Skip The Line ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

Rome, Italy
Skip the line ticket to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • 3 hours


The Vatican Museums are among the largest museums in the world and with over five million annual visitors they can get incredibly crowded. This self-guided tour is ideal for those who want to take their time and not be restricted by a guided tour. Save time with fast-track, skip-the-line entrance tickets, browse the galleries at your own pace, and visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel at a time that suits you.
  • Skip-the-line entrance: avoid the long queues and head straight inside
  • See magnificent artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Bernini
  • Self-guided tour: spend the entire day exploring the museums
  • Choice of entrance times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the Line entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Ticket Redemption Point

Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are incredibly popular attractions, drawing large crowds and long waits. Save valuable time that you could spend exploring one of the world’s largest museums by pre-booking skip-the-line entrance tickets.

Make your way to Via Vespasiano near the Vatican to exchange your voucher for your skip-the-line tickets before your scheduled entrance time, then bypass the long lines to get in to the Vatican Museums. Once inside, you can explore the many galleries at your leisure on a self-guided tour, without the constraints of a group tour.

Marvel at the artworks in the Raphael Rooms, the Pio Clementino Rooms, Gallery of the Tapestries, and much more, and finish up in the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes, The Last Judgment and The Creation of Man.

Vatican Museums

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be informed that the Vatican Museums provide wheelchair free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up upon entering, before starting your own independent visit.
  • Stroller accessible
  • If you are looking for a tour with wheelchair access you can choose our private wheelchair accessible tour so our guide can lead you through an alternate route.
  • Please note also that - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside the cloakroom upon entering Vatican Museum. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 25 minutes before the activity starts at the meeting point VIA GERMANICO 8 (Tours About). late comers will not be guaranteed with the entrance.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel close without notice on rare occasions; if this happens, no refund will be issued
  • The ticket can be used only for entrance not for guided tours. No external guide can enter with Tours about vouchers. the Guided tour can be purchased only through Tours About.
  • Individuals with Disabilities MUST NOTE it on their booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      1,133 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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      Terrible service
      Cortney_C, Apr 2024
      Terrible experience. Using this is similar felt like being scammed. There was no access to the tickets, even after you down the load and the PDF as it lists to do. You must walk to a location of theres and have them access it to print it off. We got lost for over 1.5 hours looking for this location. I wrote to the app asking for help with the directions, no response. When we arrived - they were closing and extremely rude. Said that we are late, they are closed we missed our opportunity no refund. We were visiting from NYC, both work in customer service and understand that things happen but the way this was handled is unacceptable.
      Great skip the line self guided option
      Angelica_A, Apr 2024
      Skip the line is highly recommended. There were huge lines and crowds of people. The advantage of this tour is you can take as long as you like or do it as quickly as you like. I would recommend adding a tour guide and will do so in the future.
      Horrible company - they changed our ticket time to last minute and notified us too late . Don’t use them
      Sahar_H, Mar 2024
      Horrible !!!’ Do not use them !!! They changed my ticket time with very short notice . I missed seeing the Vatican because of their screw up If you want to see the Vatican , DO NOt Use this company !! Tickets sold out to Vatican so we are going home without seeing it
      Poor service - Good Destination
      Sean_M, Mar 2024
      So we organised our schedule for the day very specifically around the time we booked. They decided the day before to tell me that I now had to come 2 hours and 45 mins before I was booked for. Booking things can be essential in Rome as it makes seeing a lot more in a small time doable. Unfortunately the itinerary for the day became difficult to achieve. The positives - I booked a queue skip after it was sold out from other areas. Downside to the queue skip, they book in groups so me and my finance although individuals had to wait in the line with all the guided tours. The singles queue was nearly empty. Im sure there are plenty of good things this company can do, however using them was a sour experience. The Vatican museums were stunning though. Slightly frustrating that paying for them still requires you then come out and queue for St Peter’s basilica. It is what is though. This review is negative of the provider however The Vatican and Rome in whole are spectacular.
      Vatican city
      Colin_S, Mar 2024
      Amazing place So much to see Don't miss the carriages part More fantasict things to see before you enter the listing chapel
      David_M, Mar 2024
      Good to look at but I don’t believe in that sort of thing. By all means book your ticket beforehand but don’t get skip the line because you still queue and don’t get a guided tour as it’s too long.
      Sistine Chapel worth the hype, and more!
      Sarah_T, Mar 2024
      Sistine Chapel: take time, don't feel rushed through, treat it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is!!
      Crowded and spoilt
      Hayley_T, Feb 2024
      I have been before but it’s sad to say that this time my experience was not a positive one. It was so busy we were being ushered through and I bale to stop and look and take things in. Far too many people and tours. Could see or read and or learn anything. Money making at its best. Too many people allowed in spiking the whole thing. Would not go back. Sadly it was my fighters first time and she didn’t get the full experience So disapppinted q
      Well worth getting skip...
      Celia_L, Jan 2024
      Well worth getting skip the line makes it alot easier all round. Its fantastic once inside. Absolutely amazing.
      Easy and skip the line
      Tina, Jan 2024
      Easiest way to get into the Vatican, perfect for a small groups and you can get the audio guide from the Vatican.
      Vatican Skip the Line Ticket
      Deidre_S, Jan 2024
      as was the rest of Rome, it was amazing...we had a skip the line ticket and we were walked over to the site by a very nice guide and then we toured on our own...worth the price
      Sistine Chapel was beautiful
      Donna_S, Jan 2024
      We enjoyed seeing the Sistine Chapel but found the museum boring after a little while, it’s just so big. The tickets from Viator are probably a little overpriced for what you get but you don’t have to line up so that’s the bonus I guess.
      Skip to Vatican Museum
      Basia_B, Jan 2024
      Great service Promptly ‘ delivered ‘ to Vaticani Museo Highly recommended! Thank you for saving me a lot of time
      I guess it’s okay
      Darlene_G, Jan 2024
      Not sure how much it was with to skip the lines, except that it can cut down the waiting time to go in. We got our passes at the office, then one of the workers took us to the entrance several blocks away. They went so fast and didn’t notice if any of the group members were with them or not. It would have been better for them to ask if anyone had walking difficulties before just taking off.
      This will likely slow you down, not speed you up.
      Steven_S, Dec 2023
      Very confused by this experience. We paid almost $50 for a €17 euro ticket. Just go to the ticket office and buy it yourself. Ridiculous. Waste of money and time. There was no line to skip.
      Three stars
      William_G, Dec 2023
      Overall a nice time at the Vatican. There are a few reasons for a three star rating. The first is the voucher can only be redeemed at the office of the tour company. You cannot get the tickets and then go in yourself. Secondly, there is not great communication on where you can go with the ticket. They just keep trying to upsell on paying for a guided tour. The last was the crowd. I came in off season and it was too crowded and the parts of the Vatican we did see did not seem worth the crowd.
      very good
      Tali_C, Dec 2023
      very smooth riding from ticket office to the vatican, guides at the office were very helpful and gave us advice on how to go about it
      Visiting the Vatican
      ANDREAL_W, Dec 2023
      Tickets for the Vatican Museum can be purchased directly for much cheaper if you get in early. We were stuck with ‘skip the line’ options because we didn’t book ahead. I had to hunt around in back streets to find the outlet, they took our money and then walked us straight back to the Museum entrance. Somehow they got the entrance tickets from the ticket office that we couldn’t get and handed them out. No additional service but twice the price. Turns out there was no line to skip on the day we went, just dodgy ticket reselling. Also don’t forget it’s free to get into St Peter’s.
      Frustrating experience when tickets did not arrive.
      Richard_J, Dec 2023
      Tickets never showed up even after 2 emails asking where the tickets were. Credit card charged for tickets that did not arrive.
      Worked great
      darlene_m, Dec 2023
      We did not do a tour… just skip the line. 🙂 had my brother with me providing the tour. If not a guide would have been helpful.

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