This tour takes you inside the Museums and the Sistine Chapel when they’re much more quiet an atmospheric than during the day.
Experience the Vatican like almost no one else gets to—at night!This is the time when the Vatican palaces are at their most peaceful, tranquil, and lovely and quieter than regular visiting hours.
We start at theVatican Museums,part of the Papal Palaces. 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. Since your group is a maximum of just 15 people, you’ll have plenty of time to getallof your questions answered.
You’ll also explore some of the finestancient sculpturesandRenaissance artin the world, includingRaphael’sSchool of Athens, the HellenisticLaocoön, and the beautifulApollo Belvedere.
The pièce-de-resistance of your experience, of course, is theSistine Chapel, the private chapel of the Pope. In the evening light—and without the tourist hordes—get a sense of the kind of intimate atmosphere the Pope himself would have enjoyed here. As you admireMichelangelo’s famous frescoes,your Vatican expert reveals their stories, secrets and what makes them so special.