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Vatican After Hours Tour with Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (7.30pm)

From:  76,00

DURATION: 2.5 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30pm

FREQUENCY: Fridays (April – October only)

 LANGUAGES: English

MEETING POINT: Via Santamaura 14/B (7.15pm)

 

Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on this after-hours tour. Have one of the most unique and exclusive experiences of a lifetime: experience the Vatican as night falls with an expert insider guide and a small group of only 12 guests or less. Not everyone can say they’ve visited the Vatican after it closes to the general public!

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Description

HIGHLIGHTS

Vatican After Hours Tour Highlights

  • 2.5-hour exclusive evening tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with insider guide
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s the Final Judgement and the Creation of Adam frescoes without the crowds
  • Exploration of the many galleries located in the Museums including:
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Candelabra
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Belvedere Apollo
  • Lacoön and His Sons
  • Belvedere Torso
  • Round Room
  • Greek Cross Hall
  • Small groups of only 12 visitors or less
  • Passionate insider guide who will give you personalized attention

Vatican After Hours Tour Inclusions

  • Exclusive evening entry to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel without the crowds
  • Expert guide 
  • Visit to galleries mentioned above

Vatican After Hours Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
  • St Peter’s Basilica visit
TOUR ITINERARY

Behind the Scenes: the Vatican Museums at nightfall

Whoever visits Rome wishes the day would never end. But who says it has to end? With the Vatican After Hours tours each visitor will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience and visit the world-famous Vatican Museums at night time, when the crowds have gone. How many people can say they’ve walked through the halls and galleries of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapels when they were almost empty?

Avoid the huge daytime crowds and opt for an exclusive tour of the Vatican in the evening. A passionate and expert guide will take you through the history and insights of the architectural and artistic masterpieces that fill the museums. You’ll experience the Sistine Chapel with Michalengelo’s The Last Judgement and Creation of Adam completely undisturbed. From the Gallery of Maps to the Gallery of Tapestries, the Laocoön to the Belvedere Apollo, your after-hours night tour of the Vatican will be unforgettable.

The Sistine Chapel 

The protagonist of the evening tour is without a doubt the Sistine Chapel. Just imagine, the privilege of visiting at this time was once reserved just for Popes and the Papal Conclave. Admire the iconic frescoed walls with the perfect lighting, designed to highlight every detail. Listen to your expert guide as he/she tells you about Michelangelo’s trials and tribulations in creating one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements.

In addition to learning about the drama and rivalry that stemmed between the creators of the Vatican’s masterpieces, you’ll also get explanations on the artistic processes of the artworks themselves. Not to mention you’ll discover the hidden messages within the works.

PLEASE NOTE

Ticket Reductions:

  • Adults pay full price: €76
  • Under 18 years of age: €71
  • Under 6 years of age: Free

General Information:

  • The tour starts at 7.30 pm.
  • Please make your way to the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. The meeting point is at Via Santamaura 14/B, just a few meters from the Vatican Museums entrance. 
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Cancellation Policy & Refunds:

  • Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded. 
  • Changes to a reservation requested more than 72 hours before the tour are free of charge.
  • Changes to a reservation requested less than 72 hours before the tour are subject to a rebooking fee and availability
  • We enforce a 72-hour advance refund policy. Only cancellations requested more than 72 hours before tour departure time are eligible for a refund.
  • All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of 10% of the total charge.
  • No refunds are given after a tour has commenced.
  • No refunds are given in case of either delay or non-appearance on the part of the customer.
  • In case of the closure of sights, we will contact you as soon as possible to offer an alternative itinerary or reschedule your booking to a different tour option.
  • We do not guarantee refunds in cases of unforeseeable events, such as closures of sights due to demonstrations, strikes, bad weather conditions or renovations. In these situations, we reserve the right to examine the requests on a case-by-case basis. 
  • You may request to change the date of your tour up to 72 hours prior to tour commencement.This change will be accepted only upon availability.
 

3 reviews for Vatican After Hours Tour with Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (7.30pm)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Upon our first evening arrival in Rome we took the evening stroll tour with Giuliano, it was outstanding and we hit all the must see spots with plenty of time to soak it all in. What a great way to get introduced to Rome! It was like having our own historian, art history and cultural expert. Thank you!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carlota was fabulous! We arrived about 10 minutes before the start of the tour and were informed that we were the only two signed up for the tour! It was a wonderful surprise. She took the time to talk to us a bit about our interests and curated the tour just for us! It was a great experience. Carlota was very knowledgeable.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Our Vatican Evening tour with Tony was absolutely fantastic, she ensured we saw all the most important sections of the Vatican museum & her knowledge is amazing. She really did give everything a meaning for being there, brought it to life & made it a very special evening


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