Skip the Line: 2 in 1 Vatican Museums Ticket & St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb

Rome, Italy

Tour Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Visit the Vatican Museums during your time in Rome with priority access by booking this skip-the-line ticket. Choose your preferred time when booking, and then explore the museums independently on a self-guided tour to see the priceless artwork, including the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the museums at your leisure on a self-guided tour
  • See the Sistine Chapel and other rooms and galleries
  • Don't wait in the long main entrance line

Guided tour all the way up to the top of Michelangelo's Dome / Terrace of St. Peter
In depth guided tour of the remarkable architecture inside St. Peter's Basilica
Rarely accessed Papal Crypts and Vatacombs
Professional Art Historian guide
Absolutely inclusive tour of entire St. Peter's and Dome!
Entire unrestricted Vatican Museums (self-guided)
Entire unrestricted Sistine Chapel (self-guided)
All the Vatican Halls, galleries and major works of art (self-guided)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Largo del Colonnato, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
On the day of your booked ticket, enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, and head inside for an independent tour of the galleries and artwork. It can be overwhelming when you're on your own, so it's recommended that you use a guidebook, map, or app of your choice.

Once inside, you can stay until closing time with no fixed itinerary. Explore the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Gallery of Tapestries, among other rooms, and finish up at the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's legendary ceiling.
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Meet your expert Vatican tour guide on the threshold of St. Peter's Square and make your way across marble paving to the steps which wind up and around the dome. There are 551 in total so of course this is too much exertion for most. We take the elevator part of the way which cuts the step count by a sizable 171, leaving 380.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The largest and most beautiful basilica ever constructed, an explosion of art, architecture, sculpture, history and religion.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vast museums inside the Vatican City which house many thousands of ancient works of art and sculpture. The most important museum complex in the world!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sistine Chapel
Simply the most colourful room in the world! Michelangelo's ceiling will deeply impress all who enter.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Due to some steep steps, the service is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Photography is allowed in some areas of the Vatican Museums, but not all. Please ask Vatican Museums security for more details
  • Photography inside the Sistine Chapel is forbidden
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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