VIP After-Hours Vatican Museums by Night Tour with Sistine Chapel

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • Skip the line
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.7 hr

When sightseeing in the Eternal City, it’s not unusual to find yourself wishing the day wouldn’t end, and luckily – it doesn’t have to! Seize this unique chance to see the Vatican's world-famous art and architecture in the special ambiance that few visitors ever get to experience. See the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in a completely different light on this limited edition Vatican Tour with exclusive entry. Our Vatican by Night Tour gives you the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive evening opening hours, so you'll avoid the massive day-time crowds, making this starlit adventure inside its enchanting halls one of the most appealing ways to experience the masterpieces. This intimate journey features all of the must-sees you would expect in the company an expert insider guide and a small group of only 12 guests or fewer! In our office prior to the tour, you will be offered a glass of Prosecco!

Itinerary Details

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To get things started, you are welcome to our office to enjoy a glass of Prosecco before your tour. Being quite a special tour with limited tickets available, let it be memorable and cheerful from the very beginning!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Indulge in the truly unique atmosphere of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel as night falls on our VIP Vatican after-hours tour. This intimate journey features all of the must sees you would expect in the company an expert insider guide and small group of only 12 guests or fewer when the doors have been closed to the general public. It is true, an after-hours tour will allow visitors to notice details that normally go unseen and will grant for all participants an experience that is unmatched and cannot be duplicated.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

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The Gallery of Maps is a stupendous hallway where geography and history are perfectly intertwined. Created at the end of the 16th century, the entire room is dedicated to customized maps, which display the whole of Italy. On one side of the 393-foot long gallery are two representations of the country: one from the Imperial Roman Era and the other from the mid to late 1500s. Each map shows political happenings, religious roles, and major battles. The ceiling is no less remarkable, with frescoed scenes displaying episodes and miraculous events of apostles, saints, and martyrs, which are linked to the geographical maps below. In nearly any situation, this Gallery is hard to enjoy fully so this is the only chance to breeze through this colossal masterpiece, brightly frescoed and enrichened by stucco insertions. You can go through it the same way Popes used to do centuries ago!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello

The former Papal Apartments during periods of the 16th and 17th centuries are often overlooked for time management reasons so ordinary visits have a tendency to minimize time spent in these rooms. The great artist was a rival of Michelangelo who, at the same time, was dwelling in the Sistine Chapel executing his equally titanic fresco. While all rooms are overwhelming in their beauty, the graceful chromatic balancing is possibly the real fantastic characteristic which stands out in these four rooms. Eyes peeled for Raphael's most captivating works, the most famous of which is his iconic "School of Athens".

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

See the rare magic of the Vatican Museums in the evening when the doors are open to the Sistine Chapel after the crowds have gone home. Get marooned in this religious and artistic jewel, over five centuries old and safeguarding some of the world's greatest frescoes.

Duration: 30 minutes
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