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Skip the Line: Vatican at Night & Sistine Chapel Tour

Product ID: 53696
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Experience the Vatican at night, when the atmosphere in the Vatican Museums is the most tranquil. With an expert guide, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the top art treasures in the collections, as well as Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the collections of the Museums without the massive crowds
  • Have all your questions answered by your entertaining, expert tour guide
Full description
Begin your 2.5-hour after-hours tour at the Vatican Museums, part of the Papal Palaces. As you walk along the elaborate halls and galleries, your expert Vatican guide will bring the Church’s fascinating history to life, from the martyrdom of St. Peter to modern Vatican City.

As your group has a maximum of just 15 people, there will be plenty of opportunity to have all your questions answered.

You’ll also see some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world, including Raphael’s School of Athens, the Hellenistic Laocoön, and the Apollo Belvedere.

The highlight of the tour is, of course, the Sistine Chapel, the private chapel of the Pope. In the evening light, and without the tourist hordes, you’ll be able to get a sense of the intimate atmosphere the Pope would have enjoyed here.

As you admire Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, your Vatican expert will tell you about their creation, secrets behind them, and what it is that makes them so special.
Includes
  • Admission tickets and reservation fees to enter the Vatican Museums after hours
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Headsets
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (closed at that hour)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the green bar (called l'Ottagono) in Piazza del Risorgimento. Meeting Point Directions: We meet just outside the green bar in the middle of Piazza del Risorgimento Square. This is the only bar/cafè located on the square. The bar is on the side of the square towards via Crescensio - close to Tram stop number 19. The closest Metro/Underground stop is Ottaviano.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Galleries of the Vatican Museums can sometimes be closed without prior notice and pieces removed for restoration or loan. In the case of a gallery being closed, your guide will take you to another section of the Museums
• St. Peter’s Basilica is closed at the time of this tour and therefore cannot be visited, nor can access be provided from the Sistine Chapel, as it can on other tours
• While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums
• Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
• Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and other items must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to collect their belongings at the end.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
3.6/5
Value for money
3.9/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 53696