The 110 acres that comprise the Vatican City are home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The global center of the Catholic religion attracts millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. As you pass the famed Pontifical Swiss Guard, the Popes security force since 1505, youll enter perhaps the most recognizable plaza in the Western world: St. Peters Square.
Given the Vaticans importance as a religious and historical destination, its no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace.
By arranging for special access to Vatican facilities beginning at 19:30pm, we are able to offer a VIP experience that allows you to see the majesty of the Vatican after the daily crush of tourists. An evening treat with skip the crowd access and an amazing experience in the Vatican's Museums and the Sistine chapel.
Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael.
Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.
The Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelos great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelos famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vincis Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance.
To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapels interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.
When it comes to visiting the historic sites of the Vatican, its worth it to pay for a premium tour experience. Our After Hours VIP tour paves the way for you to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, unhindered by large crowds of tourists.
Duration: 2 hours