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Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

1. 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.

Vatican City: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Night Ticket

2. Vatican City: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Night Ticket

Explore the Vatican Museums at night. Admire the Sistine Chapel and also check out other parts of the collection including the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Take some time to admire the details of the Sistine Chapel that you may have heard about, including Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again. Take the time to check out some of the lesser-known gems of the Vatican Museums like the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, and the incredible Raphael Rooms. These tickets cannot be used for group guided tours and private guided tours

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour w/ Food Tasting

3. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour w/ Food Tasting

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.

Rome Highlights Private Tour From Civitavecchia Port

4. Rome Highlights Private Tour From Civitavecchia Port

Enjoy a full-day, comprehensive tour of Rome, with direct transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia Port. Transfer by luxury vehicle to the city center, and start your sightseeing tour at Piazza Venezia and the National Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the 1st king of a unified Italy. Continue into the heart of Ancient Rome at the ruined temples of the Roman Forum. Learn about life in the Roman Republic at the massive amphitheater of the Colosseum. Next, get panoramic views of the domes of Rome from the hills of the Capitilone and Palatine. See the site of the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills. Go to the remains of the Baths of Caracalla, the 2nd largest of the public baths in Ancient Rome. Then, marvel at the well-preserved façade of the Pantheon, Ancient Rome’s temple to all the gods. Be enchanted by Piazza Navona, with its handsome Baroque and Renaissance monuments, including Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. See another Bernini fountain at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain on Piazza di Trevi. Enjoy a traditional Italian lunch, before spending the afternoon at the world’s smallest state in the Vatican City. Wander more than 7 kilometers of galleries in the Vatican Museums to see historic maps, masterpieces by Raphael, and Michelangelo’s glorious Sistine Chapel. End with a tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important church in the Catholic world, before returning to your cruise ship at the end of an enlightening day.

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One of the best experiences you could have if you’d like to visit the Vatican Museums want to know a bit about Italian food and wine. Our tour started at the Cafe La Nicchia where we spent the first 1.5 hrs drinking some nice Italian Prosecco and along with an Italian platter. It had the freshest Mozzarella and sundried tomatoes.Mama Mia!! Then came bruschetta’s with olive oil, green n red pesto (all so delicious), & finally we moved onto tasting the Parmigiano with some thick basalmic vinegar! We also tried the truffle sauce and it was heavenly. Once we were through, they served us a glass of red wine, and some cold cuts, which too were very nice. All satiated, we then proceeded to the Vatican Museum tour with Janetta (hope I’m not butchering her name). It was a really small group of 7 people and we covered all major attractions within the Museum and Sistine Chapel with some interesting stories along the way. Her Sarcasm was spot and and the tour unforgettable.

Had a great time in both the food tasting and the tour. Everyone was super amazing and friendly. The tour guide very knowledgable. No complaints. I would definitely recommend using this company for the Vatican Tour.

Wonderful experience! Our guide was super knowledgeable and fun. We had a great time exploring the Vatican Museums and the tasting was simply the best way to end the experience. Highly recommend!

Once again, just took all the stress of booking away. Turned up 10 minutes beforehand and was taken through security and issued with our tickets.

Information was in-depth and guide and activity as a whole was enjoyable….