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The Vatican Museums, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, are one of Italy’s most popular attractions: the crowds they attract pay testament to their popularity. Explore Renaissance masterpieces at your leisure with this exclusive VIP experience, which avoids the crowds by bypassing the beginning queues. You’ll be free to take in the incredible wall paintings without spending hours in line.
- Exclusive skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum
- Save hours waiting in line with a priority admission ticket
- Upgrade to a tour with guided visit to St Peter’s Basilica
- Groups are limited to 20 people for intimate access
What to Expect
In Vatican City, get ready to pass by the crowds outside the museum with VIP admission tickets. You’ll bypass the beginning queues. Once inside, you’ll have lots of time to explore nine miles (14km) of art-filled galleries. Savor masterpieces in rooms like the Gallery of the Candelabra, which is lined with elegantly carved marble sculptures and candle-holders. You’ll also be free to wander at leisure through Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnecting galleries that are hung with paintings from the famous Renaissance master and his pupils. Enrich your knowledge of Italian geography in the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy. The best is saved for last. The final part of the museum complex is the blockbuster Sistine Chapel, which most people wait in line for hours to see. With special access to the museum, you’ll skip to the front of the crowds to see the legendary 15th-century chapel. With an optional upgrade, you can opt to explore the galleries with a guide.
- Small-group tour (if option selected)
- Exlusive Access to the Vatican Museum
- Map and a brief orientation at the beggining of the tour
- Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
- Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
- Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Vatican City
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- On Wednesday you will be unable to include St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. This is due to the Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter's Basilica could be closed.
- While this ticket is a Skip the Line entrance, there is a security check that every passenger must go through. We cannot control the delay this might cause to entering the museum.
- We recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
words & pictures don't do justice to a European vacation our tour guide was awesome, entertaining, informative, and pleasant through a very long tour
Date of experience: October 2019
Check in at the meeting point was very easy and tour started in time. Our guide’s involved us in the art and history of the place. Of course the best tour in Rome!
The trip was well worth it. With a limited time we had in rome, it helped a lot skipping the long queues and gave us enough time inside. Also the guide was quite knowledgeable and explain some of the intricate details that goes ignored otherwise.
Date of experience: January 2020
Our tour guide Laura was awesome! A truly great experience. I usually don’t do tours but this one was well worth it.
The meeting place is not near the front of the Vatican, so allow plenty of time. The guide made sure we were correctly dressed before setting off. It was more crowded than I expected for that time of year. The square was being prepared for a special mass the following day.
Date of experience: October 2019
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By: City Wonders
Fantastic tour, fantastic tour guide
CityWonders is a well oiled machine that is well worth using for all your tours. Our guide was Kylie(I think! Sorry…
It is always worth skipping the line. ALWAYS. Just do it. The audio guide was also really fantastic and enhanced th…
We took a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in late July with Yaya (Ileria). She told us we were h…
Great day trip to Pompeii, one of the best guided tours we have experienced!
We had an absolutely amazing day trip to Pompeii from Rome.. It was one of the most memorable experiences of our li…
Great guide , misleading advertisement
Our tour guide was great, however it was poorly advertised. It appears to include St. Peter's Basilica, but it does…
Long day, but rewarding
Took this in late July, visiting from the UK, and booked only a few days before travelling. Rome was quiet due to C…
Pelin was a great tour guide!
Pelin was a phenomenal guide, her explanations made us appreciate the Forum, Palatine and Colisseum much more. She …
Amazing: engaging and entertaining
My wife and I did a semi private tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in English with Marco. He was so knowle…
Skip the line does not work anymore !!
This is a forgery. We bought some « skip-the-line » tickets, but because of the Covid-19 security checks we still…
Left early - without us
Got a call at 15:17 for a 15;20 tour. I missed the call looking for the guide (confirmation just says Metro Station…
Truly amazing once in a lifetime with a once in a life time guide
I absolutely loved this tour it was a dream come true and to have an amazing guide Pierre Georges was a true pleasu…
The tour guide spoke very clear English, was a wealth of information, and even knew all the great photo spots! Make…
Long, exhausting but so very interesting, you will learn a lot
This is a comprehensive tour and you will be exhausted at the end but it is well worth it. Be warned, there is a L…
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Michaela was very knowledgable and given COVID, there were fewer tourists which meant it w…
Excellent guide (Maria) gave a brilliant 2 hour tour. As we visited just as travel is picking up after covid travel…
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