The long lines that the Vatican attracts are testament to its status as one of Europe’s most famous attractions. If you’ve got limited time in Rome, don’t waste a moment waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican. You’ll be able to explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms independently while still benefiting from priority entry, usually only reserved for visitors taking a guided tour.
Save hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican in Rome
A great choice for first-time visitors and travelers that prefer to explore independently
Explore one of Europe's top attractions at your own pace
Choose from several departure times and upgrade to includes a guided tour
Timed Skip the Line Ticket to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional guide (Guided Tour Option Only)
Ticket coordinator to check you in, escort you inside and provide basic assistance
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Meet in front of Via Tunisi 3 (across the street from the bottom of the steps, not on the steps).
9:15AM, 2:15PM and 8:00PM (Fridays in Summer Only)
Check in is at least 15 minutes before departure time.
Guided tour option ends at St. Peter's Basilica. Ticket option service ends at the Vatican Museums entrance/exit.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children 5 and under are entitled to free access to the Vatican Museums (with proof of age)
Children aged 6-18 are entitled to a reduced entry fee (see tour and ticket pricing) and must provide proof of age.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Not wheelchair accessible
Maximum group size is 20 people. (Guided tour option only)
At least 4 people are required for the guided tour option to take place.
On Wednesday, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be restricted due to the weekly Papal Audience.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the basilica's schedule, closures can happen, often with little notice. You will be alerted as soon as possible in these instances. If closures happen and you are unable to access or visit the basilica, you will have more time to explore the Vatican Museums. No refunds are provided in this case.
Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
Our tickets only service does not include direct access to St. Peter's Basilica.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Mar 2019
The Vatican Museum gets very busy later in the day and it’s difficult to take it all in.Remeber it’s a museum.
But you arrive at the Sistine Chapel and emotions peak.Awesome.
Well worth the skip the line entrance and again Viator do it well