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

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From £ 106

Skip the line to the Vatican with pre-booked tickets! Just print your ticket, walk past the long entry lines and straight into the Vatican. 

- Book from home and avoid the lines
- Skip the long lines to the Vatican
- Explore the Vatican Museums on your own
- Admire the Sistine Chapel

Skip the line to the Vatican
Our Skip-the-Line Vatican ticket service has been tailored for travelers that would rather explore the Vatican City alone rather than take a 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?
Within 48 hours of completing your booking online, you will receive an e-ticket by e-mail. Simply print a copy and bring it with you to the Vatican.

How does it work?
During high season, go to the When in Rome Tour's office close to the Vatican main entrance to 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 be there 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 inappropriate attire.

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

Why are my tickets over 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, you must wait to get in. Waiting 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! 

Travellers on a tight schedule always book ahead to ensure 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


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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

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Skip the line Vatican Ticket

Largo del Colonnato 1 00193 Rom Italien


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