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Available only on Fridays, this privileged small-group tour gives you after-hours admission to the magic of the Vatican. Without the daytime throngs and with an expert English-speaking guide to explain the works, you'll get the very best from your Vatican visit, understanding more about all that you see.
Available with an advance booking, experience the sensational aura of the seat of papal administration in a more intimate setting. The tour gives you a chance to admire the upper galleries of the Vatican Museums including the Gallery of the Tapestries and Candelabra, as well as the Hall of the Maps, the Octagonal Court, and Raphael’s Rooms. Feast your eyes on some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in existence – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and his ‘Last Judgment’, as well as Raphael’s glorious frescoes.
The Vatican houses one of the best collections of art in the world, ranging from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to late Renaissance. From the exquisite classical statues like the famous Laocoon to the gorgeous Flemish tapestries, the tour is a visual treat like no other. Making it a synesthetic experience will be our expert guide’s enchanting commentary, sharing intriguing anecdotes about the Vatican’s notorious history - to the murky world of politics surrounding the most important Catholic site of pilgrimage to inimitable heritage of the Roman civilisation. Trust us when we say this is an experience you would not want to miss for anything in the world!
Hurry and book now - space is limited on this exclusive tour that treats you to one of the most iconic destinations in the world!
*St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites may be subject to unscheduled closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or an alternative. We endeavour to inform guests beforehand if there are any planned disruptions to the Basilica's opening hours, however, this is not always possible. In such cases, we are unable to provide any refund or discount.
26 Apr 19 - 25 Oct 19 : FridayDuration
2 hours 30 minutesStart time
At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani).
So there's no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet, you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.Security Measures:
Those with a disability and their attendant / companion go free with a disability certificate that you must present at the museum's Special Permit or Reception Desk.
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Very well organised, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. There are still many tours in the museums at the time this tour starts, but definitely...Ines Mueller, Australia
A great experience and excellent guide...MR SIMON W GOODWIN, United Kingdom
Interesting tour. Avoided the daytime crowds. Good and knowledgeable to dictionary tour guide that spoke and understood English well.