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No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel at Your Own Pace

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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
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No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel at Your Own Pace
From US$ 44.15
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10:15am Just TicketMost Popular
Arrive at 10.00am and enter the Vatican Museums at 10.15am.
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2pm Just Ticket
Arrive at 1:45pm and enter the Vatican Museums at 2pm
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10am Guided Tour
Arrive at 9:45am and enter the Vatican Museums at 10am. Ticket includes a small-group tour (maximum 20 people)
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Overview

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.

Reviews (2,397)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Ah, Maria!

We generally avoid tour operations but this was highly recommended and rightly so. Especially lucked out with our guide Maria who paced 3 hour Vatican overview perfectly and was knowledgeable and an extremely fine communicator. Wonderful morning in beautiful place. Well done!

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago
A short cut to long queues

I understand that the Vatican is a must see place in Rome but i wouldn't be going back on any future trip. There were far too many people both queuing outside to get in and inside to see the artefacts and points of interest. Some...More

1  Thank Laughingbear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great experience!

This was a great experience..it was very easy to find the tour operator and were into the Vatican on time. We skipped all lines and walked right in. Would recommend this for anyone who wants to explore the Vatican without a tour guide.

2  Thank 371adam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Money well spent

We got lost and missed our time slot. I phoned and explained, they promised to contact our guide to explain. When we eventually got there we were 15mins late but they had been informed that we would be late and arranged for us to go...More

4  Thank carolb1592015
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Worth it

Buying this in advance was well worth it as the City Wonders staff walked us right into the museum and through security without having to wait. But please provide more clear directions as to where to meet- we walked around for a very long time...More

4  Thank amwatral
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isabelob4
30 October 2018|
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Response from David-Vickie | Reviewed this property |
We took the 3 hour tour and St Peter's dome or climb was a separate line and fee. The catacombs were also not part of the 3 hour tour. Our tour was the museum, the chapel and St Peter's.
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8 October 2018|
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Response from 533tanam | Reviewed this property |
We booked the 800 am skip the line ticket and were escorted over to the museum and through the line with the other tour companys. We were in the building within the 1/2. We too tried to skip the crowds and headed right to... More
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