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Via Triumphalis Necropolis with Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel


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Uncover an ancient city of the dead as you explore the Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis, the Roman-age excavations beneath Vatican Hill. View Renaissance pieces like the Sistine Chapel painting by Michelangelo with priority Vatican Museums tickets. Watch history unfold through the Vatican Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis. Admire the burial chambers and small mausoleums in its entirety. Appreciate the finely sculpted sarcophagi, statues, moldings, mosaics, frescoes and bas-reliefs with epigraphs describing the lives of those who repose in the depths of the ancient hill. Afterward, visit the vaunted Vatican Museums which are among the most compelling and comprehensive museum complexes in the world. Many treasures of the city's history are here, including Michelangelo's frescoes at the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail


  • English-speaking guide in the Via Triumphalis Necropolis
  • Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis ticket
  • Vatican Museums ticket

Participation Location Details

  • Vatican Museum Inclusions
    • Egyptian Museum
    • Chiaramonti Museum
    • Museum of Popes Clement XIV and Pius VII
    • Gregorian Museum of Etruscan Art
    • Antiquarium Romanum
    • The Vase Collection
    • The Biga Room
    • Gallery of the Candelabra
    • Gallery of the Tapestries
    • Gallery of the Maps
    • Apartment of St. Pius V
    • The Sobieski Room
    • The Room of the Immaculate Conception
    • Raphael's Rooms and Loggias
    • Collection of Modern Religious Art
    • Sistine Chapel
    • The Apostolic Library
    • The Vatican Picture Gallery
    • The Gregorian Museum of Profane Art
    • The Christian Museum
    • The Missionary Museum of Ethnology
    • The Carriage Pavilion
  • Redemption Instructions
    After the payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the booking, the voucher containing the reservation code, and the tour information. Please print out the voucher and bring a valid ID for presentation on the day of the tour.
    Operating Hours
    Monday and Saturday until 18:00 (entrance times will be advised upon reservation)
    The ticket office is open from 09:00 until 16:00.
    Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the time indicated on the confirmation voucher.
    Please note: The time you select upon booking is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.
    Ticket Validity
    The Via Triumphalis Necropolis and the Vatican Museums access is valid only on the date indicated on the voucher. Ticket is non-refundable.


  • Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; the venue automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.

Additional Notes

  • Please note that bags and backpacks must be deposited in the cloakroom except for small-sized backpacks. Clothing items and hats are not allowed to be stored in the cloakroom.
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums are subject to closures due to religious events.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee

Requirement(s) - other

  • Please print the second official voucher from the activity provider and bring a valid ID on your tour.

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