Children under the age of 6 are FREE
SKIP THE LINE: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Ticket Only
If you have limited time and are simply looking to avoid lines and explore the sites on your own, this Fast-Track Entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is the perfect option for you.
The Vatican Museums public entrance is infamous for its incredibly long lines. People often queue up for hours in a slow-moving procession to the museum doors. In fact, it is not unheard of to wait up to four hours to get inside during peak season, which can be extremely frustrating especially if you have limited time. Thankfully, we have a solution! Our fast track tickets allow you to bypass the general admissions line and enter much quicker. This priority access ticket increases your time inside the Vatican by eliminating all the needless waiting around outside.
Once you book, we organize everything. Just show up at our office at the correct time and we’ll escort you straight inside the Museums, where we will provide you with your ticket – it’s that simple!
The Vatican Museums
Once you have your ticket, you’ll be able to wander off and explore the museums at your own leisure. Established in 1506 and created as the private Museums for the popes, this collection was never intended for general view and only opened its doors to the public in the last century. Since then the Vatican Museums have become one of the top ten most visited museums in the world. Containing over 70,000 works which are housed in thousands of rooms, this museum has something for everyone, from Egyptian, Sumerian and Ancient Roman artefacts to Renaissance, Baroque and even contemporary works.
The Sistine Chapel
The highlight of the Vatican Museums is, without a doubt, the Sistine Chapel. Located at the end of a network of galleries, this Renaissance chantry is certainly impressive. Frescos surround you from almost every angle, works by Perugino, Ghirlandaio and Botticelli cover its lower walls, and Michelangelo’s pieces dominate the altar wall and ceiling. Try to find a seat and immerse yourself in the art, view key events in the life of Moses and Christ, discover how Heaven and Hell were imagined 500 years ago, and look up in wonder at the Creation of Adam.
- Skip the Line ticket for the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
- Self guided tour
- Pre-booked ticket
- Skip-the-Line access
- Skip the long queues for the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel and enjoy direct access
- Explore the incredible and vast art collections inside the Museums at your own pace
- See the Raphael rooms, famous for their frescoes painted by Raphael and his students
- Admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, The world's famous Sistine Chapel
- All languages
"Vatican Museum Tour"
We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.
"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"
Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!
"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "
We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.
"Best guided tour that i ever had!"
In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!
Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!