Vatican by Night Group Tour, access to restricted area of Cabinet of the Masks

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Have the Vatican (almost) to yourself on an evening tour. Avoid long lines and daytime crowds with an after-dark visit and skip-the-line admission tickets. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s masterful frescoes with in depth information from your guide. Explore all of the Vatican museums including the Octagonal Courtyard, Room of the Muses, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Raphael's Rooms among others. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a more relaxed way to see the Vatican.
  • Explore the Vatican after dark on a 2.5-hour small-group tour
  • Avoid long lines and crowds and experience Vatican sights with a group of twenty and a guide
  • See all of the Vatican museums, and the Sistine Chapel where you learn about Michelangelo and his famous frescoes
  • Get historical context and insights from your guide and enjoy the Vatican without the crowds

Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Local guide
Professional guide for 2.5 hours
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities
Transportation to/from attractions
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:15 PM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo first painted the Ceiling where he represented the Creation of the World, from the Genesis book, and stories of Noah’s life. The Renaissance “Genius” when he was 61 years old he will come back to paint in five years only Last Judgement on the wall behind the altar
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican City
Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra. The galleries are connecting the north section of the Vatican Palace with the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter’s. The rooms preserved many roman statues discovered during the excavations and many spectacular painted rooms
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Raphael Rooms are part of the apartment of Pope Julius II, while the young Raphael was painting the Room of the “Signatura” Michelangelo was painting the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel . The two artists were rivalry but Raphael will recognize the talent of Michelangelo in the “School of Athens”, you will see also the Parnassus and the Dispute over the Sacrament
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Modern art and contemporary galleries was creating thanks to the several donations in honor of Pope Paul VI that during a special Speech inside the Sistine Chapel he called back to the Church the modern and contemporary artists recreating the link between art and church. Many donations arrived from United States and other countries. You will see Matisse, Chagall, Dalì, Bacon
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pius and Clementine’s Museum
Access the Cabinet of Masks, an exclusive area of the Vatican Galleries that is usually off-limits to the public.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • For booking with kids please remember to bring with you an ID copy in order to prove the age of the kids.
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that due regulations, this tour is not available for kids under the age of 6.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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