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Private After-Hours Tour of Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

Fredericksburg, VA
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Private After-Hours Tour of Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

I have seen several posts concerning private after-hours tours of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms after hours. However, these posts seem to be several years old. I know there are some in October, but we will be there in May 2010. I contacted the Vatican via their website and they responded with a “send us another email in October” reply.

I know these tours are VERY expensive but I think it would be worth it. The last time I was in the Sistine Chapel, it was overrun by pushing, shoving, and talking tourists. It was not pleasant… I will be with my parents to this trip and do not want their experience to be marred by ugly tourists. Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated!

Rome, Italy
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1. Re: Private After-Hours Tour of Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

Making the reservation for an after-hour tour costs several 1000s euros....I would suggest to look for agencies that run it; in this way you'll be part of a very small group, and the cost much lower (around 300 euros per person).

I agree, it is worth it!!!

Ciao Daniela

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2. Re: Private After-Hours Tour of Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

There are reviews of after-hours tours for groups in the www.fodors.com and www.slowtalk.com forums.

The ones that I have seen have all been positive.

Orlando, Fl
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3. Re: Private After-Hours Tour of Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

Go to italywithus.biz. the after hours tour is 250euro/pp. Helen Bonham is going to be your contact. She is american and very friendly. Her email address is on the website.

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4. Re: Private After-Hours Tour of Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

We did the Sistine Chapel opening tour with easitalytours. We were picked up from our hotel at 7:30 taken to the Vatican were we met our tour guide. Our tour guide took us to the Sistine Chapel for what I would say roughly 30 minutes of uninterrupted time. We were able to view the Sistine Chapel without all the crowds and very little noise absolutely perfect tour! These sites tend to get very crowed very quickly and being able to see such an incredible site without all the crowds made for a terrific tour.

The tour is a bit pricey but far less then the prices we would have paid for an after-hours tour with our family and well worth the money.

Here's their contact information if you are interested further: www.easitalytours.com or you can email them at info@easitalytours.com

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