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Tickets for Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Skip The Line

Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes and incredible artwork

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Overview
Best time to visit
At 08:00 or 15:30
Opening hours
08:00 - 18:00, last entrance 17:30
Highlights
  • Skip the lengthy line and visit at our special timeslots of 08:00 or 15:30 for a much more peaceful experience. No one else has these timeslots!
  • Explore Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Man on the ceiling, and The Last Judgement on the altar wall
  • The Raphael Rooms, The Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition are some of the highlights that would be the centerpiece of almost any other museum in the world
Description

Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel are widely regarded as the finest artwork ever created. And that's not all; the Vatican Museums is full of artworks amassed by the popes over centuries; paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more. With these skip the line tickets you'll head straight for the entrance. No waiting, just wall-to-wall artistic masterpieces (literally).

The Vatican City may be a tiny country (44 hectares), but it punches well above its weight in all categories. Most of all: culture. There's so much art here that this institution is called the Vatican Museums, plural. These extraordinary attractions are located in the heart of Rome, near St. Peter’s Square.

A visit to the Vatican Museums will expose you to some of the finest art in the world. On your way to the Sistine Chapel (the undeniable highlight), you’ll pass through the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, and Bramante’s Fountain of the Pine Cone. Visit at our special times of 08:00 or 15:30 and you'll have a much quieter, peaceful experience, too.

And at the end of your tour: the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes - he created over 300 figures on over 500 square meters of ceiling. 22 years later he returned to fresco The Last Judgement on the entire wall above the altar.

With this skip the line ticket you’ll miss the infamous museum queues that snake around the walls of Vatican City. Use that extra time to visit all four remarkable collections: classical sculpture, Renaissance masterpieces, and stunning artifacts from Ancient Egypt and the Etruscans.

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Skip The Line
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum: Skip the line (timed-entry) ticket
  • Unlimited time inside the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line service
Instructions
  • 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
  • Be on time, as Vatican personnel may not let in latecomers
  • If a discounted ticket is presented without the required ID, the visitor will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter. The discounted ticket will not be refunded
Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line A, stations Ottaviano - S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani or Cipro (from either station it's a 10-minute walk
  • Tram: 19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5-minute walk)
  • Bus: Line 49 stops in front of the Museums Entrance. 32, 81 or 982, Piazza del Risorgimento, end of the line (5-minute walk). 492 or 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5-minute walk)
  • Car: Paid parking on Viale Vaticano
Reviews
Giedre, Lithuania
Aug 17, 2017
Absolutely worth to buy this....
We bought one day ticket to Vatican museum without guide or audioguide and were not dissapointed. This let us do not waste our time in enormous (about 4 hours to wait) lines and freely enter into museum.
Ian, United Kingdom
Aug 16, 2017
Make sure you know where you need to go, as the actual entrance is no where near St. Peter's Swuare.
Also leave plenty of time to pick up your tickets as this is the major delay when entering.
jo
Aug 16, 2017
DO NOT go in August!!! Shepherded around like sheep no time to absorb was not a pleasant experience sorry to say. Best thing about it however was skipping the queue!!!
Edgar Alan, Poland
Aug 16, 2017
Well worth it
Alina, United Kingdom
Aug 15, 2017
An unique extraordinary experience seeing Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel.Really enjoy it and would come back there.An very special place.Very good organised too.
Ioana Stefania , Denmark
Aug 15, 2017
It was a really good experience and also we pass the long cue !
Anonymous
Aug 15, 2017
Very easy and straight forward. We got the tickets slightly ahead of time and booked for 8am - best decision ever. We got to see and walk through the museum without the any crowds and practically felt by ourselves . By the time we got to the Sistine Chapel it was slightly packed, but that's expected anyways.
Do go ~15mins ahead of time as there ALWAYS seems to be a line-up at the Vatican. However, booking your tickets ahead of time will make your life so much easier.
Will definitely book with Tiqets again!
Rebecca, United States
Aug 15, 2017
Saved countless hours waiting in line in the hot sun. So glad we booked the tickets this way.
Susan, Guinea
Aug 14, 2017
Skip the Line tickets were great - we really wanted to see the Sistine Chapel as I had been through the whole Vatican Museum once before. Tickets were fast and we went through the museum quickly - it was in the middle of the heat wave and did not know that museum is not air-conditioned. So that was the only drawback with the crowds - unbelievably hot. But the Sistine Chapel did not disappoint! Really something to see.
Raneen, Israel
Aug 14, 2017
The lines at the Vatican are insanly long. With this ticket I was inside in less than 5 minutes. I regreted not getting other ticketa drom tiqets and waited in lines and got burnt in the heat. Highly recommended product. For my next trip i'll plan only with Tiqets.

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