THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
Every year and only for a limited period of time (from April to July and from September to October) the Vatican Museums open on Friday night after sunset and with a limited number of tickets available.
The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Friday Night tour will let you enjoy the art and history at a different pace, with limited numbers permitted to enter the museums, you’ll have more space to view the art works and enjoy the atmosphere.
Your English-speaking licensed guide will enhance your visit with the history and stories behind the art and artists but – above all – choosing the Vatican Museums by night tour is quite another experience than on a summer morning… one-of-a-kind!
As you explore the Vatican Museums you will see many of the same highlights that are visited on morning tours but without experiencing the overheated rooms and crowds of daytime visits.
Along with this you will escape the heat! As you know, Rome can be quite hot especially in June or July, therefore Vatican Museums by Night tour could be a nice way to beat the heat.
Don’t forget the evening illumination!
It will enlighten the marvelous Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps and the stunning painted ceilings of the Gallery of the Candelabra: it will be even harder to distinguish it as a trompe l’oeil!
We’ll explore Raphael’s Rooms and at the end of the tour the Vatican Museum’s highlight: the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo in the unique atmosphere of evening light.
Note: Due to a limited number of tickets available this tour must be booked in advance and therefore it is not available for a last minute booking.
From June to October and extra fee of 15% will be added on last minute requests (3 days before the tour date).
PRICES: the guide fee must be considered as a total not per person.
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros + tickets (check under "tickets price").
Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during holidays or last minute requests.
For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.
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