SKIP THE LINE PRIVATE VATICAN NIGHT TOUR

Treat yourself to a special after-hours Vatican City tour in the intimacy of the evening, with the crowds gone. For a limited season each year, the Papal Palaces open late to the public. Reservations are open every Friday nights in May, June, July, September, and October with limited tickets availability. The galleries are quiet; the artworks mysterious in low light and the atmosphere relaxed. An extraordinary opportunity to spend an awe-inspiring Friday night out in Rome! After skipping the line your expert guide leads you through the impressive Vatican Museums. Admire the world most extensive collection of marble statuary, ancient sculptures, tapestries and paintings at your own pace, in a quiet and atmospheric light. Marvel at the Papal Apartments, a suite of rooms famous for the amazing frescoes painted by Raphael. A highlight of your after-hours Vatican City tour is the Sistine Chapel. Gaze in awe at the wondrous frescoes after regular closing time. Your guide allows as much time as you wish to stand in awe at Michelangelo’s ceiling. Your passionate guide brings this masterpiece to life explaining the biblical characters and stories behind it. After-hours Vatican City tour ends in St. Peter’s’ Square. Admire Michelangelo majestic Dome and feel spiritual embraced by Bernini elliptical colonnade. Contact us for an intimate after-hours Vatican City tour experience.

* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Guide
* Vatican Skip the Line Access
* Vatican Museums
* Gallery of the Candelabra
* Gallery of the Maps
* Gallery of the Tapestries
* Sistine Chapel
* Raphael Rooms
* St. Peter’s Square

Walk in the footsteps of the Popes through the art-filled Museums to the Sistine Chapel. A world of discovery awaits you this evening! After-hours Vatican City tour with skip the line entry and an expert guide at your side is a great opportunity to experience priceless art in the less crowded evening hours. For a limited season each year, the Papal Palaces open late to the public, which allows us to admire masterpieces with fewer tourist hordes. After-hours Vatican City tour runs on Friday evenings only, from May until July, and then from until October. Tickets sell out months in advance, so early reservation is recommended.
Enjoy the Vatican collections your way, at your own pace. Amble through Raphael Papal Rooms and marvel at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel after regular closing time. This exclusive after-hours Vatican City tour allows you to visit the must-see artworks of the museum up close with personalized attention from your dedicated guide. Explore the open-air Courtyard of the Pinecone, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps, the Raphael Room, and Michelangelo Sistine Chapel. This private guided tour focus on the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, it does not cover St Peter’s Basilica closed in the evenings.

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After-hours Vatican City tour is available for a strictly limited season. The season runs every Friday from May July, and then from September until October.

This 3hrs private guided after hours Vatican City tour focus on the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Tour does not include a visit to St. Peter Basilica closed in the evenings.

The Vatican dress code requires appropriate attire. No bare shoulders, no shorts, no dresses above the knee, and no bare feet or exposed midriffs are allowed.

The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum at any time, and without prior notice. The unforeseen closure of specific areas of the Museums and/or Sistine Chapel is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.

Since skip the line Vatican tickets sell out fast tour must be reserved well in advance.

Though this is a private guided after-hours visit of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel there would be a small number of other visitors in the museums at the time of your tour, which means you may encounter other visitors. However, the number of visitors in the museums for the after hour tours is rather small compared to the daytime crowds.

The Vatican Museums cover miles extend of galleries full of priceless treasures. If there is a portion of the described itinerary that you prefer to stress or minimize tell us and we would be glad to customize it for you.

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and it is not available separately. One must follow through the entire route of the Museums before entering the Sistine Chapel, which is located on the far end from the Museum’s entrance. Therefore, the Sistine Chapel located near the end of a long one-way itinerary inside the Museums can only be visited as part of the Vatican tour.

Large bags, backpacks, tripods, big umbrellas and glass bottles must be left at the Vatican Museums cloakroom.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Do we skip the line to enter the Vatican?

Yes. This tour includes priority-entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Recently due to increased security concerns, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the popular sites. Due to increased security measures ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, even those with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry the major attractions may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.

Is St. Peter's Basilica included?

No. This tour focuses on the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, excluding the Basilica of Saint Peter’s, closed in the evenings.

Can we enter the Sistine Chapel without going through the entire Museum?

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and it is not available separately. One must follow through the entire route of the Museums before entering the Sistine Chapel, which is located on the far end from the Museum’s entrance. Therefore, the Sistine Chapel located near the end of a long one-way itinerary inside the Museums can only be visited as part of the Vatican tour.

What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?

The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum and/or Sistine Chapel at any time, and without prior notice. While we regret these inconveniences, these unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. In these rare cases, your guide will modify the itinerary and give you as complete a tour as possible working with the circumstances given.

Can Roma Pass be used for the Vatican Museum admission?

Roma pass can only be used in Rome NOT for the Vatican admission. The Roma Pass does not include the Vatican Museums which are in Vatican City, a city state within the city of Rome. The Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel are not part of the circuit of museums that can be visited with the Roma Pass and/or the Roma and Più Pass.

Do you provide wheelchairs at the Vatican?

Yes. We are pleased to reserve wheelchairs on your behalf to experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel around the Vatican accessibility routes. Remark: Wheelchairs at the Vatican are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. You must present a passport as identification.

Do you use headsets on your Vatican Sistine Chapel tour?

In the Vatican headsets are mandatory for groups composed of 6 or more participants. The Vatican requires that you rent whisper or similar audio headsets at the door so that your guide can clearly communicate with your party without disturbing other visitors and with consideration for the Holy nature of the Vatican. Your personal guide will be talking into a small microphone and you will each be listening on special earpieces.

Will we be able to take pictures especially in the Sistine Chapel?

Pictures are not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel. All throughout the museums the Vatican City authorities have an enlightened policy on taking pictures and visitors are allowed to take photos provided there is no flash. But this does not apply to the Sistine Chapel.

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    Hi Rachel,
    Last week my family took a tour of the Vatican with one of your guides. She was excellent! Could you remind me what her name was again? (Lucia? Luciana? cannot remember). Please help us let her know our feedback. She was outstanding – very interesting, brought what would have been a very dry subject matter for a child to life! My son enjoyed it very, very much – as did we.
    We are now in Florence and have taken with another company a couple of tours supposedly designed for children and the guides are nowhere as good as Luciana. She was patient and gave just the right amount of information to engage, educate and entertain without overwhelming us. My son’s comments in comparison was “Luciana did not talk me to like I am 3 years old!” He found the others boring, too childish etc. She is a tough act to follow! Once again, thanks for organising! Please convey out thanks to her.
    After our wonderful experiene with Luciana at the Vatican, we’d love to try another tour with your company for Venice.
    Thank you very much!
    Regards

    Lucinda Kang
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
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    We had a lovely and interesting experience today. I was a little concerned at first that such detailed historical information would be too much for a little boy age eight, but he loved every minute and followed the stories with great interest. We went to the Roman Forum, coliseum and the catacombs. It gave everyone a wonderful lesson in Roman ancient life. Phillipo is certainly knowledgeable and very articulate. Thank you for a nice experience of Rome. I found you researching children’s Rome tours on the web.

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