Vatican After Hours: A Private VIP Experience

Experience the Vatican Museums as a VIP after closing hours and the Sistine Chapel in Solace and Silence

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

16:30 - 17:30 - 18:30

PRIVATE DRIVER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

NOT AVAILABLE

Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path through the Museums.

What's Included
  • Expert and qualified private tour guide
  • Exclusive VIP access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Transfer from/to your Hotel with a personal driver
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • St. Peter's Basilica

Sites you’ll visit

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Famous throughout the world, the multiple galleries and rooms can take days to visit although only just over a third of the art that Popes throughout the centuries have collected is on show to the public. The museums house an immense collection that includes some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world along with some of the most precious Ancient Rome and Egyptian statues.
  • Definitely the most known work of art of all time, the frescoes by Michelangelo are considered the finest work of art ever created by Man. The iconic narration of the vault dedicaded to the Holy Creation and the Bible is a pendant of the huge wall scene (60 feet tall) just behind the altar: the “Last Judgment” with its 391 figures. The side walls welcomed Michelangelo’s creation with pre-existing stories of the Life of Jesus and Moses by Botticelli and the Renaissance masters. Despite the religious dedication, the meaning of the Sistine Chapel trascends the time and space of the Church and reveals its universal meaning for mankind.

Tour description

Begin your private-access adventure with pickup from hotel or preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center. 

Visit the Vatican Museums with your knowledgeable and passionate guide in Rome. 

Experience a privileged view of one of the most extensive art collections in the world, hosting many world-famous sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. See prominent Renaissance paintings from Raphael, Michelangelo, Perugino and Botticelli. 


View the majestic Laocoon statue within the superior galleries, known as one of the greatest works during the Hellenistic period. Pass through the Octagonal courtyard with your guide. Continue to the ancient Gallery of the Candelabra. You will also be able to explore the Gallery of Tapestries, which was inspired by Raphael and features Trompe L’oeil artistry.

Proceed to the Gallery of Maps, a series of painted topographical maps of Italy, which are frescoes of the 16th century. Witness the beauty of Raphael Rooms without the inconvenience of crowds. You can also unwind and ask questions freely. 


Adore an exclusive lesson on the symbolism of Michelangelo’s world-renowned masterpieces as you become fully immersed in the Sistine Chapel. Independently, appreciate the majesty of the Chapel as you relax, meditate and contemplate - a freedom originally reserved for Renaissance Masters and Clergy. Complete your tour by walking through frescoed halls of the Vatican Library, and exiting through the famous double Spiral Staircase by Giuseppe Moro.


End your journey with drop-off at your hotel or preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center.


Useful information

  • Not available on Friday (high season) and Sunday
  • It is not possible to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags, big umbrellas and selfie-sticks. All weapons, hazardous or flammable objects are strictly forbidden.
  • Food and beverages are permitted but must be checked
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended, especially in high season when visiting some important holy sites, such as the Sistine Chapel. Shoulders and knees have to be covered

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • This product requires a downpayment during checkout
  • Please note that this product has a final sale policy and it is not refundable

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