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Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Escorted Entrance

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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, 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, Candelabra 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.
  • Place yourself in the heart of the papacy as you look around the official residence of the Pope.
  • Experience the Vatican Museums with less 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).
  • Fun Fact: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is said to have 343 figures painted by Michelangelo, can you count them all?

inclusions

  • Escorted access to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

exclusions

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

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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.

Marvel at Renaissance Artworks that Stand the Test of Time

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.

Watch out for the only painting by Vincent Van Gogh that graces the Vatican Museums - his very own rendition of The Pieta. Drawing inspiration from Eugene Delacroix, this is the lone work Van Gogh has made representing Jesus.

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.

Admire the Genius of Michelangelo at Sistine Chapel

Situated at the end of the Vatican Museums and neighboring St. Peter's Basilica is the famed Sistine Chapel. Originally built in the 15th century, its walls and ceilings have since been covered by some of the most astounding frescoes ever produced.

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is especially renowned, animated with over 300 figures. Intricately painted by Michelangelo over a span of 5 years in the 16th century, it is considered a cornerstone of western art. The Last Judgement covers the wall behind the altar in the Sistine Chapel and is one of the most famous artworks worldwide.

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

Places to Visit Near Vatican Museums

Hold up! Did you know that the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica are less than 10 minutes apart? Don’t miss out on visiting the largest church in the world — Book your tickets now for a guided tour!

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.
  • For guests with documentation of disabilities and visible disabilities the entry is free along with an additional ticket for 1 companion.
  • Wheelchairs are available or rent in the lobby.
  • 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.

Restrictions

  • Photography and the use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.
  • 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.

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.

Operating Hours

  • The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.
  • Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 minutes prior to the museum closing time.
  • All the extraordinary openings on the last Sunday of the month are suspended.

Vatican Museums

  • Mon to Thurs: 9am - 6pm
  • Fri & Sat: 9am - 10:30pm (April to Oct only)

Sistine Chapel

  • Mon to Sat: 9am - 4:30pm
  • Fri & Sat: 9am - 9pm (April to Oct only)

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.

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