We ran the numbers to find the best museum bargains in Europe.

Interior wing of The Louvre
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Paris Museum Pass, $53–$80

For whichever price you pick, you get two, four, or six days of unlimited front-of-line access to some 50 museums and tourist spots. If you’re a newbie hoping to hit the highlights (Versailles included), it’s a must-buy.

Venezia Unica Musei Civici Pass, $27

This package covers all 11 city museums, including the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, and the Murano Glass Museum. Worth it if you’ll visit one of the museums in St. Mark’s Square ($21) and at least one other city-run sight ($6–$13).

Madrid Art-Walk Pass, $35

Provides priority entry at the Paseo del Arte, which includes the Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen-Bornemisza. It’s great if you want to visit all of them without waiting in line.

VisitBerlin Museum Pass, $26

Scores you three days of admission to 50 museums, including the Pergamon and the Bauhaus-Archiv. Buy it if you plan to venture beyond Museum Island.