Vatican Museums Tickets

10 Best Vatican Museums Tours

How much does it cost to go to the Vatican museums?

Access to St Peter's Dome:

By Stairs: €6.00

By Lift: €8.00

Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel:

Standard Adult Ticket: €17.00

Reduced Ticket for Children*, Students, & Priests: €8.00

Skip the line tickets cost €4.00 extra

*Children Under 6 Years Old Enter Free of Charge

The below table includes a brief description of various handpicked Vatican Museums tickets & skip the line guided tours of the Vatican Museums. They're based on users reviews, cost, customer experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Vatican Museums sight.

We've compared prices from a variety of skip the line Vatican Museums guided tours & tickets, websites and have handpicked the most affordable Vatican Museums combination tickets, but utterly enjoyable Vatican Museums tours & tickets below:

Vatican Museums Skip the Line Ticket with Meet and Greet

1. Vatican Museums Skip the Line Ticket with Meet and Greet

clock Duration: 15 to 30 m
  • This is a walking tour with skip the line access to the Vatican Museums including meet and greet services
  • It is a way to get a magnificent view of the masterpieces by renowned artists, painters, architects and so on like Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo's remarkable frescoes at the Sistine Chapel
  • The
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Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Small-Group Tour

2. Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Small-Group Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A walking tour to take you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace while avoiding long lines with skip-the-line admission ticket
  • It is the best way to way to Spend more time admiring the world-famous art as you are escorted inside through a dedicated no-wait Vatican Partner entrance
  • This tour lets you
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

3. Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • A special personal feel tour of the Vatical City with an expert historian guide.
  • Take a few hours of your vacation to learn about the home of the Catholic Church and the Vatican State.
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Early Entrance Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums Basilica with Breakfast Included

4. Early Entrance Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums Basilica with Breakfast Included

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Choose between the two options for your early morning access, including breakfast and an exclusive tour of the Vatican’s many iconic attractions.
    Enter the Vatican Museums before the general public to enjoy the views and fewer crowds while touring the Sistine Chapel, the Gallery of Maps, and the Renaissance artwork inside Raphael’s Rooms....
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

5. Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Enjoy the best of the Vatican on a pleasant tour with a small group of max 8 people. Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are included. This tour is family-friendly and kids under 6 can attend for free. Also, children under 18 have special...
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German Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

6. German Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • The top attractions in Rome certainly include the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Places to go To make sightseeing an unforgettable (beautiful) moment, we recommend a guided tour. It has been calculated that if you lingered in front of each work of art for just a minute, you would need 14 years to look at the...
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, vip private tour, package price

7. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, vip private tour, package price

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • This slow tour of the Vatican Museums, your expert guide will take you to calmly discover the best of the museums' collections. In the morning tour a special site is included, the room of mask, restricted area, with a wonderful Roman mosaic and statues. We visit the major galleries of ancient statues, and the painting gallery (rarely included in...
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Food Tour w/ Tickets Included

8. Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Food Tour w/ Tickets Included

clock Duration: 4 hours 30
  • This tour allows you to skip the Vatican line, and discover one of Rome’s most sought after destinations in just a few hours! This fun-focused Vatican experience gives you everything you could want and more, without the large crowds and two-hour wait times but with a fun, happy, and professional guide who will lead you through such incredible...
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Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Saint Peters Basilica Private Tour

9. Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Saint Peters Basilica Private Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Take in the breathtaking Vatican with this amazing and insightful tour. Discover the interesting facts and marvel at the iconic areas that will give you a complete picture of the headquarters of the Roman Catholic...
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Fullday Rome with Vatican Museums and Colosseum

10. Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Fullday Rome with Vatican Museums and Colosseum

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • This impressive Shore Excursion touches the most significant highlights of Rome and Vatican City:
    • Trevi Fountain
    • Spanish Steps
    • Venice Square and the Wedding cake
    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
    • Arch of Constantine
    • Circus Maximus
    • Pantheon
    • Campo de Fiori Square
    • Vatican Museums and Sistine...
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VVV Vatican Museums or Colosseum SkipTheLine FastAccess with Expert Tour Guide

11. VVV Vatican Museums or Colosseum SkipTheLine FastAccess with Expert Tour Guide

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Great small-group walking Tour. Enjoy Skip-The-Line fast access tickets and dedicated expert local tour guide.
    Options availables:
    • Vatican option with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica.
    • Colosseum option with Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
    Skip-The-Line Tickets with fast access included.
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VVV SkipTheLine SmallGroup: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter's Basilica

12. VVV SkipTheLine SmallGroup: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter's Basilica

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Discover the Vatican on a Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with an Expert Tour Guide in a small group. Enjoy priority access entrance, and tour:
    • Vatican Museums
    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Skip-The-Line Tickets with...
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VVV SkipTheLine SmallGroup: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica

13. VVV SkipTheLine SmallGroup: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Discover the Vatican on a Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with an Expert Tour Guide in a small group. Enjoy priority access entrance, and tour:
    • Vatican Museums
    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Skip-The-Line Tickets with...
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VVV Vatican Museums SkipTheLine in Small Group

14. VVV Vatican Museums SkipTheLine in Small Group

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Discover the Vatican on a Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with an Expert Tour Guide in a small group. Enjoy priority access entrance, and tour:
    • Vatican Museums
    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Skip-The-Line Tickets with...
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FAQs about Vatican Museums

Are Skip-line/Fast track Tickets to the Vatican museums Worth it?

Most definitely, and it's only €4.00 extra so even budget travellers can afford it. Although some queuing should still be expected with a fast-track ticket, you will skip the 2 hour + line just to reach the ticket office and security!

What are the Vatican opening Times?

See the Vatican Calendar for exact dates when the Vatican is open as some closures do occur. Generally the opening hours are as follows:

Vatican museums:

Monday-Saturday: 9.00am-6.00pm

Sunday: Closed unless last Sunday of the month

Last Sunday of the month: 9.00am-2.00pm* (FREE ENTRY)

Vatican Museum ticket offices close 2 hours before, so last entry is at 4.00pm Monday-Saturday and 12:30pm last Sunday of the month.

Visitors are asked to leave the halls 30 minutes before closure times.

*Excluding Easter Sunday, St Peter & St Paul's Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day should any of these fall on the last Sunday of the month.

St Peter's Basilica:

Monday-Sunday April-September: 7am-7pm

Monday-Sunday October-March: 7am-6pm


Where can I Buy Vatican City Tours and Tickets?

You can purchase tickets and tours online before you go, or from the ticket offices when you arrive.

  • Compare prices and book tours and fast-track tickets online at Trip Indicator
  • Book tickets from the official Vatican website.
  • Get tickets from the Vatican museums ticket office at Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma

Beware of anyone offering to sell you tickets to the Sistine Chapel Only - Individual tickets do not exist, the Sistine Chapel is visited with the Vatican museums entrance ticket.

What Are The Best Times to visit Vatican City, Vatican museums, Basilica etc?

Arrive early or late to avoid the worst of the crowds and pre-book fast-track entrance tickets. You should also try to avoid the peak summer season (June-August) if possible.

If taking a DIY tour (without a tour guide) you could arrive at St Peter's Basilica for opening at 7am, spend an hour taking in the architecture before going up to the dome at 8am when it opens and then move onto the Vatican museums ready for opening at 9am, taking into account the 20 minute walk between St Peter's Square and the Vatican museums entrance.

How Can I Save money on Visiting the Vatican museums?

The Vatican museums (including the Sistine Chapel) are FREE OF CHARGE on:

  • The Last Sunday of the Month*
  • World Tourism Day (27th September)

There are no skip-the-line tickets and no tours on free entry days.

Some exclusions apply - See Vatican Calendar for more details.

Disabled visitors with a certified invalidity of more than 74% receive free entry. Disabled persons who are not self-sufficient can bring a companion free of charge too.

How much does it ticket cost to go to the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Dome?

Access to St Peter's Dome:

By Stairs: €6.00

By Lift: €8.00

Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel:

Standard Adult Ticket: €17.00

Reduced Ticket for Children*, Students, & Priests: €8.00

Skip the line tickets cost €4.00 extra

*Children Under 6 Years Old Enter Free of Charge


Tips When Visiting The Vatican from Tripindicator:

  • You should be appropriately dressed to enter the Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and The Vatican Gardens - Shoulders and knees must be covered, shorts, short skirts, and strappy tshirts are not acceptable. If not appropriately dressed you will be denied entry.
  • You will have to pass through metal-detectors at the Vatican museums. Large bags and other items deemed inappropriate by staff (including tripods and umbrellas) must be left in the cloakroom (free of charge).
  • Make sure you have fast-track entry tickets, otherwise the queues are 2 hours + just to get to security!
  • Baby buggies / strollers / prams cannot be taken inside St Peter's Basilica.
  • St Peter's Square/Basilica and The Vatican museums/Sistine Chapel have different entrances that are a 20 minute walk apart, requiring you to leave the Vatican compound and re-enter. If you visit with a tour group you can use the fast-track entry point that connects the two without leaving the compound.
  • Plan ahead and leave enough time - The Museums are vast and can easily take a whole day to look around.
  • The Vatican museums have free wheelchair hire available from the cloakroom (subject to availability).
  • Wheelchair access is also possible at St Peter's Basilica with ramps and an elevator available.
  • You can fill your water bottle up at the fountains in St. Peter's Square.

How much does it cost to visit the Sistine Chapel?

Entrance to the Sistine Chapel is covered by the Vatican museums ticket. You cannot purchase a separate Sistine Chapel only ticket.

Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel:

  • Standard Adult Ticket: €17.00
  • Reduced Ticket for Children*, Students, & Priests: €8.00

Skip the line tickets cost €4.00 extra