Friday Evening, After Hours Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
    
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

No visit to Rome is complete without a stop at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, but the midday heat and crowds can put off even the most ardent art lover. With this Friday night tour, savor the collection’s masterpieces in the cooler evening hours after the crowds have left. Zip through the entrance with a fast-track ticket and take in the museum’s highlights in just hours with a guide.
  • Avoid the hot and crowded peak hours of the day with an evening tour
  • Save time with skip-the-line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tickets
  • A guided tour for insights into the most important works in the collection
  • The personal attention and relaxed pace of a small-group experience

Landing and facility fees
SKIP THE LINE TICKET ENTRANCE
Professional guide
Lunch
Private transportation
Airport/Departure Tax

Departure Point

Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Ticket Redemption Point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
In recent years the Vatican has begun opening its doors on Friday evenings, allowing the opportunity to the explore the Pope’s museums after sun down. Even for those who have visited the Vatican before, there is something special about exploring its courtyards and collection under a starlit sky. In order to preserve the artworks, the Vatican normally keeps the gallery lighting quite dim, but on these rare nights you get to see these pieces illuminated as never before. Secondly, the museums tend to be less crowded after dark and, finally, temperatures are much more comfortable after hours. Explore the multitude of works, appreciate the details and revel in the history of this fascinating destination.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Housing not one but two massive works by Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel is certainly a must see for anyone visiting the Vatican. Your guide will cover every detail of this exquisitely decorated bethel. Learn how Pope Sixtus IV had the chapel redesigned, renovated and turned into his own private sanctuary. Hear how he sought out the best artists of the time to decorate it, only to be outdone by his nephew Pope Julius II a few years later. Find out about Michelangelo’s strained relationship with the latter, why he fled to Florence halfway through painting the ceiling, and how he got his own revenge on the Pope.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation policy

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