This Vatican Museum Evening Tour is an extremely coveted tour as it gives you access to the Vatican museum and Basilica after closing hours. This will leave you with an Empty Museum all to yourself, something unheard of in all of Italy’s main attractions.
The Italy Tours R US tour begins by perusing some of the Vatican Museum’s 4 miles of Renaissance art, papal gold, statues, and other worldly treasures. Too much to see at once, our expert guide will lead you to the most important works including Raphael, Rosselli, and of course, Michelangelo.
After a bit of historical time-traveling, thanks to Vatican Museum Evening Tour you can move your eyes from the walls to the ceiling where you will find the Story of Genesis depicted in pictures. This is the famed Sistine Chapel, an expansive ceiling painted by the master artist Michelangelo. At the very center you will see the internationally recognized depiction of God reaching for Adam. As you strain your neck looking up at the 40-foot high artwork, imagine yourself as Michelangelo laying on his back painting the scenes during the four years of realization. Impressive!
Important- Entering the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees should be covered, no shorts. Please respect dress code at the Vatican and all other Italian churches.
Vatican Museum Evening Tour expected that after the museum and chapel, we will lead you through a privileged entrance directly into St. Peter’s Basilica. Our tour lets you inside the Basilica directly from the museum and leaves you to stroll through the largest church in the world at your leisure. Inside you’ll get a close up view of the Pope’s seat illuminated by countless stained glass windows.
After the Basilica, you are free to independently climb the dome which provides an unprecedented view of Vatican City, the Tiber river, and Castel Sant’Angelo. At this time in the evening, all of Rome will be lit up– an incredible sight!
Our guides are highly qualified English speakers with the possibility of other languages as well, upon request.
The tour price does not include:
May – October: Fridays only