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How to Get Tickets to a Vatican Museum Tour

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Are you visiting Rome? The Vatican Museums will undoubtedly be on your list! The problem is that obtaining tickets could be difficult if you need to learn how to plan for them beforehand. Here, is a list to help you with innovative methods for getting Vatican Museums tickets so you can make the most of your trip!

You must be on time because tickets have time limits and there are staggering entries every 15 minutes. If you are late, your ticket will be invalid.

Tickets are available for purchase on the official website for €17 for regular access and €8 for a discounted ticket (for children between the ages of 6 and 18). Booking costs often come with a €4 surcharge, although this is not the case right now.

You will receive a confirmation email after completing your purchase that includes a PDF and a QR code that can be printed or scanned with your smartphone.


Consider planning a tour with early access

Do you really, truly want to escape the throngs of people? Booking a semi-private early-morning tour of the Vatican Museums, which can begin as early as 7.30 am and takes place while the museum doors are still locked to regular visitors, is the ideal option.

With no other early birds in sight, you'll see all the highlights of the museums during this private tour, including Raphael's Rooms, the Maps Room, and of course the Sistine Chapel.

During this tour, you will also have the opportunity to use a normally-closed route used by cardinals during conclaves to travel directly from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica.

Moreover, The Vatican Museums are open after hours on Fridays and from the end of April until the end of October. The last entry is at 9.30 p.m. and the museums are open until 10 p.m.

Since there are only a limited number of tickets available at this time, you can explore the Vatican Museums without crowds as dusk falls all around you.

You should book at least a few months before your trip because tickets tend to sell out rapidly. Tickets to the Vatican Museums' evening hours are available here.

So, on the off chance that you are taking the Vatican Museum tours, wait no more. Consider these steps to have a hassle-free Vatican Museum tour experience. So, get your tickets now and avoid standing in long queues. Safe travels!



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