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Skip the Line: Ticket to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

Vatican City, Italy

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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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Breeze past notoriously long public entrance queues at the Vatican with skip–the–line admission tickets, available at a range of times to fit your itinerary. Once inside, explore the grounds at your own pace, from the tapestry gallery to the Sistine Chapel. Upgrade to include a tour guide, who provides little–known anecdotes and context about important works of art.

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  • "This is a great deal for those wanting to go at your pace and see everything!" See review


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Horrible !
Tracey C
, Aug 2019
We bought the ticket-only option here. When we went to pick up our ticket, the guy told us we HAD to pay for a group pass in order to enter directly into the sistine chapel from the vatican, which we had no idea. So about 40 euros later, we are on a group tour, and lost the tour guide immediately. We have a baby so had to use the elevator, and we searched for them everywhere! We finally gave up after searching. We passed through to the sistine chapel no problem, NO ONE CHECKED OUR TICKET FROM THE VATICAN. We got scammed into paying more for this "special entrance". Buyers beware.... Viator we want a refund for the difference!!!
, Jul 2019
I realistically know that "skip-the line" tickets usually have lines...but this one seemed longer than it should have been! Also, you go in with a representative from the company and it all seemed very disorganized and chaotic. Regarding the Vatican...all I will say is that you may want to rethink going during high season (June-August) WILL be standing shoulder to shoulder for much of the museum and we even had earlier tickets (8:30 am). This crowding, of course, is not the fault of this company...just a word to the wise!
A must!
, Jul 2019
I only waited about 10 minutes to enter the Vatican museum! Which was amazing considering the line wrapped around the building for people who didn’t purchase a skip the line ticket. I purchased this solo tour and separately purchased the audio at the museum entrance for just 10 euros. As I toured at my own pace through the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel (I took about 6 hours) the line to enter St. Peter’s Basilica was short (about a 10-15 minute wait) so I didn’t purchase a fast pass (entrance is free so no additional charges). This is a great deal for those wanting to go at your pace and see everything!
Read the instructions
, Oct 2018
Not sure if it was worth it. For the beginning Saturday morning the line to Vatican was not long (around 11am). When I went to the entrance I was told that I had to go to the meeting point - so read carefully where the meeting point is and go there first. I did not read and had to go and find it, which was a bit annoying. In the meeting point I had to wait until they book the tickets online, so they were not ready and only 1 person out of 3 was able to do that, so I had to wait like 15min. So you pay online for the reservation but not actual tickets. Same 15min would have gotten me inside the museum and I would have saved for a nice lunch. Paid 108eur for 3 people vs actual tickets price of 51eur which was bought while I was waiting in the meeting point. Next time I woudnt do it.
Expensive tickets
, Jul 2018
Expensive tickets . I bought 6 tickets for $240 while I could get it for $151 at Also, you do not need to pay for skip the line as no line is afternoon.
Wenn Sie Zeit haben, dann ist dieses Angebot etwas für Sie
, Jul 2019
Bei einer Außentemperatur von ca. 30 Grad mussten wir über 30 Minuten vor dem Eingang warten. Als wir dies geschafft haben mussten wir, ohne Information des Grundes, weitere 30 Minuten im Vorraum warten. Auf Nachfragen nach dem Grund bekamen wir keine Antwort. Es hat sich dann herausgestellt, dass erst die Tickets besorgt werden mussten. Es ist auf jeden Fall nicht sinnvoll "Keine-Warteschlangen-Eintrittskarte" zu buchen! dazu waren die Warteschlangen einfach zu lang.
Très bonne expérience
, Jan 2019
J'ai réservé mon billet en avance pour les Musées du Vatican et la Chapelle Sistine et je ne le regrette pas! Le bureau était très propre et apprécié. Tout le monde était très aimable et était pret à m'aider, et tous parlaient au moins deux langues! Il y aussi le wi-fi. Je n'ai pas du tout attendu et tout s'est déroulé parfaitement. En tout une très bonne expérience!

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