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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Night Semi Private Tour

1. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Night Semi Private Tour

Skip the lines and wander the galleries of the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards. Enter the Hall of the Muses to see a series of sculptures found in the Villa of Cassius near Tivoli. Continue to the Round Hall to look at the large red porphyry basin and mosaic floor. Visit the Greek Cross Room, built by Michelangelo Simonetti, and walk through the Gallery of the Candelabra and Gallery of Tapestries. Admire a collection of historic maps in the private gallery of Pope Gregory XIII. End in the Sistine Chapel and learn how Michelangelo worked for hours to create his masterpiece.

Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour & food & wine tastings

2. Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour & food & wine tastings

Discover the Vatican with a small-group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide and a group of maximum 15 people. Navigate the vast complex of artwork and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo. Following the Vatican Museums, enjoy the finest food & wine Italy has to offer, including cheese, truffles, aged balsamic vinegar, pesto and cured meats at one of Rome’s best gourmet food shops.

Extraordinary Entry Sistine Chapel: Official VIP Vatican

3. Extraordinary Entry Sistine Chapel: Official VIP Vatican

As the most unforgettable way of experiencing the Sistine Chapel, this experience gives you the choice of when you’d like to enjoy VIP access. The morning tour gives you an unprecedented look inside the sacred halls of the Vatican at sunrise. In the evening, you’ll stay inside the gates after they close to the general public for a relaxing after-hours visit. Either way, you’ll enjoy the same exquisite, crowd-free experience at the Sistine Chapel and explore with a knowledgeable official Vatican guide. On the morning tour, you’ll arrive at the Vatican as the sun begins to rise over Rome and access the Museum at 7:30 am — much earlier than when many other "early access” experiences begin. View the galleries and Raphael Rooms as you make your way to the Sistine Chapel as the first visitors to enter the Vatican Museums for the day. As the crowning moment of your experience, you’ll step into the Sistine Chapel with a select small group of other visitors with VIP Access. The next 20 minutes are all yours to contemplate the Chapel in impeccable silence with just a handful of other visitors around — a far cry from the crowds that will arrive later in the day. By 9:15 am, you’ll be settled in the Pinecone Courtyard, ready to enjoy a homemade breakfast spread in the historic and picturesque surroundings. If you opt for the evening tour, you’ll meet your official Vatican guide at 3:30 pm and enter the Museums with skip-the-line tickets. Breeze past the crowds as you head off to visit the majestic galleries and Raphael Rooms, following the last wave of visitors for the day. Just after 5 pm, as the Sistine Chapel is closing to the public for the day, you'll step inside after the crowds and enjoy VIP access with just a select small group of other visitors. After the near-empty Chapel has taken your breath away, you'll head to the Pinecone Courtyard, ready to toast the day with a spritz or glass of prosecco together with a light dinner buffet.

Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Dinner & Opera Concert

4. Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Dinner & Opera Concert

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace. Exit the Museum directly to St. Peter Basilica, once again avoiding the long ticket lines. After sightseeing the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter Basilica, rest and relax in a cozy family, Italian restaurant - Enoteca Corsi, where you will enjoy a delicious Italian dinner. Enoteca Corsi restaurant is visited not only by tourists but also by Roman residents, which is the best recommendation for this place. The restaurant is situated in the center of Rome, very close to the Pantheon. End your day by participating in an astonishing opera concert presented in the historic church in the center of Rome with excellent acoustics. During the concert, you will listen to the most beautiful opera arias and the most famous melodies of classical music composed by the greatest Italian composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Bellini, Vivaldi, Leoncavallo, and Mascagni. Moreover, you will be overjoyed by listening to magic Neapolitan songs. The concert program is presented by grand piano which accompanies exceptional tenor and soprano soloists in opera arias and Neapolitan songs. Free wine will be served during the concert intermission. Concerts take place in the magnificent Waldensian Church (via IV Novembre 107) with exceptional acoustics. The church is situated in a historical building in the center of Rome, only 300-meter walk from Piazza Venezia. Concert program Tomaso Albinoni „Adagio” Antonio Vivaldi “Spring” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “Nessun dorma” from “Turandot” Ruggero Leoncavallo “Mattinata” Pietro Mascagni “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana Giuseppe Verdi “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from “La Traviata” Giuseppe Verdi “La Traviata” – overture Antonio Vivaldi “Summer” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca” Break Neapolitan song “Torna a Surriento” Antonio Vivaldi „Autumn” from „The four seasons” Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto Quartet”– overture Giacomo Puccini “Vissi d’arte” from “Tosca” Giuseppe Verdi “La donna è mobile” from “Rigoletto” Giacomo Puccini “O mio babbino caro” Giuseppe Verdi „Celeste Aida” from „Aida” Antonio Vivaldi „Winter” from „The four seasons” – Neapolitan song „O sole mio” Approximate duration of the concert (min.): 70 with one break The organizer reserves the right to modify the content of the program Dinner menu Guests can choose from two menus Appetizer: Italian antipasto Main course: Mezzemaniche all'Amatriciana (pasta w bacon, tomato sauce & pecorino cheese) or Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti pasta w pecorino cheese & black peppers) Second Course: Roasted veal with potatoes or Buffalo Mozzarella cheese with fresh tomatoes and basil Dessert: Home-made dessert of the day Water and bread included Children under 6 years old will receive a smaller portion

Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

5. Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Explore Rome at your own pace with the Go City Rome Explorer Pass. Choose from 2 to 7 attractions and tours from a list of over 35 popular activities. With a full 60 days to use your pass (which starts with your first attraction visit or tour) enjoy plenty of time to experience Rome. Visit the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, enjoy a pizza dinner in the Prati District, go to a classical music concert, bike ride among ancient Roman ruins, and experience much more. Avoid the hassle of buying individual attraction tickets. With your pass, everything is right on your phone. Get a digital guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Rome and Vatican attractions or activities from the following: Cultural and Historical Sights • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with audio tour, hosted entry, and multimedia video (R) • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - reserved entrance (R) • Borghese Gallery and City Guide app (R) • Castel Sant' Angelo with audio guide (R) • Capitolini Museum with hosted entry (R) • Altar of the Fatherland Panoramic View (R) • Pantheon Guided Tour (R) Other Tours and Experiences • Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off 1-Day Classic Tour • Rome Catacombs Tour including transfer (R) • Piazza Navona Underground • Best of Rome at Twilight (R) • Papal Audience (R) • Rome Ghost and Mystery Tour (R) • Bike rental with Caracalla Baths (R) • Ancient Via Appia Antica by Bike • The Three Tenors in Concert with Ballet - St. Paul's Church • Museo delle Cere (Wax Museum) • Welcome to Rome Show • Leonardo Da Vinci Experience • Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces • Trevi District Underground: Small Aqueduct Domus (R) • Vigamus - Video Game Museum • Empresses, Emperors and Courtesans Tour (R) Food and Drink • Wine tasting with a certified sommelier near the Colosseum • Hard Rock Cafe Rome - Skip the Line • Pizza terrace dinner in the Prati District (R) • Healthy and fresh food break in the city center • Spritz and salad menu near the Vatican • Italian breakfast at Vero Food (city center or Prati District) (R) Reservations required. Follow the instructions on the digital guide for each attraction or tour.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket with Pizza

6. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket with Pizza

With this experience, you will taste a traditional slice of pizza and a soft drink included with the entrance to the Vatican Museums. At a fixed time, you will be able to enter the Vatican Museum with skip-the-line entry, with help from staff onsite. See all the wonders displayed at your own pace, following your own itinerary. See with your own eyes the Sistine Chapel and its wonderfully decorated walls, and see the exciting frescos, paintings, sculptures and so much more. Feel free to explore all of the masterpieces in this amazing treasure to the fullest. After you’ve finished at the Museums, make your way (10 minutes walking) to get your pizza and soft drink.

Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

7. Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

The Vatican Museums - generally acknowledged to be one of the best collections of art in the world - are usually closed to the public at night. On this Vatican Night Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to discover Greek statues, The Sistine Chapel and Renaissance masterpieces after dark, and the Vatican Museums with an expert private guide. When night falls, the atmosphere of the Vatican Museums is transformed. You’ll marvel at the timeless beauty of these grand galleries. You’ll walk through vast, frescoed chambers and hallways lined with some of the most famous statues from antiquity, enjoying the enchanted atmosphere which can only be experienced in the calm of the evening. The splendour of the Vatican never ceases to amaze, but your visit will be further enriched by the explanations of your personal guide. You’ll see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, and discover what inspired these great artists. This tour is carefully planned to optimize your time, showing you highlights such as the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms as well as some of the hidden treasures of the Belvedere Courtyard, The Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries. The Vatican is renowned throughout the world for its astonishing collection of Greek and Roman art. A Renaissance enthusiasm for classical artwork led to the rediscovery and display of great works such as the Laocoon - a moving depiction of the struggle of a doomed family - and the aesthetic perfection of the Apollo Belvedere. Discover the stories and the secrets of these magnificent sculptures on your private Vatican tour, exploring the Courtyard of the Pinecone, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and many other famous parts of the Vatican Museums. An undisputed highlight of the tour is undoubtedly a walk through the Raphael Rooms. Stunning frescoes by Raphael decorate the walls and ceilings of the most luxurious rooms in the papal apartments, including the famous School of Athens. This impressive fresco not only demonstrates Raphael’s supreme talent, but also offers a fascinating insight into the art and philosophy of the Renaissance. Your journey through the Raphael Rooms takes you to the Sistine Chapel tour. Seeing Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring frescoes with your own eyes is an unforgettable experience. Learn about the remarkable life and work of Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time, while studying the rich detail of the most famous ceiling in the world. On your private tour of the Sistine Chapel you’ll have the opportunity to admire the paintings up close, and hear the story behind the Last Judgement. This vast painting on the altar wall was surprisingly controversial when it was first revealed, for reasons you’ll discover on your private tour. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, you’ll separate fact from fiction and learn the truth about Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

Rome: Vatican Museums Entry, St. Peter's Guided Tour & Pizza

8. Rome: Vatican Museums Entry, St. Peter's Guided Tour & Pizza

Spend a day visiting two of the most famous monuments in Italy. Enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to see the collections of art and impressive architecture. Explore St. Peter's Basilica with your guide to discover the history of the church. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums, to see the iconic frescos, paintings, and sculptures. Stand beneath the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the artwork by Italian artist Michelangelo. Tour St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Basilica in the world. While your guide explains in detail the history of the Cathedral and its secrets, you can spend time admiring the details within and taking beautiful pictures. At the end of the tour, get a slice of pizza and a soft drink in Naples.

Rome: Vatican by Night

9. Rome: Vatican by Night

The Vatican is especially beautiful at night, this tour will show you. You will discover why thousands of people wait in the queues every day to admire this magnificent structure from the inside and much more whilst exploring. Following that, you'll continue in the direction of the Vatican Museums. Once there, your focus will be on the small and mostly unknown subtleties which will help you to really understand the big picture. You'll learn about Michelangelo and his contribution to the Sistine Chapel, taking a closer look at this unique chapel and marveling at its architecture and art.

Rome: Full Day Tour of the Vatican & Ancient Rome with Lunch

10. Rome: Full Day Tour of the Vatican & Ancient Rome with Lunch

Get ready to know the Vatican City and immerse yourself in the history, culture, and gastronomy of Rome in a fantastic full-day private tour. Let your expert and licensed guide explain everything about the Vatican to you, guiding you through the most important sights. Visit the Vatican Museums, walk through its impressive corridors and courtyards, and learn all about the smallest state in the world. Discover the Popes and artists who made this place so unique. See the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and hear all about the stories represented by one of the most famous artists, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Hear all about Bernini's Canopy and Michelangelo's Pieta, while your guide explains everything about the largest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. Take a look at the temple of the ancient Roman gods, a real architectural treasure: the Pantheon. Take a walk around Piazza Navona, the most emblematic square in Rome. Enjoy Roman cuisine in a traditional "Trattoria", in the charming district of Trastevere. Cross the bridge over the Tiber Island and explore the secret jewel of Rome, the Jewish Ghetto. Have an Italian coffee in a traditional café, frequented by local people, and visit the colorful market of Campo Dei Fiori, where producers will make you taste some delicious Italian food.

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What people are saying about Sistine Chapel

Monika was absolutely fantastic! She was exciting, informative and energetic. The Sistine Chapel was amazing and Monika was right there to meet with us when we through with the Chapel. The Opera at the Waldesian Church was a beautiful to end our day. We are opera lovers, and the performers are incredibly talented. The acoustics of the church and intermission glass of wine added to the evening.

This was overall a great tour. The Vatican museums and Sistine chapel were breathtaking. The small opera show was such a nice touch. The singers were absolutely wonderful! Must watch!

Jeanette rocked! Her knowledge, her storytelling and her personality really made this small group tour educational and so much fun.

Everything went really smoothly and we received good instructions and tips

My experience was awesome. Using their app was super easy and a pleasure.