Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with St. Peter's Basilica Access

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From USD 38.35

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


The long lines that the Vatican attracts are a testament to its status as one of Europe’s most famous attractions. If you’ve got limited time in Rome, don’t waste a moment waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican. You are able to explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms independently while still benefiting from priority entry, usually only reserved for visitors taking a guided tour.
  • Save hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican in Rome
  • A great choice for first-time visitors and travelers that prefer to explore independently
  • Explore one of Europe's top attractions at your own pace
  • Choose from several departure times and upgrade to include a guided tour

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Skip the Line Access & Entrance Tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • No Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica (when available for guided tours departing before 2:30PM)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Ticket Redemption Point

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Vatican City

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museo Pio Clementino

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican Museums

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Cortile della Pigna

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sphere within a Sphere

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museos Vaticanos

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Stanze di Raffaello

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Peter's Basilica

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gallery Of The Maps

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 and under are entitled to free access to the Vatican Museums (with proof of age)
  • Children aged 6-18 are entitled to a reduced entry fee (see tour and ticket pricing) and must provide proof of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • At least 4 people are required for the guided tour options to take place.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
  • Entrance into St. Peter's Basilica is separate from the Vatican Museums and is not always available. When possible, and only for tours departure prior to 2:30PM, our guided tour options will benefit from this special access at no extra cost. Entrance to the Basilica is free and does not require a ticket.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory, but as strongly recommended due to crowds.
  • Guests with a certified disability of over 75% are entitled to free entrance to the Vatican and do not require a ticket. For guests who are not self-sufficient, free entry is extended to a companion.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveller Tips

Don't hesitate to use this service for skip the line at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel 🙏
This gets you in very quick as the queues are massive first thing on a morning so you skip all that.
The line for those who didn't make reservations was over 3 hours long; highly recommend a skip the line reservation!


2,119 reviews
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Small vatican guided tour
Sung_K, June 2023
Great experience, great tour guide. Highly recommended. The Sistine Chapel alone is worth the price of admission
Well Worth it!
Dawn_B, June 2023
The skip the line tour was well worth it. With our guide we were able to go straight through, no line no wait. The regular line was very long. Our guide was also accommodating with time. We were about 10 minutes late but she waited for us to walk us through.
Saira_C, June 2023
Eddie was amazing! He knew the history very well. Small group. Started on time. 100% recommend !Easy to work with. Responded to texts and emails.
Excellent tour!
Jaime_M, June 2023
The Vatican museums are massive and overwhelming. This your hits the highlights and makes sense of it all. Our guide, Laura, was great and full of information about the artwork. Highly recommend!
Best tour - great guide!
Stephanie_R, June 2023
My husband and I brought our 2 kids (over 10) on a small group tour. Laura was our guide. She was hands down the best guide we have had for any museum tour and made this experience the highlight of our trip. The kids loved her and hung on every word (tough to do for a teenager and middle schooler). I have been to the Vatican Museum several times before but this time I got the most out of it. We learned about the history of the art, the papacy, Italy and Rome all in a lighthearted and respectful manner. Thank you!
Impressive tour guide
Kerri_C, June 2023
We were very impressed with the knowledge our tour guide, Christina, had on all aspects of this tour! She did a fantastic job and we'd highly recommend this particular Vatican tour!
Too many steps, swarms of...
Bryan_G, June 2023
Too many steps, swarms of people made us uncomfortable. There was no 'office' to start at, just find the green Eco guy on the stairs. The collection was impressive and the insight from our guide Assumption was terrific. But.. as a Christian, not R C, I was mostly moved by witnessing St Peters' remains. Thank you
A nightlight in Rome
Susie_E, June 2023
Great tour and tour guide. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. Recommend to all visiting.
Vatican museums tour
yunus_z, June 2023
Our guide Asunto was very nice, despiye the huge crowd and chaos in the museum she tried her best. Due to huge crowd tour is more like rushinf through the halls but we were expecting this.
Great guide
22secondary, June 2023
Our tour guide Tania was very knowledgeable and fun to tour with! The tour was a bit short with so much to see! The crowd was CRAZY!!
Great tour of Roman history.
Lee_J, June 2023
The skip the line is well worth the expense. However, there was confusion on confusion with St. Peter's Basilica access.
Asunta was an exceptional...
Robert_T, June 2023
Asunta was an exceptional guide! Very knowledgeable and a superb historian! Was able to cross this off my bucket list!
I’d do it again.
Jacob_C, June 2023
It was crowded but you can’t avoid that ever. Laura, or guide was awesome. Witty, smart and made sure that no one was left behind.
Fantastic tour!
Brian_T, June 2023
Great tour guide very knowledgeable beautiful surroundings and all very nice laura made it all very easy
Vatican tour with Laura
Mary_Q, June 2023
Our tour guide Laura was Excellent!!. Very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys her job. I would highly recommend this tour!
Great Vatican Experience!
Jennifer_L, June 2023
Wonderful experience!! Our guide, Maria Laura, was so knowledgeable. I never would have been able to see and learn as much as I did without this tour. The Vatican Museums were obviously very crowded but she did a great job of making sure everyone was together and navigated our way through seamlessly.
Fantastic tour of Vatican city , art and history
Scott_N, June 2023
What a perfect tour of Vatican, Museum and Sistine chapel ending at st. Peter's basilica. Nicoletta was our guide in this small group skip the line tour. We went right through lines very quickly with only 10 in our group. Most energetic, attentive and informative as we went through each section. There were very long lines to enter Vatican city and museum but this tour was easy to meet up with and we'll organized. We were not visiting for religious reasons more historical, found it fascinating in Museum and history of each Popes contributions as well as the fresco's and time it took to paint the walls and ceilings plus the significance of each room. Highly recommend in a small group , even when surrounded by many people being able to navigate to get close to each artifact for pictures.
Good experience
Jinesh_N, June 2023
The stories behind the historic paintings which were stunning in itself. Eddy did a really good job in helping us understand. Nicely mixed his humour to make it a fun guided tour!
Sistine Chapel and vatican museums
Janice_P, June 2023
The sites were breathtaking and the hostal was very patient and caring.. The egyptian Museum surpassed expectation.
Mark_W, June 2023
Thought I booked a self tour, it was ok but a little boring as I prefer to do things on my own. Tour guide was nice and great personality however. If you like guided tours this is for you!

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