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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

Shannon O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Vatican is a MUST when in Rome! And I highly recommend the skip the line tickets! We saw the line of people without them - and it was probably 3 hours long! Plus - our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative! LOVED IT!

Deborah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Met on the steps opposite the queue, the guys took us through security, gave us the tickets and we were away. Fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Skipping the lines at the Vatican Museum is a must do to enjoy your vacation.

Carlos B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Vatican was amazing. I went solo and had to wait on the steps leading to the street of the Vatican Museum. Please understand that there will be children and do not get impatient waiting for you tickets as it is necessary for children to be presented first as proof of their age. Likewise, the Vatican is extremely busy and packed with tourists so take that into consideration when going through security. Backpacks are allowed as long as they are not the huge traveling ones. The museum in itself is spectacular and beautiful. Pictures are not allowed in the Sistine Chapel but I saw people sneak in a few. Other than that just enjoy the Vatican and take the day to explore its wonders!

Martin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This skip the line tour was great. There were very detailed instructions on where to find the guide. It was very organized and well put together, would do it again.

Dave D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The only way to visit and get the most out of the Vatican Museums particularly during peak times. Our guide was simply fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Absolutely essential to avoid the LONG lines - and the heat.

Ninette T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

the line was more than 3 hours long, we were able to go right in.

Wendy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend this tour enthusiastically to others. Our guide was knowledgeable, engaging and kind.

Emma S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Vatican is wonderful, bombarded from every direction with things to see! Don't miss the Cistine chapel, absolutely beautiful

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