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Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Vatican City, Italy
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Description

Streamline your Rome experience with a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Explore this top attraction at your own pace with an entrance ticket that allows for a full day at... More
Streamline your Rome experience with a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Explore this top attraction at your own pace with an entrance ticket that allows for a full day at the museums. See classical sculptures and Renaissance paintings in the papal art collection, including frescoes by Michelangelo and Raphael, painting galleries, Egyptian mummies, the private apartments of Pope Julius II, and more.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • Save time by pre-purchasing a ticket that allows for speedy entry to one of Rome’s most popular sights
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
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  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • Save time by pre-purchasing a ticket that allows for speedy entry to one of Rome’s most popular sights
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes
  • Admire paintings by Italian legends including Raphael and Caravaggio
  • See the vast art collections on a self-guided tour with all-day access

What To Expect

Summary

Use your fast-track entrance ticket to enter into the Vatican Museums and begin your self-guided tour of one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. When you arrive, simply exchange your voucher... More
Use your fast-track entrance ticket to enter into the Vatican Museums and begin your self-guided tour of one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. When you arrive, simply exchange your voucher for an official entrance ticket and enter the Museums at the time specified. You can spend as much time as you like once you enter the museum.

The
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Use your fast-track entrance ticket to enter into the Vatican Museums and begin your self-guided tour of one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. When you arrive, simply exchange your voucher for an official entrance ticket and enter the Museums at the time specified. You can spend as much time as you like once you enter the museum.

The vast complex contains many treasures, but the Sistine Chapel is a must-see. Take in the famous site where Michelangelo painted his legendary ceiling frescoes and the Last Judgement, iconic images in the history of Western art.

Other highlights include the Vatican Pinacoteca, a gallery built for Pope Pius XI by the architect Luca Beltrami. It contains masterpieces by painters including Caravaggio, Raphael, Pietro Lorenzetti, Fra' Angelico, Titian and others. You can also take in the Vatican Biblioteque; the classical sculptures of Museo Pio-Clementino; the Etruscan Museums; and the dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. Step into the Gallery of Maps to discover the work of early cartographers, and visit rooms with frescoes by Raphael in the pope’s private chambers.

The complex includes facilities such as a restaurant where you can take a break from sightseeing.

What's Included

Live guide
Audio guide (available for rent at the lobby)
Transportation
Food and drinks
Personal expenses

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Meeting point with the assistant is at 10:45 a.m. in Piazza del Risorgimento, in front of the bar L'Ottagono.

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please ensure you arrive on time as your ticket is only valid for the date indicated on your voucher and at 11 am (no flexible entrance)
  • Please note that
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please ensure you arrive on time as your ticket is only valid for the date indicated on your voucher and at 11 am (no flexible entrance)
  • Please note that this is not a guided tour; your ticket entitles you to explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace enjoying our special skip the line
  • Audio guides
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please ensure you arrive on time as your ticket is only valid for the date indicated on your voucher and at 11 am (no flexible entrance)
  • Please note that this is not a guided tour; your ticket entitles you to explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace enjoying our special skip the line
  • Audio guides with pre-recorded commentary are available for rent in the lobby of the Vatican Museums
  • Facilities at the Vatican Museums include restrooms and a restaurant
  • Please dress appropriately to visit a religious site; access to the Vatican Museums is permitted only to those dressed in suitable attire (no sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, or hats).

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Very Very crowded
Valerjanka
, Jul 2019
I know it has nothing to do with how the tour was organised, but OMG it was crowded...most of the times we just had to go with the people flow not being able to stop where we wanted to spend more time it accelerate where we were not that interested.
Great experience!
Ruth N
, Jul 2019
Super easy to find the group. Must get a ticket to skip the line, the regular line went way down the road.
Where are you
Cosmopolitan737126
, Jul 2019
We could not find a representative at the meeting point, the mobile number we were given was ringing out and we are still awaiting a response from an email sent over 5 days ago. All the way to Rome to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel.......thanks Viator for nothing!
We missed the window for picking up...
Dr. Robin B
, Mar 2018
We missed the window for picking up our tickets because driving and parking around the Vatican is particularly tricky one way streets. We had no plan b, so we hired another company for skip the line tickets. The tour through the Vatican was nightmarish. It took 2 hours to get in, even though we had skip the line tickets. It was swarmed with people and we kept getting trapped behind clogged hallways of looky-loos for miles. We all wished we would have skipped this overwhelming and underwhelming drama.
After seeing the line for the...
Elaine M
, Nov 2017
After seeing the line for the Vatican Museum, this is totally worth it just for the time savings.
We had a teenager with us and...
Lesley B
, Nov 2017
We had a teenager with us and didn’t want to be tied to a long tour guide but just do the main attractions .We booked this ticket to make sure we got straight in Really happy with the way the trip was organised. Great meeting point, guides were great, missed a 3 hour queue and straight through. Thank u
Beautiful day. Skip the line is the...
Scott V
, Oct 2017
Beautiful day. Skip the line is the only way to go. It took half an hour or so to get in, but the regular wait was hours long.
I'm rating this tour a 2 out of 5...
Shandana K
, Oct 2017
I'm rating this tour a 2 out of 5 not because of the tour itself, but primarily the attraction itself. The Vatican Museum is filled with pieces upon pieces upon pieces all with pretty much the exact same recurring images- those of Christ, Mary and angels. We spent about 2 hrs going through the museum but it got quite, and I hate to use this word, boring very quickly. The only real high light for me was seeing the roof of the Sistine Chapel having studied Michaelangelo in school. Overall though I regret dedicating almost half a day to this tour between getting there and coming back. Bear in mind there is no guiding at all in this which is important to remember. If you plan on visiting the museum, definitely come with a tour guide so you can information. I purchased the audible tour guide at the front desk for 5 euros, but every number of art you press has a musical introduction of about a minute until it gets to the information. After the first few times of listening to some pieces I neglected the guide altogether. In conclusion, if you are interested in the museum and wish to really learn something- this is not the tour for you and you need to come with a guided tour- do not rely on the audible guides. But if you are interested in just strolling through the museum while getting no information- this is really good as you get to skip the long lines. Another important thing which I did not realise until I was at the museum itself- St Peter's Square is a good 15 minute drive from the museum. I think it cost about 10 euros to get there which is inexpensive but still important to know.
Absolutely worth getting the extra...
Elizabeth H
, Oct 2017
Absolutely worth getting the extra time not waiting in line to get in - once inside, it's a continuous line to the Sistine Chapel. The museums are a stunning collection of history.
Thus is not really a tour. They walk...
Nan B
, Oct 2017
Thus is not really a tour. They walk you in and hand you your access tickets. I suggest they also could hand you a good map of the museum. Suggest you purchase audio tour, that way you get a good map. Or, pay the money for a before opening tour, that way you see the Sistine with many fewer people.

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