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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
Hotel pickup and drop off
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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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 travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.

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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-4
Vatican - amazing, tour operator - not really a fast track
Maria_B
, Jun 2022
Vatican itself was great (which is why I’m giving this 4 stars) but what we didn’t realise Is that the tickets were sold through a tour agency, so we had to find their office and then stand waiting for the rest of the group to arrive and then for the person that took us inside to pick up the tickets. We ended up waiting for about 45 minutes - not at all fast track entry!! Plus they overcharge on the ticket price, so buy direct from the official site if you can.
star-5
Great experience
Ursula_L
, Jun 2022
Fast line, great explanation, an excellent service visiting the Sistine chapel and viewing the best os Rafael
star-5
Marco was great
Meahgan_O
, Jun 2022
Classic tour and Marco kept it interesting - highly recommend. Be sure to stop by St Peter’s Basilica
star-1
PLEAS READ BEFOR BUYING THIS TRIP(with guide)
Martina_J
, Jun 2022
IF YOU PLAN TO BUY THIS ARRANGEMENT WITH A GUIDE - please read first - and DO NOT TAKE THE GUIDE in advance - there is no need for that and do not be persuaded like us! An absolute waste of precious time as well as money we could spend or better throw away than pay for the guide we had - in short - he first lost his ticket for me and then was still nervous about my mom because she kind of told him he lost her ticket too (my mom doesn’t speak English, and he literally gave her the last ticket in front of everyone present- and We didn’t list ANYTHING IT was his fault) Yes, we skipped the line (The ONLY thing that work ) - but then we stayed inside the check in hall for almost 40 minutes until he solved the problem he had made for himself! Other than me, 99% of the group members were super unhappy with the guide because we all met together and talked about it. The surcharge for the tour guide was 25Euro per person, or 50E for me. I, like 99% of the group, left it after about 15 minutes after entering the museum! despair over despair! I definitely recommend taking only the skip the line ticket and that's it! don't sit like me and about 12 other people who are crazy about everything - lost time and money.
star-1
Not good at all, wait...
serge_d
, Jun 2022
Not good at all, wait forever to start the tour, they told us 11:45, we start the tour at 12:30 and also cannot hear the guide Not good
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Can get same results by going to Vatican website for less money.
Paul_D
, Jun 2022
Thought that using Viator would offer something better than buying from the Vatican website. Could have bought tickets directly from the Vatican website direct and save lots of money.
star-5
Stress free Vatican Access
Mike_R
, Jun 2022
Easy to book online, ticket collection close to Vatican so easy to collect. No waiting in long queues to access the Vatican.
star-5
Great Trip
Jose_G
, Jun 2022
Was an excellent trip , well organized and a very good value for the money … Five starts well deserved Joe /Maria /Katia from Winnipeg MB Canada
star-4
Amaxing place.
ronald_M
, Jun 2022
I'm glad we went through on our own. The fast track worked well for us. The museum portion was very lengthy, loved the Sistine chapel. Wished this tour has included St Peters Basillca.
star-2
Expensive
Shane_C
, Jun 2022
Place was amazing but. Very expensive considering the price on the tickets when you get them is, child €8 and adults €17 , I was quite shocked , there was 5 of us 2 adults & 3 children came to €145 on the website compared to €58 I know the tour operator has to make money but wasn’t worth the extra €87 for a fast track
star-5
Gained entry quickly no...
Vivian_C
, Jun 2022
Gained entry quickly no questions asked while the line was packed with people waiting to purchase tickets and enter.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pope‘s transportation through the years
Gerald_G
, Jun 2022
The underground garage with all the popes cars in it. This garage contains also all forms of transportation from sedan chairs to gilded gold carriages to modern cars.
star-5
We loved the convenience...
Michele_B
, Jun 2022
We loved the convenience of Skip-the-Line… a must in the summer. We were able to experience the enormity of the Vatican Museum at our own pace and got the guide information by using Rick Steve’s Audio Guide. Highly recommended!
star-1
Bad Service of local agent !
Peter_H
, Jun 2022
This is not a fast lane service - you get collected outside the museum at a place called Tours About (appr 5min walking distance to the entrance of the museum) - they tell you that you will the actual physical ticket in the museum - besides that they are quite unfriendly ... and they have many street seller outside trying to see you scarfs to enter the museum - the say it is needed ... which is totally wrong for men at least. After walking to the museum they told us to wait in the first floor next to the ticket office, which we did - die 25min !!!!!! In the meantime hundreds of other people which did not have a "skip the line" ticket where walking by - they had just a normal ticket ... !!! Most of the people of that we were with were very disappointed with this service !!! The Museum is brilliant and amazing - but the service needs urgent improvement !!!
star-4
Excellent tour of Vatican Museum!
Veronica_A
, Jun 2022
The tour operator was able to get us into an earlier tour of the day when he realized i has having mobility issues.
star-5
Very efficient service. Need to add to description.
Curtis_C
, Jun 2022
Very efficient service. Worked like clockwork and on time. The only negative is that the museum dress code should have been posted in the description. Instead, the majority of denial visitors had to buy mandatory shawls to cover shoulders and/or knees. Why would that not be in the description or “before you go” section?
star-5
Easy and convenient!
carly0070
, Jun 2022
Was super easy! You check in and they walk you to the front entrance and give you tickets to walk in. I suggest the fast track tickets instead of waiting in the line for hours. This was super easy.
star-5
Good job!
Bobby_H
, Jun 2022
Guy who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. It was good to be guided initially but we bought the self guided tour. Website needs to be more clear about guided or non-guided tours.
star-1
Scam
Marlene_R
, Jun 2022
We did not receive our tickets at the ticket office, even though we paid an increased price beforehand and so we ended up waiting in line. I already asked for the money back and still receive this "rate your experience" message, but no answer to my complaint
star-5
Skip the heat!
Emily_G
, Jun 2022
It was super to get the fast track entry. Saved us from lots of waiting in the hot sun. Definitely worth it!

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