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No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel at Your Own Pace

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  • Exclusive skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum
  • Save hours waiting in line with a priority admission ticket 
  • Upgrade to a tour with guided visit to St Peter’s Basilica
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No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel at Your Own Pace
From $45.79
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10:15am Just TicketMost Popular
Arrive at 10.00am and enter the Vatican Museums at 10.15am.
From $45.79
2pm Just Ticket
Arrive at 1:45pm and enter the Vatican Museums at 2pm
From $45.79
10am Guided Tour
Arrive at 9:45am and enter the Vatican Museums at 10am. Ticket includes a small-group tour (maximum 20 people)
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Overview
The Vatican Museums, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, are one of Italy’s most popular attractions: the crowds they attract pay testament to their popularity. Explore Renaissance masterpieces at your leisure with this exclusive VIP experience, which avoids the crowds by bypassing the beginning queues. You’ll be free to take in the incredible wall paintings without spending hours in line.
What to Expect
In Vatican City, get ready to pass by the crowds outside the museum with VIP admission tickets. You’ll bypass the beginning queues. Once inside, you’ll have lots of time to explore nine miles (14km) of art-filled galleries.
Savor masterpieces in rooms like the Gallery of the Candelabra, which is lined with elegantly carved marble sculptures and candle-holders. You’ll also be free to wander at leisure through Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnecting galleries that are hung with paintings from the famous Renaissance master and his pupils. Enrich your knowledge of Italian geography in the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.
The best is saved for last. The final part of the museum complex is the blockbuster Sistine Chapel, which most people wait in line for hours to see. With special access to the museum, you’ll skip to the front of the crowds to see the legendary 15th-century chapel. With an optional upgrade, you can opt to explore the galleries with a guide.
Reviews (2,418)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Avoid the massive queues

Well worth the money to avoid the massive queues. The rep was really helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Camilla H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
An absolute must

The meeting point was easy to find and we skipped an incredible long line circling around the Vatican walls. The guide, Damiano, was very knowledgeable and entertaining as well. We followed him through the Vatican museums, the inner courtyard, the Sistine Chapel and ended the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 920juditp
Reviewed 5 days ago
expect long lines and not much time to appreicate it all

first let me say that the tour company we bought tickets from were excellent and the guide was excellent. we did the tour in mid April and the whole of Rome was jammed. In the Vatican there were long lines everywhere and the crowds bump...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Eireann32
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Skip the line tour guide to Sistine chapel

The tour helped a lot in getting faster to the Sistine chapel and getting to know some historical facts. Our tour guide Katia was very informative, helpful and enthusiastic. Thanks for setting up a really great your guide

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hermila N
Reviewed 1 week ago
Skip the queue - beware

My wife and I have recently returned from a visit to Rome. A guided tour to the Colosseum was excellent and our tour really did avoid the large queues. Our visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel proved entirely different. Despite arranging a guided...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Michelle H
April 18, 2019|
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Response from Eileen M | Reviewed this property |
We found a rep outside, if you can't see yours don't worry other reps will point you in the direction you need to go. Once you've shown your rep your booking and once everyone in your group has arrived they will take you... More
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Michelle H
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When you wander anywhere near the perimeter of the city, you will be approached by numerous Vatican tour guides who will direct you to the mustard point as long as you know your tour operator. They are independent and not... More
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April 9, 2019|
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Response from clinton w | Reviewed this property |
we picked our tickets up from a rep at bottom of steps facing vatican entrance couple minutes walk lots of reps in area around entrance who will point you in right direction
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