Several solutions are available, offered both by the Vatican Museums themselves and by independent tour operators. We recommend that you carefully evaluate the different possibilities. To offer an effective information service, we have summarized all prices in easy to read tables.
It is possible to buy a cumulative ticket that includes the visit to the Vatican Museums called the Omnia Card, not covered in this article. The Roma Pass, on the other hand, does not provide such access.
Reduced tickets are available for children from 6 to 18 years of age, as well as for students between the ages of 18 and 25 upon presentation of a document certifying enrollment at the university for the current year. . On the other hand, there are no reductions over the age of 65.
Admission is free for children under 6 years of age. Disabled visitors and their companions can take advantage of the free ticket, but it is not possible to book in advance. They must go directly to the “Special Permits” and / or “Reception” counters located in the entrance hall of the Vatican Museums.
Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
|Entrance||Full||17,00 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance||Reduced||8,00 €||4,00 €|
Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with audio guide
The audio guide is provided by the museum staff and allows the visitor to choose the museum itinerary independently, counting on over 400 audio comments.
|Entrance + audio guide||Full||24,00 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance + audio guide||Reduced||15,00 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance + audio guide||Children||13,00 €||4,00 €|
Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with lunch
This ticket offers free visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and includes a lunch organized in the magnificent courtyard of the Pigna. Access to the restaurant allowed within 15 minutes from the time of booking.
|Entrance + full menu||Full||39,50 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance + full menu||Reduced||30,50 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance + children’s menu||Children||20,00 €||4,00 €|
Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with breakfast
|Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + visit||Full||70,00 €||4,00 €|
|Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + visit||Reduced||61,00 €||4,00 €|
|Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + exclusive guided tour (for groups)||Reduced||63,00 €||4,00 €|
|Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + exclusive guided tour (for groups)||Full||54,00 €||4,00 €|
|Optional for groups: Exclusive guide service||270,00 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance at 8.15 am + breakfast + visit||Full||38,00 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance at 8.15 am + breakfast + visit||Reduced||29,00 €||4,00 €|
Open tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Happy Hour
The Vatican Museums also offer the opportunity to enjoy an aperitif (happy hour) in the splendid setting of the square garden. A platter of cold cuts and cheeses is offered, tasting of three first courses, fried, bread, pizza, dessert or fruit, prosecco or wine.
|Entrance + happy hour + visit||Full||34,00 €||4,00 €|
|Entrance + happy hour + visit||Reduced||25,00 €||4,00 €|
Due to Vatican policies, reservations are non-refundable, nor can the number of participants in a group be changed. It is also possible to change the date or change the title of the ticket.
The directives of the Vatican Museums provide for suitable and decent clothing. Shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.
How to book
To book you can visit the official website of the Vatican Museums by clicking on this link. Once the reservation has been made, confirmation of payment will be sent to your email with a copy of your voucher. It will not be necessary to print it, just view the voucher on your smartphone at the ticket office and show a valid identity document to the employees.
Alternatively, tickets offered by tour operators are available which include a visit to the Vatican Museums. We recommend that you turn to these solutions if you prefer a more complete service or if you want to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican as well as the Vatican Museums. Prices are often lower than the cost of tickets purchased on the official website and you have the advantage of being able to request a full refund up to 24 hours before the booking date.
Here are some examples:
Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Duration: 3 hours | Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Duration: 6.5 hours | Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese