Vatican Museums at Dusk - Exclusive small groups Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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This 2 hours, exclusive Vatican at Dusk, skip-the-line tour gives you the chance to see the magnificent highlights of the Vatican Museum when it is just closed to the public. Explore the museum with your professional guide, one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world.  In the museum, you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries the Octagonal Courtyard, The Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of Maps, the Tapestry Gallery and  the Sistine Chapel painted by the Renaissance genius, Michelangelo
Meet your guide at 7:30 p.m. and you will be guided through the intriguing history of the Vatican Museum and where the popes live. This exclusive,Vatican at Dusk tour will give you the possibility of visiting the Vatican Museums when they have just closed to the public, so you can explore its vast collections with no crowd.  You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular, big, spiral staircase. Inside you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. You will be able to admire the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous, ancient sculptures. Or Raphael's Chambers that collects some of the best paintings of this famous artist, such as the Transfiguration, his last one. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. You will be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church and you will hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece: The Last Judgement.

What’s included

  • Exclusive entrance when the museum is just been  closed to the public
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

What’s not included

  • St. Peter Basilique
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions