Vatican Night Tour

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Vatican Galleries Evening Tour

A private tour of the Vatican at night affords you space to fully appreciate the beauty of the masterpieces displayed in its sacred halls without the bustling daytime crowds. The quieter twilight setting enables you to spend more time with your private guide as they discuss the historical, cultural, and artistic significance of the pieces on display.

What’s Included In The Vatican Night Tour?

  • Skip the line tickets
  • The Vatican Galleries
  • Ancient Sculptures and Renaissance art
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Magnificent frescoes and ceiling paintings, including the centerpiece ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at Night Tour Details

empty Vatican square
The Vatican at Night, Rome, Italy

You will be guided through the intriguing history of the museums as you peek around gilded corners and down ornate corridors that house everything from ancient sculptures and monuments to Renaissance masterpieces, you’ll be sure to stumble on something that makes your jaw-drop.

As this tour takes place in the evening you can benefit from less crowding, enabling you to get an up-close and personal look at the awe-inspiring artwork including:

  • Lacoon (ancient sculpture)
  • Apollo Belvedere (ancient sculpture & one of the first in the collection)
  • Canova’s Perseus
  • Ancient bronze statue of Hercules
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • And many, many more

The Sistine Chapel at Night

the sistine chapel ceiling as painted by Michelangelo.
Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy

Perhaps the highlight of the tour is the chance to luxuriate in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel without the rush of tourists surrounding you, and of course without the anxious security guards trying to move you on.

Your private guide will use this opportunity to pick out and discuss some of the finer details in the iconic frescoes and ceiling paintings overhead. The time afforded to appreciate the subtle nuances on such a large scale masterpiece makes the evening tour worth it all by itself.

Start time: 7 pm

Availability: Friday Evenings, April to October

We highly recommend the Tours by Luxe experience! During our week in Rome in July, Amy and her fabulous assistants Irenes P and V put together two wonderful tours for us. Our first was a tour of the Vatican Museum accompanied by our guide Jessica, the second to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Forum with Letizia. Both guides were knowledgeable, entertaining and fun. We all got a lot out of the tours - it’s so much better than wandering around by yourselves. Discovering secret messages in famous art works or having centuries old graffiti pointed out is just thrilling. It’s also fabulous bypassing the queues and having air-conditioned transfers to and from the sites. We highly recommend the Tours by Luxe experience.

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