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Overview
The Vatican Museums, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, are one of Italy’s most popular attractions: the crowds they attract pay testament to their popularity. Explore Renaissance masterpieces at your leisure with this exclusive VIP experience, which avoids the crowds by bypassing the beginning queues. You’ll be free to take in the incredible wall paintings without spending hours in line.
Highlights
  • Exclusive skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum
  • Save hours waiting in line with a priority admission ticket 
  • Upgrade to a tour with guided visit to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Groups are limited to 20 people for intimate access
What to Expect
In Vatican City, get ready to pass by the crowds outside the museum with VIP admission tickets. You’ll bypass the beginning queues. Once inside, you’ll have lots of time to explore nine miles (14km) of art-filled galleries. Savor masterpieces in rooms like the Gallery of the Candelabra, which is lined with elegantly carved marble sculptures and candle-holders. You’ll also be free to wander at leisure through Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnecting galleries that are hung with paintings from the famous Renaissance master and his pupils. Enrich your knowledge of Italian geography in the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy. The best is saved for last. The final part of the museum complex is the blockbuster Sistine Chapel, which most people wait in line for hours to see. With special access to the museum, you’ll skip to the front of the crowds to see the legendary 15th-century chapel. With an optional upgrade, you can opt to explore the galleries with a guide.
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Important Information
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (if option selected)
  • Exlusive Access to the Vatican Museum
  • Map and a brief orientation at the beggining of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On Wednesday you will be unable to include St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. This is due to the Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter's Basilica could be closed.
  • While this ticket is a Skip the Line entrance, there is a security check that every passenger must go through. We cannot control the delay this might cause to entering the museum.
  • We recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Heather wrote a review May 2020
Franklin, Tennessee32 contributions7 helpful votes
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words & pictures don't do justice to a European vacation our tour guide was awesome, entertaining, informative, and pleasant through a very long tour
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ser_wins wrote a review Feb 2020
Lido di Ostia, Italy93 contributions52 helpful votes
Check in at the meeting point was very easy and tour started in time. Our guide’s involved us in the art and history of the place. Of course the best tour in Rome!
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Hardik wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India11 contributions4 helpful votes
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The trip was well worth it. With a limited time we had in rome, it helped a lot skipping the long queues and gave us enough time inside. Also the guide was quite knowledgeable and explain some of the intricate details that goes ignored otherwise.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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allan wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Our tour guide Laura was awesome! A truly great experience. I usually don’t do tours but this one was well worth it.
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Brenda W wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions9 helpful votes
The meeting place is not near the front of the Vatican, so allow plenty of time. The guide made sure we were correctly dressed before setting off. It was more crowded than I expected for that time of year. The square was being prepared for a special mass the following day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Key Details
  • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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