Tickets for Vatican Museums: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

A two-hour guided tour of art and history in the Vatican Museums

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Duration: 2 hours
Skip The Line
Live guide: Italian
Max group size: 10
Smartphone tickets accepted

COVID-19 safety measures

To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.

  • Wearing a face mask is required, please bring your own
  • Hand sanitizer available for visitors
  • Signage and measures in place to ensure a safe distance
  • Guests may be subject to a temperature check; anyone showing symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, etc) may be denied entry for safety reasons

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  • Explore the best of the 5.5-hectare Vatican Museums with a guide
  • See two of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment) in the Sistine Chapel
  • See intricate tapestries and over 40 16th-century topographical maps of Italy


This two-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums will give you an in-depth encounter like no other. Get the facts surrounding the Vatican, skip the lines and visit the Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican Museums are a must-see in Rome, not just because of their extensive collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology, all collected by the Popes over the years. They're also the site of some of the most lavishly decorated halls and galleries in the country!

Explore the best of this 5.5-hectare complex with a guide, who'll deliver all the history you can handle as you go.

See some of the Vatican Museums' best classical statuary at the Pio Clementino Museum. Marvel at the massive marble candelabra at the Gallery of the Candelabra, walk a corridor of amazing, intricate tapestries at the Gallery of the Tapestries, and over 40 16th-century topographical maps of Italy in the Gallery of the Geographical Maps.

Head to the four Raphael Rooms, which all form a suite of reception rooms in the palace, famous for their frescoes. Then, in the Sistine Chapel, see two of the world's most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment).

When in Rome... it's a must!


What's included

2-hour Italian guided tour of the Vatican Museums
Pio Clementino Museum
Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Geographical Maps
Raphael's Rooms
Sistine Chapel

What's not included

Visit to the Vatican Gardens
Access to St. Peter's Basilica
Additional info

Getting there:

  • Metro: Line A direction Battistini, get off at Ottaviano or Cipro
  • Bus: Line 49, get off at the square in front of the Vatican Museums; lines 32, 81 or 982 to Piazza del Risorgimento; lines 492 or 990, to Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni
  • Tram: Line 19 to Piazza del Risorgimento
  • A taxi rank is available on the square in front of the Vatican Museums

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket


Show your smartphone ticket to the security guards at the entrance, then scan your ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI after the security check. You will receive further information from the staff on where to meet your guide inside the Vatican Museums.


Opening hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00

How to get there

Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
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Ratings & reviews

22 Reviews
Feb 6, 2020
Really easy and straight forward.Insructions were ckear and accurate.
Jan 24, 2020
Brilliant guide was very informative and interesting. Looked after everyone
Dec 1, 2019
Our whole family loved this tour. It was very informative but not an overkill. Our guide Joanna was wonderful and moved us through the museums efficiently. She was very well informed on each piece we asked her about.

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