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The Vatican Museums are home to one of the world’s most impressive art collections, and tickets also give you access to the Sistine Chapel. Queues for entry can get long, so book skip-the-line tickets for the best experience.
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Buy your tickets in advance to skip the line and save time at the Vatican Museums.
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Fast-Track Entry
See priceless works of art from the Papal collections with escorted entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Go on a stirring journey through centuries of art, admiring masterpieces from antiquity to Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes.
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Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
VIP access to masterpieces and a secret garden
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Vatican Museums Skip the Line Ticket with Meet and Greet
Enjoy a self-guided tour of the stunning Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with this skip-the-line ticket. Enter the world-famous Vatican museum complex, made up of numerous galleries with many well-known masterpieces. Bypass the queue and see one of the world's finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings - including Michelangelo's masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel, works by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and many more - at your own pace. After the Vatican Museum visit, you may be able to take a short-cut to enter the beautiful St. Peter's Basilica (subject to opening hours)
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Avoid the crowds

Tired of shuffling through the crowds? Choose a ticket that gives you access before or after the official opening hours.
First Entry Tickets: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
Enjoy early entry to the Sistine Chapel 30 minutes before other tour groups or the general public arrive. Once inside, you are free to spend the entire day at the Vatican Museums to explore one of the world’s greatest art collections in your own time.
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket: Early Access
Skip the lines and enter the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. Enjoy Michelangelo’s masterpieces with a pre-recorded audio-guide program in your language. Take home a DVD that features a full description of Vatican City.
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Early Access Group Tour to St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Your Experience Enjoy Early Access Along with a Guided Tour This guided tour provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Vatican Museums just before it opens to the general public for the day. You will be able to explore the galleries of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, with a local expert. With thousands of visitors flocking to the museums every day, it is one of the most crowded attractions in Rome. This tour, however, allows you to peacefully experience the beauty of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel when it is comparatively less crowded. Please note that while we try our best to be among the first groups to enter the Vatican each day, we share the early-access entrance along with other accredited Tour Operators and you may have a small wait in the security line, which is unavoidable. Marvel at the Masterpieces Housed Within the Vatican Museums After you meet your guide at the top of the steps near the bar “Caffe Vaticano" (Viale Vaticano, 100), you will make your way to the Vatican Museums before opening time. Your guide will lead you through some of its most important galleries and show you the highlights of the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums are home to a number of classical sculptures and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Leonardo da Vinci. Walk into the Marvelous Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica The tour will continue on to the Sistine Chapel, which is attached to the end of the Vatican Museums complex. Here, you will come face to face with some of the most important works of art ever created, some that are considered to be cornerstones of western art. The most impressive among them will be the marvelous ceiling that was painted by Michelangelo in a span of 4 years. Another iconic piece is The Last Judgement, also painted by the great Michelangelo. After visiting the Sistine Chapel, you will walk into the most massive church you've ever seen, filled with artwork of all the most famous artists you've ever heard of. You will get to walk in through the massive front entrance of St. Peter's Basilica, without waiting in line, into what is considered the most opulent church in the world. Here you will see some highlights with your guide such as the Baldacchino, La Pieta, the Statue of St. Peter and other masterpieces. Visiting the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's can be a once in a lifetime affair. Our immersive guided tour guarantees that you have an unforgettable experience exploring the depths of the papal seat of power, with interesting insights, great photo-ops, and even greater prices!
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel
See the highlights of the world-famous Vatican Museums in one morning on this intimate, small-group Vatican walking tour! Starting early in the morning to beat the heat and crowds, you'll skip the line and head straight inside with your priority access ticket. Led by an expert Vatican guide, your comprehensive tour visits the sacred Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica and more!Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. Numbers are also limited to just 12 people on this unique Vatican tour, ensuring you'll see the very best of the Vatican Museums in a small-group atmosphere.
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Guided Tours

Learn more about the priceless art inside the Vatican Museums with an expert guide.
Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter's Guided Tour
Discover one of the most beautiful sites in the world on this fantastic 3-hour tour of the Vatican with skip-the-line access. Explore the Vatican Museums, the exquisite Sistine Chapel and the dramatic St. Peter's Basilica.
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
Spend more time inside with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel through an official, Vatican partner entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you'll experience the best of the Vatican in just three hours, including the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter's, and more. Navigate the vast complex of artwork and history with an expert, who will bring this ancient collection to life. Choose from several departure times, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 12 people.
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour
See all the most important sights of the Vatican City with a guide in your chosen language. Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica to spend more time gazing at masterpieces of art.
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Vatican Museums, Sistine & St Peter: Skip-the-Line Tour
Take a guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Enter through an exclusive privileged entry for Vatican Museums partners.
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More Tickets & Tours

Find more tickets and tours featuring the Vatican Museums.
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour
Skip the lines and discover one of the world's best collections of Renaissance art
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Omnia Card for Rome & Vatican City: Skip The Line
All things Vatican, plus free transportation in Rome for 24 or 72 hours
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Rome: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small Group Tour
Skip the lines to the Vatican Museums on a 3-hour small group tour in Rome. See one of the world’s great art collections, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world.
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OMNIA Vatican and Rome Card
Your complete Rome sightseeing package at a discounted price
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About Vatican Museums

Opening Hours:

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. The museum and chapel are also open on the last Sunday of every month from 9 am to 2 pm. Other closures in 2019 include 1 January, 11 February, 19 March, 22 April, 1 May, 29 June, 14 and 15 August, 1 November, 25 and 26 December.


Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome

How to get there:

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel can be reached via metro line A or via tram 19 to the stop at Piazza del Risorgimento. They can also be reached by bus numbers 32, 49, 81, 492, 982, and 990.


The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Gardens require visitors to be modestly dressed. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts, and hats are not allowed.
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