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ROME: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip the Line Tickets

Skip the line tickets for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel may be bought in advance in order to avoid long entrance lines.

 

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Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip The Line - Full Fare
€25,00
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip The Line - Red. (6-18yo)
€17,00
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip The Line - Free (0-6yo)
€0,00

 
VATICAN CLOSING DATES/TIMES
click here to check the complete list of closing dates for the Vatican Museums and S. Peter's Basilica (list may not be complete).

Vatican Museums Special Restrictions 2017:

  • closed on Sunday (execpt the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2.00pm, lines will be long)
  • 11th of February: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 7th of April; the Vatican Museums will open at 11:00am
  • 17th of April: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 1st of May: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 29th of June: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 15th of August: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 16th of August: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 1st of November: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 8th of December: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 25th of December: the Vatican Museums will be closed
  • 26th of December: the Vatican Museums will be closed

 

St. Peter's Basilica Special Restrictions 2017:

  • 1st of January: the Basilica is closed the whole day
  • 5th of January: the Basilica will close at 2:00pm
  • 6th of January: the Basilica is closed the whole day
  • 7th of January: the Basilica will close at 1:00pm
  • 13th of March: the Basilica will be closed in the afternoon
  • 9th of April: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 13th of April: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 14th of April: the Basilica will be closed in the afternoon
  • 15th of April: the Basilica will be closed in the afternoon
  • 16th of April: the Basilica will be closed the whole day
  • 17th of April: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 25th of May: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 4th of June: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 15th of June: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 29th of June: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 15th of August: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 1st of November: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 2nd of November: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 8th of December: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 24th of December: the Basilica will be closed in the afternoon
  • 25th of December: the Basilica will be closed the whole day
  • 26th of December: the Basilica will be closed in the morning
  • 31st of December: The Basilica will be closed in the afternoon
 

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ENTRANCE TIME: please reserve the 1:00 PM entrance (unless your travel assistant has suggested a different time for your specific itinerary).  

VATICAN DRESS CODE: The Vatican has a very specific dress code, to be taken quite seriously especially: no exposed shoulders, knees, midriffs, or (for the ladies) cleavage.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Vatican allows visitors to change the date and time of reservation once, but they do not provide refunds for cancellations. This is not under the control of SmartCruiseTours.
 
NOTE: if you purchase Skip the Lines Tickets you will receive your skip the line tickets entrance codes in a voucher emailed separately from your excursion voucher. A SmartCruiseTours operator will e-mail your skip the line entrance codes as soon as possible. Please, note that the Vatican allows to reserve tickets only 2 months in advance. If you don’t receive reservation code, please contact SmartCruiseTours at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  as you need to print your codes and bring them with you.
 

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With this skip the lines tickets, you will avoid the long entrance lines for Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, two of the most visited places in Rome.

You must know that the Sistine Chapel is inside the Museums, located just before the exit. The visit of the Museums takes no less than 1.5 hours rushing through it. Consider allocating 2 or more hours for a more in depth visit.

 

Licensed Guide Service in Rome (book here)

 
We highly suggest hiring a licensed guide for a private tour of the Museum. Only guided groups have access to the short cut passage that connects the Vatican Museum and S. Peter's Basilica, allowing not only a fast passage, but also skipping the long entrance lines at the Basilica. All others would have to exit from the museum entrance and walk all around the Vatican walls to reach the Basilica. 
 
  • Group price for 3 hours (minimum): €163  (€30 booking deposit and balance due to the guide in cash at travel time)
  • Additional hours: €40 payable directly to the guide

 

 

 

NOTE FOR GROUPS: please note that the Vatican requires that large groups (6 or more pax) purchase earphones (the guide has the microphone).This was done to eliminate the nuisance of shouting guides in the Museum.  The cost for the service is €3 per person, payable directly to the guide before entering the Vatican.