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Faster than skip-the-line: Vatican & Sistine Chapel VIP Tickets

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Key Highlights

  • Regale in the magnetic and eventful history of the Papacy and the Vatican with this private tour
  • Avoid the hassles of facing long queues at the entry with Skip-The-Line VIP access
  • Feast your eyes on the unforgettable works of Michelangelo, including Creation of Adam and Last Judgement
  • Treat yourself to the fantastic Gallery of Maps as well as the magical Raphael's Rooms
  • Savour the timeless magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica
  • Witness the works of legendary artists such as Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio and Signorelli
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!
  • Overview

    There are 3 lines at the Vatican; the regular line, the ticket holders line (which most skip-the-line tours and tickets use) and the Vatican Partners line. With these tickets you will enter through the Vatican partners line which means absolutely no waiting in line. Watch the video below to see why this is so fantastic!

    No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican! Reserve your passes to guarantee your admission to this incredible attraction. Don’t waste time in the legendarily long lines either; skip-the-line tickets let you jump the queue and get in fast!

    Once inside, take the opportunity to see all that the Vatican has to offer. Discover the timeless beauty of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and see the magnificence of the Creation of Adam and Last Judgement frescoes for yourself! Unearth the Gallery of Maps and Raphael's Rooms in the Vatican Museums and don’t miss out on the Pietà at St Peter’s Basilica. Appreciate the enormous amounts of art acquired by the Catholic Church throughout the centuries and wonder at the thousands of years of history behind it all.

    Best of all- do it at your own pace! With the Skip-the-Line Vatican Pass you are completely free to appreciate the beauty of the Vatican at your own pace at the guaranteed lowest price!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    You may spend as long as you wish in the Vatican

    Start time

    All Year: 8:00am, 8:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 12:00pm(noon), 1:00pm & 2:00pm
    01 Apr - 17 Nov :3:00pm

    You must reach the meeting point 15 minutes before this time to collect your tickets or you may miss your slot.

    Meeting Point

    Near the corner of Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie and Via Candia, at the very bottom of the steps that join Via Candia to Viale Vaticano. Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.
    The closest metro stop is Line A – Cipro.
    Directions from metro stop Cipro: From the metro exit you have to keep to the right and take the steps that indicate ""Via Fra Albenzio"". Once outside the station continue on ""Via Fra Albenzio"" until you reach the Church ""Santa Maria delle Grazie"" then cross the street ""Via Candia"" and you will reach the meeting point situated at the bottom of the steps that join Via Candia to Viale Vaticano.

    Directions from metro stop Ottaviano: Exit the metro station on Via Giulio Cesare. You’ll exit either on one side of the street or the other. Cross to the left hand side, and start walking so that you are going against the traffic. Keep walking straight down that road, keeping left, and until you’re in view or the church Santa Maria delle Grazie, shown below. It will take you about 10 minutes. Turn left onto Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, and walk to the bottom of the stairs that you will see in front of you, that’s the meeting point. GPS Coordinates: 41.907038,12.450117"

    Ending Point

    As per your convenience.


    The Skip-the-Line Vatican Pass guarantees your entrance to the Vatican allowing you to visit attractions without the hassle of the infamous queues.

    Enjoy the history as well as aesthetic beauty of these pieces of art, most of them centuries old. You might want to step inside the Sistine Chapel, main chapel of the Vatican and home to Michelangelo’s famous frescoes: Last Judgement and Creation of Adam. Appreciate the iconographic architecture as well as the finest works of the 15th and 16th century. See the works of notable painters Boticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio and Signorelli to fully appreciate this crowning jewel of the Vatican.

    Stop in to St. Peter’s Basilica - the largest basilica in the world - after wandering through St. Peter’s Square, the destination of Christian pilgrims for centuries. Notice Bernini’s ingenious use of optical illusion and admire the most renowned example of Renaissance architecture in the world. Within the church, discover another one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pieta.

    Don’t miss the Vatican Museums: among the greatest museums of the world these galleries include over 14 kilometres of art. One of the largest collections of such in the world, you can lose yourself in the 2000 rooms and enjoy priceless works once meant exclusively for the pope.

    You are not restricted to any schedule, and free to roam the incredible Vatican as you please.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Ticket & reservation fees for Skip the Line Access to the Vatican Museums
    • Map of the Vatican Museums including information on the Sistine Chapel


    • Skip the Line Access to the St. Peter’s Basilica
    • Tour guide
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: We will send you the voucher via email once you have made a booking. No need to print the voucher! You can just show it on your smartphone or other device.

    The representative will accompany you through security after which you are free to explore on your own.

    You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the time slot to collect your tickets. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point on time. Guests arriving late cannot be accommodated, and missed tickets cannot be refunded.

    Times are not interchangeable, the time you select during booking will be the only time slot your tickets are valid for.

    Entrance into the Vatican Museums requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. We cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.

    Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the museums, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Please understand that the Vatican is a high surveillance area and extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. This is why you may experience slight delays at the entrance due to the presence of mandatory security checks. The Vatican unfortunately does not allow visitors to enter with large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks so we would suggest that you carry small bags to avoid getting stuck at security check-ins. In case you do need to carry any of the above mentioned items, you can have them checked into the free luggage storage area.

    Additional info

    The Vatican Museums are among the most highly visited sites in the world. With over 5 million visitors and numbers rising year-on-year, the museums give rise to a whole new meaning of the word “crowded.” These VIP access tickets allow you to bypass the entrance queue but please be aware that some rooms may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • Customer Reviews
    • The only way to see the Vatican

      Not having to wait in the long line ups in the hot days of summer make this experience well worth the price of admission! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants...

      Siona Wilkie, Canada
    • Excellent


      Maria T. Albano, United States
    • highlight was getting to go down below into the passage ways and with it being a night tour there wasn't the huge crowds you find during the day....

      Miss Michelle Fegan, United Kingdom
    • Very helpfull and easy to find them in the meeting point..

      PORTELLOS ALEXANDROS, Greece, 04/Jun/2019
    • Our latest trip to Rome wouldn't be complete without seeing the Sistine Chapel. The VIP Access Vatican Tickets helped us see this iconic place.

      George Hizon, Philippines, 25/May/2016