The next running date for this tour is in May 2015. Book now for dates after that or for dates before, consider our Pristine Sistine Tour which enters the Vatican Museums before the general public.
Why Choose this Tour?
Find the Pope’s palace and the Sistine Chapel at their most tranquil and touching
when you visit during seasonal extended hours. Outside the heat and larger crowds
of the day, you’ll enjoy an intimate guided tour of the highlights of the Vatican
collection, listening as your guide brings the Church’s history, art, and importance to
Visit the Vatican at night, with fewer crowds (and less heat!)
Although it happens every year, few visitors are aware of the Vatican Museums’
extended opening hours throughout the summer months, meaning you’ll share its
galleries and apartments with only those in the know. In echoing, elaborate halls
and galleries, your Vatican expert will bring the Church’s fascinating history to life —
from St. Peter’s martyrdom to the modern Vatican City.
We know it’s the stories that you’ll remember after your tour, so we’ve ditched
the dates and history lessons in favor of these, bringing Renaissance masters and
powerful Popes to life, reliving all their bitter quarrels and controversial missteps.
Explore the best of the Vatican collection, including the Sistine Chapel.
You’ll explore some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the
world, including Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’, the Hellenistic ‘Laocoön’, and the
beautiful ‘Apollo Belvedere’, a sculpture that inspired masters like Michelangelo.
Enjoy the ability to go right up to these world-famous pieces, a major perk of visiting
the Vatican at night and with minimal crowds!
The pièce-de-resistance of your experience, of course, is the Sistine Chapel, the
private chapel of the Pope. In the evening light and with fewer tourist hordes, you’ll
find it easier to pick out the details in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. You’ll be
well prepared to appreciate these works, having spent time with your expert Walks
guide, listening to the stories and secrets hidden within the art.
Small groups and privileged access for a hassle-free experience.
Since your group is a maximum of just 14 people, you’ll have plenty of time to
get all of your questions answered. A good thing too, since we’ve spent years
building the perfect team of Vatican guides, choosing the best art historians,
architecture buffs and storytellers.
And to be extra sure that you’re getting the best from every moment you spend
with us, we’ve got privileged access at the Vatican Museums, getting you past long
general access lines.
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel outside of the stifling heat of
the Roman summer on our limited edition Vatican After Hours Tour, offering you a
rare view of the papal palaces after bedtime.