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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6988 4676
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums...

With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.

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US$52.77*
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Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
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US$102.31*
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City Sightseeing Transportation and Skip-The-Line Roma Pass
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US$40.92*
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets

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We booked the tour of The Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica with Enjoy Rome Tours before we left the UK. The booking and online information provided was very easy to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the tour of The Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica with Enjoy Rome Tours before we left the UK. The booking and online information provided was very easy to follow. Our guide for the tour was Sara and we left promptly and as promised we skipped the very very long queue which was already there at 09:00.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting Rome, and you are interested in the Vatican, you should take a guided tour to the Vatican musuems. It will be much better to understand what you are actually seeing.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Would definitely recommend visiting and also booking tickets in advance! You do not need to print tickets, you are able to show them on your mobile phone. Even when going with tour guides the queues were enormous (even bigger without tickets) and I visited mid morning, low season. We booked tickets with Audi guides so we were able to go... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A real must see and one to tick off the bucket list. Arrive early and buy the skip the que tickets but fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an amazing city of wonders from all times and countries. You can see treasures from a lot of other countries spanning across time. It's very busy but worth the effort.

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Thank Elaine M
Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Needed to spend longer than half a day here. Galleries extensive, fab Egyptian artifacts..Book online to avoid the long queue - get as early a time slot as you can unless going to St Peter's first but need at least 4 hours here. Sistine chapel not what expected

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't buy skip the line tickets as they usually aren't worth it but it really is with the Vatican museums, they open at 9, we got there at 8.30 and didn't get in till 10.30 and only because so many people in our queue were complaining as they wouldn't let any of us in until all the skip the... More 

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Thank Scott B
Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was lucky to buy a skip-the-line ticket. A experience must live. i could stay another 2 days inside the museum and i believe that was not enough. Fantastic

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booking tickets online is a must! It is €16 and you avoid the massive queues otherwise you will be waiting around 2hours to get in If you don't have tickets you may be approached by vendors where u can buy tickets and to queue jump. This is a must see place whilst your in Rome and the corridors leading down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place we went to. Full of splendor the whole way around. The actual buildings are more impressive than the monuments, statues and artefacts inside.

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