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MAGIC OF THE VATICAN MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

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by Richard Parsons
A Wonderful experience!

Our hotel was across the road from the Vatican Museums and we had a good look at all the people waiting to get in and all the street tour agencies collecting groups of tourists - this really put us off! Searching for an evening option made sense for us and this tour was a real find. We believe that less than several hundred people were in the museums at the same time as ourselves and when we reached the Sistine Chapel, it was not busy at all and very peaceful. Some of the rooms we had access to were empty, just us! For the price, this was excellent value.

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EXCLUSIVE VATICAN AT NIGHT EXPERIENCE!
  • *** All tickets INCLUDED
  • Expert Vatican tour guide
  • Skip-the-line Vatican

  • Vatican Museums

  • Aperitivo

  • 2.5 hours

Overview

While huge crowds flock to the museums during the day, sometimes as many as 30,000 visitors in a single day, touring the Vatican at night is a once in a lifetime experience. When the sun sets in the Eternal City, something magical happens inside the Vatican Museums. On Friday evenings between April and October, the doors open for extraordinary night time visits of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

Stroll through the halls and courtyards in the footsteps of Popes and artists such as Michelangelo, Giotto and Raphael while listening to one of the various string quartets or jazz bands that provide live music. Gaze out the windows and you will see the moonlight over the majestic Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated.

It goes without saying that Vatican tours and walks during the day which include the Sistine Chapel have become ubiquitous. The Sistine Chapel per se sits high if not top of any respecting Rome 101. Every tour operator offers daytime Vatican tours and the only difference, it seems, which separates us from the chasing masses, is quality of tour guide. We are delighted to report that of the 2,000 reviews we have accumulated on TripAdvisor and twice that number earned elsewhere on the internet, our Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tours rank highest. Our Vatican guides are absolute top notch and the best time of day to get the best out of their knowledge, their experience, and their company is in the evening when time and space is not equally shared with thousands of other people on other tours.

An unusual nocturnal ambience prevails on this very limited Vatican evening experience, restricted to a very small number of carefully-selected tour groups, far, far removed from the chaos of visiting the Vatican Museums in daytime during Summer.

If you will be in Rome on a Friday evening between April and October, don’t miss this trip! Magic of the Vatican Museums at Night includes a pre-tour aperitivo (prosecco, sparkling wine) and snack, before encompassing the Rooms of St. Pius V, Galleries of the Vatican Apostolic Library, Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, Borgia Apartment, Collection of Contemporary Art, Sistine Chapel – with the best Vatican guide money can buy.

When in Rome, experience and enjoy the Vatican City in the evening with an expert guide!

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INCLUSIONS

  • Pre-tour aperitivo (prosecco, sparking wine) and snack provided at the meeting point
  • Priority skip-the-line Vatican evening experience tickets (Friday evening only)
  • Licensed expert Vatican tour guide
  • Vatican Museums evening experience
  • Sistine Chapel evening experience

Exclusions

None!

Important Information

  • Apr 6 – Oct 26 at 19:30 PM: Friday evenings only!
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
  • Activity level: easy.
  • Average group size: 20
  • NOT wheelchair accessible.

Voucher

YOu will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.

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by Richard Parsons
A Wonderful experience!

Our hotel was across the road from the Vatican Museums and we had a good look at all the people waiting to get in and all the street tour agencies collecting groups of tourists - this really put us off! Searching for an evening option made sense for us and this tour was a real find. We believe that less than several hundred people were in the museums at the same time as ourselves and when we reached the Sistine Chapel, it was not busy at all and very peaceful. Some of the rooms we had access to were empty, just us! For the price, this was excellent value.


Schedule

April 6 thru October 26
Friday evenings only. MEET AT 19:00 PM (Fridays) at the gate of our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 (near the Vatican Museums entrance).
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun. Closed
IMPORTANT! Your evening tour departs at 19:30 PM. You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 19:00 PM. Don't be late!
 

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by Richard Parsons
A Wonderful experience!

Our hotel was across the road from the Vatican Museums and we had a good look at all the people waiting to get in and all the street tour agencies collecting groups of tourists - this really put us off! Searching for an evening option made sense for us and this tour was a real find. We believe that less than several hundred people were in the museums at the same time as ourselves and when we reached the Sistine Chapel, it was not busy at all and very peaceful. Some of the rooms we had access to were empty, just us! For the price, this was excellent value.