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Exclusive Vatican Tour: Museums and Chapel After Sunset

1. Exclusive Vatican Tour: Museums and Chapel After Sunset

Visit the Vatican Museums after closing hours during an exclusive series of after-dark openings that feature entrance available by advance booking only. You’ll see the collections at the Museums in the intimacy of a small group – an opportunity that few visitors have ever had! The tour group size is limited to just 20 persons and the price is all-inclusive of the tour, entrance tickets and reservation fees. The tours are conducted only on select nights - every Friday & Saturday during April, May, June, September and October. Your expert English-speaking guide will enhance your experience at the Sistine Chapel and the Upper Galleries of the Vatican Museums. You’ll visit the Gallery of the Tapestries and Candelabra, as well as the Hall of Maps, the Octagonal Court, and Raphael’s Rooms.

Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

2. Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

Skip the long ticket lines at the entrance to the Vatican Museum and visit with your expert guide. See the famous Raphael’s Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, and the Pio Clementine Museum. Discover the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos “The Last Judgement” and “The Creation of Adam.” Then visit St Peter’s Basilica and admire the famous “La Pietà” by Michelangelo, the “Baldachino” by Bernini, and much more. Then head to Piazza del Popolo where you'll join your second tour at 6:45 PM to enjoy a romantic walking tour of historical Rome. Admire the picturesque views from the Pincio Terrace of sunset over the rooftops of Rome. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Then wander to the stunning Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. See the exterior of the historic Pantheon, and then, admire the beautiful Piazza Navona with Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the center. End your romantic evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a perfect place to spend some time taking in the evening sights and sounds at the end of your tour.

Vatican City: Sistine Chapel at Night with Skip-the-Line

3. Vatican City: Sistine Chapel at Night with Skip-the-Line

Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel from a different perspective. Visit the iconic collections of statues, artifacts, and paintings at night and see the Saint Peter's dome shining above Rome or listen to the sound of music at the court of the pinecone. A live concert provides the perfect soundtrack of this unforgettable experience. Skip the line and get access to the most relevant sections of the museums. Admire the artworks of Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and other representative artists of the Italian Renaissance. Benefit from an itinerary focused on art, history, religion, and symbolism, passing through galleries like one of the tapestries and the geographical maps, the apartment of Pope Julius II painted by Raphael, and culminating in the Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel by Night

4. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel by Night

Begin your journey through one of the world's most important collections of art at the Vatican Museum. Here you will gaze upon magnificent art, ancient artefacts and elegant architecture of the Sistine Chapel and the best museums of the Vatican.  Meet your guide at the tourist office next to the museum to begin your skip-the-queue entry experience. Inside you will explore the museums of the Pope that have been built and enriched over five centuries. You will admire the rich atmosphere and learn about the great history and sacred art.  The greatest artists of all time will welcome you: the Raphael Room, Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Giotto, Leonardo, and Caravaggio in the Pinacoteca. In addition, you will view Van Gogh, Matisse and Moore in the dedicated space for contemporary art. You will visit the Laocoon Group and the Apollo Belvedere, some of the greatest masterpieces of classical antiquity. During your tour you will encounter art through the millennia as you pass through the Etruscan and Egyptian museums, along with non-European civilizations exhibited in the Ethnological Museum.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 3-Hour Night Tour

5. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 3-Hour Night Tour

See the immense art collection at the Vatican Museums that has been built up over the centuries. Enjoy this 3-hour evening walking tour as your expert guide’s commentary brings the architecture and the art to life.  Admire the stunning statues and sculptures from ancient Rome, and see mosaics and crafts from imperial times. The tour is available for a limited time only, on Fridays from mid-April to the end of October. You’ll be guided past the ticket line at the entrance and escorted inside the Vatican Museums, where you’ll visit the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the famous Raphael Rooms. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, 2 of Michelangelo’s masterpieces. The guided tour ends in the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy personal attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour that’s limited to 18 people.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Ferdinando took on us on an enjoyable evening. We had previously done the Sistine chapel during the day and it was wall to wall people. With this tour, we didn’t have people stepping all over us to get the perfect picture, prior to the work of Michelangelo. I would highly recommend this tour and especially our guide for the evening. He works for Rome in Tours and he made the tour entertaining and informative. 5 Stars

Our guide, Anna, was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job explaining EVERYTHING that we encountered in the Vatican Museums. Would definitely take a tour with her again.

great to do this in the evening, much less people than during the day. Our guide Stephanie did that perfectly, very interesting explanations and fun facts. Top

Eugene was fantastic, we were lucky enough to have him to ourselves. We expected up to 15 and it was just our party of 3. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Complete tour of the corners of the museum, with the Raffael rooms and the Sistine Chapel. The very nice and pleasant guide.