Rome, Italy

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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 beginning 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.
  • Vatican Museums ticket with skip-the-line admission at the entrance queues
  • 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 Travelers Choose 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!
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.


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, Nov 2018

We had to que , the tour guard didn't seem to know what she was doing. Said it was her first doing the Vatican, I had a small baby in a push chair she didn't tell us where to keep it. The whole thing was very disappointing, I wouldn't book with you again or recommend to my friends and family.

, Nov 2018

This was not the best experience. Out reservation had not been recorded despite having to emails proving we had paid. Staff sorted this out quickly as thankfully I had copied of the voucher with me. However communication from the team was poor. It took over an hour to enter the Vatican Museums and little was said to us as we waited - it felt like being corralled by cattle. Of particular concern was the children in our party were taken away to get their tickets separately from the adults. There was no warning of this and caused understandable concern amongst the parents present. Better communication would have made this a much better experience.

, Oct 2018

A must if you are visiting!!! Skip the Line was an excellent choice and well worth the little bit it cost. The Vatican Museum is a must when in Rome!!

, Oct 2018

I showed up on time and was directed to the wrong area. By the time I figured it out I was two minutes late and they wouldn’t let me in. I had to buy a new ticket. I couldn’t call Viator as I’m in a foreign country so I’m hoping I can resolve this when I get back. My advice: buy your ticket through the official vatican site and show up as early in the day as possible.

, Oct 2018

The lines for the Vatican were horrific. Our tour company was great.....we quickly entered the Vatican and and received our tickets. We then were on our own to Tour. Highly recommend this tour!!!

, Oct 2018

This is the way to go to the Vatican. The Vatican is fantastic, but navigating on your own could be very daunting.

, Oct 2018

We saw so much! Oscar was our guide. He was fun, easy to understand and extremely knowledgeable. A great day!

, Sep 2018

Patrick was a very professional and knowledgeable tour guide. Love him and we wish we can spend more time with him.

, Sep 2018

Liked tour but guide was not specific on instructions for sistine chapel. Was in it and thought it bnb was meeting place for all tour groups and extremely crowded and could not really see anything much. Was a lot smaller than I expected. Guide gave us 25min for bathroom snack and see chapel, was not clear orvwoild not have gotten snack

, Sep 2018

This was a wonderful tour that included the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica Our guide was knowledgeable and personable!. One warning: There are a lot, and I mean a lot of stairs!! Up and down and up and down. So if that is a problem you might want to go another route. Also, I think the tour is too long. We spent too much time in one room where our guide pointed out, what I believed was too many figures painted on the walls. Maybe there should be a tour for real art enthusiasts who would like to hear so much information. For my family, we were glad to see and hear about some of the art pieces, but we were really interested in the Chapel and St. Peter's. So I recommend this tour with those warnings.

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