Tickets for Vatican Museums: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

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

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 23:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Duration
2 hours
Highlights
  • 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
Description

This two-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums in English 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!

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
What's included
2-hour English 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
Visit to the Vatican Gardens
Access to St. Peter's Basilica
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. You will receive further information from the staff on where to meet your guide inside the Vatican Museums.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Ratings & reviews
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Aug 26, 2019
Easy to book and great guide- much better than waiting in the queues to get in!!
Some people were saying they had been waiting for 45 mins!!!!
Jun 15, 2019
Our tour guide was outstanding but It was WAY to hot and WAY to crowded. Should not sell so many tickets and have tours going through at the same time.
Jun 2, 2019
Our guide was Jad who was absolutely amazing! He was very knowledgable but funny too which was engaging and very useful especially when the museum got a bit crowded & tiring.

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