Skip-the-Line Ticket: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Vatican City, Italy
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 43.44

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 8 hours (approx.)


With its wealth of art and history, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are must-sees for most visitors to Rome. Wait times to enter can stretch into the hours, but with this skip-the-line ticket enjoy fast-track entry to both the galleries and chapel and take advantage of the time you save to admire masterpieces by Raphael and Michelangelo.
  • Time-saving priority entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Entrance times scheduled roughly every 30 minutes to fit your schedule
  • Explore the vast collection of art inside the galleries at your own pace
  • Wait time to enter reduced to about 15 minutes

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Entrance of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • 5 € Reservation Fee of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Escorted Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Official Map of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance of the St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide Services in any form

Meeting And Pickup

Ticket Redemption Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero, 15, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Vatican Museums

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gallery of Maps

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Stanze di Raffaello

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Operated by Capitolium Tours

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.

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194 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Thank you!!
Andre_L, May 2023
Thank you, well organized and easy to get to the meeting point. Made our day very enjoyable as we did not need to stand in the very long queue.
Saved lots of time!
Elizabeth_H, May 2023
I’d say it’s worth the money. When arriving near the Vatican, there’s a giant line (all the way down past the end of the street) that I’m assuming was the line just to get inside to the ticket office. And then you’d have to wait in line again inside the ticket office. I feel like I would’ve been overwhelmed and also confused on where to go. Would’ve waited for hours! The guide took us all the way into the office and up to the point of entering into the museums.
Easy ticket purchase and instructions
Sarah_W, May 2023
Purchased tickets online day before. Great instructions on where to pick tickets up from. Guys at ticket office were lovely and we got straight in to the Vatican museum with no queuing
Great customer service
Pauline_K, May 2023
Ticket office representative provided a great service, offering my daughter a student ticket rather than the full price I had already paid for online and providing advice and extra assistance for one of our party who had mobility issues
So so
Marissa_R, May 2023
Your guide lead us through the skip the line entrance, other then that this is a self guided tour with no information catalogues. Great if you want a fast and easy entry, not so great if you are expecting a tour.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Marissa_R, If you were expecting a guided tour then you should not have book a skip the line ticket, the title of this product clearly says it is only a ticket and the description and inclusion and exclusion indicates there is no guide included. We really do not understand why should we receive this negative review because you book something but you expect something else? Next time maybe pay more attention to what you are booking and save the local supplier from your unnecessary negative review.
Ticket price was great to...
Jordan_A, May 2023
Ticket price was great to see the art of the sistine chapel. Great service and would use again. Thanks for the help
Great way to skip the line
Parker_M, May 2023
The perfect option if you want to skip all the lines for the Vatican museums/Sistine chapel, but don’t want to bother with a guided tour. I just downloaded the free Rick Steves audio tour and that worked perfectly, and it was much easier to wander the museum as a single person instead of having to move as a group with the massive tour packs. I was even running late after getting lost on the subway, and they held up the group for me — I’m very grateful to my guide and group for waiting!
Absolutely Stunning
Vicki_W, May 2023
It was a wonderful experience and having Massimo guide us round was not only much easier but he was funny and informative too.
Somewhat worth it.
Mandi_H, May 2023
While I appreciated the ability to skip the line everything was quite disorganized. However, were I to revisit, I would definitely make this purchase again simply because I now know what to expect and for the ability to skip the line which is hundreds of people.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Mandi_H, I personally called you to ask you what was the problem that you gave us a negative review but you did not pick up, so I have no clear idea what was your problem: You booked for 9:30 on 2nd of May, you came to the meeting point around 9:20 and 9:35 we left the office and at 9:50 you had your ticket in your hand so in less than 30 minutes. The Vatican was closed on 30th of April and 1st of May, 2nd of May is a very busy day every year and in fact it was so busy that there was a line to skip the line yet you even skipped that line too and entered from a different entrance, despite all these you gave us a negative review within a few hours? Really? I don't know What else were we supposed to do for a customer like you yourself? You have mentioned you would definitely book with us again, please don't, we really do not appreciate receiving a negative review for no reason at all, book with other suppliers or even website, some of them will make you wait up to 40 minutes (not kidding) just to get started and this way you will see for yourself what real disorganized means, thank you.
Perfect for a day tour
Arturo_R, May 2023
Our tour guide Paola was fantastic! It was a great time to learn about Venice and it gave olus a nice break with gondola ride.
Amazing experience
Lucy_V, May 2023
Wonderful time at the Sistine Chapel and museums we could have stayed all day! Well worth the money and the skip line was fantastic. Highly recommend
Easy access to Vatican museums
SarahErin_O, May 2023
Our guide was friendly and knew exactly what to do. He navigated us through the security and provided us with our tickets and maps, all easily done amongst the crowds.
Easy to find office to...
Daniel_B, Apr 2023
Easy to find office to meet your guide, he then took us to the museum’s & got our tickets for us, all went smoothly, other than he didn’t offer us our free bottle of water. I think we were suppose to ask for it! it wasn’t easy to find any once in there, so we were very thirsty walking around. I would use this company again though.
Quick and easy
Hollie_g, Apr 2023
Easy to find the meeting point. Got to set off early as everyone was there ready. We were taken straight to the desk and given our tickets then directed to the entrance and left to explore. Just what we wanted!
The staff from the tour...
Astrid_V, Apr 2023
The staff from the tour place were rude. They were not clear when answering questions, disorganized and rude.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Astrid_V, We are so sorry if you had an unpleasant experience with us and found us rude. It was raining heavily all day and was a Saturday and your booking was for 5 PM, last day of the week and last entrance of the day, you booked and arrived a few minutes before starting time that makes it even harder for us to manage the bookings. We too are human beings and are tired and make mistakes, sorry. Kind regards Capitolium Tours Management
Kayley_E, Apr 2023
The ticket was great to skip the line and the man taking us to the entrance was lovely but getting the ticket was very difficult. The office was so busy and unorganised! our time slot was 11am, we got to the office at 10.45 as requested and we didn’t receive the ticket until 11.45.
Great experience
Kelly_E, Apr 2023
We were here a few days after Easter and Rome was packed. These tickets were great as we met at the office just next to the Vatican and were taken straight in bypassing the Q. Nice man took us in and gave us some tips and a map and we were off. All easy to navigate once in there.
Best service!
John_B, Apr 2023
The host were absolutely incredible and kind. Definitely the best in town. If you are going to the Vatican please consider this option you will not regret it.
I was a little late and...
stacyfradkin, Mar 2023
I was a little late and could not find anyone to help me. I wold like a refund. Please contact me to arrange it.
Well worth the money!
Luc_F, Mar 2023
Worth getting up early!! We did the 8:30am ticket and waited exactly 0 minutes in any line and the guy who we got the tickets from walked us over, showed us the way in, and gave some personal tips for what to make sure to see. Perfect for quiet enjoyers and those who just want to experience the Vatican on their own schedule. Super easy, the guy was nice, and we mostly avoided the crowds.

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