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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 Ticket
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See priceless works of art from the Papal collections in 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
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VIP access to masterpieces and a secret garden
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Line & Audioguide
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See priceless works of art from the papal collections with your skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Receive a 15% discount at all bookshops inside the Vatican Museums.
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Vatican Museums Skip the Line Ticket with Meet and Greet
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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
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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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Exclusive First Entrance to Sistine Chapel
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Get a full-day entrance ticket and enjoy an exclusive experience at the Vatican Museums by seeing the Sistine Chapel early in the morning without a crowd.
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Early Access Group Tour to St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s & 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
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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
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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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First Entry Tickets: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
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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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More Tickets & Tours

Find more tickets and tours featuring the Vatican Museums.
Omnia Card for Rome & Vatican City: Skip The Line
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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
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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
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Your complete Rome sightseeing package at a discounted price
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Essential Vatican guided tour: Museums, St Peter's and Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line access
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Book your guided tour including Vatican Museums, St. Peter's & Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line access. Less time in line, more time on art!
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General Information

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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