• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 47.12 View price calendar

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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.

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

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What You Can Expect

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

Drew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This is as advertised. Meet near the entrance, receive your tickets, tour the Museum on your own. Note this does not include entrance to St Peter's Basilica, only the Museum. Sistine Chapel is part of the Museum, however.

Caitlin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We did not get a tour, just the skip the line option. It was definitely worth it - we did not have to wait in line at all!

Danielle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great way to get into the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. We chose the upgrade for the guided tour and were somewhat shocked when we heard how long it was going to be. We were glad we didn't book anything afterwards. That being said, with the amount of people they move through there in a day there was no way we could have gotten through any faster than we did. It was lovely to have a guide as otherwise we would have walked through like zombies with no idea what was going on. The massive crush of people is just insane. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

Debra W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

City Wonders delivered exactly what they promised. The tour operators we bought tickets only, not the tour were very helpful and professional. I would recommend buying the guided tour, the press of people in the Vatican museum can be overwhelming.

Pamela N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Excellent !!!

Melissa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Our taxi ran late picking us up from the cruise port and they were so accommodating. We were originally scheduled for a 10AM tour and without hesitation allowed us to join the 11AM tour. Our guide was amazing - there is so much art throughout the Vatican and rather than just walk through he took time to explain and give history of certain pieces. The Vatican was crowded, which is to be expected, however we did not have trouble hearing or following our guide the entire tour. When we left around 2PM the entrance line was at least 2-3 hours long which we did not have to wait in. I would highly recommend this tour.

Traveling Matt United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Last year we purchased a guided tour. Im not saying do not do that as it was great as well. However, with a guided tour limited in time you see just the highlights. Maybe not your highlights. We used bees skip the line tickets to get in and see essentially the other half of the museum. We spent nearly 5 hours looking at all the other things we had missed.

I will say it was kind of sad that they put up a restaurant in the courtyard. A bit tacky.

Justin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Exactly as it says. No waiting, no fuss.

Kayla E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great trip.

hkoenig311

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Skip the line is a MUST! Beautiful and memorable experience.

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