Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets
Cleaning and safety practices
- Skip-the-line entrance tickets for fastest available entry
- Morning, afternoon and evening departures to choose from
- The Sistine Chapel & more - access all of the highlights
- Choose between Hands-Free Email Tickets or Escorted Entry
- Guided tour in English upgrade available for more insight
Live commentary in English. This option includes Skip the Line entry & admission tickets as well as a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica with live commentary in English.
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- Children 5 and younger are complimentary.
- Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- Maximum group size is 20 people. (Guided tour option only)
- At least 4 people are required for the guided tour option to take place.
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible. (Guided tour option only)
- On Wednesday, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be restricted due to the weekly Papal Audience.
- Due to the unpredictable nature of the basilica's schedule, closures can happen, often with little notice. You will be alerted as soon as possible in these instances. If closures happen and you are unable to access or visit the basilica, you will have more time to explore the Vatican Museums.
- Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
- Our tickets only service does not include direct access to St. Peter's Basilica.
What you can expect
Note:While COVID-related restrictions are still in place, protocols and pricing for entrance to the Vatican Museums may vary from the description below and are subject to change without notice. Currently, all entrance to the Vatican Museums must be pre-booked and space is limited. To best adhere to local regulations, during this period we will offer a “Hands-Free” option for email delivery of tickets. We will all deliver all tickets booked with this option via email 72 hours before travel, or upon receipt of booking for last-minute requests. Tickets may not be refunded or changed once they are delivered via email.
Get fast access to the most famous art and sculpture in the world with skip-the-line escorted entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
Meet the ticket coordinator at the meeting point 15 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to check in. The ticket coordinator will escort you through the fastest available entrance, lead you through security and answer any questions you may have. Please note that on busy days, clearing security can take up to 30 minutes.
Once you have cleared security, you will be free to organise your visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel as you please. Stay as long as you like within regular operating hours and visit the areas that are most interesting to you. A classic itinerary of the must-see sights includes stops in the Pinecone Courtyard, the Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of the Maps. These tickets provide access to all of these areas as well as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Direct access to St. Peter's Basilica is not included.
Upgrade to a guided tour in English to get the precious insights of a Vatican insider. Groups are led in groups of 20 people or less and headsets are provided to help you hear your guide. This classic itinerary of the highlights of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel includes bonus skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica and a guided tour inside and lasts 3 hours.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required