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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights.
  • Skip-the-line access to the sights saves you time and prevents any hassle
  • Choose from convenient morning or afternoon departure times
  • See the Sistine Chapel and the other highlights of the Vatican Museums
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Skip the Line Access & Entrance Ticket to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
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Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 and under are entitled to free access to the Vatican Museums (with proof of age)
  • Children aged 6-18 are entitled to a reduced entry fee (see tour and ticket pricing) and must provide proof of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • At least 4 people are required for the guided tour option to take place.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
  • Entrance into St. Peter's Basilica is separate from the Vatican Museums and is not included in your ticket. Entrance to the Basilica is free and does not require a ticket.
  • You must show a "Basic Green Pass" or equivalent to enter the Vatican Museums. The only foreign (extra-EU) certificated accepted are vaccination certificates.
  • If you have a body temperature above 37.5° C (= 99.5° F) you will be prohibited from entering. Your temperature will be taken at the entrance by Vatican staff.
  • The use of an FFP2 mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the entirety of your stay inside the museums.
  • You must bring your own FFP2 mask. No other types of mask are permitted.
  • It is necessary to maintain an interpersonal distance of over 1 meter.
  • Guests with a certified disability of over 75% are entitled to free entrance to the Vatican and do not require a ticket. For guests who are not self-sufficient, free entry is extended to a companion.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.

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  • "Bypassing the line is a must cameras are allowed 95% of the tour." See review
  • "Plenty of walking with a few breaks along the way but well worth the overall experience." See review
  • "This tour is a must see for Christians and all religions as it is truly an unbelievable experience." See review

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star-4
Crowded by Good!
Todd_K
, Aug 2022
The tour was very good although quick and crowded. Laura was quite knowledgeable and well spoken. Definitely recommend this tour if you want basic information about the Vatican.
star-5
Magical Vatican
Io_C
, Aug 2022
Definitely going back to Vatican. Own time is not sufficient to see it all! Masterpieces in row. Also really convenient that we skipped the line having reserved our ticket in advance. Helpful the escort till the entrance of the museum. Saved us time waiting in sizzling hot Rome in august
star-5
Vatican tour... a must see!!
Glenn_G
, Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing to visit the Vatican. So much history and culture. To see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Bascilica we're breathless.
star-5
Excellent tour
Laura_M
, Aug 2022
Tour guide was great in providing the history of the Vatican and all the details around the drawings.
star-5
Great no-your option
Claire_a
, Aug 2022
Very easy way to get fast access to the Vatican without having to fuss over lines and tickets. Would recommend
star-3
Do not go at peak sesason.
jennifersaylin
, Aug 2022
Our guide was so knowledgable and kind. We really liked her a lot. However, I would NOT recommend going to the Vatican at this time of the year. Truly, it was a painful three hours and we couldn't get out of there fast enough. It probably was over 95 degrees in most parts of the Vatican inside and there were SO many people that it was impossible to enjoy it. They should NEVER let that many people inside, ever. We spent so much money on this tour and it was a tough one to enjoy.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Jennifer, we are sorry if you did not fully enjoy the tour even if you appreciated our guide. Unfortunately we can't do anything about the crowd and the weather, it something out of our control. This time of the year is high season and Vatican Museum is one of the most visited venue in Rome by tourists. Moreover, not all the rooms inside the Museum have air conditioning in order to protect the ancient and fragile artworks. If you are planning to come to visit Rome in low season and if you enjoyed our guide, we will be happy to have you again on our tour, hoping you will have a better full experience of the Museums. The EcoArt team
star-5
Nice tour
LeeAnne_O
, Aug 2022
Nice tour if you are looking to spend around 4 hours in the Vatican area to see the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s and museums
star-5
Good skip-the-line service!
Tim_S
, Jul 2022
The EcoArt rep, Cossimo, met us on time and escorted our group thru security and the entrance. We skipped a long line!
star-5
Great Vatican Tour
Byron_A
, Jul 2022
Hillary was a very informative tour guide. She navigated through the Vatican museum to many very interesting highlights. Hilary shared some history and interesting facts about the Sistine Chapel early in the tour to make sure we got the most out of that time.
star-5
Good value for a great tour
n_c
, Jul 2022
I think our guide really added to the experience. He generally tried to tell stories that were worth a laugh. I think asking questions was the key. He has so much more to share than he can cram into a short trip. Each piece has a story, and there was no piece he couldn't talk about. However, I think to give people time to enjoy the moment, he gave us silence when we needed it. So, again, taking time to ask is probably the best way to get the most
star-5
Excellent tour showing the best sights
Travis_V
, Jul 2022
Green shirts make starting location easy to find. Guide was amazingly informative. Got to see everything we wanted to, and as a bonus the guide arranged for us to skip the line into the basilica which to me was even more amazing than seeing the Sistine chapel. Make sure you cover your knees and shoulders but it’s only for the 10 mins or so you are in the chapel…. It’s hot in the summer so just bring a cover up. They were lax on knee length shorts as well. I wore long pants through the tour and wished I was in shorts.
star-5
Going back in Time
Laura_F
, Jul 2022
Our guide took us directly to watch the wonders of the world. Great art and historical. The wall murals, tapestries and Sistine Chappel was amazing to view.
star-4
Vatican Museum with Paolo
Robert_W
, Jun 2022
Good service provided which allowed us to skip the lines into the Vatican Museum. Paolo our guide also gave us an orientation briefing once inside which was a nice bonus
star-5
Our tour guide Oscar was...
Brent_K
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Oscar was phenomenal and did a really good job explaining all of the art and history.
star-5
Excellent Tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
Heather_P
, Jun 2022
Rosa was an excellent tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable, and you could tell she was truly excited and passionate about the history and symbolism of what we saw. Rosa was patient and kind and was willing and able to answer any questions.
star-5
Excellent tour, friendly guide
Mallory_E
, Jun 2022
We had a morning tour with Lindy, who was an excellent guide. She was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable during the entire duration of the tour. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone visiting Rome.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Eddie made this experience great
Michael_G
, Jun 2022
Eddie was amazing!!! He provided information that made the experience much more meaningful. Without his guidance we would not have known the story or significance of the works we saw. The artworks themselves were breathtaking, and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit this site.
star-5
Fun and informative
Alma_S
, Jun 2022
María was a wonderful guide. She made it fun where at the same time she was giving very good historical information
star-5
Lindi was excellent
Aparna_N
, May 2022
Lindi, the tour guide was friendly, interesting and informative. She was able to engage my teenage daughter’s attention throughout the tour. Ecoart, the your company, we’re well organised at the meeting point and as a result the check in process was easy. Note- this tour does not include entry into St Peter’s basilica. The Viator website should make this much clearer.
star-3
Skip line, skip out early
Kristin_B
, May 2022
Great way to skip the line. Good information to start off the tour but quickly got very long and drawn out. The rooms were gone through very slowly and a lot of the information was not of interest to everyone in the group. We ended up leaving the group to move on alone because you can only listen to some talk about tapestries for so long.

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