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VIP After-hours Vatican Museums by Night Tour with Sistine Chapel

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    Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

    Missed on many daytime itineraries no visit to the Vatican Museums is complete without seeing the great Renaissance master Raphael's most captivating works, the most famous of which is his iconic "School of Athens".

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Indulge in the truly unique atmosphere of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel as night falls on our VIP Vatican after-hours tour. This intimate journey features all of the must sees you would expect in the company an expert insider guide and small group of only 12 guests or fewer when the doors have been closed to the general public.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    See the rare magic of the Vatican Museums in the evening when the doors are open to the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and more after the crowds have gone home. Enjoy a perfect Vatican itinerary with near-empty halls, plenty of room to view the masterpieces, and captivating storytelling from a passionate expert guide.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Venture inside the world's smallest country and see the Vatican Museums in a way that only those who work here can... after closing and with no daytime crowds.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    What a Life Tours, Via Santamaura, 14B, 00192 Città del Vaticano, RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    7:30 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City
    • Headsets to hear your guide in groups or 6 or more.
    • After hours entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums
    • English speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Dinner - This tour does not include dinner.
    • Access to St. Peter's Basilica as it closes daily at 6 pm
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Vatican was never on my bucket list, but the way that Mario brought it to life has left me yearning for a second visit. The walk through the galleries to the Sistine Chapel was all at once magical, humorous, educational and profoundly grounding; Mario’s...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    whatalifetours, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Ciao, grazie for this wonderful review! We are thrilled that your tour with us exceeded all of your expectations. Exploring the Vatican Museums without the crowds is a surreal experience. Sometimes, you'll find yourself in-awe at just how much beautiful art surrounds you! Your guide,...More

    Reviewed 8 September 2019

    This is the BEST tour of the Vatican museum! Learned so much from Matteo our fantastic guide! Highly highly recommend

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    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

    Highly recommend you do this tour. Matteo was thoroughly knowledgeable and made the tour fun. You learn more about what you’re seeing in small group tours, and also have the opportunity to ask questions and stop along the way. Sistine chapel was highlight and thanks...More

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    whatalifetoursrome, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

    Thanks for the 5 star review and high praise for Matteo! We always aim to provide the best tour service depending on our clients needs and the Vatican at night is a truly unique tour. You are so right that the intimate groups make a...More

    Reviewed 25 August 2019

    Matteo lead a very interesting tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. He did a great job describing the Last Judgement and the creation. He also identified key items in the museum and provided interesting information about them. It was great touring them...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    whatalifetoursrome, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

    Ciao Laurie, the Vatican at night is truly spectacular! With less crowds, you are able to get a more personal experience. We are glad you had a fascinating tour with Matteo, he is indeed very insightful about the masterpieces within the Sistine Chapel. Thanks again...More

    Reviewed 4 August 2019

    We was lucky to have guide Matheo with us. All was well organized and we will come, thats for sure! 😏More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    whatalifetours, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Ciao Mareth, what a lovely and to-the-point review! I am delighted to hear that you had such a good time on your recent Vatican under the Stars Tour with us. This is a great tour for anyone looking for a different Vatican experience as you...More

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    26 May 2019|
    Response from Dan L |
    Well you see many many rooms and over ~2-3 hours you’ve seen so much it’s amazing. Go to St. Peter’s basilica first, then do the Friday night tour. Yes you do get right into the Sistine Chapel. Well worth the experience.
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