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Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets

Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome, Italy
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Skip the line and gain quicker access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Want to explore the Vatican without a guide, but worried about wasting precious vacation time waiting in line? With these skip-the-line tickets, you’ll bypass general admission and gain access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel much faster. These tickets don’t include a guided tour, but they’ll give you plenty of time to explore these amazing museums at your own pace.

Over the centuries, the Vatican has developed one of Europe's most impressive art and history collections. In addition to Michelangelo, Raphael’s art has a strong presence too. See his great works including the School of Athens—the painting you’ll see on your Vatican tickets.

See Michelangelo's masterpiece in all its glory. Fully completed in 1541, the ceiling is painted in stunning frescoes depicting scenes from throughout the Bible.

You’ll also be able to take in the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabras. These galleries are absolutely worth visiting in detail, so we’d recommend taking your time.

What's included
  • Vatican Museums skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Sistine Chapel skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Audio guide (optional)
  • Happy Hour (optional)
  • Lunch at the Vatican Museums (optional)
Not included
  • Guided tour
  • Transfer
Opening Times
Monday - Saturday8.00 - 19.00
Extended opening hours (from 1 March) 
Friday - Saturday9.00 - 20.00
Every last Sunday of the month*9.00 - 14.00

Last admission two hours before closing

*provided this does not coincide with Easter Sunday, 29 June Sts. Peter and Paul, 25 December Christmas Day, 26 December Feast of St. Stephen and 31 December Feast of St. Sylvester
Last admission - 12:30

Closures 2024 
1 and 6 January 
19 March 
1 April 
1 May 
29 June 
14 and 15 August 
1 November 
25 and 26 December

Temporary and extraordinary closures: 

Pinacoteca, Room VIII 
14 March 
12:00  – 19:00, last entrance at 11:30

Sistine Chapel 
15 March 
18:00  – 20:00, last entrance at 17:30

VATICAN MUSEUMS (all sectors) 
26 March 
08:00  – 11:00

Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome, Italy
 Meeting point:
Entrance from the square in front of the Vatican Museums
What To Expect
  • Option with Audioguide:
    The audio guide is made up of an MP3 player that allows the visitor to organize its visiting program, choosing between the 400 audio commentaries distributed on all the way to the Vatican Museums. The audio guide is available in the following Languages Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese.
  • Option with Lunch:
    Access to the Restaurant permitted in 15 minutes after set starting time.
    Lunch details:
    Fried corner
    2 cold dishes of the Chef’s choice
    Barley and spelt salad or rice salad
    Cut of seasonal fruit
    Cake corner with homemade cakes
    1 glass of prosecco or white wine or red wine
    Water/ various juices
  • Option "Happy Hour":
    Enjoy a delicious Happy Hour in the enchanting Pinecone Courtyard. The admission ticket is valid only for the issue date and cannot be used twice. Visitors will not be permitted to re-enter the Vatican Museums if they leave the premises before the starting time of the Happy Hour. 
Cancellation policy
Please note that the tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. If you cancel your booking, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Additional Info
  • Please cover your shoulders and knees (shorts are not allowed)
  • You must enter the Vatican at the time stated on your ticket
  • Please note: Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica - free of charge, but access is not guaranteed. It may vary due to crowd control.
  • Please note: Tickets are personalized. It is necessary to present a valid identification document.
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