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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


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!

Mrs TP M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What amazing people you have working for you our tour guide was fantastic she was extremely knowledgable and very helpful would defiently recommend using these tour guides

Jason L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

will go back to Italy.

Natalie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Worth avoiding the queues

Suzanne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent! Purchasing the tickets in advance was sound planning we beet the huge lines!

Trefor J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent service, worked out well

Eleanor A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Everything worked as promised. People were where the voucher said we'd find them. We had to wait awhile before getting into the Vatican, but otherwise, all was smooth.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We booked this trip as we had limited time on our last day and wanted to see The Vatican. On approaching we saw the very long queues that had already formed to enter. We met our guide who gave us a badge for entry and then at the allotted time went straight into the building. Very useful if you are on strict time regime and want to avoid the 2 hour wait.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Definitely a great way to get into the museum quickly, but then to be able to have the freedom to explore the museum on your own. Was slightly disorganized at the start, but with so many people around and so many tour groups, it is hard to prevent that. Basically, tour worked exactly as described.

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