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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours

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icon2 to 4 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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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  • 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.
  • At least 4 people are required for the guided tour options to take place.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
  • Entrance into St. Peter's Basilica is separate from the Vatican Museums and is not included in your ticket. Entrance to the Basilica is free and does not require a ticket.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory, but as strongly recommended due to crowds.
  • Guests with a certified disability of over 75% are entitled to free entrance to the Vatican and do not require a ticket. For guests who are not self-sufficient, free entry is extended to a companion.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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  • "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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Vatican Tour
Glenn_L
, Aug 2022
We had Fabio as our guide and he was really knowledgeable and friendly. The Vatican was very busy and he did well navigating through the crowds and waiting for those who walked slower or got lost.
star-5
Eddie the guide was...
Andrew_F
, Aug 2022
Eddie the guide was excellent. The tour went by very quickly. Looking back, I don't think I'd have managed without a guide. Plus, skipping the very long queue was an added bonus.
star-4
Would recommend
JaredDuchin
, Aug 2022
Very good tour, especially for a first timer. It was still crowded, but not as bad as during the day apparently. Guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. So much to see but she hit the highlights. Sistine Chapel is brilliant, but you cannot take pictures.
star-4
Great tour- avoid peak season.
Erin_M
, Aug 2022
The tour itself was very good. Great guide and explained everything really well. There were just far too many people. Particularly in the Raphael Rooms. This is no fault of the guide or this company, but it did detract from the overall experience.
star-5
Great experience
Thomas_S
, Aug 2022
We found the experience was excellent. The tour guide gave us a very detailed explanation of the Sistine chapel etc. We really enjoyed it
star-2
Average
Alina_N
, Aug 2022
Very expensive for the service provided. On the Vatican’s website, tickets are much cheaper. If you really want to see the museums, go by yourself with an audio guide; our guide had very good explanations for the Sistine Chapel and a few artworks. But 2h is way too short for the Vatican.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Alina, we are really sorry that you did not enjoy our guided tour. However, the cost of regular tickets is set by the Vatican Museums but during high season they are sold out most of the time and it is difficult for tourists find a ticket available. Moreover the service you bought is a guided group tour with a specific duration: guides need to show and explain the highlights of the thousand pieces of art of the Vatican collection in 2 hours and a half (as written in your reservation) to you and to other people in your group. If we have known in advance that you were interested on some specific collection, we would have suggest you to book a private tour in order to fully satisfy your personal request. Our tickets included a greeter service that not only handles all of the logistics so you don't have to. In addition, we offer as well an escorted entrance service which would have permit you to stay inside the Museum on your own for as long as you want. Best regards, the EcoArt team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
Robert_G
, Aug 2022
Skip the line is a great way to see the Vatican museum. No waiting and our guide was knowledgeable and very personable. Loved the interaction and the tidbits of information our guide provided that would not be found in the normal tours. Highly recommend it for first timers.
star-4
Big museums and chapel
Wallace_C
, Aug 2022
This tour has lots to see and what you see is all over the map like some Egypt tombs and mummies to Vatican history and arts including modern arts to catholic history and visiting the chapel. The only inconvenience thing is they do not have many maps around the venue to show you where things are and you can easily miss something.
star-5
Breathtaking Museums
Rudolf_S
, Aug 2022
Exceptional Museums, what an incredible experience with my family, get the self audio tour at the beginning of the tour, you will regret not to have it. Be prepared for a long walk but you will be amazed for all you are going to see in the museums, everything is breathtaking and no words are enough to describe the arts and statues of those museums. The big issue is the overheat in most of the rooms, as there is no Air Conditioning at all, only a few A/C portables, but pretty much they are for the security personal. Being there in the first week of august, and the temperatures easily hits the middle 40's Celsius degrees.
star-5
Vatican Museum tour
Carolina_E
, Aug 2022
This tour was outstanding start to finish. The team communicated instructions very clearly and getting to and through access to the museum was seamless. Our guide was fantastic and shared anecdotes that added to the visual magic around us. This tour was well worth it!
star-4
The Vatican Was Great
Nond_C
, Aug 2022
Good tour of the Vatican Museum. David, the tour guide, provided some good insights and background into some of the sections of the museum and the pieces within them. The Sistine Chapel was amazing.
star-5
Informative tour!
Dr_L
, Aug 2022
It was a good tour. The meeting spot was easy to find. I appreciated the history shared during the tour.
star-5
The tour was great! We...
David_E
, Aug 2022
The tour was great! We had “The Dutch Girl”. She was very knowledgeable and cheerful. Amazing tour guide! We would highly recommend.
star-5
Great skip the line Vatican tour
Rosa_K
, Aug 2022
Easy to find the location to meet our tour guide. We got right into the Vatican and through to the security check. Our tour guide handed out our audio ear piece quickly and we started the tour. Tour guide ,Fabio, was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Incredible
AlexisBitting
, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour!!! Our tour guide was very well prepared and was able to keep our group together easily when it was quite busy at the Vatican. It was also insanely hot out and she was prepared for that as well and made the intense heat much more bearable. She was SO KNOWLEDGEABLE and excited to share information. Even my husband and who is not a fan of hearing a lot of historical information found our tour guide fun to listen to! She helped us navigate to St. Peter’s Basilica afterwards even though it was not part of the tour. Wow what a great tour!!!
star-5
Great service. We had a...
Priyeshka_L
, Aug 2022
Great service. We had a great tour guide, Eddy. He was very informative and funny which made it a very good Vatican experience.
star-5
Amazing tour
Tracy_W
, Aug 2022
Entrance to the Vatican museum was simple fast and easy. No wait! Tour guides were helpful and informative.
star-5
Well worth the Money
Roland_H
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was easy to find and he was great. He didn’t rush anybody and was easy to understand. He was also very knowledgeable about various aspects of the Roman Forum and Colloseum
star-5
Loved it!
kristen_c
, Jul 2022
Oscar, our guide, was great! Knowledgeable- made the experience so fun and interesting! Would highly recommend. The Vatican is huge and overwhelming. It was great to have someone point out highlights and give an overview
star-5
Recommended 5/5
Kaila_G
, Jul 2022
Our guide was an official tour guide assigned by the Vatican. She was knowledgeable, easy to understand and accommodating.

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