Avoiding lines at Western Europe's museums
“You can often purchase advance or special-entry passes through a website affiliated with the museum or its city. Dodge the queue at more than fifty English sites, including the Tower of London and Windsor Castle, with London Pass (visitengland.com). Likewise, Paris Museum Pass allows you to jump to the front of the line at the Louvre and sixty other monuments in the City of Light. For Berlin’s recently opened Neues Museum, book online at neues-museum.de for timed admission. Avoid the long wait at the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum by prebooking your visit through museumrome.com (two-hour private tours from $70 per person). And the Museo del Prado ($10), in Madrid, offers discounted advance admission on its website.” —T+L arts editor Mario Mercado.