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

Rome, Italy (1500)


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Tour Duration: 180 min

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

Easy and FAST Skip the Line tickets or tours for timed-entry to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Meet us at a designated meeting point near the Vatican Museums entrance to redeem your tickets and get useful advice. Then either explore on your own, and stay as long as you like until closing time. Looking for an expert guided experience? Choose a guided tour upgrade and benefit from Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica as well.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with St. Peter's Basilica Access at no additional cost

  • Skip the Line Access & Entrance Tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica (when available, and only for guided tour options).
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with St. Peter's Basilica Access has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide (Unless Guided Tour Option Selected)

Points Of Interest

  • 10 minutes: Discover the heart of Vatican City: the Vatican Museums.
  • 30 minutes: The Vatican Museums are divided into many smaller, unique museums. Among them, the Museo Pio Clementino is likely the most important, and the many highlights it contains cannot be missed! Stop at the Octagonal Courtyard for the Laocoonte and the Apollo Belvedere -- or the Round Room for the giant marble bathtub patrolled by an enormous bronze statue of Heracles. Spot a sculpture of your favorite fauna at the Room of the Animals, or just marvel at the 3D painted vaults of the Gallery of the Candelabra.
  • 25 minutes: Visit the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel on your own or with a guide (if option selected). Tickets provide skip the line access.
  • 10 minutes: Explore one of the Vatican's many open air courtyards. This one is decorated with a giant bronze pinecone sculpture, giving the courtyard its name.
  • 10 minutes: Access Vatican Museums whit this Skip the line Ticket
  • 30 minutes: Stay inside as long as you like during official opening hours.
  • 30 minutes: Michelangelo's masterpiece, take time to admire the vaults.
  • 15 minutes: Admire Raphael's Rooms -- painted by the master himself and his pupils around the same time as the Sistine Chapel -- and inspired and challenged by Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece.
  • 10 minutes: When available, at the conclusion of your tour inside the Vatican Museums, you will be given the option to Access St. Peter's Basilica skipping the line via a special exit from the Sistine Chapel. Your guide will provide an introduction to the Basilica after which you will be free to explore on your own. Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is a separate venue to the Vatican Museums, is free to visit and does not require a separate ticket. Access to the Basilica is not open every day nor at all times and it is not possible to know in advance when it will be available. At the moment, our 3:15PM departure does not include access to the Basilica. Access to St. Peter's Basilica is only available for the guided tours options.
  • 10 minutes: One of the most popular galleries of the Museums, make a stop here and try to spot the Italian cities you have travelled to, or your ancestor's hometown. These hand-painted maps, dating to the late 1500's, can also be admired for the exquisite attention to detail and embellishments. See if you can spot the nod to Christopher Columbus' voyage across the Atlantic...

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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, 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.