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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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US$ 44.34*
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Self-Guided Priority Access to Vatican Museums Ticket in Rome
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US$ 39.79*
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Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
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US$ 51.16*
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Exclusive First Entrance to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
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With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This attraction is definitely worth it. Very friendly and informative tour guide took us around the beautiful Vatican. She spoke English and told us all the information we needed. Reasonable price too. Best advice is to book in advance to get in quicker. Recommend!

Thank Paul G
Reviewed yesterday

Great museum showcasing Italian and Vatican art. Impressive rooms with great ceiling artwork. Super busy and very crowded and the large guided groups and the large number of guided groups holding flags that cover the art makes the experience exhausting. It worse buying the tickets...More

Thank ABK_TX
Reviewed yesterday

It's huge and very busy. Even getting there on a semi-private tour at 7:30 you can't avoid the crowds. But it's a very impressive place. The whole city is a perfectly kept, living museum.

Thank Beliza B
Reviewed yesterday

This is another must see that is very crowded. Definitely do not miss this if you are in Rome. My family visited around lunchtime and avoided the awful lines we had read about. My 6 month old granddaughter was entranced by the beautiful works of...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is well laod out alrhough it is definatly worth paying a little extra online to get skip the line tickets. you can either do a guided tour or, as we did, escorted entry which just gets you through the door quicker! be prepared...More

Thank James b
Reviewed yesterday

The Catholic Church has accumulated a great deal of art and, above all, scientific objects that give a small picture of the insane world image that lasted for hundreds of years, mainly in Europe! It is almost difficult to understand all the splendor, all technology,...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the museum on one of their summer Friday night openings. While I haven't been during the day to compare, the night visits are also very busy and crowded. I booked a guided tour online with the museum (it is a fraction of...More

Thank Dulchae
Reviewed 2 days ago

I viewed St. Peter's Basilica early in the morning then headed to the Vatican museums. St. Peter's is stunning and so is the Vatican. I took many pictures of the ceilings which were unlike anything I've ever seen. I'm glad I didn't pick the garden...More

Thank arn718
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's easy to give something 5 stars these days... This museum is incredible some of the artefacts and artwork is legendary. But it was a struggle to get round it... We skipped the queue which from the look of it would have been a 2...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Suggest you book a private tour for fastest entry (no queue). it's worth the extra money to have an expert guide information, and you can skip the areas less interesting to you. Easy to spend a full day, but 3 hours is enough if you...More

Thank GroovyM
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Hello I am aware that buying online tickets for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel is the best way to skip the long ques. However there is an issue with that as the tickets are time and date specific. Are there any time and date unspecified tickets available from the Vaticansite? I will be traveling with my mom who is a senior and I can't pre plan the visit because sometimes she does not feel well and can't find the strength to go out. If I leave the visit to be planned while in Rome, depending upon when she would feel fine, is there a way to skip the ques? I have read that there are people there selling high priced skip the que tickets. Is this the only way to skip the ques? If it is, what's the maximum amount I should pay for the tickets? Regards
10 June 2017|
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Response from TWJSLC | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure how soon, or if, the online tickets sell out so you may be able to buy them online the day before or even same day. We booked the 8:00am tour of the Vatican to beat the lines and the crowds but it was a 4.5... More
Hello Should I purchase a Eur 7 audio guide for the Vatican museum or Rick Steeve’s audio guide would suffice? Also, do we need to pay for a wheelchair or is it free? Do we need to specify requirement of a wheelchair at the time of online booking or we can request it when we reach there? Thanks
7 June 2017|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
not sure about the differences in audio guides. the museum was good enough for me. also, the Vatican is musuem accessible and the staff was very cognizant and courteous to the disabled. check with yhe ticket counter... More
Hello, I am looking to buy two tickets for the vatican museum and sistine chapel online so that I don't have to queue. Not interested in a tour. Would appreciate help with finding the best deal. The vatican museum website says that tickets cost 16 euros plus 4 euros for online booking whereas when you go to the biglietteriamusei website it says it is 21 euros plus the extra 4 euros. Can anyone help? Thanks so much. J
27 May 2017|
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Response from ILoveVegas001 | Reviewed this property |
I bought my ticket from museivatican There are a lots of third party companies selling museum tickets in Italy and they usually charge more , they all have legit names and website Always buy your tickets from the museum web... More