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0 2:30h EN / ES / FR / DE
EN / ES / FR / DE

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Included
Skip-the-line tickets
Professional art historian guide
Headsets (to hear the guide clearly)
Not Included
St. Peter's Basilica
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Advantages
Skip the Line
Last Minute Ticket
Guarantee Entrance
Fast Track Access Ticket
Licensed Guides
Last Minute Tour
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Easy Cancellation
Key Details
Friday
Collection point: Via Germanico, 16, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Group: Max 15 people

Before You Go

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

It is not permitted to bring medium or large luggage, umbrellas or sticks (apart from those used for walking): it is advisable to bring small bags and rucksacks if needed; these items can also be left in the checkroom of the Vatican for free

It is forbidden to bring any type of firearm or dangerous material into the Vatican Museums

It is not possible to bring alcoholic beverages; it is also forbidden to eat or drink inside the halls of the museums.

This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended

This tour is not wheelchair accessible

SKIP THE LINE policy: Please be aware that entering the Vatican Museums means leaving Rome and going to a different State. During high seasons the Vatican welcomes more than 30.000 visitors per day!

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.


Description

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”.

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 the 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).

Tour Highlights

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. 


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