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Tickets

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

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€31
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Discover the Vatican Museums at your leisure with options tailor-made for you! Go solo with direct entrance, or skip long queues with hosted entrance.
  • Explore masterpieces by Caravaggio, Da Vinci, and Raphael in the Pinacoteca, then marvel at Renaissance sculptures 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.
  • Beat the crowds at the Vatican Museums by booking early morning slots before 9 am or opt for late-night entry (only available on Fri & Sat between Apr and Oct).
  • Discover the Vatican Museums at your leisure with options tailor-made for you! Go solo with direct entrance, or skip long queues with hosted entrance.
  • Explore masterpieces by Caravaggio, Da Vinci, and Raphael in the Pinacoteca, then marvel at Renaissance sculptures 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.
  • Beat the crowds at the Vatican Museums by booking early morning slots before 9 am or opt for late-night entry (only available on Fri & Sat between Apr and Oct).

Inclusions

  • Entry to Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Hosted entry to Vatican Museums (optional)
  • Ticket redemption (optional)
  • Booking and handling fees

Exclusions

  • St. Peter's Basilica tickets
  • Audio guide
  • Live guide
  • Tip: Watch out for the only painting by Vincent Van Gogh that graces the Vatican Museums - his very own rendition of The Pieta.
  • 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.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • The use of mobile phones and photography is strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are separate sites from St Peter’s Basilica.
  • For guests with documentation of disabilities and visible disabilities, entry is free along with an additional ticket for 1 companion.
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are separate sites from St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Guests opting for the hosted entrance tickets will need to meet the host at the designated check-in location. The exact meeting point will be shared on your ticket.
  • Note that last entry to the Sistine Chapel is at 4pm.
  • Please note that this ticket does not include a guided tour. The host will only assist you to the entrance.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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€65
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • From the world-famous Sistine Chapel to the extensive art collections of the Vatican Museums, uncover it all on this unforgettable tour.
  • Discover the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, a sanctuary of faith and artistic beauty, with skip-the-line entry and self-guided exploration.
  • Journey through centuries of history as an expert guide reveals the stories and secrets behind the art and architecture of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Behold the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgment, showcasing the genius of one of history's greatest artists.
  • Choose between local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese-speaking guides who will regale you with intriguing anecdotes.
  • From the world-famous Sistine Chapel to the extensive art collections of the Vatican Museums, uncover it all on this unforgettable tour.
  • Discover the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, a sanctuary of faith and artistic beauty, with skip-the-line entry and self-guided exploration.
  • Journey through centuries of history as an expert guide reveals the stories and secrets behind the art and architecture of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Behold the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgment, showcasing the genius of one of history's greatest artists.
  • Choose between local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese-speaking guides who will regale you with intriguing anecdotes.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Expert local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Audio equipment
  • Group tour of 25 or less
  • Tip: Avoid booking on Wednesdays! Did you know the Pope speaks in St Peter's Square Wednesday mornings? Sometimes this results in last-min closures, so plan for another day if possible.
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.
  • The Basilica may be subject to last-minute closures. In the event that it is closed, the tour will be extended inside the museums.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour with St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb

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€110
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Mobile Ticket
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.
  • Immerse yourself in the genius of the Renaissance on VIP Vatican tour, guided by experts with skip-the-line access.
  • Discover the Basilica's Barocco charm and Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, witness Bernini and Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpieces at the Papal Sarcophagi.
  • Pay 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.
  • 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.
  • Immerse yourself in the genius of the Renaissance on VIP Vatican tour, guided by experts with skip-the-line access.
  • Discover the Basilica's Barocco charm and Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, witness Bernini and Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpieces at the Papal Sarcophagi.
  • Pay 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.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line VIP access to Vatican Museums
  • Admission to the Sistine Chapel
  • Admission to the St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Dome climb and visit to the Papal Sarcophagi
  • Headsets (for groups of six or more)
  • Reservation fees

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to the Necropolis / St. Peter’s Tomb / Scavi
  • Tips: Don't forget to look down as you ascend the dome. Through special windows, you can catch glimpses of the basilica's interior below, offering a unique perspective.
  • It's recommended to wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: tripod, flash photography, knives, weapons, or sharp objects.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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€53.90
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Make the most out of your visit and jump straight into the action. Skip the line with this guided tour, bypassing long queues at the Vatican Museums.
  • Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? The expert guides reveal the fascinating stories and hidden symbolism behind the artworks, adding a whole new dimension to your experience.
  • With unforgettable masterpieces and exquisite art, explore a vast collection spanning centuries, from ancient artifacts to Renaissance marvels.
  • Discover Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgment, showcasing the genius of Italy's most renowned artist.
  • Make the most out of your visit and jump straight into the action. Skip the line with this guided tour, bypassing long queues at the Vatican Museums.
  • Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? The expert guides reveal the fascinating stories and hidden symbolism behind the artworks, adding a whole new dimension to your experience.
  • With unforgettable masterpieces and exquisite art, explore a vast collection spanning centuries, from ancient artifacts to Renaissance marvels.
  • Discover Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgment, showcasing the genius of Italy's most renowned artist.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • Expert & charismatic local guide
  • Audio equipment to hear the guide clearly (making sure you don't miss a beat)
  • Group size of 25 or less
  • Tip: Arrive early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted.
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • It is recommended to cover tattoos and any other similarly visible distinctive personal signs.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.
  • 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combos

Combo (Save 5%): Colosseum + Vatican Museums Guided Tour

from €98.45
€93.53

5% off

Mobile Ticket
  • Save big with this combo ticket and visit 2 must-see spots in the Eternal City with an expert tour guide.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, while listening to your tour guide relay stories about its past in the language of your choice.
  • Look at the most renowned Roman sculptures and paintings at Vatican Museums. Get up and close with masterpieces from the Renaissance period.
  • Visit 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and get a chance to see some of the most impressive art collections in the world.
  • Save big with this combo ticket and visit 2 must-see spots in the Eternal City with an expert tour guide.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, while listening to your tour guide relay stories about its past in the language of your choice.
  • Look at the most renowned Roman sculptures and paintings at Vatican Museums. Get up and close with masterpieces from the Renaissance period.
  • Visit 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and get a chance to see some of the most impressive art collections in the world.

Inclusions

Colosseum

  • 3-hour tour
  • Expert & charismatic local guide
  • Entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Entry to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Vatican Museums

  • 2.5-hour tour
  • Expert & charismatic local guide
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel

Exclusions

Colosseum

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors

Vatican Museums

  • Entry to St. Peter's Basilica

Colosseum

  • Tip: Save some time to visit ancient Rome's largest temple, located right at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum – the Temple of Venus and Roma.
  • For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available. You can, however, take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.

Vatican Museums

  • Tip: Keep your cameras ready to capture the dizzyingly stunning spiral Bramante Staircase in the museum.
  • For visitors with mobility impairment, the Vatican Museums offer free wheelchair hire from the cloakroom.
  • Strict Dress Code: Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for all guests.
  • Please carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Premium Small Group Guided Tour

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€101.60
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Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 30 min. - 5 hr.
  • Elevate your Vatican experience with this exclusive, premium, small group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Personalized attention and a fun-filled atmosphere await!
  • Skip the crowds and embrace VIP treatment on this small group tour. Say goodbye to long lines and the hustle of larger groups.
  • Dive deeper into history with expert storytellers. They bring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to life with captivating stories and intriguing anecdotes.
  • Maximize your time and minimize the wait! This smaller group size allows for efficient navigation, giving you more time to soak in the masterpieces and create lasting memories.
  • Beauty awaits you at every turn! With the help of a local expert, unveil the Vatican's best-kept secrets, and get ready to step into the world of Michelangelo.
  • Elevate your Vatican experience with this exclusive, premium, small group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Personalized attention and a fun-filled atmosphere await!
  • Skip the crowds and embrace VIP treatment on this small group tour. Say goodbye to long lines and the hustle of larger groups.
  • Dive deeper into history with expert storytellers. They bring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to life with captivating stories and intriguing anecdotes.
  • Maximize your time and minimize the wait! This smaller group size allows for efficient navigation, giving you more time to soak in the masterpieces and create lasting memories.
  • Beauty awaits you at every turn! With the help of a local expert, unveil the Vatican's best-kept secrets, and get ready to step into the world of Michelangelo.

Inclusions

  • 2.5 - 5 hour guided tour (as per option selected)
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Charismatic local expert
  • English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German-speaking guides
  • Intimate group size of 10 or less
  • Tip: This tour ends inside the museums…so, why not make the most out of your visit and enjoy a coffee in the courtyard before leaving the site?
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Tickets

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Reserved Entry Tickets with Vatican Gardens Open Bus Tour

€75
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Enjoy guaranteed access to the greatest of Vatican City attractions, spend less time waiting in ticket queues, and more time gazing at the natural and man-made treasures.
  • Settle in a comfortable open-top bus and bask in the charming scenery of the Vatican Gardens which occupy roughly half the size of Vatican City.
  • Enjoy the views of different landscaped gardens designed in Italian, French, and English styles as you tune into a multilingual audio guide to learn more about the beauty surrounding you.
  • Later, immerse yourself in the immense collection of Renaissance masterpieces at the Vatican Museums.
  • Gape at Michelangelo's incredible work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, along with other breathtaking frescoes.
  • Enjoy guaranteed access to the greatest of Vatican City attractions, spend less time waiting in ticket queues, and more time gazing at the natural and man-made treasures.
  • Settle in a comfortable open-top bus and bask in the charming scenery of the Vatican Gardens which occupy roughly half the size of Vatican City.
  • Enjoy the views of different landscaped gardens designed in Italian, French, and English styles as you tune into a multilingual audio guide to learn more about the beauty surrounding you.
  • Later, immerse yourself in the immense collection of Renaissance masterpieces at the Vatican Museums.
  • Gape at Michelangelo's incredible work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, along with other breathtaking frescoes.

Inclusions

  • Vatican Gardens tour by open bus
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Entry tickets to the Sistine Chapel
  • Multilingual audio guide onboard
  • Free Wi-fi at the meeting point

Exclusions

  • Audio guide for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Live guide
  • Tip: Start your visit with the Vatican Gardens aboard an open bus with an audio guide, then continue by visiting the Vatican Museums at your own pace.
  • Please note the chosen time must be respected and latecomers will not be accommodated.
  • The onboard audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
  • Strict Dress Code: Guests must wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • This money-saving combo ticket offers a convenient way to admire two of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery.
  • Get priority access to Vatican Museums and see priceless works of art from the Papal collections by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, and Titian, amongst others.
  • Sprawled across 54 galleries, the museums include the Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, and more.
  • The biggest highlight is the breathtaking frescoes that adorn the walls of the legendary Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy an escorted entry to the Borghese Gallery in Rome and avoid the winding queues.
  • Gasp at the amazing art collections curated by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Scipione Cardinal Borghese.
  • Admire Caravaggio's iconic masterpieces like David with the Head of Goliath and Boy with a Basket of Fruit.
  • Marvel at Raphael's The Deposition and sculptures like David and Apollo and Daphne.
  • Stroll through the Villa Borghese and explore the gardens dotted with vibrant flowers in bloom.
  • This money-saving combo ticket offers a convenient way to admire two of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery.
  • Get priority access to Vatican Museums and see priceless works of art from the Papal collections by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, and Titian, amongst others.
  • Sprawled across 54 galleries, the museums include the Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, and more.
  • The biggest highlight is the breathtaking frescoes that adorn the walls of the legendary Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy an escorted entry to the Borghese Gallery in Rome and avoid the winding queues.
  • Gasp at the amazing art collections curated by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Scipione Cardinal Borghese.
  • Admire Caravaggio's iconic masterpieces like David with the Head of Goliath and Boy with a Basket of Fruit.
  • Marvel at Raphael's The Deposition and sculptures like David and Apollo and Daphne.
  • Stroll through the Villa Borghese and explore the gardens dotted with vibrant flowers in bloom.

Inclusions

Vatican Museums

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Sistine Chapel

Borghese Gallery

  • Escorted entry to the Borghese Gallery

Exclusions

  • Tickets to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Audio guide for Borghese Gallery (purchasable on-site for 5 Euros)
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Vatican Museums | Treasure trove of art and history in Vatican City

Explore the iconic Vatican Museums, home to some of the world's most famous artworks and historical artifacts. Choose from skip-the-line tickets for quick access, guided tours for in-depth exploration, combo tickets for a broader experience, or early morning and after-hour options that offer a more private visit.

Read on to find the best ticket option that will help you dive into the impressive art collection, and architecture that make the Vatican Museums a must-visit cultural landmark.

Things to know before you book your Vatican tickets

When it comes to visiting the Vatican, the experience you have can be greatly influenced by the choices you make while booking. Here are some tips to guide you in making the best decisions for a memorable visit:

  • Skip-the-Line is a game-changer: The queues can be incredibly long, especially for St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Skip-the-line tickets can be bought at the venue for €17, while the prices start at €27 online. The premium cost of online booking, however us absolutely worth it because it will help you save anywhere between 1-3 hours of waiting time, irrespective of when you visit. That's time you can spend exploring more of Rome.
  • Guided tours enhance the experience: The Vatican, with its intricate history at every corner, is one attraction where a guide can profoundly enhance the quality of your visit. Opting for a guided tour can significantly elevate your experience, offering insights into the art, architecture, and stories behind the landmarks. However, if you prefer to explore at your own pace, audio guides are a flexible alternative.
  • Morning vs. afternoon: Opting for an early morning tour of the Vatican ensures a serene experience, free from the afternoon crowds. You'll enjoy unhindered views of iconic art and architecture, capturing the Vatican's beauty in the soft morning light. Plus, the cooler temperatures make for a more comfortable exploration.
  • Visiting St. Peter's Basilica: While entry to St. Peter's Basilica is free, the queues can be extensive. Purchasing guided tours allows direct entry with your guide, though a mandatory security check, which can take up to 3 hours, remains.
  • Timing matters: The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica operate on different schedules. When planning the sequence of your visit, note that the entry doors are 20 minutes apart. After touring the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, you'd need to circle back for the Basilica. A hidden door connecting the two closed during the pandemic and is expected to reopen during the Jubilee year in 2025.
  • Visit Vatican Gardens: The Vatican Gardens, spanning nearly 50 acres, is a serene oasis in Rome, boasting sculptures, fountains, and lush vegetation. Opt for a guided tour or explore at your leisure before heading to the basilica. Consider the open-top bus for a comfortable journey after hours of standing in the museums and basilica.

Which Vatican Museum ticket is best for you?

Skip-the-line tickets - Vatican Museums

If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Duration: Flexible
Sistine Chapel access: Yes
Guide: No

  • Enjoy fast-track entrance into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, allowing you to make the most of your limited time. This is especially beneficial during peak seasons when wait times can extend for hours.
  • Enjoy the freedom to focus on areas that interest you most. Whether it's the intricate frescoes of the Sistine Chapel or the vast collection of Renaissance art, you set the pace and itinerary.

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Vatican Museum Combo tickets

If you are seeking the full Vatican City experience

Go for: Combos tickets
Duration: 5 - 5.5 hr.
Sistine Chapel access: Yes
Guide: Expert local guide

  • These tickets offer a comprehensive experience, covering the Vatican Gardens and St. Peter's Basilica in addition to the museums making it ideal for those who want to see all that Vatican City has to offer in one go.
  • Gain deeper insights into the Vatican by opting for tickets that provide access to the Apostolic PalaceVilla Barberini, and the pontifical gardens located in Castel Gandolfo, less than 30 km from Vatican City.

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Budget Vatican Tickets

If you are on a budget

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets, Combo tickets
Duration: Flexible
Sistine Chapel access: Yes
Guide: No

  • Gain skip-the-line access without the cost of a guided tour and explore the museums at your own pace.
  • Explore popular Roman attractions outside Vatican City, such as the Colosseum or the Borghese Gallery at a budgeted rate with combo tickets.

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Art and history buffs on a Guided Vatican tour

If you are an art history buff

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 2.5 hr. - 5 hr. 30 min.
Sistine Chapel access: Yes
Guide: Expert local guide

  • Delve deep into the Vatican Museums' extensive art collection, historical artifacts, and exhibits with the help of expert guides.
  • If you want a more personalized and interactive experience opt for a small-size tour.

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For an intimate experience:

Discounted Vatican Tickets

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

Cancelation Policy

Most Vatican tickets can be canceled 24-72 hours before the experience begins. However, some tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. Please check your ticket for details at the time of booking.

Explore the Vatican

Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
Apostolic Palace
Vatican Gardens
Necropolis
Grottoes
Vatican Museums

A complex of art and historical museums situated within Vatican City, established by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century. The museums house an immense collection of art and artifacts amassed by the Roman Catholic Church over centuries.

Access included: Yes

St. Peter's Basilica Interiors
Apostolic Palace
Vatican Gardens
Vatican Necropolis

The Apostolic Palace, also known as the Papal Palace, is the official residence of the Pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. It is thus, a symbol of symbol of the papacy and the Catholic Church and serves as the venue for many official ceremonies, gatherings, and decisions related to the governance of the Church.

Access included: Not all Vatican tickets include access to the Vatican Necropolis. You will have to book tickets that specifically include entry into the Vatican Necropolis.

Vatican Grottoes

The Vatican Grottoes are a series of underground chapels and tombs located beneath St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. They serve as the final resting place for many popes and other significant figures associated with the Catholic Church.

Access included: You can plan your visit to the Vatican Grottoes as part of your visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Once you enter St. Peter’s Basilica, you can make your way below towards the grottoes.

Plan Your Visit to Vatican Museums

Timings
Getting There
Entrances
Facilities
Rules & Regulations
Dress Code
Celebrating Christmas
Dine
Stay
Vatican Museum Timings
Vatican City

Address: Città del Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City

Find On Map

Getting There

  • By metro: Line A
    Nearest stop: Ottaviano-S. Pietro Station
  • By tram: Line 19
    Nearest stop: Piazza del Risorgimento
  • By bus: 40, 64, 62, 81, 32, 982, 492, 990
    Nearest stops: V.Le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani
  • By train: RE 12524 towards Civitavecchia or RE 4134 towards Pisa Centrale
    Nearest station: St. Pietro
  • By car: 3.2 kilometers from Roma Termini
    Car parking: Options include Parking Prati on Piazza Unità, 62 – 193 & Garage San Pietro on Via di Santa Maria alle Fornaci, 26 – 165
Viale Vaticano Entrance

There are two entrances to the Vatican City:

  • Via Della Conciliazione Entrance: This is the primary entrance if you're starting your visit from St. Peter's Basilica. It leads directly to St. Peter's Square and the Basilica.
  • Viale Vaticano Entrance: Ideal for those who wish to begin their Vatican journey with the Vatican Museums. This entrance is closer to the museums, and from here, you can easily access the Sistine Chapel and other significant sites within the museums.
Drinking Fountain Facility in the Vatican
  • Cloakroom
  • Audioguide
  • Lost & Found
  • Post Office
  • Bookshops
  • First aid
  • Restrooms
  • AED Defibrillators
  • Drinking Fountains
Vatican Museum Rules & Regulations
Dress Code at the Vatican
Christmas at Vatican

Celebrating Christmas at Vatican is a magical affair. The city decks itself in pretty lights, a Christmas tree, and a Nativity scene. However, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel is closed on December 25 and 26.

The Mass

The mass at St. Peter's Basilica, which takes place on December 24, at 9.30 PM, is one of the most viewed masses around the world. 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.

Pizzarium by Gabriele Bonci - Dining in the Vatican
  • La Vittoria: A quaint trattoria offering classic Roman dishes, perfect for a hearty lunch after exploring the Vatican Museums.
  • Pizzarium by Gabriele Bonci: Renowned for its gourmet pizza slices, this spot is ideal for a quick and delicious bite.
  • Il Sorpasso: A rustic eatery with a diverse menu, from fresh pastas to savory meat dishes, ensuring something for everyone.
  • Gelateria dei Gracchi: After a long day of sightseeing, cool down with some artisanal gelato, known for its natural ingredients and unique flavors.
  • Duecento Gradi: A sandwich shop offering a wide variety of paninis made with fresh ingredients, perfect for a light meal or takeaway.
Accomodation options in Vatican

Budget

  • Hotel Ferrari (5.4 km away), Taormina Hotel (7.4 km away), Hotel Dina (5.8 km away)

Mid-Range

  • Hotel Oceania (4.8 km away), Hotel Columbia (5.3 km away), Hotel Canova (5.8 km away)

Luxury

  • Castello della Castelluccia (15 km away)

Beyond the Vatican

Roman Colosseum
Villa Barberini
Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

Frequently Asked Questions About Vatican Tickets

How much is a ticket to the Vatican Museums?

The starting price for Vatican Museums tickets is €29. This typically includes skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Prices may vary based on additional features like guided tours or access to special areas.

How to book tickets to the Vatican Museums?

You can purchase tickets to the Vatican Museums online or at the venue. Online purchasing allows you to avoid the long queues at the ticket office. Additionally, some tickets offer combined access to St. Peter’s Basilica, providing a more comprehensive experience.

Why should I book Vatican Museums tickets online?

Booking Vatican Museums tickets online offers several advantages:
- Skip the lines: The Vatican Museums are a major tourist attraction, and the lines can be extensive, especially during peak seasons. By purchasing tickets in advance online, you can bypass the ticket lines and save valuable time.
- Guaranteed entry: Especially during peak seasons, walk-in tickets might be sold out. By booking in advance, you ensure your entry.
- Variety of options: Plan your experience by choosing from various options, such as guided tours or evening tours. Combo tours to visit other attractions in Rome are also available.
- Discounts & offers: Online bookings often come with special discounts and offers not available at the ticket office.
- Customer service: Benefit from 24/7 customer service via phone, email, or chat.

What do Vatican Museums tickets include?

A standard Vatican Museums ticket includes skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Depending on the experience you choose, you may also get guided tours or special access to areas like the Raphael Rooms.

Are discounts available on Vatican Museums tickets?

Yes, EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 can avail of reduced pricing on their tickets with a valid ID. EU and non-EU citizens under 18, as well as teaching staff, can enjoy free or reduced entry into the Vatican Museums.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums?

Absolutely! You can purchase Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets, allowing you to bypass the long queues and enter with priority access. Some popular options include:
- Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Escorted Entrance
- Early Morning or After-Hours Skip-the-Line Tour of Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Do Vatican Museums tickets allow entry into St. Peter’s Basilica?

Standard Vatican Museums tickets grant access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. For entry into St. Peter’s Basilica, you'll need to opt for specific combo tickets.

What is the cancellation policy for Vatican Museums tickets?

The cancellation policy varies based on the ticket type. Some tickets offer a full refund upon cancellation up to 48-72 hours in advance, while others might be non-refundable. Always check the specific terms before booking.