Frequently asked questions

General information

1 - What is the Vatican Museums opening time?

Opening hours of Vatican Museums are as follows:

Entrance (Monday – Saturday): 9:00 – 16:00
Closing time: 18:00

Each Friday (July, August, September, October) opening hours differ:
Entrance: 9:00 – 16:00 and 19:00 – 21:30
Closing time: 18:00 and 23:00

Vatican Museums are closed: August 16, November 1, December 8, December 25

2 - How long do Vatican tours usually take?

Vatican tours generally take about 3 hours and include an opportunity to “skip the line” and enjoy the view of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, also there is a separate tour in Vatican gardens. For more information, please refer to the “Duration” section indicated on a page of each tour.

3 - What is the Vatican Museums tickets price?

The price of the tickets to Vatican Museums depends on the areas you choose to visit. You can find the ticket price indicated on the page describing each specific tour.

4 - Where can I buy Vatican Museums tickets?

Although it is not the official page of the Vatican Museums, on our website you can buy entrance tickets. The official Vatican Museums tickets are an integral part of the tours found on our website.

5 - Is it necessary to respect a dress code for Vatican Museums?

Yes, there is a dress code to be respected: for both men and women both need to cover their knees and upper arms. They prohibit wearing shorts or skirts above the knee, sleeveless tops, and low-cut shirts.

6 - Are there metro stations near the Vatican Museums?

Yes, Vatican Museums are located next to the B (blue) line of the subway. The nearest metro stations are Ottaviano and Cipro.

7- Is it necessary to book tickets to the Vatican Museums in advance?

We recommend booking a visit or tickets to the Vatican Museums in advance, especially during the busiest months in order to prevent availability from running out.

8 - Can I carry my bag inside during a Vatican visit?

At the entrance all visitors must undergo a security check by metal detectors. Large bags or bulky luggage are not allowed.

9 - Can I continue to visit the sites of the Vatican Museums once guided tours are over?

During the guided tours it is not possible, however you should not worry, because while following our guide you will have the time to visit each area calmly and photograph all the sites you want.

10 - Where exactly is Vatican Museums entry located?

Vatican Museums are located in the center of Rome, next to the Castel Sant’Angelo. It is easily accessible by all means of transport in Rome, including the metro line.

11 - What is the difference between skip-the-line tickets and a guided tour?

Skip-the line tickets will let you enter into the Vatican Museums while avoiding wasting your time in the line, however you will have to organize the time and the route by yourself. During the guided tour you will have a sightseeing program that lets you enjoy each hidden sight. It is organized with one of our engaging guides that will gladly answer your questions.

12 - How can I leave a feedback after a tour?

You may leave us a feedback on TripAdvisor. Also you can tag us on Instagram and Facebook.


13 - How do I get to know that my tour reservation is confirmed after I book tickets to Vatican Museums?

After completing the booking procedure, you will receive a confirmation email in which you will have all the reference information of the tour purchased.

14 - Do I need to print the voucher on the day of the Vatican visit?

There is no need to print the voucher to access the tour, the digital confirmation email will be sufficient for our assistance staff at check-in.

15 - Can I change or cancel my Vatican tours?

Yes sure. For more information about changing or canceling your booking, please refer to the instructions in the Cancellation section on a page of the chosen tour.

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