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Priority Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

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Flexible Hours
Free Cancellation

Explore the ancient halls of the Vatican Museums and discover some of the greatest works of Renaissance art - from the monumental Gallery of Maps to Michelangelo's masterpiece on the walls of the Sistine Chapel.

highlights

  • Make your way with the host to the intriguing Vatican Museums and admire the masterpieces it houses.
  • Explore the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, and many more!
  • You will also get the chance to marvel at the breathtaking murals that adorn the walls of the world-famous Sistine Chapel.
  • Learn more about the official residence of the pope as you take a look around.
  • Experience the Vatican Museums without the notorious crowds when you book one of our early morning slots before 9am to get a head start. Alternatively, opt for a late-night entrance (only available on Fri & Sat between Apr and Oct).
  • For guests with documentation of disabilities and visible disabilities the entry is free and are also provided with an additional ticket for 1 companion. Wheelchairs for rent are available in the lobby.

inclusions

  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line access to the Sistine Chapel

exclusions

  • St. Peter's Basilica tickets
  • Audio guide
  • Live guide

flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule

your experience

On the day of your visit, head to the meeting point (specified on your mobile voucher) where your host will be waiting for you. You will then be escorted to the entrance of the Vatican museum where your host will assist you in the check-in process. Once your host has scanned the voucher and you have received the entry tickets, you are free to explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for as long as you like.

The Vatican Museums are home to a number of classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Leonardo da Vinci. A section of the museum is also dedicated to Modern Religious Art. Paintings and sculptures here come from artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso. The iconic sections of the Vatican Museums that one should visit are the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Sala Rotunda and the Gallery of Statues and the Hall of Busts.

Situated at the end of the Vatican Museums and neighboring St. Peter's Basilica is the famed Sistine Chapel. Built in the 15th century, its walls and ceilings are covered by some of the most astounding frescoes ever produced. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is especially famous. Painted by Michelangelo in a span of 4 years, the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel are considered to be a cornerstone of western art. The Last Judgement covers the wall behind the altar and is probably the most famous single work of art in the Sistine Chapel.

Note: Please do not go directly to the entrance of the Vatican Museum. Instead, meet your host at the specified meeting point for a smooth check-in.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Please find your host at the meeting point specified on the voucher, who will assist you in the check-in process. Please do not head to the entrance of the Vatican Museum directly before meeting your host.
  • Photography is allowed, only without flash. Taking videos and photos for commercial purposes, or live broadcasting of a show is strictly prohibited.
  • Luggage and/or large bags are not allowed inside the venue. You may drop off your bags with the free cloakroom service.
  • Pets and other small animals are not allowed in the venue with the exception of guide dogs for differently-abled people.
  • Children under the age of 5 can enter for free and need no reservation.
  • Tip: Choose an early time slot to avoid the crowds.
  • Tip: Ask for a map of the Vatican Museums at the ticket office. This is free of charge.
  • The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.

COVID Safety Measures

  • It is obligatory to have 3 doses of the vaccine to enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • All guests need to bring and wear only an FFP2 mask. This is the only acceptable mask at the venue.
  • To gain entrance, guests MUST have a reinforced Covid Pass (proof of last vaccination being within 6 months (or recovery) OR in the event that a guest doesn't have a full vaccination/the last dose had passed 6 months, they'll need to show a negative covid test taken within 48 hours (PCR can be done at any local pharmacy).

Operating Hours

  • Head to the checkout page to select your preferred time slot starting from 7:45am to 7:45pm.
  • Official operating hours of the Vatican Museums is Mon to Sat: 9am to 6pm (last admission at 4pm)
  • Every last Sunday of the month: 9am - 2pm, free entry (last admission at 12:30)
  • Extended late-night entrance hours are only valid on Fri & Sat between Apr and Oct.
  • Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 minutes prior to the museum closing time.
  • Sundays are closed, except the last Sunday of each month.
  • All the extraordinary openings on the last Sunday of the month are suspended.
  • Although it is not included in these tickets, access to St. Peter's Basilica is free but there could be a waiting line during peak season.
  • Note: Operating hours and closures may be changed on account of special religious events.

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.
  • It is recommended to cover tattoos and any other similarly visible distinctive personal signs.

Accessibility

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

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid delays.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.
  • Please note that guests with disabilities can enter for free.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
  • Please find your host at the meeting point specified on the voucher, who will assist you in the check-in process. Please do not head to the entrance of the Vatican Museum directly before meeting your host.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout.

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