EXCLUSIVE ACCESS IN ROME
Queues and crowds can turn visits to top sights into an endurance test and nowhere more so than in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Small group specialist Andante Travel has lined up a tour that offers private evening access for uninterrupted viewing of Michelangelo’s ceiling and the Raphael Rooms next door. Itinerary highlights include tours of the Colosseum, Forum, Borghese Gallery and Rome’s ancient port of Ostia Antica with archaeologist Oliver Gilkes.
From £2,395 for a six-day Rome & the Sistine Chapel tour, departing on May 11 and Sept 14 2019. Full board (andantetravels.co.uk).