Friday Night at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Overview

Unlock the magic and the mystery of some of Rome's top attractions on this night tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Skip the lines, wander galleries after the day-time crowds have dispersed, and get an up-close look at masterpieces by iconic artists like Michelangelo, Raphael, and more. This is the perfect way to see some of the city's most memorable sights in a more personalized and unique way.
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after sun sets on a Friday night tour
  • Skip the line and gain fast access to one of the most important art collections in the world
  • See top sights, such as Michaelangelo's 'Last Judgment' and the former apartments of Pope Julius II
  • Follow your professional guide through all the highlights
  • Avoid the crowds

Professional guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:00 PM
See some of Rome's most incredible attractions on this skip-the-line evening tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Spend ample time exploring galleries and sights after the crowds of the day have gone home. Follow your local guide through the fast-track entrance into one of the most important art collections in the world. See paintings, sculptures, and more that date back centuries. You'll see the former apartments of Pope Julius II, and get a chance to examine Michelangelo's "Last Judgement" at the Sistine Chapel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
"Without having seen the Sistine Chapel, it is not possible to form an appreciable idea of ​​what a single man can achieve." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) It is known throughout the world both for being the place where the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held, and for being decorated with one of the most famous and celebrated works of art of Western artistic civilization, the frescoes by Michelangelo Buonarroti, that cover the vault (1508-1512) and the back wall (of the Last Judgment) above the altar (1535-1541).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums occupy a large part of the vast Belvedere courtyard and are one of the largest art collections in the world, as they exhibit the enormous collection of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the Popes: the Sistine Chapel and the papal apartments frescoed by Michelangelo and Raphael are part of the works that visitors can admire in their journey.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual (no sleeveless blouses or dresses, miniskirts, shorts, or hats)
  • Choose from two pre-selected menus
  • Cloakroom staff will accept bags and personal belongings irrespective of the material or dimension, with the exception of clothing items, hats, and portable umbrellas. It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, backpacks, containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters, bags and backpacks that are cumbersome (except those carried on the shoulder and less than 15cm from the body at its highest point), spike-tipped and medium and large umbrellas, walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors), tripods for cameras, and video cameras.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate

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