Enter the Vatican City at dusk and soak in the special evening ambience.
Max 8 people
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Why Choose it?
Experience the Sistine Chapel in silence as few ever do.
Deep dive into the Vatican's vast collection with our informative guide.
Journey through the ages, encountering the papacy's most famous treasures.
Enjoy the exclusive privilege of a buffet dinner in the Vatican.
Every Friday during the summer, the Vatican opens its doors to allow its guests to explore its storied halls, chapels, and museums in a cool and ambient atmosphere. Enjoy some well-earned respite from Rome's sweltering summer sun by letting us take you on a cooling, immersive journey through the fresh halls of theVatican Museums and serene, torchlit ambiance of the Sistine Chapel.
Your tour begins in the museums, home to the most formidable art collection in the world. Spanning a series of impressive palaces, the collection contains 2100 years of art. It ranges in age from Egyptian to Etruscan, ancient Greek to ancient Roman, and the Middle Ages through to the contemporary age. And it stretches out across an incredible four miles of corridor space. Highlights of the tour include visits to two of the most celebrated frescoes in the world: Michelangelo’s ceiling and Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, and the School of Athens by Raphael in the Raphael Rooms.
Saint Peter's Basilica isn't open during the evenings, so we have more time to dive deeper into the Vatican's unparalleled collection. And in the company of an experienced, expert guide within the intimacy of your private group, you'll be able to ask any questions you like and go into depth on the artworks that grab you.
If you like, we can arrange a dinner in the Vatican's Cortile della Pigna (Courtyard of the Pine) after the tour. The buffet dinner will be served in an exclusive setting and with the ambiance of occasional live music.
This is the perfect tour for those of you who arrive Friday afternoon, and want to get straight into the spirit of their Roman adventure. The times are yours to choose, but we recommend starting this tour to at 7:30 or 8:00 pm.