If you’re an independent sightseer who wants to visit the Vatican Museums without a tour guide but would still like to avoid the hours-long lines, book your Vatican Museums No Wait Access Tickets with us. These special entrance tickets include both the ticket price and all reservation fees. (Your time saved is priceless!) As an official partner of the Vatican Museums City Wonders, part of your ticket purchase price goes to support the growth of the Vatican Museums for future generations.
We make it easy for you to reserve your tickets. On your own, you might find that they frequently sell out far in advance, that the systems is difficult to navigate, or that your desired date is not available. But, we can usually provide tickets for the date you want, sometimes even at the last minute.
After you book with us, we will send you a voucher. (Note: this voucher is not a ticket and does not give you entrance to the museums.) The voucher includes a meeting place, close to the Vatican Museums entrance for the day and time you have chosen.
Our representative will meet you at the designated location and walk you past the lines and into the Museum. After going through security, he will hand you your tickets. That’s it - you’re now free to enjoy the Vatican Museums!
For a small additional cost, you can upgrade your ticket (and your experience) to enjoy our highly-rated guided tour. An expert, English-speaking guide will not only point out the highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica but will also share intriguing facts and stories about the art and the artists who created them. In a small group of up to 20 people, you’ll be able to interact with your guide. This group tour also includes Skip the Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica, not available with individual tickets. Click here to learn more about our guided Vatican tours.
The Sistine Chapel may be subject to unscheduled closures for religious ceremonies. While we undertake to tell guests beforehand if there are any planned disruptions, this is not always possible. In these cases, we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Please note that appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
The tours meet at a location very close and convenient to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Full details of the exact location are included on the confirmation voucher you will receive when you book your tour.
No. With our tickets, it is not possible to re-enter the Vatican once you leave as the Vatican tickets are single entry only.
Throughout most of the Museums and in St. Peter's Basilica it is possible to take photographs. However, photography is strictly prohibited inside the Sistine Chapel.
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