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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets

Vatican City, Italy

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icon3 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more


The long lines that the Vatican attracts are a 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 are 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 include a guided tour

Traveler Tips

  • "Don't hesitate to use this service for skip the line at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel 🙏" See review
  • "This gets you in very quick as the queues are massive first thing on a morning so you skip all that." See review
  • "The line for those who didn't make reservations was over 3 hours long; highly recommend a skip the line reservation!" See review


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Rushed but interesting
, Jan 2020
I took this tour on New Years Eve - so we were really rushed with early closing. I enjoyed the tour, and it would have probably gotten a better overall rating from me if we hadn't been so rushed. I left feeling like I hadn't really seen the museums at all - just rushed through on our way to the Sistine Chapel.
upgrade to guide tour
Wendy S
, Dec 2019
when we arrived our ticket sellers met us at the suggested point on time and very friendly, we were offered an upgrade to a guided tour conducted by a man called EDDIE which I am very glad we went. Ed was clearly very well versed in Rome history as he also conducts other tours. It was educational and engaging. We went in December the weather was pleasant and the question were minimal as opposed to other times in the year. Definitely would buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment or queues
Much better than the many queues
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Eddie, was knowledgeable, entertaining and had a history in archeology. Our group was only 12 making us less half the size of other tour groups and quite nimble navigating the Vatican. I believe there was at least 3 times where we were able to skip lines and avoid hours of waiting as we saw others doing. A couple of times he had permission (connections?) that allowed us to go from point A to B through a restricted area. Even such things as “the best, quickest bathrooms” was something we enjoyed where others had no idea. Our time in certain areas was timed so crowds were limited however in some areas we wizzed through to stay on schedule. (What “map room”?). I believe this trip was a very good value and we all learned a lot in 3 hours. At my age I have decided I have more money than time. A Rome highlight.
Skipped the queue, perfect day out.
, Nov 2019
As written on the tin, skipped the queue, provided a map, friendly staff, easy to find meet up location. No issues at all.
Wonderful tour of the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel!
, Nov 2019
Our knowledgeable tour guide made this walking tour very enjoyable and educational in spite of the big crowds at the Vatican. We highly recommend her!
Skip the line!
, Nov 2019
Skip the line is the way to go! No waiting. Did not use a guide for this one. But getting in was a breeze.
Rip off
, Nov 2019
We signed up to see the Sistene Chapel only. This skip the line is just that. They met us on a street corner and played up how busy it was. We paid $32 each for them to buy a $17 ticket and walk us into what would have taken an additional 10 minutes in line. Once in the split. You have to go through the entire museum to get to the chapel which is were everyone is hanging out. Do yourself a favor and look at it on line and skip the Vatican all together
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We were sorry to hear that you couldn't enjoy your skip the line entrance on your visit to the Vatican Museums. We were sorry to hear that you couldn't enjoy your skip the line entrance on your visit to the Vatican Museums. We apologise for this misanderstanding Sir but your admission tickets were for the entire Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel ( which is located phisically in the end of the Museum) on a very busy day. It doens't exist a unique access straight to the Sistine Chapel and your booking included not only the ticket price but also the skip line service. This weekend has been maybe one of the most busiest of the last months and the waiting time should have been surely more than 10 minutes! Once again thank you so much for posting a review.
Museum amazing but expensive tickets by your operator
, Oct 2019
Actual ticket is only 16euros but I was charged 36 euros. Otherwise Vatican is amazing and everyone shy visit.
Kirsa L
, Oct 2019
Exactly what we needed- quick and efficient way to get into the museum and great advice on what to see.
Vatican Museums and Sistene Chapel
, Oct 2019
Tour was good and the help of tour people on the streets was very helpful in finding the ticket place.

Product code: 6700P15

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