This tour is our guides’ absolute favorite, so let them take you on what they call a “journey of fantasy”. Enjoy a small group tour and admire the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums in a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. This tour is an extended one, so you will see much more than usual, for example, the Raphael Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello), famous for their frescoes, painted by Raphael and his workshop, and the Sobieski’s Room.
You will listen to your tour guide’s explanation of the Sistine Chapel, whilst enjoying a live orchestra playing soothing classical music in the background. One of our guides describes it as an amazing “concert of colors”. Tickets are not applicable to special categories, please check Before You Go section. [readmore]
The last part of the tour is the beautifully illuminated Sistine Chapel. This “natural” form of light imitates the one that Michelangelo had when he was painting his most famous masterpieces, such as Adam’s Creation and the Last Judgment.
After exiting the chapel, the tour ends just outside the Vatican. We recommend you to go for a stroll down to St. Peter’s Square in order to capture the evening scenery and take some beautiful pictures of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican.
(Note: Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is not allowed in the evening).Read more
Dress code is strictly observed: knees, shoulders and stomach MUST be covered for both genders, otherwise you risk to be refused to entry
If you are visiting The Vatican with children aged 0-6, are pregnant, or have a severe disablement, you must purchase your tickets directly onsite; you can then automatically Skip-the-line
This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
It is forbidden to bring: big bags, dangerous tools, food and drinks
Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Admire the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums and the incredible frescoes by Michelangelo inside a splendid Sistine Chapel, illuminated by an evocative evening light. Not only that: during the visit to the Sistine Chapel, you will hear in the background the concert of a small orchestra that will perform a repertoire of classical music live. That’s what we like to call a “color concert”.
This is a unique opportunity: visit the Vatican Museums in the evening, without the crowds that occur during the day, with all the illuminated works and a suggestive quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
This tour is an extended version of the classic tours of the Vatican. You will be given the opportunity to visit, with an in-depth explanation by the guide, the rooms of Raphael, famous for the frescoes that embellish them (above all “The School of Athens “), painted by Raphael and his students.
The last part of the tour consists of a visit to the Sistine Chapel illuminated by an evocative evening light. This type of lighting is similar to that which Michelangelo also had while painting his most famous masterpiece. Relive the same atmosphere that the Master lived at work.
Please also understand that the radio headsets are property of the Vatican. We are obligated to exclusively rent from them so we don't have any quality control over them, therefore if your headset doesn't have quality sound please let us know and we will take care of providing a replacement.