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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
Opening hours
Today
09:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
Closed
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Best time to visit
At 08:00 or 15:30
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
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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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Admission Information

  • Last admission at 16:00
  • Closing of the galleries starts at 17:30
  • 5 Jan 2018 the Sistine Chapel closes at 13:30 (last entrance at 13:00)

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
Yana, Poland
Nov 21, 2017
Wery well!!
Anonymous
Nov 21, 2017
Amazing
David, United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2017
Bought tickets on line, missed the queue and got in 30 minutes early - bonus! Vatican museums are a worthy experience although I am not sure we saw everything as route signage was poor and I am sure we missed bits.
Khitthanitt, Thailand
Nov 21, 2017
Great Experience
אסף, Israel
Nov 21, 2017
Great service
Joshua, United States
Nov 21, 2017
It was much easier to use Tiqets than it was the Vatican’s website. I had no problems checking in, thanks to the convenient instructions included by Tiqets with our order. Would definitely recommend!
LINDA
Nov 20, 2017
all very good went smooth .
Michael , United Kingdom
Nov 20, 2017
Really easy to book, toured with a friend no mither.
Too many people but that can’t be helped!
A must do..
Lesya , Ireland
Nov 20, 2017
Very convenient!Saves time,as no need to spend hours in the queue.
christina ezz adeeb, Oman
Nov 20, 2017
سهل جدا الدخول سريع بعيد عن الزحام

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