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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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USD 47.17*
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Self-Guided Priority Access to Vatican Museums Ticket in Rome
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USD 58.51*
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Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
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USD 113.44*
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Reviewed yesterday

Of course, one cannot deny that this is one of the finest art collections in the world, and as such would deserve a 5* review. What can one say about the stunning Sistine Chapel that has not already been said? We also enjoyed the map...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked through an agent who charged us €41 each for a 2 hour guided walking tour in English. We jumped all the line and this was well worth paying extra for as it was 2 hours to enter in line. We used a whisper...More

Thank Germanfamily2
Reviewed yesterday

I don't know what I was expecting, but as a lapsed Catholic, I thought this was going to maybe give me a wow. It didn't. It was 42 degrees outside and there is no aircon for a start. It is extremely busy. We went with...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked fast track entry with Dark Rome/City Wonders. Seeing the massive queue in the heat proved that to be a wise move. We met the organisers by some steps and they made the process of getting in easy. You have to be appropriately dressed...More

Thank gunnerjohn64
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have just done if that is the right word the Vatican Museum with City Wonders booked through Viatour Meeting point sorted, headphones, great guide. Then skipped the already long queues at 8am through security and onwards Words can't do justice to the opulence of...More

Thank Traveller1963
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a guided tour which was great as our tour guide explained paintings and sculptures to us. However, we were on limited time and there was so much still to see. Very beautiful

Thank azacv27
Reviewed yesterday

The museums in the Vatican are vast so research online what you want to see beforehand. The standout for us was the museum of sedan chairs, horse drawn carriages and cars which is the basement

Thank louise427
Reviewed yesterday

Vatican museum was the highlight of our trip in Rome. A guided tour is a must as the museum is huge. Be prepared for at least 3-5 hours of walking.

Thank Nikos_Ast
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited after a tour of the gardens. I love museums but was disappointed as all of the labelling (which wasn't great) was in Italian. It seems as though many sites in Rome are trying to force people into buying audioguides which I personally dislike so...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed so many wonderful places while in Rome, but the Vatican Museum was simply outstanding! I suggest you get a tour guide if at all possible. But either way go see this wonderful treasure.

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16 August 2017|
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Response from sadiemitchell | Reviewed this property |
We walked everywhere and I wouldn't recommend hiring a car! We got a two day city sightseeing hop on/off bus ticket which is helpfully and tells you about the history and information on the city! As for things to do... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from Andymor76 | Reviewed this property |
The ticket for the vatican museum online was 20€ per person. My sister in law booked the tickets so don't remember where she did it, but google it and Im sure will be there. Enjoy Rome.
Alex J
10 August 2017|
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Response from JulesAg95 | Reviewed this property |
Regarding water bottles, we had water bottles but kept them stored in our purses or bags. My father had a very small backpack that was flat and he was able to wear it. I had a cross body bag and had my water bottle in there... More