With nearly 6 million visitors every year and 9 miles of galleries the Vatican Museums is recognized as an artistic treasure trove beyond compare. It all started in 1506 when Pope Julius II unveiled his private sculpture collection to the public. He also had an eye for genius and commissioned masters like Raphael and Michelangelo to embellish other portions of the palace, namely the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel.
These two alone defined the Italian Renaissance and a major shift in western art and culture, but you'll be equally surprised by the other secrets held inside. Get insider views of Vatican City and the dome of St. Peter’s from internal terraces as you relish in what was once the Pope’s private residence. From the Greek and Roman Antiquities to the spectacular details in the Hall of Maps, you will be rewarded at every glance and pique in curiosity.
Extend your visit to the Vatican Pinacoteca for artworks by Da Vinci and Caravaggio, or opt to see the lush gardens or Bramante Staircase. Whatever you chose, City Wonders has a tour tailored to fit you, and our Vatican Partnership grants privileges like No Wait Access.
Yes, the Vatican has a strict dress code. Men, women and children must have their shoulders and knees covered at all times.
Yes, you will skip the general public line. We have a special entrance agreement with the Vatican Museums which allows us to enter the Museums through our pre-booked ‘No-Wait Access’ entrance.
No. With our tickets, it is not possible to re-enter the Vatican once you leave as the Vatican tickets are single entry only.