Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets with optional Saint Peter’s Basilica
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Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets with optional Saint Peter’s Basilica

based on 246 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enter through the private entrance with a Musement assistant, skip the long lines and start your experience right away
  • Access the Museums in the quickest way possible and admire the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel in your own time
  • Choose the optional audio guide to visit St. Peter's Basilica and discover the museums on your own
What to expect

The invaluable masterpieces of the Vatican Museums represent an unmissable treasure. Being one of the most famous and visited attractions in the world, get yourself tickets in advance to avoid the never-ending lines that crowd the entrance.

Meet your Musement representative who will accompany you inside the Museums at a set time through a reserved entrance. Thanks to this fast exclusive access, you will have more time to dedicate to your visit.

Admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes, including the astonishing Last Judgement, the spectacular spiral staircase by Giuseppe Momo, the famous fresco The Liberation of St. Peter by Raphael and many other masterpieces.

Add the audio guide to your experience if you want to visit the museums on your own without missing the chance to learn more about what you're admiring.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
    • Skip-the-line entry with a Musement representative
    • Unlimited time to spend in the Vatican Museums
    • Audio guide for the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica with entrance to the Basilica (only if selected)
    • Headphones (only if selected)
    What's not included
    • Transport
    Reduced price

    Reduced

    • Children from 6 - 18 years old
    • Priests and employees of the Offices of the Holy See and of the Vatican City State (with relevant documentation)
    • Students up to 25 years old in possession of a valid International Student Card or other documents that prove registration for the current year at an educational institution

    Free

    • Children under the age of 6 years
    • Disabled with a certified disability of more than 74%. In case of non-self-sufficiency, the discount is also extended to a companion
    Where

    Viale Vaticano 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Present your voucher to the Musement coordinator (dressed in Musement orange uniform) at the meeting point at the top of the flight of stairs just after the Caffé Vaticano.

    PLEASE NOTE: if you selected the audio guide option, you will access St. Peter's Basilica on your own. After the tour of the Vatican Museums, exit the Museums and get to the Basilica's main entrance; there, a Vox Mundi coordinator, wearing a blue jacket with the logo printed on it, will accompany you inside through a dedicated gate.

    What to remember
    • The Vatican skip-the-line entrance ticket option does not include access to St. Peter's Basilica
    • Access to St. Peter's Basilica is included in the audio guide option
    • Please note: if the audio guide option is selected you will access St. Peter's Basilica on your own; after the tour of the Vatican Museums you will need to exit the Museums and enter the Basilica from its main entrance, showing your voucher and skipping the line. The selected time slot always refers to the time you access the Vatican Museums, not Saint Peter's Basilica
    • You can choose to add earphones to your audio guide; if selected, your Musement assistant will give them to you at the meeting point
    • Please check that your smartphone is equipped with a jack connector, in case you want to purchase the audioguide + earphones option. If your smartphone is not equipped with a jack connector, please use your own earphones
    • The audio guide to the Vatican Museums is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese; the Saint Peter's Basilica audio guide is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian
    • To get through the metal detector security controls quicker, we advise you to avoid carrying items not admitted in the Museums
    • Before entering the exhibition space you have to leave your personal belongings, bags, backpacks, suitcases in the free cloakroom
    • Shorts and vest tops are not permitted
    • In order to be entitled to tickets at a reduced rate for students (19-25 years), you must present yourself at the meeting point with a photocopy of your ID card, which a Musement representative will take to the ticket office
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    When
    • You can access the Museums at the time indicated during the booking process
    • If you choose the 7.45am morning skip-the-line entry, you'll be able to access the Vatican Museums before the official opening

    Closed

    • Sundays, 1 and 6 January, 11 February, 19 March, 13 April, 1 May, 29 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8, 25 and 26 December
    • On 21 December, the Vatican Museums will open at 1.30pm and will close at 6.30pm (last entrance at 4.30pm)
    • On 24 and 31 December, the Vatican Museums will close at 3.30pm (last entrance at 1.30pm)
    • On the 10 January, the Sistine Chapel will close at 2.00pm (last entrance at 1.30pm); on 11 January it will close at 1.00pm (last entrance at 12.30pm)
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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