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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

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

Amanda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very well organised and a fantastic tour guide!!!

Ralph F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Logistics and instructions very clear and all went smoothly. Afternoon tour is long 3 hours but our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Well worth the cost in our opinion. Thx


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Jiji was a great guide. Stuck to the schedule. Very informative. Very helpful.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was my favorite tour!! The small group tour was so well organized and informative and skipping the line tours are the best!!! Thank you so much!! Judy and Rob

Kirsty M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I would highly recommend the Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets. We walked past the normal queue to get to the meeting point which is located across the road from the Vatican entrance and down some stairs. We would have been queuing for at least 2 hours if we did not have the skip the line ticket. It took less than 30 minutes to get into the Vatican, including meeting the group. They have a flag so you can easily find them. They then escort you into the Vatican and the guy then left us for about 5 minutes to get the tickets. He then distributed them to each person and we were free to explore the Vatican by ourselves. You do not have to stay with a group once you have used your ticket. 10/10


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!


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.

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