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

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Availability: Monday-Saturday
Duration: Flexible
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Let your Musement coordinator guide you to the reserved entrance, skip all the long lines and begin your experience right away
  • Access the Museums in the quickest possible way so you can admire the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel in your own time
  • Choose to add an audio guide to your visit: access St. Peter's Basilica and discover the museums on your own
  • Add a guided tour to your ticket and get the most out of your visit: learn all there is to know about the amazing art that you'll see
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 the most famous frescoes by Michelangelo including The Last Judgement, stop at Giuseppe Momo's spectacular spiral stairs, discover the famous fresco The Deliverance of Saint Peter by Raphael and The Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio amongst many other masterpieces.

Add the audio guide to your experience if you want to visit the museums on your own but if you don't want to miss the chance to learn more about what you're admiring.

If you prefer, choose a guided tour: in small groups you'll explore the best parts of the Vatican and learn all about the breathtaking pieces of art that will surround you, lead by your professional tour guide.

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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
  • Guided tour of the Museums and St. Peter's Basilica (only if selected)
  • Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica audioguide and entrance to St. Peter's Basilica (only if selected)
  • Headphones (only if selected)
What's not included
  • Transport
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Vatican skip-the-line entrance


  • 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


  • 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

Guided visit


  • Children (6-18)


  • Infants (0-5)

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Present your voucher to the Musement coordinator – dressed in the Musement uniform – at the meeting point, at the top of the flight of steps, just after Caffé Vaticano.

PLEASE NOTE: if you selected the audioguide 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' option does not give access to St. Peter's Basilica. Access to St. Peter's Basilica is included in the audio guide and guided tour options
  • 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 makes reference to the time you will access the Vatican Museums, not Saint Peter's Basilica
  • If the audio guide option is selected, you will receive your audio guide on your smartphone. You will not receive another device. After booking, you will get a PDF with the instructions to download your audio guide
  • During the booking process, you can choose to add headphones to your audioguide; if selected, they will be delivered at the meeting point by your Musement coordinator
  • In case you want to purchase the audioguide + earphones option, please check that your smart phone is equipped with a jack connector. If it doesn't, please use your own earphones.
  • Vatican Museums' audioguide is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese; Saint Peter's Basilica audioguide 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 to the Museums
  • Before you access the exhibition space you must put your belongings in the cloakroom including bags, backpacks, suitcases. The cloakroom service is free
  • Shorts and vest tops are not permitted
  • In order to be eligible for tickets at a reduced student rate (19-25), it is necessary to show up at the meeting point with a photocopy of your identity card, which a Musement representative will deliver to the ticket office
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  • You can access the Museums at the time indicated to you during the booking process
  • If you choose the 7.45 morning entrance, you'll be able to access the Vatican Museums before the official opening
  • Entry is free every last Sunday of the month from 9.00am to 2.00pm (last entrance at 12.30pm) provided it does not coincide with Easter Sunday, 29 June, 25 and 26 December


  • Sundays (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month), 1 and 6 January, 11 February, 19 March, 13 April, 1 May, 29 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8, 25 and 26 December
  • On the 21st of December, the Vatican Museums will open at at 1.30pm and close at 6.30 pm (last entrance at 4.30pm)
  • On the 24th and the 31st of December, the Vatican Museums will close at 3.30pm (last entrance at 1.30pm)
  • On the 10th of January, the Sistine Chapel will close at 2.00pm (last entrance at 1.30pm); on the 11th of 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 1 day before the activity begins.
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