Vatican Museums Show & Go™

Explore the Vatican City’s museums including the Sistine Chapel
Skip the line-ups and experience all the wonders of the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
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About the Show & Go™

Our exclusive pass lets you tour the Vatican’s famous museums whenever you want without the need to book in advance. Save hours by skipping the long entrance lineups to these remarkable Vatican City destinations:

  • The Vatican Museum: Stroll through galleries filled with ancient sculptures, tapestries, maps and Etruscan antiquities as you take in the history and art of the smallest state in the world.

  • The Sistine Chapel: You’ll be surrounded by Michelangelo’s world-famous frescoes — including the famous nine central panels of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, each depicting a scene from Genesis (the most famous being The Creation of Adam).

  • St. Peter’s Basilica (self guided): Experience one of the world’s largest churches and one of the most sacred Catholic sites. Roam its chapels at your leisure and marvel at the elaborately painted, multi-domed ceiling and Michelangelo’s legendary Pietà—an evocative sculpture of the Virgin Mary cradling her dying son.
The Sistine Chapel tour
How it works

No reservation is required to use your Show & Go™. If you want to join a tour you can show up at the meeting point just 30 minutes before and go. When you book your tour, you will be emailed a QR code. Just pull it up on your smartphone (or bring a printout) at your meeting point.

Tour duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Vatican tour meeting point: Romaround Tours, Via Santamaura 21, Roma

Show and Go™ Vatican Availability

November 1 to March 31 tours depart Monday through Saturday (not offered on Sunday): 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

April 1 to October 31 tours depart Monday through Saturday (not offered on Sunday): on the hour 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. 

Please note that this tour is not available on Sundays. Extra closures can occur in case of religious festivities or special religious functions, please check availability before. Please note that due to Vatican Museums regulation, departure days and times may change.

The Vatican is closed on the following dates in 2019 (there will be no tours):
The Vatican Museums are closed on ALL Sundays.

  • March 13th
  • April 21st, 22nd
  • April 25th
  • May 1st, 16th
  • June 8th, 27th, 28th, 29th
  • August 14th, 15th

IMPORTANT: Extra closures can occur without notice; be sure to check in advance.

For the Vatican tour note that:

    •    The Vatican tour is not available on Sundays.
    •    The Basilica is closed on Wednesdays for the Papal Audience.
    •    Extra closures can occur due to religious festivities or special functions. Always check availability before leaving for a Vatican tour.
    •    Even with skip-the-line entrance, lines may occur due to security checks.
    •    Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.

These tours do not include: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, gratuities, transport to and from Vatican City and the Colosseum

Please be aware that all participants in a same booking must join the tour together.

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How it works
Please enter quantities
*Must be accompanied by an adult.
ItaliaPass saves 10% at checkout
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