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Official Vatican
After-Hours Tour

  • VIP Tour

    • At least 30 minutes in the Sistine Chapel!
    • Price includes admission tickets
    • The Vatican Museums are open to the IWU group only

Exclusive After-Hours Vatican Tour


2018: Mar 21, Apr 3, May 21, Jun 4, Jul 10 & 31, Sep 6 & 17, Oct 31, Dec 28


"This is the kind of privilege that previously had been afforded mainly to prominent political leaders and celebrities." ... Adam Nagourney, The New York Times.


Mary Hanson enjoyed our After-Hours tour so much that she posted a photograph taken during our tour in National Geographic!

Our very private "after-hours" exclusive Vatican Tour. Enjoy the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in peace and quiet as they were meant to be experienced. Take your time to savour the detail of the Vatican's most sublime treasures. No crowds. No waiting in line. No distraction. This unique opportunity is an opportunity few will ever experience because of the limited availability, and will provide a unique insight into one of the most important historical and religious destinations on the planet.


Private Vatican Tours are extremely limited so if you cannot find the date you require please click here and let us know when is suitable for you and we'll do our very best to accommodate. 


Dress code: Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times during your tour or you will not be allowed entrance.


Mobility & Wheelchair Restrictions

Entrance to the Vatican museums VERY few get to see.... the museums to ourselves!!!
After Hours in the Sistine Chapel with us
The Gallery of Maps - normally a horribly overcrowded section of the museum
Sun, Moon and Stars Floor Mosaic in the Vatican Museum
After Hours in the Vatican Museum with IWU
Exclusive Access to Raphael's Rooms with Italy With Us
Vatican Tours - After Hours in the Vatican Museum with IWU
Exclusive VIP Tours - Beat the Crowds and Noise
A Tour Through Raphael's Rooms - Without the Crowds
Official Guides - Private VIP Access Tours

Enjoy the splendour of the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel in an exclusive, reservation-only private guided tour. You will arrive after all the crowds have left and will be let in by Vatican Security Guards, who will arrive with the keys to let you in! Then, they will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime tour, allowing you to inspect and enjoy each and every single detail as you to savour the many, many treasures on display. What could be better? This is the ultimate tour, and permits you to see the Vatican as it truly should be seen, doing justice to its humbling beauty. Towards the end of the tour, you shall get the opportunity to marvel at the Michelangelo's unrivalled masterpiece in your own time, without having to jostle for elbow room with other tourists or be hurried along by security guards.


Our VIP Vatican Tour includes:

  • Upper Galleries
  • Candelabra
  • Tapestries
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pio-Clementine Museum (when available)
  • Maps


Italy With Us - Private Vatican Tour - VIP Vatican Tour - Exclusive Vatican Tour

At a glance

Tour highlights:
Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms
2 hours
Available Days:
On request
Start times:
5.30pm & 6.30pm
Meeting point:
IWU Vatican Office
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