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 Admission Ticket

2. Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

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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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

3. Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group 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 with Sistine Chapel Tour

5. Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • The top attractions in Rome certainly include the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Places that you have to see. 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, it would take 14 years to look...
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, vip private tour, package price

6. 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

7. 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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Budget Vatican Tour with Fast Access to Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peter Church

8. Budget Vatican Tour with Fast Access to Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peter Church

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the line to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. Explore the best of the Vatican in a small group tour (10 people max) and admire the main highlights like the Gallery of Maps, the Rooms of Raphael, the Greek collection, the Tapestry Gallery, the Sistine  Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica. A small group, not...
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Breakfast At The Vatican Early Access Sistine Chapel Museums & St Peter's

9. Breakfast At The Vatican Early Access Sistine Chapel Museums & St Peter's

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Vatican Museums gets overlooked. However, on this exclusive early entrance tour our expert English-speaking guide will make sure that you see the very best on offer, including the Vatican Art Gallery, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square and an amazing breakfast before exploring the treasures of the...
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Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Saint Peters Basilica Private Tour

10. 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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Small Group Tour (max 15) - Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

11. Small Group Tour (max 15) - Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • Start your Tour at the meeting point, where you will meet your Professional Tour Guide, who will skillfully share the history and origins of this amazing place.

    Thanks to the small size of the group, you will be able to experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in a unique and engaging way.

    Admire the incredible...
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Semi-Private Tour (max 8) - Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

12. Semi-Private Tour (max 8) - Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • Meet your Professional Tour Guide with a few other participants to discover the Vatican Museums, one of the largest art collections in the world.

    Walk through the halls of the Museums and learn the history of the art pieces that are in every corner, like frescos, marbles, statues and much more.

    Gaze at the breathtaking works of the...
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tickets

13. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tickets

clock Duration: 2 to 4 hou
  • Visit the Vatican Museums and marvel at the breath-taking collection of renowned Roman sculptures and some of the most seminal works of Renaissance art without having to wait an eternity to do so, thanks to the Skip-the-Line Tickets.

    From there, take in the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel, known as the Cappella Magna, and see...
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Skip-the-Line-Ticket : Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

14. Skip-the-Line-Ticket : Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

clock Duration: 1 day
  • The Vatican Museums is one of the biggest and busiest museum in the world. Also TripAdvisor's 3rd most booked site of the world in 2019 is this Museums.

    2020 and 2021, we passed a hard time because of Covid19. Thanks God, now we are vaccinated.

    Now tourism starts again in full form. As usual the Vatican Museums are busy 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