What you'll do
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on this tranquil after-hours evening tour. We will avoid the heat and crowds during the day and admire ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman sculptures, Renaissance masterpieces and of course the Vatican's crown jewel: the Sistine Chapel. This visit also includes live opera and orchestra performances in Renaissance courtyards of the museum. Famed local performers accompanied by the best art collection in Italy will create an unparalleled experience, and assure you make the most of your visit to the Vatican. This seasonal tour is only offered on Friday evenings from April to October, with a maximum of 14 people in our group. The tour will always conclude in the Sistine Chapel, where you'll be left with free time to admire Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece. NOTE: This tour does not include St. Peter's Basilica, as it is not opened at night. St. Peter's is a church so its always free, with daily admission from 7:00 am to 18:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years! I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but the charm and excitement of the city have kept me here for over a decade. I understand the importance of your time in Italy, and with that in mind, I aim to provide reliable and professional experiences to visitors from around the world. Along with my officially licensed, English speaking co-hosts, we will take care of all reservations and tickets so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative tour while skipping the long lines. We're also happy to share our recommendations for Rome's best restaurants, cafes, wine bars, and hard to find gems! Please don't hesitate to contact me for any information or details needed to help plan your trip.
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel tickets
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Where you'll be
We'll visit open-air Renaissance courtyards decorated with ancient sculptures, the Sistine Chapel, and the highlights of the Vatican Museum. The after hours visit also includes live music, so prepare to enjoy Italian operas, orchestras, and military bands serenading the courtyards. The visit doesn't include St. Peter's Basilica, as it's not open at night. All churches of Rome are free, so St. Peter's can be visited another time for free.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 15 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
After Hours in the Vatican
£67 / person
£67 / person