Vatican Museums Afternoon Tour With Happy Hour And Hotel Pick-up Included!

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Overview

Visiting the Vatican Museums is a dream come true for millions of travelers that every year have the amazing chance to step into the wonderful corridors and breathe in the magical atmosphere created by the sumptuous frescoes, the stunning statues and the iconic tapestries that make up just a tiny part of what this art complex offers to the public.

So imagine having the possibility to visit all of its rooms, galleries and – of course – the Sistine Chapel, after the closing time, to enjoy moments of pure relaxation and art with your expert guide and a semi-private group of maximum 10 people.

We’ve got you hooked, haven’t we?

Not only will you be able to access the Sistine Chapel as a VIP, but we have gone further and included a typical Italian aperitif tasting in a magical setting, inside the museum!

You will be the first into the Sistine Chapel after its general public closing time: this will allow you to discover the Vatican Museums without stress or haste, also enjoying our exclusive partners’ entrance.

To make this even more comfortable and magical, we have included the hotel pick-up from your central accommodation in Rome: all you have to do is waiting for our driver to come pick you up and take you to the Vatican area, where you will join your guide and small group and start this incredible experience.

The guide will lead you along the Pio Clementino Museum, the Upper Galleries (Candelabras, Geographical Maps, and Tapestries) and the amazing Raphael’s Rooms; Michelangelo's timeless masterpiece will await you in the Sistine Chapel.

Did you know that no talking is allowed inside the Sistine Chapel, as silence is imposed by the sacredness of the place?
During public opening hours, during normal guided tours, not even guides are allowed to explain inside the Chapel. Panels have been placed along the route of the Vatican Museums to describe and explain the various frescoes present.

Yet, you will have the incredible, unique opportunity to hear the explanation of your guide right inside the Sistine Chapel!

After walking around, taking lots of photos and selfies and listening to the explanation of your guide, we thought of including a typical Italian-style Happy Hour in the Pinecone Courtyard, that same magical setting that has filled the hearts and souls of popes for centuries!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit one of the most famous and crowded art complexes in the world in a totally harmonious and intimate way and we are every step of the way to make sure the memory of it will last a lifetime.

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Highlights
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • Pick-up from central hotels in Rome
  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Exclusive priority entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Happy Hour in the Pinecone Courtyard
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • Booking fees
  • Vatican Museums expert guide
  • Pick-up from the hotel in central Rome to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets after closing time
  • Happy Hour in the Pinecone Courtyard
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel after closing time
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Drop-off
Know Before You Go
  • * If your hotel or accommodation is not served you can reach directly the meeting point at Caffè VaticanoViale Vaticano, 100), opposite side to the Vatican Museums entrance (Metro A-Line, Ottaviano stop) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
    * This tour ends in the Vatican Museums.
    * This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

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Reviewed by Bartosz US   May 28, 2022
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My guide was an excellent guide and so knowledgeable. The tour moved along at a perfect pace to see everything and learn about the city. Good tour company!!!
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Reviewed by Austin US   May 28, 2022
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This is an amazing tour with amazing staff, highly recommended.
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Reviewed by P Carbonneau KR   May 28, 2022
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Everything went very smoothly from beginning to end thanks in large part to our wonderful guide. It was very good too. RECOMMEND! Very professional LOVED IT!
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Reviewed by dennisredmond US   May 27, 2022
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I must say that what made this tour very special was our guide. We learned so much from him. He was very articulate, spoke clearly and made the tour very interesting not only for my husband and I, but most importantly for my sons 8 and 11. Thank you for a wonderful tour. We will definitely recommend your company to our family and friends who will be having in the future.
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Reviewed by Juneau IT   May 26, 2022
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WE HAD A GREAT TIME !!!
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Reviewed by Joel A US   May 26, 2022
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Our guide contributed enormously to our newfound love of tour. He not only explained in detail and in an interesting way about everything, but he also provided us with incredibly useful information about the rest of the city and it's many points of interest. We are definitely returning with my son and his family next year.
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Reviewed by Georgia US   May 26, 2022
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WE HAD A WONDERFUL TOUR. OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS NOT ONLY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND INFORMATIVE, BUT VERY PATIENT AS WELL. THANKS.
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Reviewed by Gardenia IE   May 26, 2022
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I was delighted with our guide. She was very knowledgeable and passionate. We had a private guide made our day even more special. Thank you all.
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Reviewed by KapadiaAU AU   May 26, 2022
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Had a wonderful time on this tour. It was very well organized and on time. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Esther CN   May 25, 2022
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A VERY INTERESTING TOUR, WELL EXPLAINED BY OUR TOUR GUIDE AND WELL WORTH DOING.
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