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Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

From US$ 49.92 per person

Optimize your time at the Vatican with skip-the-ticket-line entry, and explore at your own pace. Visit the Vatican Museums to discover the Renaissance paintings and classical sculptures in the papal art collection. Marvel at frescoes and much more.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long ticket line to the Vatican Museums
  • See staggering works of art from the papal collections
  • Marvel at frescoes by Michelangelo
  • Go to the Gallery of Maps to see early maps of the world
  • Admire classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino
Full description
Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and gain access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Exchange your voucher for an entrance ticket at the meeting point, then explore the museums at your own pace. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca, built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI. Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino, including the Hall of Animals set up under Pope Pius VI. Go to the Vatican Biblioteque, or wander among dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps, and discover the Raphael Rooms in the pope’s private chambers. A undoubted highlight is the legendary Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes are on full display. Delve into early history at the Etruscan Museums, and enjoy the museum facilities, including a restaurant to break up the day. You are free to spend as long as you want in the museums, providing time to see the best of one of the largest art collections in the world.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Live guide
  • Audio guide (available for rent at the lobby)
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

meet at Piazza del Risorgimento (400m from Metro A Line, Ottaviano stop), near Bar Caffetteria "L’Ottagono". Look for the staff in blue uniforms and pink vests with 'I Love Rome' logos.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please ensure you arrive on time as your ticket is only valid for entry on the date and time slot indicated on your voucher
  • On arrival at the Vatican, please follow the signs for the separate Partners Entrance. All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • Please note that this is not a tour; your ticket entitles you to explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace
  • Audio guides with pre-recorded commentary are available for rent in the lobby of the Vatican Museums
  • Facilities at the Vatican Museums includes 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)
  • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 330 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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Skipping the line is absolutely worth the cost!

We booked our tickets with Get your Guide the day before our visit to the Vatican, and are so happy we did! We arrived at 9am and were astounded by the crowds of people with skip-the-line reservations or no tickets. The lines seemed to have no ends, but because of special partnerships between the Vatican museum and tour operators, we were able to enter as a group within 10 minutes of getting in line, including passing through security. In the heat of June, this was especially appreciated. The experience itself is unparalleled. It’s crowded and long, but unbelievable to see 2500 Etruscan artifacts, frescos by the greats Michaelangelo and Raphael, and learn about the church’s influence on culture for the last millennia. Highly recommend both the tour and this operator (as well as visiting St Peters Basilica—for free—afterwards and climbing up the dome for a fantastic view of all of Vatican City).

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June 26, 2019

Wonderful breathtaking experience

My family and i had no issues finding the meeting place & the guide. E were taken to the front of the queue and then left to explore on our pwn, The Vatican museums never fail to impress me . The Sistine chapel causes shivers gown my spine as i marvel and the beauty and talent all around. I would recommend the tour to everyone. We hired the audio tour guides which worked well as we were not restricted to time.

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July 24, 2017

Great feeling while skipping a very long line!!

Easy to find, did what the app said and skipped the long snake line like we were VIPs! It was a little disorganized upon arrival. They have different lines for different guides. We waited about 10 mins in a line and we we got to the desk they said we were in the wrong line, meaning we had to wait another 10 mins in the other line- and there were no indications as to which line was which. Other than that- superb!!!! Tips: on your voucher you have a code for ex, 2A, 3A.. this indicates which group you belong to. Go to a representative at the front of the line and ask if you're in the right line or not. Enjoy!!!

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July 2, 2017

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