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Escorted Exclusive Skip The Line Tickets to Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

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Skip the ticketing lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by heading into the priority entrance with a dedicated assistant before exploring the famous Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, Michelangelo's frescoes, and much more historical art on this self-guided tour!

Highlights

  • Save your precious time by bypassing the winding ticket queue and head straight to the intriguing Vatican Museums and explore the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms and many more!
  • With these fast-track tickets from Headout, you need not worry about the long winding queues and security checks, and you will also be guaranteed access to an otherwise sold out attraction.
  • On this self-guided tour, you will also get a chance to marvel at the breathtaking murals of the adored Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s famous work of art, The Final Judgement.
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Your Experience

Bypass the Winding Ticket Queue and Head Straight to the Intriguing Vatican Museums

Once you meet your assistant at the designated meeting point, you will take a short walk to the priority entrance to the Vatican Museums. Upon entering, you will be free to roam the Museum and Sistine Chapel at your own pace, learning as you go! The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel boast of the finest artwork ever to be made. Made up of 54 galleries, the Vatican Museums house one of the largest, and also the most important, collections of Renaissance art in the world. Built in the 15th century, the Sistine Chapel's walls and ceilings are covered by some of the most astounding frescoes ever produced.

Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and Michaelangelo's The Final Judgement

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483 the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Final Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

Sights Covered

Vatican Museum and its Walls | Pigna Courtyard | Pius Clementino Museum | Chandelier's Gallery | Tapestries Gallery | Raphael's Rooms | Sistine Chapel: Michaelangelo's Final Judgement and Creation of Adam fresco

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Inclusions

  • Entrance tickets with exclusive "No Wait" Partner's entrance.
  • Tour assistant to coordinate the access inside the Museums.
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Exclusions

  • Live guide.
  • Audio guide (chargeable).
  • Transportation.
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Know Before You Go

Timings and Availability

April to October

The Vatican Museums open to the public at 9:00 AM. This self-guided tour of the Vatican Museums starts at 11:00 AM and is available from Monday to Saturday. Please reach 20 minutes before the scheduled start time at the conveniently located meeting point (more details to follow) to meet the assistant who will lead you into the Vatican Museums. You can stay inside for as long as you'd like till closing time, which is 6:00 PM.

November to March

The Vatican Museums open to the public at 9:00 AM. This self-guided tour of the Vatican Museums starts at 11:00 AM and is available on Friday and Saturday. Please reach 20 minutes before the scheduled start time at the conveniently located meeting point (more details to follow) to meet the assistant who will lead you into the Vatican Museums. You can stay inside for as long as you'd like till closing time, which is 6:00 PM.

Please note that entry to the museums is free on the last Sunday of each month.

This specific experience doesn’t entertain any unforeseen circumstances such as unexpected illness, traffic delays or rough weather. Hence, please ensure you are present at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour begins.

Getting There

Your self-guided tour of the Vatican Museums begins at Piazza del Risorgimento. Ottaviano is the closest metro station to the square and is a 4-minute walk from there.

Dress Code

Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Accessibility

For visitors with mobility impairment, the Vatican Museums offer free wheelchair hire from the cloakroom.

Restrictions

Please be at the departure point 20 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Late arrivals will not be accommodated. This is a self-guided tour, but audio guides can be rented inside the Museums and are chargeable separately. The tour assistants will help you enter the Vatican Museums and our services will end upon the ticket's delivery at the entrance (lobby) of the Museums. No strollers, umbrellas or bulky bags are allowed inside the Museums.

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

These tickets can be canceled up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Steven Stewart
Steven
Reviewed in February, 2019

I cannot tell you in enough words how amazing it was to skip the line and go straight to the museums.

Joyce Barnes
Joyce
Reviewed in January, 2019

The escort is helpful because the place is huge and you might waste time waiting in the wrong queue.

Bruce Diaz
Bruce
Reviewed in January, 2019

Thanks to the app I got to know about this service and how it takes so long to get inside.

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How to Redeem Your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Vatican On Your Own voucher shortly. You need to print the same. We know this isn’t the best, but we are trying to get this changed soon. Please display your printed voucher with a valid photo ID to the tour assistant before the tour begins.

Meeting Point

Caffetteria L’Ottagono, Piazza del Risorgimento.

How to Get There:

You will meet your tour guide at a cafe in Piazza del Risorgimento, a small square right outside the walls of the Vatican Museums, a 3-minute walk from the main entrance gate. The cafe, Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono, is on the eastern side of the piazza. At the cafe, you will find our staff members wearing a white/pink t-shirt with an "I LOVE ROME" logo on it.

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Where?

Piazza del Risorgimento, just at the center of the square at the Bar "L'Ottagono, Rome

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