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Faster Than Skip The Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets

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This ticket is perfect for an independent sightseer who wants to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without a tour guide but would still like to avoid the long lines that form outside this famous site. When you arrive, you’ll be escorted through a special no-wait Vatican Partner entrance before being set free to spend as much of the day as you want exploring the famous collections.
  • 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
  • Groups are limited to 20 people for intimate access
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Vatican City
  • Small-group tour (if option selected)
  • Exlusive Access to the Vatican Museum
  • Map and a brief orientation at the beggining of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On Wednesday you will be unable to include St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. This is due to the Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter's Basilica could be closed.
  • While this ticket is a Skip the Line entrance, there is a security check that every passenger must go through. We cannot control the delay this might cause to entering the museum.
  • We recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Visited the vatican museum which was brilliant. Sistene chapel is beautiful but the walk to it was glorious, the tapestries and art work is mind blowing. Make sure you go early and you book before you go, that way you skip the queues.
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The Vatican was very busy when we visited. That being said we felt as though we saw a lot (impossible to see everything as they explain). Our guide was informative and did a good job keeping an eye on all the people in our group. She was very gracious also. The only thing
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I would definitely recommend this to anyone who prefers to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on their own. No obligation to follow a group and a guide. You have time to see everything you would like as much time as you want. Skip-the-line entry was also really
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Excellent tour highly recommend Maria teresa franco as a tour guide, somehow knew the answers to all our questions and kept a extremely positive attitude throughout the whole tour. A pleasure to be around
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This was a skip line tour that was great. The lines over Christmas were so long and we were happy to be able to skip them!
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