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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

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

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

meredith.dejesus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Martina was SO GOOD! We had such a great trip to the Vatican and her knowledge was invaluable. You can tell she truly appreciates and values the history of it all and she clearly has an art history background. and #34;Boston and #34; (as she named us) loved it! Highly recommend! Worth every dollar!

crlykm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Another super tour. Very warm inside and lots of walking, be prepared, but all in all a great tour.

Linda C G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It saved us time purchasing tickets online. Our guide met us just were our email said she would be . She was helpful and specific. I would use Skip the Line again.

Richard T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful museums, and PierGiorgio is a knowledgeable guide with very good English.

Karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The lines were very, very long to buy tickets the day we went to the Vatican Museum. We met our guide outside the Vatican and were promptly escorted inside and given our tickets, bypassing all the lines.

charifkhoury

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide Seraphina was amazing. precise and eloquent, and denonstrated extensive knowledge in answering all questions.

Susan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a very nice tour of the Vatican. It was great to skip the line after seeing all those tourists in a never ending line waiting in the hot sun to get in. Our guide Luccia was very knowledgeable and pointed out all of the important information. Although it was packed with people, the Vatican is for sure a site you don't want to miss when coming to Rome. A tour is the way to go. Vatican tours looked like they were 50 or 60 people while this tour was about 25.

Brenda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Everything worked as described in the information. We met the representative across the road from the Vatican Museums and within 10-15mins we were in the museum. I would use Viator again.

RICARDO J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent guide. 100 reccommended, Ana did this tour a very interesting and exciting experience, helping us understand all the background behind all the monuments, art and churches present on the vatican.

Belle G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

got tickets.went in. no tour

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