Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Night Tour
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel when the palaces are at their most tranquil and touching
DURATION: UP TO 2.5-HOURS
Few visitors are aware of the Vatican Museums’ extended opening hours throughout the summer months, meaning on this small group tour you’ll share its galleries and apartments with only those in the know.
In echoing, elaborate halls and galleries, your Vatican expert will bring the Church’s fascinating history to life — from St. Peter’s martyrdom to the modern Vatican City.
We know it’s the stories that you’ll remember after your tour, so we’ve ditched the dates and history lessons in favor of these, bringing Renaissance masters and powerful Popes to life, reliving all their bitter quarrels and controversial missteps.
You’ll explore some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world, including Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’, the Hellenistic ‘Laocoön’, and the beautiful ‘Belvedere Torso’, a stunning sculpture that shaped a young Michelangelo’s own work. Enjoy the ability to go right up to these world-famous pieces, a major perk of visiting the Vatican at night and with minimal crowds!
The pièce-de-resistance of your experience, of course, is the Sistine Chapel, the private chapel of the Pope. In the evening light and with fewer tourists, you’ll find it easier to pick out the details in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. You’ll be well prepared to appreciate these works, having spent time with your guide, listening to the stories and secrets hidden within the art.
||1 Mar to 31 Oct
|Days of Operation:
||Monday, Thursday & Saturday
|Tour Start Time:
||Vatican Museum Entrance
Includes: English-speaking guide for 2.5-hours, Late Evening entrance to the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel
Excludes: Gratuity, Transportation to/from the Vatican (transfers can be arranged for additional cost)
- This is a scheduled small group tour, available on a request basis.