• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 47.56 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

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

Don A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our guide was very knowledgeable, a must do while in Rome

Robert J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Only way to go is to skip the line.

Darren J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing to be able to see the Vatican museums without the need to line up for a long time. Thank you so much.

Sarah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Good system got us inside reasonably quick 20 mins or so but beats waiting in the 3hr plus queue.

Meco S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour. So much history and my tour guide was very knowledgeable! I would have enjoyed the artwork, but learning the history behind the buildings and art was awesome!

eileen k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Guide was excellent. Very knowledgable and passionate about his tour

john seymour b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

all went to plan met our viator rep on time skipped the queue easily perfect.

jacbolling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was great because we got to skip the line and do the museums at our own pace. It was very busy so well worth the money to walk right in past the long line.

Lindsey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Super easy way to get into the museum.

Fred L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic guide!

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