Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Direct Entrance Ticket

Overview:

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity’s famous kings and queens. Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages. See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

Highlights:

See priceless works of art from the Papal collections in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces from antiquity to Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes.

  • Explore one of the world’s busiest museums by yourself at your preferred time
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s fresco “The Creation of Adam” in the Sistine Chapel

Included/Excluded

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Vatican Gardens (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Vatican Museums (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • Guided tour
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica (free of charge, but access is not guaranteed. It may vary due to crowd control)
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica's dome

Tour Plan

What to Expect

The Vatican Museums house an extensive collection of art and artifacts accumulated by the Catholic Church over centuries. Expect to encounter works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and other masters.
The Sistine Chapel is the crown jewel of the Vatican Museums. Marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking frescoes, including the iconic "Creation of Adam" on the ceiling and "The Last Judgment" on the altar wall. The chapel is a sacred space and visitors are asked to maintain a respectful silence.
While not part of the Vatican Museums, many visitors combine their trip with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, located nearby in St. Peter's Square. The basilica is a masterpiece of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and you can climb to the top for a panoramic view of Rome.

Visiting the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel is a profound cultural experience, offering a glimpse into the rich artistic and religious heritage of the Vatican City.

Meeting point

Go directly to the Vatican Museum entrance on Viale Vaticano.

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Additional Information
  • Not suitable for Children under 6 years
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Shorts, Short skirts ,Sleeveless shirts are not allowed
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • Youth tickets are available for those between the ages of 6-18 (inclusive) with a valid ID card
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience
  • Those with a disability and their carer or companion go free of charge with a certificate of disability, which you must present at the Special Permits and/or the Reception desk in the hall of the museum
  • The minibus tour is not available for children 6 years old or younger
  • June, July and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months
  • Caput Mundi Mall Via Urbano VIII, 16 right on the side of St.Peter's Basilica
Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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