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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets

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Vatican City, Italy

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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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
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Professional guide (Unless Guided Tour Option Selected)

Departure Point

Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Ticket Redemption Point

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Note: While COVID-related restrictions are still in place, protocols for entrance to the Vatican Museums may vary from the service description and are subject to change without notice. To best adhere to local regulations, during this period we are offering the option to receive tickets via e-mail 72 hours before travel, or upon receipt of booking for last-minute requests. Tickets may not be refunded or changed once they are delivered via e-mail. Rules do not apply to guided tours or hosted ticket service.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets.

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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star-4
Rushed but interesting
adamgbass2019
, 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.
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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
star-5
Much better than the many queues
DorchesterBench
, 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.
star-5
Skipped the queue, perfect day out.
860jannekeh
, 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.
star-5
Wonderful tour of the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel!
ldldb
, 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!
star-5
Skip the line!
jojers1
, 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.
star-2
Rip off
deetsmonaghan3
, 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.
star-5
Museum amazing but expensive tickets by your operator
pj2019872
, Oct 2019
Actual ticket is only 16euros but I was charged 36 euros. Otherwise Vatican is amazing and everyone shy visit.
star-5
Great!
Kirsa L
, Oct 2019
Exactly what we needed- quick and efficient way to get into the museum and great advice on what to see.
star-4
Vatican Museums and Sistene Chapel
Trail262871
, 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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