Vatican at Closing Time Tour with Sistine Chapel

Discover the Vatican with fewer crowds in the late afternoon

Travel Flexibly · 2.50h 20 max · Vatican, Italy

When is the best time to visit the Vatican to avoid the masses? We recommend either first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. If you are not able to join a pre-opening tour due to time restraints or a desire to sleep in on vacation, this Vatican at closing tour is a great option. Entering at 3:15 pm your passionate English-Speaking will lead you through the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel telling compelling stories and anecdotes for all ages. Skip the Line Admission Included.

Tour Details
  • Skip the Line Vatican Tour in the Late Afternoon
  • Meet Your Guide and Enter the Vatican
  • See the Great Works of the Vatican Museums
  • The Gallery of the Candelabras
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
  • The Creation of Man
  • The Last Judgement
  • St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's Pieta

This late afternoon start time allows you to visit the Vatican after the massive crowds of cruises, busses, and massive tours. Join this Vatican at Closing Time allows you to visit the Vatican Museums and Vatican Museums at the final afternoon entrance time. This 2 hour tour includes:

  • A Memorable Vatican Experience

  • Skip the Line Vatican Tickets

  • Visit to the Museum's Three Main Galleries

  • Exclusive Sistine Chapel Tour

  • A hand-picked, professional and Fun English-speaking Guide

* As of June 23rd, 2021, the Vatican has closed the "licensed guide entrance" to St Peter’s Basilica for all tour companies and tour guides. Therefore a guided visit to the Basilica won’t be possible due to the distance between sites. Not to worry! Your awesome guide give you a detailed introduction of the church and will explain how to visit on your own at the conclusion of the tour.. Hopefully, this changes very soon! 

Highlights of the Vatican Museums

Enter at 3:30 pm sneaking patiently behind the crowds of the day. Follow your guide through the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Admire the ancient Roman and Greek statues, the Flemish tapestries created by Raphael's students and the gorgeous topographical depictions of Italy. You'll hear all about the best of these treasures from your expert guide as the Vatican secrets are slowly unveiled to you.

Sistine Chapel at its Least Crowded Time

Tour the Sistine Chapel at its finest after most have long past through. Take in the wonder of Michelangelo's Masterpiece examining the vivid depictions of Biblical stories from Genesis to Revelations. Observe the Creation of Man and the Last Judgement and relax for up to 20 minutes in the serenity of the world's most famous chapel.

Please note: The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100). A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Wear comfortable shoes because you'll be on your feet for the length of the tour. Also if you're wearing summer clothes because it's hot in Rome, bring something to wrap around yourself before you enter the Sistine Chapel or St. Peter's Basilica.

Where to meet?

Between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano, 100). A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Wear comfortable shoes because you'll be on your feet for the length of the tour. Also if you're wearing summer clothes because it's hot in Rome, bring something to wrap around yourself before you enter the Sistine Chapel or St. Peter's Basilica.

What are the chances my tour will be canceled or the Vatican will close something?

We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Vatican City closes for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.

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