Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

Skip the line and gain quicker access to the Vatican so you can explore at your leisure

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Want explore the Vatican without a guide, but worried about wasting precious vacation time waiting in line? With our skip-the-line tickets, you’ll bypass general admission and gain access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel much faster, potentially saving hours of waiting around in the Rome heat. These tickets don’t include a guided tour, but they’ll give you plenty of time to explore these amazing museums at your own pace.

Tour Details
  • Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums tickets
  • Skip the general admission lines
  • Visit the Vatican Museums on your own
  • See the Sistine Chapel up close
  • Explore at your own pace
  • All entrance and reservation fees included

Avoiding the famously long lines at the Vatican couldn’t be simpler thanks to our skip-the-line ticket service. You’ll meet our friendly representative at a designated spot near to the Vatican entrance, and from here you’re in safe hands! You’ll be guided past the general admission line and straight through to group entrance of the Vatican, after which you’ll be handed your tickets and can set off to explore the Vatican at your own pace.

Skip-the-Line Vatican Ticket Details

Your skip-the-line Vatican tickets include:

  • Entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 

  • Reserved entrance time

  • General admission line bypass (security check still required) 

  • Assistance from our onsite representative 

Meet Our Representative Outside the Vatican Museums

Finding your way into the Vatican Museums can be confusing, so our friendly representative will be there to show you the correct entrance and help you navigate past the general admission line. You’ll be handed your skip-the-line Vatican tickets, and once inside you’ll be free to explore at your own leisure.

Sistine Chapel

See Michelangelo's masterpiece in all its glory. Fully completed in 1541, the ceiling is painted in stunning frescoes depicting scenes from throughout the Bible.

This is one of the world's most famous works of art, but it is also a functioning chapel. For this reason, speaking and photography in the chapel are prohibited, but you can purchase renderings from the gift shop as keepsakes.

Please note: As the Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, everyone who enters must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to this part of the Vatican. A great option is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

Vatican Museums

Over the centuries, the Vatican has developed one of Europe's most impressive art and history collections. In addition to Michelangelo, Raphael’s art has a strong presence too. See his great works including the School of Athens—the painting you’ll see on your Vatican tickets.

You’ll also be able to take in the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabras. These galleries are absolutely worth visiting in detail, so we’d recommend taking your time.

What you get with this tour
Entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Reserved entrance time
General admission line bypass (security check still required)
Assistance from our onsite representative
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Vatican skip the line reservations
07 August 2022
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Reviewed by
Christine Nolan

We purchased the self guided Vatican skip the line tour with the Roman Guy for Aug 6. We arrived early to the designated meeting spot and the representative also arrived early and walked us into the entrance of the Vatican. She took us through the security checkpoint and the picked up our tickets. Once she handed us the tickets and pointed us in the right direction, we were on our way. Very smooth transaction and friendly welcome by the representative. We decided to rent the audio tour and proceeded at our own pace weaving around other tour groups. It was busy but bearable and kept moving through the museums and Sistine chapel. There is a nice cafe and restrooms by the exit with AC before venturing back out into the heat. Overall, a very good experience!

Friendly, helpful, efficient problem solving
05 July 2022
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Reviewed by
Mark Dixon

We ordered tickets through the tour guy and were indeed escorted past the line to the entry point at the appointed time, only to discover that we had no ticket for our 10-year-old. This, it became clear later, was my mistake, having mis-read something somewhere and assumed that children under 16 entered free. Since the tickets are timed, it was no easy fix, and the loud bustling restless crowds in the entrance hall make it difficult to stay calm, let alone think rationally. The young men and women of The Tour Guy, and in particular a friendly Roman named Manuel, who seemed to be the supervisor of the group, immediately took on our problem without qualm, figured out what had happened and executed a solution in a few minutes, all with a calm and friendly demeanor, and in excellent English. It was a big relief for us and commendable that they helped us without question, when in fact they probably had no obligation to do so, strictly speaking. Grazie mille!

easy Vatican access
26 August 2019
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Showed up to the Vatican and saw the regular line wrapping around, going farther than I could even say. You HAVE to skip the line!! This was easy, stress-free, and the Roman Guy staff was very easy to find to get our tickets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Near the Vatican Museums entrance, between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano. At the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100), our representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it. From here, you’ll be shown through the security checkpoint and given your skip-the-line tickets.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a water bottle and wearing some comfortable shoes for walking around. You’ll also need to cover your knees and shoulders whilst in the Vatican, so please bring a shawl/scarf to wear. Camera tripods and large backpacks aren’t allowed in the museums, so please leave them at your hotel.

Where to meet?

Near the Vatican Museums entrance, between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano. At the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100), our representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it. From here, you’ll be shown through the security checkpoint and given your skip-the-line tickets.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a water bottle and wearing some comfortable shoes for walking around. You’ll also need to cover your knees and shoulders whilst in the Vatican, so please bring a shawl/scarf to wear. Camera tripods and large backpacks aren’t allowed in the museums, so please leave them at your hotel.

Can I bring food into the Vatican?

Food is allowed in the outdoor areas of the Vatican City, but it cannot be eaten in the Vatican Museums or St. Peter’s Basilica. There are no restaurants or food shops in the city, but there are plenty of options nearby.

How will I find my way around the Vatican?

There are maps available onsite and also audio tours (for an additional small fee). Alternatively, you can join a guided Vatican touror book a private Vatican tour—this way you’ll have an expert local guide to tell you more about the history and beautiful artwork you’ll be seeing today.

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