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 ticket with us. This special entrance ticket includes both the ticket price and all reservation fees.
On your own, you might find that they frequently sell out far in advance, that the system is difficult to navigate, or that your desired date is not available. By booking with City Wonders, you’re guaranteed a much easier and less-daunting process. Simply buy your ticket directly with us and we’ll send you a voucher with information on a meeting place where you can collect your tickets outside the Museums.
Here, you’ll meet a City Wonders representative who’ll walk you past the long lines and directly inside. You’ll also be provided a map and short orientation before being set free to explore on your own!
Your Vatican Museums ticket includes entry into the world-famous Sistine Chapel. But if you want to truly experience Michelangelo’s Masterpiece, choose one of our “First Entry” tickets. Our special Vatican Partnership gives us access to the Sistine Chapel 30 minutes before other tours and an hour and 30 minutes ahead of the general public so you can explore the jewel of the Vatican before the crowds and the chaos.
You’ll begin by meeting your small group of up to 20 people to be accompanied directly to the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll have the time and the space – a full hour before the general public arrives - to contemplate its beauty. This is a far cry from the crowded afternoons when there's barely room to move around in, let alone appreciate this incredible space. After your once-in-a-lifetime Sistine Chapel experience, you’ll be allowed to explore the rest of the wonders of the Vatican Museums without having to leave and enter again.
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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