer Reviews

Megan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We were in the Vatican in under 20 minutes. Worth it!

Csongor V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Seeing the queue in front of the museum, I would definitely recommend anyone using this service if cannot book time online. Vatican Museums is hugely busy. The agents were very helpful, it was easy to find them based on the instructions. The process was smooth and we were in the museum no time. We got the audio guides inside separately and enjoyed the museum on our own pace.

Frederick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

By all means, skip the line. Quick admission, no waiting, museum on your own. The statue pictured hereon the ad is just one of the many sculptures I did NOT get to see when I took a guided tour with a bad guide who was more interested in the building itself than in the contents. Without a guide, it was ideal! Skip the line! Skip the guide!

Frederick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was excellent! We met the guide on the steps he took us directly in he got our tickets and we were on our won, Perfect! I got to see the most famous sights in the Vatican ON MY OWN. When I took a guided tour of the Vatican, the guide took us to the courtyard with the pinecone and the map room and talked forever. On that guided tour I never saw the highlights of the museum's collection, no Raphael transfiguration, no Apollo Belvedere, no Belvedere Torso, no Laocoon sculpture, no Carravagio. This time I saw all that on my own. It was excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We chose this option to be able to see the museums in our own pace. The guides were present at the appointed place and time. Getting passed the entrance of the museums is a bit disorganized, but this is the result of the great amounts of people entering the museums, even in the skip the line routes. Once this is passed, you receive a map guide and you are free to go.
Later we learnt that there is a new tour option, early in the morning that will allow you enjoy the Sistine Chapel before the crowds come in. When I return, I will definitely book that one!

Patricia J H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Just what we were looking for - a bump up to the front of the line and then let us go on our own through the museum and focus on what we want to see. You should be prepared and know that you will still have to go through security and that there is still a line, but a much shorter one. Also, don't bring large bags or backpacks to slow you down. And bring your own guide book or map as you are given a map that is very basic. Major sites are well marked with the Sistine Chapel shortcuts noted throughout the museum - but don't miss the splendour of the rest of the collection. Well worth several hours of your time.

Steve S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Well organised helped to get in quickly but as usual big crowds once inside
Still on of the must see things in Rome don't miss the opportunity

Calvin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Got us thru the Vatican much faster


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I love that you can skip the line. We were in 20 mins

noriko c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I enjoyed it even if too many people in the Vatican Museums.
It is so nice to skip the line even if we have to wait for the staff buy the tickets about 7 minutes then, we scan the ticket and enter the Museums and we are free to go anywhere we like.
I recommend this tickets to people who want to visit the Museums, otherwise, we have to wait for a long time to just buy a ticket!! The thousands tourists there!

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