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Guided Tour (<22 Guests) of Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

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2 hr. 30 min.
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  • Enjoy a guided tour of two world-renowned attractions and Vatican city's pride and glory: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Scout through the magnificent Vatican Museums and peruse the crucial collections of the 54 galleries.
  • Pass by the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Muses, and more.
  • The wondrous Sistine Chapel awaits you! Drink in views of the stunning frescoes at the cornerstone of Western art.
  • Your tour group (max 22 guests) will be led by an expert tour guide who will share intriguing facts about each attraction as you pass them by.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Russian-Guided Tour
  • Polish-Guided Tour
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). Additionally, in the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Certification of invalidity must be shown before the issue of the entrance tickets either at the Reception or at the Special Permits Desk, located in the entrance hall of the Vatican Museums.
  • The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel will remain closed on Sun.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and/or peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Priority Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

€27.50
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  • Are you looking to explore the Vatican Museums without committing to a guided tour? This option is for you. Meet up with a local host to redeem your ticket and enjoy a fast-track entrance into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Admire the impressive works of Carravaggio, DaVinci, and Raphael that hang in the Pinacoteca.
  • Discover the best of Renaissance sculpture in the Pio Clementino Museum. Walk in the footsteps of the Pope(s) as you explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Raphael Rooms at your own pace.
  • Make your way to the crowning jewel of the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, and marvel at Michelangelo’s famed frescoes.
  • 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).
  • The entrance to the Museums is timed. Be sure to select your activity starting time when booking. Once inside the Museums, you will be free to explore at your own pace.
  • Tickets need to be collected from our local operator, be sure to check the meeting point and redemption instructions on your confirmation voucher.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • 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.
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are separate sites from St Peter’s Basilica. Interested in exploring St Peter’s Basilica? Why not check out our other experiences here.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Guided Tour (<30 Guests) of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

€45
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3 hr.
  • Witness two astonishing landmarks, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, by taking a 3-hour guided tour.
  • Take a stroll around the museum and spot the world’s largest collections of art, the Renaissance masterpieces, and classical sculptures.
  • Check out the breathtaking Renaissance frescos decorated at the Sistine Chapel.
  • Get a tour of the Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms, Tapestry Gallery, and many other rooms within the Vatican Museum.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Portuguese Guided Tour
  • Russian Guided Tour
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). Additionally, in the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Certification of invalidity must be shown before the issue of the entrance tickets either at the Reception or at the Special Permits Desk, located in the entrance hall of the Vatican Museums.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Premium Small Group Guided Tour (<10 guests) of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

€65
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2 hr. 30 min.
  • When exploring the Vatican's two most sought-after attractions, the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel, opt for a semi-private tour for a cozy touring experience.
  • In groups of 10 guests or less, you'll follow your tour guide through a special entrance into the Vatican Museums, the first stop on your itinerary.
  • Traverse through the Galleries of Tapestries, Maps, and Muses, the awe-inspiring Raphael’s Room, and other galleries while learning interesting facts about each.
  • Peruse the crucial collections of 54 galleries on display here, oozing with Renaissance charm.
  • Make an appearance at the world-famous Sistine Chapel, where you will spend time admiring the finer details of Michelangelo’s stunning murals.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). Additionally, in the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Certification of invalidity must be shown before the issue of the entrance tickets either at the Reception or at the Special Permits Desk, located in the entrance hall of the Vatican Museums.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Vatican VIP: Early Morning or After Hours Tour of Museums & Sistine Chapel

€72
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1 hr. - 3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Want to beat the crowds with priority access to the Vatican's most popular attractions? Get yourself the VIP Pristine small-group tour.
  • Choose between early-morning and after-hours entry- both ideal for a walk through the deserted Vatican Museums- a rare occasion.
  • Upgrade your ticket to savor a delicious spread of American-style breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard, where popes have entertained their guests for centuries.
  • Enter the Vatican Museums just before it opens or right after it closes to the public and peruse the 54 stunning galleries that flaunt the works of Renaissance artists.
  • Pass by the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Muses, and more.
  • Make your way to the historical Sistine Chapel and marvel at the staggering collection of artworks by Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Ghirlandaio.
  • After the guided tour ends you can explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Early Morning Entrance
  • After-Hours Exclusive Night Entrance
  • Early Morning Entrance with VIP Breakfast at the Vatican
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo (Save 5%): Tickets to Colosseum & Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel

From €48.50€46.07
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Audio Guide
  • Don't miss the chance to get access to two iconic Roman treasures with one pocket-friendly ticket!
  • At the Vatican Museums, spend your time browsing through some of the most impressive art in the world.
  • Find here epoch-defining masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, and Titian, amongst others.
  • Spanning 54 galleries, the Vatican Museum includes the Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, the Apollo del Belvedere, the Gallery of Tapestries, and more.
  • Gasp at the stunning frescoes that adorn the walls of the world-famous Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy access to the Colosseum, a landmark synonymous with Rome itself.
  • These timed tickets also give you access to the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in Ancient Rome, as well as the Palatine Hill, from where you can take in spectacular views of the city.
  • Tune in to a digital audio guide with introductory commentary about Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.
  • Entry into the Vatican Museums
  • Entry into the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to the Colosseum
  • Access to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Access to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Colosseum
  • Audio guide ONLY for Colosseum
  • Booking and handling fee
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo: Vatican Museums Priority Access Tickets + St Peter’s Basilica Tour

€54.50
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  • Discover the three best sights of the Vatican in just this one ticket and save the cost of them individually.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the largest Basilica in the world - St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Marvel at the masterpieces of Renaissance art such as Michelangelo's Pieta, the giant bronze canopy of St. Peter’s Baldachin, the Chair of St. Peter, and others.
  • Explore the Vatican Museums that are home to a number of classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Situated at the end of the Vatican Museums and neighboring St. Peter's Basilica is the famed Sistine Chapel.
  • 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.
  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry into St. Peter's Basilica
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Rome in a Day: Guided Tour of Vatican Museums & Colosseum with Sistine Chapel

From €99€85
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9 hr.
  • Skip the lines to the stunning Vatican museums and explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (on Wednesdays, your visit to the Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library).
  • Head to the top of Palatine Hill for spectacular views of this ancient city.
  • At the Colosseum, your tour guide will offer intuitive commentary on the ancient. amphitheater and the larger-than-life shows that were hosted here.
  • Finish your 9-hour tour with a walk down the ancient path of the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra.
  • Visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, and the Basilica Julia and Aemilia while you’re here.
  • Please note that you will be able to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica on your own. Your guide will not take you inside, since direct access from Vatican Museum is not possible.
  • You can enjoy a break for a quick lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the second part of your semi-private tour.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Portuguese-Guided Tour
  • Semi-Private English-Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

St Peter's Basilica Dome Climb with Tour of Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

€94.95
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5 hr. 30 min.
  • Commence your tour by climbing to the terrace of St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will uncover unmatched panoramic views of Rome from atop Michelangelo’s Cupola.
  • Make your way to the other parts of the Basilica, marvel at its unique Barocco style, and cultural artifacts like Michelangelo's Pieta.
  • Head next to the fantastic Papal Sarcophagi, where you will witness Renaissance masterpieces of Bernini and Michelangelo.
  • Enjoy fast-track entry into the glorious Vatican Museums, and tour around its many alluring galleries, such as the Chandelier’s Gallery, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Raphael Rooms, and many others.
  • Continue your tour by paying a visit to the beguiling Sistine Chapel, and marvel at the cherished murals here, such as the painted ceiling and The Last Judgement by Michelangelo.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour

Note: The Spanish tour only runs on Mondays and Saturdays.

  • Compulsory Vatican dress code - visitors must cover knees, arms, and back.
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-17yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID to avail).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting the Vatican in Rome

Michelangelo, Renaissance-era art and architecture, the Sistine Chapel, and the eternal seat of Roman Catholicism, are perhaps the best phrases to describe Vatican City. The beating heart of riveting history and culture, Vatican City is a paradise for art lovers around the world. From admiring stunning paintings like Raphael’s ‘The School of Athens’ and Caravaggio’s ‘The Entombment of Christ’ to exploring St. Peter’s Square and the immaculately-maintained Vatican Gardens, there’s plenty to soak in during a visit to Vatican City. 

Primary landmarks include Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica — all accessible under a Vatican ticket, allowing you to explore and discover the rich culture and heritage of the world’s smallest country.

All Vatican Ticket Options Explained

Vatican skip-the-line tickets
Guided Vatican tour
St Peter's Basilica
Vatican Night Tours
Vatican Necropolis Tours
Apostolic Palace

Discounted Vatican Tickets

Visitors between the age of 18-25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.

Vatican audioguides

Guests can rent audio guides at the Vatican Museums directly. Alternatively, they can book audio guides with their online reservations.

Which Vatican Ticket Should You Choose?


1. If you would like to save time

The best way to save time during your visit is by opting for skip-the-line Vatican tickets. They allow you to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. 

2. If you’re on a budget

Opt for standard skip-the-line Vatican tickets if you’re traveling on a budget. These tickets give you access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, along with an audio guide to accompany you along your tour. 

3. If you’re looking for a guided tour

If you’re looking to explore in-depth, opt for a guided Vatican tour. Your multilingual professional tour guide will lead you to all major attractions in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel while enlightening you with interesting facts and historical trivia. An added bonus is that you get direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica via the Sistine Chapel entrance by opting for a guided tour. 

4. If you’re looking to explore further 

You can explore beyond the Vatican by opting for a combo tour. Travelers can now visit the Pope’s summer residence —  the Papal Villas, also known as the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo. Visitors can explore the Palace, the pontifical gardens, Villa Barberini, and more with these tickets.

Explore the Vatican

Vatican
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
Apostolic Palace
Vatican Gardens
Necropolis
Grottoes
Can I get skip-the-line Vatican tickets?

Yes. All your Vatican tickets include skip-the-line entry, allowing you to bypass the long lines.

Should I opt for a guided tour of the Vatican?

The best way to explore all the attractions in Vatican City is by opting for a guided Vatican tour. Not only do you get skip-the-line access with your Vatican tour, but you also get early bird access to the museums in the morning, before the general crowd fills in.

What areas can I access with a Vatican ticket?

A standard Vatican ticket gives you skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Does my Vatican ticket include entry to St. Peter’s Basilica?

Not all Vatican tickets include entry to St. Peter’s Basilica. You would have to purchase tickets that specifically offer admission into the basilica.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets into the Sistine Chapel?

Yes. Your Vatican ticket includes skip-the-line entry into the Sistine Chapel as well.

Are guided tours of the Sistine Chapel available?

Yes, only if you opt for a guided Vatican tour; your ticket will also include a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel as well. 

How do I enter the Sistine Chapel?

Since the Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums, it can only be accessed by going through the Museums and not via a separate entry. 

Do I need an additional ticket to enter the Sistine Chapel?

No, you do not need an additional ticket to enter the Sistine Chapel. Your Vatican ticket includes entry into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

How do I enter St. Peter’s Basilica?

Entry into St. Peter’s Basilica is free and does not require a ticket. However, if you would like to skip-the-lines and opt for a guided tour, a Vatican ticket with entry into St. Peter’s Basilica allows you to do so. If you opt for a Vatican tour, you can enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from within the Sistine Chapel.

Does my Vatican ticket include entry into St. Peter’s Basilica?

Not all Vatican tickets include entry into St. Peter’s Basilica. You will have to purchase specific tickets that offer entry into the basilica.

How do I skip the line at St. Peter’s Basilica?

If you opt for Vatican tickets that provide entry into St. Peter’s Basilica, you are by default eligible for skip-the-line access into the attractions.

Are St. Peter’s Basilica guided tours available?

Not all Vatican tickets include guided tours into St. Peter’s Basilica. Ensure that you book tickets that specifically offer entry and guided tours of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Apostolic Palace Tickets
Can I visit the Apostolic Palace?

You can view some parts of the Apostolic Palace’s stunning rooms, such as the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, and Borgia Apartments.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets to the Apostolic Palace?

Yes, your Vatican tickets include skip-the-line entry, allowing you to bypass the long lines.

Should I opt for a guided tour of the Apostolic Palace?

Going on a guided tour of the Apostolic Palace will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the purpose and history attached to each room.

Does my Vatican ticket include entry to Apostolic Palace?

Yes, the rooms of the Apostolic Palace that visitors are allowed to view are a part of the Vatican Museums tour.

Can I skip the lines at Vatican Gardens?

Yes, your Vatican Gardens tour includes skip-the-line access.

Does my Vatican ticket include entry into Vatican Gardens?

No. Not all Vatican tickets include access to the Vatican Gardens. You will have to book tickets that specifically include entry into the Vatican Gardens.

Are guided tours of Vatican Gardens available?

The availability of Vatican Gardens Guided tours is often limited. You can opt for an audio guide, instead.

Vatican Necropolis Tours
Can I skip the lines at Vatican Necropolis?

Yes, your Vatican Necropolis tour includes skip-the-line access.

Does my Vatican ticket include entry into Vatican Necropolis?

No, not all Vatican tickets include access to the Vatican Necropolis. You will have to book tickets that specifically include entry into the Vatican Necropolis.

Are guided tours of Vatican Necropolis available?

Yes, the Scavi institution provides a licensed guide to accompany visitors on their Necropolis tours. It is best to go on a guided tour of the Necropolis to understand the historical significance of Necropolis.

Vatican Grottoes Tickets
Do I need separate entry tickets to Vatican Grottoes?

No, You do not need separate tickets. Once you enter St. Peter’s Basilica, you can make your way below towards the Vatican Grottoes.

Can I skip the lines at Vatican Grottoes?

You have to choose tickets that offer skip the line access to St. Peter's Basilica, to enjoy skip the line entry to the Vatican Grottoes.

How to enter the Vatican Grottoes?

You can plan your visit to the Vatican Grottoes as part of your visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Just head to Grottoes towards the end of your tour.

Beyond the Vatican

Castel Gandolfo
Apostolic palace
Villa barberini

Plan Your Visit

The Vatican City sees close to 5 million visitors a year, so the smartest thing to do would be to plan ahead so you can enjoy a hassle-free trip.

Timings
Getting There
Entrances
Skip the Lines
Rules and Regulations
Dress Code
Christmas at Vatican
What are Vatican Museum hours?

Vatican Museum hours have been renewed following the reopening in 2021. The opening hours are now open from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM from Monday to Saturday. The last entry into the museums will be at 4:30 PM.

When are the Vatican Museums closed?

The Vatican Museums are closed every Sunday, and on 8 and 25 December.

What is the best time to visit the Vatican Museums?

You can expect the lowest crowd between November to March, making it the best time to visit the Vatican Museums. April to September is considered to be the busiest time of the year.

How do I get to Vatican City?

Getting to the Vatican is easy with multiple transport options available. You can take the Metro, a train, bus, or simply walk to Vatican City.

Can I take the Rome metro to Vatican City?

Yes. The Ottaviano-S. Pietro metro station is located right outside Vatican City. You can take Line A of Rome Metro to reach this station; from there, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Square.

Can I take the bus to Vatican City?

Yes. You can take buses 40, 64, 62 and 81 to reach Vatican City. Buses 40 and 64 can be taken directly from Roma Termini.

Do I have to pay to enter Vatican City?

No, you do not have to pay to enter Vatican City; however, you do have to purchase a ticket to enter landmarks like the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

How many entrances does Vatican have?

There are two entrances to the Vatican City: Via Della Conciliazione and Via Vaticano.

Which entrance should I take if I want to start my visit at St. Peter's Basilcia?

If you’re planning on starting your tour at St. Peter’s Basilica, then you should enter Vatican from Via Della Conciliazione.

Which entrance should I use if I wish to enter Vatican Museums first?

If you plan to start your trip of Vatican with the Vatican Museums, then enter from Viale Vaticano.

Do I need a passport to enter Vatican?

No, you don't need a passport or Visa to enter Vatican City. However, if you wish to enter the attractions inside, such as the Vatican Museums or the Sistine Chapel, you would need to buy tickets.

How do I skip the lines at the Vatican Museums?

Your Vatican ticket includes skip-the-line access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines. You should also consider visiting during the early hours, when the crowds are lesser.

Does my skip-the-line Vatican ticket include guided tours?

Not all Vatican tickets include guided tours. You will have to opt for tickets that specifically provided a guided Vatican tour.

What can I access with my skip-the-line Vatican tickets?

Your Vatican tickets include access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Does my skip-the-line Vatican ticket include entry into St. Peter’s Basilica?

Not all skip-the-line Vatican tickets include access to St. Peter’s Basilica. You will have to purchase tickets that specifically provide entry into St. Peter’s Basilica.

What should I wear when I visit Vatican City?

Vatican rules and regulations state that visitors must dress modestly during their visit. Low cut clothing, shorts, skirts, etc., are not permitted.

Is usage of phones allowed inside Vatican City?

Mobile phone usage is allowed on the premises of Vatican City. However, Vatican rules and regulations state that it is discouraged in the Vatican Museums and completely restricted in the Sistine Chapel.

Are food and drinks allowed inside the Vatican Museums?

No. Outside food and drinks is strictly prohibited inside the Vatican Museums. If you are carrying any edible items, you can check it into the cloakrooms.

Vatican Dress Code
Does Vatican have a dress code?

Yes, Vatican has a dress code, as it is a religious state and is quite stringent about it. Failure to adhere to the dress code can lead to you being denied entry. Clothes that expose your knees, including shorts, skirts, and dresses, are not allowed, as are offensive tattoos.

What is the dress code that male visitors have to adhere to at Vatican?

Shirts are preferred, however, men can sport a T-shirt as long as it doesn’t feature any offensive slogans or imagery. Sleeveless t-shirts or vests are not allowed. Shorts must level with your knees.

What is the dress code for women at Vatican?

Women are not permitted to wear sleeveless, low-cut clothing or crop tops. The rule of thumb to follow is that the midriff and shoulders must be covered. Skirt, dress, as well as shorts, must be at least knee-length.

Is there a dress code for kids at Vatican?

There’s no specific Vatican dress code for kids. However, the same rules as adults apply to them; shoulder and midriff should be covered. Shorts/Skirts should level with the knees.

Christmas at Vatican
Can I visit Vatican during Christmas?

Celebrating Christmas at Vatican is a magical affair. The city decks itself in pretty lights, a Christmas tree, and a Nativity scene. The mass at St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most viewed masses around the world. However, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel is closed on December 25 and 26.

How to get Vatican Christmas Mass tickets?

To book the Papal Audience tickets, you have to fill out a form and fax it to +39 06 698 85863 at least 2 months in advance. You’ll receive a letter that confirms that the church has received your request. However, this is not a ticket confirmation. You will have to go to the Preffetura Office 4-5 days before the mass, between 8 AM to 6 PM, to get the ticket.

What is the timing of the midnight Christmas mass at Vatican?

The Christmas mass at Vatican takes place on December 24, at 9.30 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vatican Tickets

Is it safe to visit the Vatican Museums post-Coronavirus in 2021?

The Vatican Museums reopened to the public on 3 May 2021 following a closure to the pandemic. For the safety of its visitors, the Vatican now accepts only online reservations and has administered several health measures in place.

What are the public safety measures at the Vatican Museums in 2021?

The Vatican Museums have reopened to the public in 2021 with various public safety measures in place. Only bookings made online are accepted at the entrance. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face at all times and their temperature will be checked before entry. Hand sanitizer stations are also available for public use. Guided tours now permit only groups of 20.

Are Vatican Museum tickets available online in 2021?

Yes. The Vatican Museum is only accepting online reservations now. You can book your Vatican tickets online. 

Are Vatican tickets refundable?

It depends on the ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

What is the maximum group size for guided tours of the Vatican?

While the Vatican is accepting reservations for guided tours, it has placed a cap on the maximum number of visitors in a group. Each guided tour group can comprise a maximum of 20 visitors now.

What are the opening hours for Vatican Museums in 2021?

Vatican Museum opening hours have been renewed following the reopening in 2021. The opening hours are now 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM from Monday to Saturday. Last entry into the museums will be at 04:30 and all guests must exit the exhibition rooms by 06:00 PM.

Do I need tickets to enter the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica?

Entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel requires you to purchase tickets. On the other hand, entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is free. However, if you wish to skip the long lines at St. Peter’s Basilica, it is advised that you purchase a skip the line ticket as the queue can easily be up to 60 minutes long.

Do my Vatican tickets include skip-the-line access?

Yes, your Vatican tickets do include skip-the-line-access. With this, you get fast-track access to Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel without having to wait in long lines.

Do Vatican tours include skip-the-line access?

Yes, guided Vatican tours do include skip-the-line access. Your professional tour guide will escort you pass the long lines.

Do my Vatican tickets include access to St. Peter's Basilica?

Not all Vatican tickets include access to St. Peter's Basilica. You will have to purchase tickets that specifically include access to the basilica.

Is the Vatican wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Vatican Museums are wheelchair accessible. In fact, the Vatican offers free entry to all disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%.