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Vatican: Skip the line & St. Peter's Dome

From $ 99.2

Avoid the long lines, and arrive with tickets in hand to the Vatican. Save precious holiday time, and book tickets for the Vatican before you leave home!

- Skip the long lines at the Vatican
- Explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace
- Admire Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

Skip the line to the Vatican
Our Skip-the-Line Vatican ticket service has been tailored for travelers who would rather explore Vatican City alone and at their own pace, rather than with a guided tour. 

Just remember to bring a map, an app, or a good guidebook as there's plenty to see and learn about!

How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete, and no later than 48 hours, your e-ticket will be sent to the email address entered at the time of booking, just print it out and bring it on your tour.

How does it work?
During high season, go to the When in Rome Tour's office close to the Vatican main entrance and change your e-ticket for your original tickets. 

During low season, you can take your e-ticket directly to the Vatican.

Please find all relevant information on your e-ticket. 

When can I visit the Vatican?
You can choose between two timeslots: 8:45 AM or 3 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes before your chosen time slot. 

How long is my ticket valid?
Your ticket is only valid for the chosen date and time slot.  

You can only use your ticket once. Each site has a strict no re-entry policy. 

Is there a dress code?
Yes, entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. When in Rome Tours and Ticmate cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.  

Are there child rates?
Yes, child rates are available for children between ages 6-17. Children under age 6 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  

Why are my tickets priced above the face value?
The price you pay per ticket includes the booking fees and reservation fee for the Vatican - for our local agent in Rome and for Ticmate.

If you queue up at the Vatican ticket office, the price is €20. In this case, however, you must stand in line and wait your turn. Wait time can exceed 2 hours.

Our tickets are skip-the-line priority entrance tickets so you will save a lot of time by avoiding queues at the Vatican box office and at the entrance site! 

Smart travelers always book ahead and get priority access.

Important information:
- This skip the line entrance ticket to the Vatican does not include St. Peter's Basilica.  
- Vatican authorities operate a strict no re-entry policy.
- Please note that there will be a quick security check at the Vatican entrance. You cannot skip this line, the line to the ticket office, however, you'll skip. 

Ticket categories

Adult (18+)
Child (6-17)
Infant (0-5): Free of charge

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 AM


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Save time – Skip the line

What’s included?

- St. Peter's Dome / Michelangelo's Cupola 
- Comprehensive tour of St. Peter's Basilica
- Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
- Licensed Vatican tour guide
- Vatican Museums tour
- Sistine Chapel tour
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Professional art historian guide

Opening hours


Vatican: Skip the line & St. Peter's Dome

Via di Porta Angelica 28 00193 Rome