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Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

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Vatican City, Italy
Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

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Overview

The Vatican Museums are among the largest museums in the world and with over five million annual visitors they can get incredibly crowded. This self-guided tour is ideal for those who want to take their time and not be restricted by a guided tour. Save time with fast-track, skip-the-line entrance tickets, browse the galleries at your own pace, and visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel at a time that suits you.
  • Skip-the-line entrance: avoid the long queues and head straight inside
  • See magnificent artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Bernini
  • Self-guided tour: spend the entire day exploring the museums
  • Choice of entrance times to suit your schedule
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Entrance to the Vatican Museums
Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
Skip the Line entrance tickets
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Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be informed that the Vatican Museums provide wheelchair free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up upon entering, before starting your own independent visit.
  • If you are looking for a tour with wheelchair access you can choose our private wheelchair accessible tour so our guide can lead you through an alternate route.
  • Please note also that - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside the cloakroom upon entering Vatican Museum. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Tours About
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "it started at close to 10, but the wait in line outside was incredibly long, over an hour, even for prebooked tours." See review
  • "Booking fast track was easy, voucher received by email straight away." See review
  • "Skip a line was great but tour guides were a bit disorganized." See review

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star-1
A total scam!
Una_C
, Aug. 2022
I believe this is a total scam as there is no difference booking a skip the line entrance ticket and just going directly to enter the museum, other than the price of course which was must higher. We weren’t even given a map of the museums. This was an utter disgrace, would not recommend this at all!
star-5
Vatican
Christina_P
, Aug. 2022
Marco was a fabulous guide with lots of interesting information. He had some tips to help us get the most out of the experience. Skip the line is a must!
star-1
Don’t use
Marcello_S
, Aug. 2022
Very stupid having to wait for the whole group to leave, and wait for the guide to walk you in. If i wanted to wait for them I would’ve done a group tour.
star-2
Don't waste your money
Cath_S
, Aug. 2022
We arrived late due to circumstances beyond our control and were denied entry. Whilst I understood there were only a certain amount of tickets allocated for each time slot there was no offer of a change of time or refund. Instead, we went direct to the Vatican Museum ticket office and got tickets for less than half the price. There was a longer queue for the "skip the line" tickets than for people like us who were just turning up on spec.
star-5
Fantastic
Peter_M
, Aug. 2022
In a word unbelievable not enough time if I was in there for a week Be sure to see the gardens and at peters
star-4
Garden part was a joke,...
Lei_G
, Aug. 2022
Garden part was a joke, but the gallery itself is really nice. Advertisement may be a bit overblown.
star-1
Overpriced tour
Alejandro_G
, Aug. 2022
Your was Ok but basically 2x the price than what it really should cost. Felt robbed but u guess it’s a noobie mistake for ordering online
star-5
Amazing treasure
ed_s
, Aug. 2022
Gréât very nice visit at our pace. !!!!!!!!!!! We recommend. !!!!!!!!!!!! Very hot day. Attention. No air conditionning in thé muséum. Very got.
star-1
Complicated ticket retrieval, extra waiting time, confusion.
Emoke_C
, Aug. 2022
The collection of the ticket is made unnecessarily difficult. You reserve ahead for a reason and having to walk to a separate venue to “validate” your already purchased ticket is just nonsense. Plus, when we finally did that, there was more waiting to be done because we had to go with an escort who bought the tickets on the spot, showing that this whole system is useless. Why not have an E-ticket that you can show and get in straight away. If this is not possible, no worries, just don’t make us buy ahead with untrustworthy websites to purchase from.
star-1
Find a different company
Kim_Z
, Aug. 2022
Our experience was quite negative for two reasons. Furst, once inside the museum, but prior to the ticket entry, our 8 year old was taken by the tour operator to get his child’s ticket. We were not given advance information about this happening. He was terrified. The second was the tour operator said we only needed one ticket for three adults to enter. We questioned him but he said he knew what he was doing. Of course he was wrong. We immediately went to our last location/ only a few feet away- and the two tour operators were gone. They did not wait a measly few minutes to make sure no one had problems. We had to find sympathetic security to help. Horrible experience!
star-4
Kent did a great job but...
Jennifer_W
, Aug. 2022
Kent did a great job but Viator did not tell us that handicapped and companion get in free and do not need to stay in the line.
star-1
The tour company itself...
Carol_O
, Aug. 2022
The tour company itself was fine. Viator needs to get the facts straight in the instructions!! Be aware your customer support person (Abbie) in Las Vegas got EVERYTHING wrong. And my email to the tour company went unanswered! TERRIBLE INFORMATION FROM VIATOR!
star-1
This is a scam, do not use this service.
Christine_S
, Aug. 2022
I purchased these “Fast Track Entry” tickets for $262.29 (7 x $37.47) to avoid waiting in line. Our entry time was 2:00, we arrived at 1:45 only to realize we had to go somewhere else (off the museum property) to get the tickets. There, we found a “tour guide” who was waiting for everyone to arrive so he could go to the museum to buy the tickets for $18.00 each. We finally got our tickets and entered the museum at 2:25. This is a scam, we would have been inside by 2:00 and paid half the price if we bought the tickets ourselves.
star-4
Excellent small group tours!
Susanne_F
, Aug. 2022
I had booked 4 events, two tours in Acropolis and Pompeii and two skip the line tickets. The tours were wonderful! Guides are great. Sadly, the horrible heat caused us to leave both tours after an hour. We missed both ticket events due to arriving too late, which was totally out of our control, as we were on a cruise. BUT, Viator is great! Took a walking tour-in Amsterdam in May and it was excellent, as well. Will definitely use Viator again.
star-3
Does what it says but if you plan well, there may not be much of a line to skip
Melanie_K
, Aug. 2022
The actual Skip the Line trip that we purchased was everything it said it would be, turn up 25 minutes before time slot, at location within easy walking distance of the Vatican to get voucher. We did turn up early but we’re told to wait until the specified time, then we waited about an extra 10 minutes whilst we were organised into the group then followed our guide into the Vatican museum and were given our tickets. My family were given preference over others in the group to get tickets first as we had a child with us, good for us, not so much for the others. We did not get any kind of brochure/ leaflet / map which we would have got if had paid for tickets direct. All this took about 1 hour from the point we first arrived. We went on a Thursday morning in August at 9.30am. There was barely a line so we could have got in much cheaper and quicker by queuing and paying direct at 17 euros per adult. When we left at 12 midday there was no line at all. We then walked around to St Peters square ourselves (not part of the tour) and queued for just 10 minutes to get in the basilica for free. We did not do a guided tour so can’t comment on the availability of that. We also booked tickets for Colosseum direct online on the official website the day before. I would say if you are organised and plan your visit well, arrive early etc then the Skip the Line tours are probably not worth it.
star-3
Worked for us
Lucy_L
, Aug. 2022
A little disorganised getting into the museum but the waiting room was air conditioned before we went in. I mean it was good for us but would do a guided tour if you wanted to know more
star-5
Beautiful
Riti_N
, Aug. 2022
Have no words to describe the architecture and beauty. I’m glad we booked fast track through a tour operator.
star-1
Total waist of money
iman_a
, Aug. 2022
The tickets that I bought was never received by email and was a total waist! At the museum they said that the tickets are not accepted.
star-1
Servise akip the line is not worth of the money
Stanislava_K
, Aug. 2022
Ticket price 17e and the servis plus ,,skip the line,, plus onother 17e. I can buy ticket on my own. If i had knowen that...this is just trap i would not buy it.
star-2
Poor communication
Gandhi_G
, Aug. 2022
Waste of money. The no ticket line went faster than the “skip” the line. Crew poorly communicated the plans to the buyers. Left my family and me behind as well.

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