Rome Vatican Museums reserved entrance tickets

Reserve your Appointment at the Vatican

Type: Tickets only
Availability: Monday to Saturday, with the exception of religious holidays
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders). These tickets grant you entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.


Skip the lines with reserved entry to the Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are considered among the most important in the world and a visit to them is a must for anyone traveling to Rome. However, tickets often sell out far in advance and you may have to wait in a long queue to try to get tickets on the day.

To make the most of your time and to enjoy your experience at the Vatican without wasting time in a queue, we advise you to pre-book tickets and our reserved entry tickets are the perfect option to add to your package holiday with us. These tickets allow you entry to the Vatican so that you can see the wonderful works of art that reside there today. You will have reserved entrance and will have access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on 01223 637331 or Click here to send us an enquiry.


About the Vatican Museums

Over the years, the Popes have gathered and preserved for future generations some of the greatest masterpieces of all time and some of the most precious artefacts of the past, which now reside in the Vatican Museums. Initially, the Popes placed the art collections found in their palaces at the disposition of the public, for the good of culture. At the beginning of the 1500s, Julius II was the first to expose, in the Octagonal Courtyard, a selection of valuable ancient sculptures. At the end of the eighteenth century, at Clement XIV and Pius VI's initiative, the first organised artistic collection was opened to the public. From that time onwards, works continued to be added, resulting in a collection that covers a vast period of time in history and a wide geographical scope, stretching from the world of ancient Egypt until today.

Visiting the Vatican Museums is a fascinating day activity for anyone interested in art or religious artefacts, as well as those simply wanting to explore this spiritual place. Even those that have little interest in art will surely enjoy the splendour of the Sistine Chapel, the ceiling of which was famously painted by Michelangelo.