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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

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

Teresa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This groups was exceptionally well organized and easy to locate. We were very lucky to have a great group.

Charles M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was the second time we opted for the Skip the Line Vatican Tickets. We love to independently roam through museums at our own pace and interests...we have recommended this to family and friends who traveled to Italy and their responses are the same....OMG! The line to get tickets was a mob scene stretching 6 people wide and winding around for blocks!!! That says it all...go Viator!

Josie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well worth the money. The queues for the Vatican were very long. Well organised. Highly recommend.

Lisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Mariarosaria hope I've got the correct spelling from City Wonders was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide and her passion for art and Italy really added to our our enjoyment and understanding of what we were seeing at The Vatican. Highly recommended.

Aynslee D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Totally recommend! Skip the line is the best option for Vatican Museum trips most definitely.

Gemma D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I previously submitted a review about this. Best way to get into the Vatican Museums without the long wait. Would take this option again!

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Recommend if you're short on time.

Kuido V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very smoothly and proffessionally provided tour, wonderful guide!

Pepi United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Everything went well. Representative Eastpointe and very helpful. Will be using Viator for all my tours from now on . Great service!

Armen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Was great

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