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Vatican City: Sistine Chapel at Night with Skip-the-Line

Product ID: 311558
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Avoid the big crowds visiting the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel at night. Artificial lights will illuminate Michelangelo's masterpiece providing a different atmosphere meant to recreate the nuances of the natural light provided by candles.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 6:30 PM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
English, Italian

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  • Explore the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with a licensed archeologist guide
  • Benefit from a personal small-group experience
  • Discover the masterpieces of famous Renaissance artists at night
  • Learn about the genius of Raphael and Michelangelo on an itinerary focused on art, history, religion and symbolism
  • Enjoy a live concert that provides a perfect soundtrack to the atmospheric evening setting
Full description
Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel from a different perspective. Visit the iconic collections of statues, artifacts, and paintings at night and see the Saint Peter's dome shining above Rome or listen to the sound of music at the court of the pinecone. A live concert provides the perfect soundtrack of this unforgettable experience.

Skip the line and get access to the most relevant sections of the museums. Admire the artworks of Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and other representative artists of the Italian Renaissance. Benefit from an itinerary focused on art, history, religion, and symbolism, passing through galleries like one of the tapestries and the geographical maps, the apartment of Pope Julius II painted by Raphael, and culminating in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Local expert art historian or archaeologist guide
  • Headsets for groups larger than 6 participants
  • Sistine Chapel brochure
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Entrance to the Vatican Museums at a gate surrounded by the statues of Michelangelo and Raphael

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• For people with mobility impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, please contact the local partner so the itinerary can be customized to your needs on a private tour
• This tour involves light walking and stair climbing

From £80.02 per person

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Product ID: 311558