• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 50.02 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

Traveling Matt United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Last year we purchased a guided tour. Im not saying do not do that as it was great as well. However, with a guided tour limited in time you see just the highlights. Maybe not your highlights. We used bees skip the line tickets to get in and see essentially the other half of the museum. We spent nearly 5 hours looking at all the other things we had missed.

I will say it was kind of sad that they put up a restaurant in the courtyard. A bit tacky.

Justin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Exactly as it says. No waiting, no fuss.

Kayla E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great trip.

hkoenig311

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Skip the line is a MUST! Beautiful and memorable experience.

Terriann A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Well worth it if you are short on time and want to see as much as you can

Adenike B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It’s worth the tour

chris b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The rep was there early and easy to identify at the stated location. She was very helpful and took us in promptly, avoiding the lengthy queues.She then sorted our tickets out before leaving us to do the tour at our own pace. She explained how the tickets worked and how to get to St Peters Basilica after this visit.The whole experience could not have gone any better and I would strongly reccomend this trip.

Yvonne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Well worth booking ahead. An excellent and memorable tour if a little busy.

CFII United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Beautiful place, lots and lots to see, quite popular year round so the skip the line tour is well worth it to maximize your time inside.

Jenna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Perfect very fast and efficient! We skipped the entire line to get in. Highly recommend!

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