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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours

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icon2 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

The long lines that the Vatican attracts are a testament to its status as one of Europe’s most famous attractions. If you’ve got limited time in Rome, don’t waste a moment waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican. You are able to explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms independently while still benefiting from priority entry, usually only reserved for visitors taking a guided tour.
  • Save hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican in Rome
  • A great choice for first-time visitors and travelers that prefer to explore independently
  • Explore one of Europe's top attractions at your own pace
  • Choose from several departure times and upgrade to include a guided tour
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  • 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.
  • 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 options 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 a FFP2 mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the entirety of your stay inside the museums.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You must bring your own FFP2 mask. No other kinds of masks will be accepted.
  • 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 Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
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 Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
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 Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets or Tours.

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  • "Don't hesitate to use this service for skip the line at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel 🙏" See review
  • "This gets you in very quick as the queues are massive first thing on a morning so you skip all that." See review
  • "The line for those who didn't make reservations was over 3 hours long; highly recommend a skip the line reservation!" See review

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star-5
Worth every penny
Kandis_S
, Jul 2022
Our guide was just wonderful - she made the journey come alive and connected all the dots. Small groups is a perfect thing to do
star-5
Interesting guide
Maren_H
, Jul 2022
Our guide Eddie was amazing. He took us trough the Vatican Museum with excitement and interest. He has a lot of knowlegde and knows how to engage people. We are very happy to have learnt more about the Vatican trough this skip the line guide.
star-1
WAs not able to find the...
Debbie_S
, Jun 2022
WAs not able to find the meeting point for the tour. They do it give directions s to the ticket office which was a make shift set up on the step of an office building. Po
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Debbie, sorry but we are a little bit confused because we cannot understand how you are able to describe our meeting point if you did not reach it. As you said, we always send a reminder with all the information about your reservation the day before the tour. Moreover, on your voucher is clearly written that our meeting point is an outdoor location and not an office and our coordinators are always there wearing bright green shirts with the "EcoArt" logo. Best regards, the EcoArt team
star-5
Vatican Museums
gabe_s
, Jun 2022
Sistine Chapel was amazing! All the beautiful art from Michelangelo and to think how long it took him to paint it.
star-5
As Described, Quick and Easy
Kurt_L
, Jun 2022
Simply to skip the line and get in quickly with a nice intro and overview of top recommendations. It was exactly what it says, a method to be brought into the vatican while skipping the line. Nothing more, nothing less. Expectations were met.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the money
Catharine_A
, Jun 2022
Everything was organized very well. The tour guide was great!! It was worth every bit of money to skip the line. An amazing piece of history!!
star-4
A very informative tour!
Thomas_B
, Jun 2022
Excellent guide. She was Spanish but spoke English really well with a nice sense of humour mixed in.
star-5
A fantastic visit
Lindsey_J
, Jun 2022
Our guide was personable, informative and brought us through the galleries with just enough important information to explain what we were looking at. Highly recommend
star-5
Recommended
Ruben_N
, Jun 2022
Our Tour Guide was very informative and most of all friendly and prompt. We would recommend him to all ages, family and friends.
star-5
Transformed into time
Najmun_N
, Jun 2022
Great way to relax, no time pressure, enjoyed each of the museums at our own pace. Beautiful courtyard for food and drink then onwards journey ending with the serenity of the Sistine Chapel!
star-5
An amazing tour
Corey_M
, Jun 2022
Eddie being the tour guide was amazing. He had so much knowledge and made it fun. He taught us a lot while adding some comedy as well. Highly recommend.
star-5
Vatican
Philip_L
, Jun 2022
Oscar was the best! Very knowledgeable. I have done a skip the line tour once before and I feel like I learned completely new things from Oscar. Thanks!
star-5
Amazing tour with an excellent tour guide
JudySimons
, Jun 2022
This was such an amazing tour. Our tour guide Lindy was excellent. Everything from the meeting point till entering and ending was well organized. Lindy was excellent in telling us the history of the Vatican she gets a 5 plus. Attention to detail and was worth it every Euro. My kids even remembered everything she said. It was crowded by our guide new how to maneuver us through the crowd and made us comfortable and checking up on us. Thank you it was worth to skip the line. Lindy you are an amazing guide. 🇿🇦
star-5
Excellent experience
Joseph_M
, Jun 2022
This was my second time through the museums, but first time with a guide. I thought it was so much more enjoyable hearing about what I’m looking at. Our guide was excellent - perfect amount of time (about two hours) and information.
star-5
Lindi is the most amazing guide!
Ammar_K
, Jun 2022
EcoArt offered us to join their guided tour with Lindi/"the Dutch girl" for a small additional fee. It was well worth every penny! Lindi is an amazing guide. She is extremely engaging with her group. She is superbly knowledgeable about the subject matter as a post graduate in preservation science. She is very passionate about the topics, the history, the sights and the art that you will see in the Vatican museums. We loved every minute of her guided tour, and surprisingly we have retained much of the explanations and the context Lindi provided about what we saw in the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Amazing and Highly Recommended!
star-5
Great tour
John_H
, Jun 2022
Oscar was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and made it entertaining. The art was magnificent.
star-5
Vatican skip the line! Do It
Nancy_V
, Jun 2022
Paying for the skip the line experience was worth every penny! We had a wonderful time learning about the Vatican, the art work will blow you away and experiencing the history mind blown.
star-5
Oscar did an amazing job...
Mohammad_L
, Jun 2022
Oscar did an amazing job explaining the history. He was very patient and humble. I would recommend this trip for others
star-5
Wonderful experience, best tour I joined in Italy
WaiFung_W
, Jun 2022
Our guide Eddy was a funny old man, telling us hilarious jokes to lighten the mood while also providing deep insights of the tour.
star-5
Great guide!
Anne_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide was fantastic! She knew so many interesting things about the art, the popes and cardinals and about Michelangelo and Raffaello that we never would learned elsewhere. She absolutely made the tour worthwhile.

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