Swift access priority pass to the Vatican's historical monuments
Located within the boundaries of Rome, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and the seat of Roman Catholicism. The Vatican sits not just at the center of Roman Catholicism, but is also home to one of the most impressive collection of art in the world. Be it Caravaggio’s paintings, the frescoes of Michelangelo or sculptures by Bernini, some of the greatest works of Renaissance art can be found in the the Vatican.
Apart from a pilgrimage center, the Vatican is also one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe. The main attractions in Vatican City are St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
St. Peter’s Basilica, along with St. Peter’s Square, sits in the heart of the Vatican. It is a renowned work of Renaissance architecture and was designed by the likes of Bramante, Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta, Maderno and Bernini. On the other hand, the Vatican Museums and its collections are considered to be of the highest historical, scientific and cultural importance. The greatest of all though are the frescoes which adorn the Sistine Chapel, a chapel in the Apostolic Palace and a part of the Vatican Museums.
Q. Do I need tickets to enter the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica?
A. Entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel require you to purchase tickets. On the other hand, entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is free. However, if you wish to skip the long lines at St. Peter’s Basilica, it is advised that you purchase a skip the line ticket as the queue can easily be upto 60 minutes long.
Q. Can I skip the long lines with these tickets?
A. Yes, you will be able to skip the long ticket queues with these tickets. Since the Vatican is one of the most visited attractions in Rome, the waiting line to get tickets to the museums can be anywhere between 30 minutes - 90 minutes long.
Q. What are my ticket options for visiting the Vatican?
A. There are basic entry tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel that allow you to skip the long ticket queue. You also have guided tour options with official Vatican guides available in multiple languages that cover not just the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel but also St Peter’s Basilica. We also offer offbeat experiences of the Vatican such as exclusive early entry to the Vatican Museums before it opens to the general public for the day.
Q. Are there skip the line guided tours of the Vatican?
A. Yes, with these guided tours of the Vatican, you will also be able to skip the long entry line.
Q. Can I cancel my Vatican tickets if I have a change in plans?
A. Yes, some of our Vatican tickets can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the date of experience. Please refer to the experience’s cancellation policy for more details.
Q. How long in advance can I purchase my tickets?
A. You can purchase tickets to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica up to 3 months in advance.
Q. What languages are the audioguides available in?
A. Audioguides are available in 10 languages - Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese. Guided tours are also available in multiple languages, namely English, Italian, French, Spanish and German.
Q. What are the Vatican open hours and timings?
A. The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open from Monday to Saturday - 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM. Sundays are closed, except for the last Sunday of every month. Open hours for every last Sunday of the month is from 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM.
Q. Is the Vatican wheelchair accessible?
A. Yes, the Vatican Museums are wheelchair accessible. In fact, the Vatican offers free entry to all disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%.