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:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 23:00
Saturday:  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.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Reviews
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.
May 23, 2019
Mycket bra guide!
May 18, 2019
The tour was very interesting with very engaging guide. The reception staff even helped us catch our tour up when we arrived little late.
The Vatican was though very crowded which did spoil the atmosphere.
May 7, 2019
I liked the guided tour, however, 2 hours is not sufficient to glance at the excellence of human creation that is present in the Vatican Museums. But I strongly recommend this tour for people that have limited time as it is quite informative and leaves you full of knowledge and positive emotions :)
Apr 23, 2019
Completely worth it. We had a good guide and we heard lots of important things.
Apr 5, 2019
Well worth paying for the guided tour!
Apr 2, 2019
Great guide.
Mar 13, 2019
Great guide Roberta.
Dec 28, 2018
I would highly recommend this! It was incredibly busy and yet our passes had us walking past long lines of people who had been waiting since early morning. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and really helped navigate us well through the areas (and the crowds). Was a great experience!
Dec 10, 2018
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