Skip The Line - Vatican Museums Tickets - Rome

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Use your skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket to explore one of the worlds greatest museum complexes at leisure! A veritable Aladdins Cave, the Vatican Museums teem with history at every turn, glistening with magnificent Renaissance art and architecture. Queues are long, so skip past them with your fast-track ticket and then spend as long or as little as you like inside, seeing sites like Raphaels Rooms and the Sistine Chapel home to Michelangelos 'The Last Judgement' fresco. Upgrade your ticket to include a small-group guided tour (maximum 20 people), and put the dazzling sights of the Vatican into historical context.Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines even the priority lines.


  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

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Meet your host in Vatican City, and head to a reserved entranceway that guarantees you the fastest skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums beating all the other priority-entrance lines! After showing your ticket to the Vatican guard, your host will leave you to discover this compelling museum complex and the Sistine Chapel on your own.

To see everything inside the Vatican Museums would be a definite feat, as the rooms that comprise them collectively stretch a staggering 9 miles (15km) around Vatican City. However, your ticket enables you to stay for as long or little as you want, meaning you can see as much of the art-filled rooms as your heart desires.

Places not to be missed include the Gallery of the Candelabra, a long corridor packed with elegantly carved marble candelabras and sculptures, and, of course, Raphaels Rooms a series of four interconnecting rooms that are adorned with Renaissance frescoes by Raphael and his pupils. Amble through the Gallery of Maps, where 40 huge maps of Italy are on show, and steep yourself in early 16th-century geography as you gaze in wonder at their intricate detail.

Whatever way you choose to explore the Vatican Museums, the layout of the complex means that the Sistine Chapel is likely to be the last sight youll see the Vatican obviously intended to save the best til last! Awe-inspiring in every sense of the word, the 15th-century sacred chapel holds profound religious significance to the Catholic Church, as its the place where the papal conclave is locked to elect new popes. Matching its religious highlights in equal measures, is the Sistine Chapels artwork; see bedazzling masterpieces including Michelangelos ceiling fresco The Creation of Adam and iconic wall painting The Last Judgement.

Ticket and Tour:
Want to see all the sights of the Vatican Museum but hear their history, too? Then upgrade to join a 5-star rated tour, taking in the highlights of the museum complex and the Sistine Chapel, plus St Peters Basilica the holiest place in Christendom. With an expert guide at your side, learn about the Vaticans power, art and treachery, and see all the attractions in an intimate small group of no more than 20.

Inclusions for Skip The Line - Vatican Museums Tickets

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Small-group tour (if option selected)

Exclusions for Skip The Line - Vatican Museums Tickets

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

On Wednesday departure there is the possibility that you will be unable to include St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. This is due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter's Basilica could be closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer a ticket with St. Peter's Basilica and Square guaranteed to be included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date.

We are unable to accommodate other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives late cannot be accommodated.

We cannot predict when individual museums will be crowded. In general long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tickets enable you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately there is no way to foresee which days and times will produce lines, and which will not.

On rare occasions St. Peters Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, we spend a full 3-hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list new affected dates as they become available. The tour guides aim to notify guests if St. Peters Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued.

Do you cater to wheelchair users? Do you or the Vatican provide wheelchairs? For your information, Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after entrance, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes.

Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering Vatican Museum. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • good

  • Our guide was very knowledgeable, a must do while in Rome

  • Only way to go is to skip the line.

  • Amazing to be able to see the Vatican museums without the need to line up for a long time. Thank you so much.

  • Was a beautiful place to visit, however the crowds were excessive. Definitely worth it though

  • Good system got us inside reasonably quick 20 mins or so but beats waiting in the 3hr plus queue.

  • This was a great tour. So much history and my tour guide was very knowledgeable! I would have enjoyed the artwork, but learning the history behind the buildings and art was awesome!

  • Guide was excellent. Very knowledgable and passionate about his tour

  • all went to plan met our viator rep on time skipped the queue easily perfect.

  • I had a horrible experience. We were on foot and sadly got to the meeting point 30 minutes late. Because Viator is a third-party vendor, they re-sold our tickets because we were late, even though I called to tell them we were on our way. It was our last day in Rome so the only way we could get into the Vatican was to wait in line and buy new tickets. I will NEVER purchase tickets through a third-party again. I now know that if I'd have purchased tickets directly through the Vatican Museum website then the vendor would have gladly worked with me to re-issue tickets for a new time. Chalk it up to a learning experience.

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