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No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel at Your Own Pace

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No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel at Your Own Pace
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10:15am Just TicketMost Popular
Arrive at 10.00am and enter the Vatican Museums at 10.15am.
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2pm Just Ticket
Arrive at 1:45pm and enter the Vatican Museums at 2pm
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10am Guided Tour
Arrive at 9:45am and enter the Vatican Museums at 10am. Ticket includes a small-group tour (maximum 20 people)
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The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions: the crowds it attracts pay testament to its popularity. Explore Renaissance masterpieces at your leisure on this exclusive VIP tour, which avoids the crowds by bypassing the beginning queues. You’ll be free to take in the incredible wall paintings without spending hours in line.

What to Expect

In Vatican City, get ready to pass by the crowds outside the museum with VIP admission tickets. You’ll bypass the beginning queues. Once inside, you’ll have lots of time to explore nine miles (14km) of art-filled galleries.

Savor masterpieces in rooms like the Gallery of the Candelabra, which is lined with elegantly carved marble sculptures and candle-holders. You’ll also be free to wander at leisure through Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnecting galleries that are hung with paintings from the famous Renaissance master and his pupils. Enrich your knowledge of Italian geography in the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.

The best is saved for last. The final part of the museum complex is the blockbuster Sistine Chapel, which most people wait in line for hours to see. With special access to the museum, you’ll skip to the front of the crowds to see the legendary 15th-century chapel. With an optional upgrade, you can opt to explore the galleries with a guide.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good Experience Overall

As a party of four we went on a guided tour with City Wonders on 4 Jan 2019. The guide, Ettore, was excellent and was a font of knowledge on the Museums and the Vatican in general. We arrived at 9:45am for the 10:00am tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Please Avoid This Dodgy Company

I bought two tickets for the Vatican museum on 2 January 2019 for 8:30 AM entrance. Although I was there at 8:30 sharp, there was no sign of the tour guides. When I called them, they said the tour has left and they won't reimburse...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Mohammad Ali T
CityWondersCS, SCC agent at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mohammad Ali T, Thank you for posting a review about your City Wonders tour. We are sorry to hear you are feeling that way. We would be happy to look more in details with you about what happened on that day, if you could...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Would definitely recommend

The guides were extremely nice and helpful. Very easy to find them in their blue tops. We had a smooth entry into the Vatican and had a fantastic day. It made a real difference having them do all the work for us as it is...More

2  Thank Synolda B
Reviewed 10 December 2018
Very impressive

Allow for at least half a day to make sure you visit as many museums as you can. All exceptional. Arrive in plenty of time to meet your rep as there are different meeting points depending on which tour you are on. We chose to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 4 December 2018
skip the line vatican

the ability to skip line was great. rep very help full and easy to find amongst the crowd sand other reps

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clinton w
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Response from BRUCE2912 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to buy and print off straight away via email was very easy and so worth it as well
30 October 2018|
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both, although the catacombs were self guided.
9 October 2018|
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Response from 533tanam | Reviewed this property |
We booked the 800 am skip the line ticket and were escorted over to the museum and through the line with the other tour companys. We were in the building within the 1/2. We too tried to skip the crowds and headed right to... More
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