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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
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With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.
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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Used Vatican Tours Inc to book a 3 hr semi-private tour (65E each). There was some misrepresentation about touring "before the general public". We met at 8:15 near the Vatican - didn't get in until about 9:00 along with a million other people. We did...More

Thank RandiFayeC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We bought 3 hour tour for skip the line Vatican museums, St Peter's, and Sistine chapel and it was awesome! We didn't have to wait in line at all. Very informative and beautiful. We went at 8 am and it was pretty crowded, when we...More

Thank dcjcbyers
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Reviewed yesterday

Extremely popular, so entrance is a bit of a madhouse. Once inside though, it is simply awesome. The Sistine Chapel, amazing, is only one part of the museum, which is quite extensive. Easy to spend a day here (with food and mental health breaks). Recommend...More

Thank Ada B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great Loads of history Would definitely recommend to book with a guide skip the line. Did the early morning 9am, much better than later, the guide told us from 11am minimum 4hr line wait for general ticket holders. Loads if history, st peters basilica mind...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Will definitely go again.So many things to see.It's a life time experience.Well worth for money.Never forget this trip.

Thank DishnaSilva
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Reviewed yesterday

We went through with a guide (Skip the Lines tour ). It was a quick overview of the museum. I would recommend going without the guide and using the audio headset provided at the museum so you can take your time and view more sculptures...More

Thank fransa2016
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While other famous museums in the world boast of their either purchased or stolen collections from all over the world ... paintings, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, etc., the Vatican Museums have some things that cannot be taken away that easily. I'm referring to painted rooms and...More

2  Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! A must visit, spent a few hours walling around here and found it amazing. Well worth it

Thank H R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent guide recommend him to anyone. We booked privately with him. He has so much knowledge and passion and funny too. He has his own website so google him. On time we were able to walk straight in and being a registered vatican tour guide...More

Thank thepenguin1985
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Disappointing visit. As beautiful as the Vatican is, we were unable to really enjoy the artwork, statues and history because of the crowds. It seems as if the Vatican has become an attraction through which 20,000 people a day are being herded through. Was surprised...More

Thank DowntownGBrown
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Amanda B
19 April 2018|
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Response from maia11 | Reviewed this property |
We also got out tickets on Vatican Museums website and brought print out with us. It allowed us to skip the line outside of the museum, we just walked right in, but then had to stand in a short line near the ticket offices... More
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ros453
13 April 2018|
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Response from mo_aiguille | Reviewed this property |
Let’s say 5-10 minutes walk. But even less.
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carolynedoolan
9 April 2018|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Just if you have booked children’s tickets and they are close to the age limit
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