Rome: Friday Evening After-Hours Small-Group Vatican Tour

4.6 / 5

65 reviews

Rome: Friday Evening After-Hours Small-Group Vatican Tour

From $60.55 per person

Explore the best of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in the evening, all while avoiding the crowds and mid-day sun.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Access the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel out of standard opening hours
  • Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to these normally very busy museums
  • Witness Michelangelo’s fresco masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Get insider knowledge from your expert art history guide as you walk through the Vatican
Full description
Enjoy the highlights of the Vatican Museums as well as the remarkable Sistine Chapel in its entirety with this special small group tour. The Vatican Museums are some of the most important museums in the world. The Vatican has a superb gallery, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections, and plenty more. Be sure not to miss the apartments that were decorated by Raphael - you'll want to come back the next day to take it all in again! The highlight of the visit to the museums is the The Sistine Chapel, known for Michelangelo's two most famous masterpieces: the ceiling, depicting numerous scenes from the Old Testament, such as the moment of Creation, together with various sybils and prophets; and the Last Judgement, occupying the entire wall behind the altar. While you're there, don't forget to look at the other frescoes by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and others.
  • After-hours access
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • St.Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants under 6 years old go free
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4.6 / 5

based on 65 reviews

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Absolutely Exceptional!

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. We had an amazing tour guide who was an encyclopedia of information and had just the most engaging and welcoming personality. He did a great job with a diverse number of strangers who ranged from early teens to their 60's. He kept up a steady pace but welcomed all questions and had a tremendous style of delivery. I wish I could have had him our whole time in Rome!

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October 18, 2019

Guide Was Excellent

Booked a skip the line tour and visited on a Friday night - the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was amazing and the guide was the best one we had in Rome, he was expressive; funny and interacted with the group, not the normal robot guide you tend to get! Apologies I forgot his name however he was the English guide on 16.08.19 at 7.15pm tour

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August 18, 2019

An absolute must!

Alfredo's tour was amazing - he was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. His English was phenomenal and his accent was also undetectable so he was very easy to understand and to talk to. It still took a little bit of time to get through security and get ourselves organized but overall we saved SO much time by skipping the line and going at night (a lot less people there than during day). Alfredo also did a really great job making sure that everyone could see the works of art and hear him, and was able to explain the history of each piece and tell us what we should be looking at in each work

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July 11, 2017

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