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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum

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  • Exclusive skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum
  • Save hours waiting in line with a priority admission ticket 
  • Upgrade to a tour with guided visit to St Peter’s Basilica
Skip the Line: Vatican Museum
US$ 45 per adult
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Arrive at 8:15am and enter the Vatican Museums at 8:30am
US$ 45.01 per adult
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Arrive at 12:45pm and enter the Vatican Museums at 1:00pm
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Arrive at 7:45am and enter the Vatican Museums at 8:00am
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The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions: the crowds it attracts pay testament to its popularity. Explore Renaissance masterpieces at your leisure on this exclusive VIP tour, which avoids the crowds by bypassing the beginning queues. You’ll be free to take in the incredible wall paintings without spending hours in line.

What to Expect

In Vatican City, get ready to pass by the crowds outside the museum with VIP admission tickets. You’ll bypass the beginning queues. Once inside, you’ll have lots of time to explore nine miles (14km) of art-filled galleries.

Savor masterpieces in rooms like the Gallery of the Candelabra, which is lined with elegantly carved marble sculptures and candle-holders. You’ll also be free to wander at leisure through Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnecting galleries that are hung with paintings from the famous Renaissance master and his pupils. Enrich your knowledge of Italian geography in the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.

The best is saved for last. The final part of the museum complex is the blockbuster Sistine Chapel, which most people wait in line for hours to see. With special access to the museum, you’ll skip to the front of the crowds to see the legendary 15th-century chapel. With an optional upgrade, you can opt to explore the galleries with a guide.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth it!

We used City Wonders to do the Skip the Line Vatican Museum entry only with no tour. Definitely worth it as we wanted to go at our own pace. Tour guide got us right in, through security and tickets done! We then were free to...More

1  Thank dsheridan5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Skip the line well worth it!

One of the must dos for Rome, skip the line worth every penny and makes the most of your time for the visit. City of wonders rep’s were very helpful and gave great instructions of how to get the most of your trip. We didn’t...More

1  Thank Nugent-Lampoons
Reviewed 1 week ago
beautiful place

Very beautiful, is a sample of art. It's great but it's very interesting, you can enjoy the art of real art

Thank bostoeva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do Skip the Line!!!

OK, so if you are in Rome you have to see the Vatican, let's face it. But do it right--pay extra to skip the line. You can spend an hour there (zooming through the museum to the Sistine Chapel at the end), or all day....More

Thank a b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Didn't get 1/2 the tour!!!

First off, I want to say our tour guide Viola was very knowledgeable and she did a fine job. Our tour was set for 10am, and we were a little behind schedule because of the extreme crowds. But that's to be expected, as the Vatican...More

1  Thank hombre5051
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear hombre5051, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your were not happy with your City Wonders experience. I am happy to hear that you liked our guide Viola. On the other hand, please, note that the Basilica...More

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7 July 2018|
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Response from tonywallnutt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Sistine is really a very small part of the museum complex. Be careful though as no photography is allowed in the Sistine Chapel and they are very strict about that
27 June 2018|
Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
When the tour is over you can go back into st peter’s, but you can not go back into the Vatican Museum.
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