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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours

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icon2 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

The long lines that the Vatican attracts are a testament to its status as one of Europe’s most famous attractions. If you’ve got limited time in Rome, don’t waste a moment waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican. You are able to explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms independently while still benefiting from priority entry, usually only reserved for visitors taking a guided tour.
  • Save hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican in Rome
  • A great choice for first-time visitors and travelers that prefer to explore independently
  • Explore one of Europe's top attractions at your own pace
  • Choose from several departure times and upgrade to include a guided tour
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 and under are entitled to free access to the Vatican Museums (with proof of age)
  • Children aged 6-18 are entitled to a reduced entry fee (see tour and ticket pricing) and must provide proof of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • At least 4 people are required for the guided tour options to take place.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
  • Entrance into St. Peter's Basilica is separate from the Vatican Museums and is not included in your ticket. Entrance to the Basilica is free and does not require a ticket.
  • You must show a "Basic Green Pass" or equivalent to enter the Vatican Museums. The only foreign (extra-EU) certificated accepted are vaccination certificates.
  • If you have a body temperature above 37.5° C (= 99.5° F) you will be prohibited from entering. Your temperature will be taken at the entrance by Vatican staff.
  • The use of a FFP2 mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the entirety of your stay inside the museums.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You must bring your own FFP2 mask. No other kinds of masks will be accepted.
  • It is necessary to maintain an interpersonal distance of over 1 meter.
  • Guests with a certified disability of over 75% are entitled to free entrance to the Vatican and do not require a ticket. For guests who are not self-sufficient, free entry is extended to a companion.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.

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  • "Don't hesitate to use this service for skip the line at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel 🙏" See review
  • "This gets you in very quick as the queues are massive first thing on a morning so you skip all that." See review
  • "The line for those who didn't make reservations was over 3 hours long; highly recommend a skip the line reservation!" See review

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star-5
An amazing tour
Corey_M
, Jun 2022
Eddie being the tour guide was amazing. He had so much knowledge and made it fun. He taught us a lot while adding some comedy as well. Highly recommend.
star-5
Vatican
Philip_L
, Jun 2022
Oscar was the best! Very knowledgeable. I have done a skip the line tour once before and I feel like I learned completely new things from Oscar. Thanks!
star-5
Amazing tour with an excellent tour guide
JudySimons
, Jun 2022
This was such an amazing tour. Our tour guide Lindy was excellent. Everything from the meeting point till entering and ending was well organized. Lindy was excellent in telling us the history of the Vatican she gets a 5 plus. Attention to detail and was worth it every Euro. My kids even remembered everything she said. It was crowded by our guide new how to maneuver us through the crowd and made us comfortable and checking up on us. Thank you it was worth to skip the line. Lindy you are an amazing guide. 🇿🇦
star-5
Excellent experience
Joseph_M
, Jun 2022
This was my second time through the museums, but first time with a guide. I thought it was so much more enjoyable hearing about what I’m looking at. Our guide was excellent - perfect amount of time (about two hours) and information.
star-5
Lindi is the most amazing guide!
Ammar_K
, Jun 2022
EcoArt offered us to join their guided tour with Lindi/"the Dutch girl" for a small additional fee. It was well worth every penny! Lindi is an amazing guide. She is extremely engaging with her group. She is superbly knowledgeable about the subject matter as a post graduate in preservation science. She is very passionate about the topics, the history, the sights and the art that you will see in the Vatican museums. We loved every minute of her guided tour, and surprisingly we have retained much of the explanations and the context Lindi provided about what we saw in the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Amazing and Highly Recommended!
star-5
Great tour
John_H
, Jun 2022
Oscar was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and made it entertaining. The art was magnificent.
star-5
Vatican skip the line! Do It
Nancy_V
, Jun 2022
Paying for the skip the line experience was worth every penny! We had a wonderful time learning about the Vatican, the art work will blow you away and experiencing the history mind blown.
star-5
Oscar did an amazing job...
Mohammad_L
, Jun 2022
Oscar did an amazing job explaining the history. He was very patient and humble. I would recommend this trip for others
star-5
Wonderful experience, best tour I joined in Italy
WaiFung_W
, Jun 2022
Our guide Eddy was a funny old man, telling us hilarious jokes to lighten the mood while also providing deep insights of the tour.
star-5
Great guide!
Anne_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide was fantastic! She knew so many interesting things about the art, the popes and cardinals and about Michelangelo and Raffaello that we never would learned elsewhere. She absolutely made the tour worthwhile.
star-5
Great!
diannerobinson54
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and his manner of presentation made the pictures in museum come to life. I’ve been to the Vatican four times but I learned so much more this time- it was really enjoyable. Definitely worth the extra cost for the small group also.
star-5
Eddy was an incredible...
Aaron_V
, Jun 2022
Eddy was an incredible guide, and I could not have asked for a better experience. He was knowledgeable, timely and expertly guided us through the museum.
star-5
Beautiful trip
Hamishi_F
, Jun 2022
We entered the museum with the tour guide Nico, he was great. Very thoughtful and thorough, we got inside very quickly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent guide Gigi
David_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide GIGI was excellent, loads of valuable information and humour with it. Location given for ticket redemption was a coffee shop. The actual meeting point for which you didn’t need to redeem ticket was a park entrance on opposite side of road.
star-5
Very effective and good
Kjellaug_T
, Jun 2022
The guide met us outside the Vatican Museum entrance, and took the group effectively through and in. I had booked 'Skip the line entrance, and selfguided tour' , which was excellent.
star-5
OSCAR FOR THE WIN!!!
Megan_W
, Jun 2022
Oscar was a great tour guide! Paying extra for the guided tour and skip-the-line ticket are SO worth it. Oscar knew things about the Vatican that you probably wouldn’t learn on your own. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend!
star-5
Excellent
Carmen_M
, Jun 2022
It is definitely a must To see Vatican while in Rome! Nico was so helpful and with the “skip the line” ticket we were inside in less than 10 mins!
star-5
Nico was great! Got us in...
lisa_b
, Jun 2022
Nico was great! Got us in fast, was so sweet and informative regarding tour and just gave us an all around good experience!
star-4
Definitely worth doing 😊
Mary_C
, Jun 2022
Loved the tour & had a brilliant guide, Lyndy from Eco Tours who made the tour informative & put some humour in it too. You need to have good walking shoes & be able to walk for long periods of time. Would definitely recommend doing this tour 😊
star-5
Easy, great experience!
Samantha_T
, Jun 2022
This experience was great! From finding the tour guides with clear instructions all the way to Nico who was super informative, funny and efficient! Would definitely recommend this if you are looking to explore the Vatican!

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