Increasingly, traveling to cool destinations just isn't enough. An experience must be guaranteed. How about breakfast at the Vatican, or evening cocktails among dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum? Before packing, check out some suggestions for these tours.
I am past the stage of visiting museums. The lines are always huge and you can't enjoy anything with so many people in front. But when the time is different and restricted to more exclusive groups, I get excited. Some museums and institutions offer this alternative programming, such as the "Himalayan Fridays" of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, where guests watch shows and eat typical Asian food.
So, I already wrote down some tours for my next trips. And now I will share the most interesting with you.
The Natural History Museum of the British capital offers several after-hours options. Like Night Safari With MasterCard, which explores the show in the beautiful building, with small groups and drinks with museum scientists at the end. There's also The Dino Snores for Adults, who literally spend a night at the museum, having dinner and breakfast the next day amid dinosaur skeletons and life-size replicas. Fun seems to be the Crime Scene Live tour, where the group tries to solve a mystery. In between, pop-up bars and restaurants pop up along the way for a surprise bid before moving on.
Sir John Soane’s Museum: On the first Tuesday of every month, the home of this architect and founder of the Royal Institute of Great Britain opens for evening visits, all lit by candles and chandeliers, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets only for the first 200 that appear.
Tower of London: Where they were beheaded to queens, the Tower Twilight tour promotes goose bumps. At nightfall, the tour surrounds catacombs, torture and execution chambers, with character guides telling horror stories.
Museum of Modern Art: For an exclusive program with friends on the Big Apple, how about closing MoMa for a private visit? Get up to 10 friends and choose whether you prefer the tour before the museum opens or after closing to face the work of masters like Andy Warhol or Van Gogh.
The movie was made here. And the program really exists. The only problem is that entry is restricted to children from six to 13 years old. The American Museum of Natural History offers a real night, where the kids camp and hear stories from the monitors.
The night is a curious child during Guggenheim's popular Art After Dark tour. Here you can also close the museum for guests on guided tours of the poster exhibition. Very chic!
You will hear the roars of lions on this night tour of the Colosseum. The Dark Rome Tour visits places inaccessible to tourists, such as the moats where gladiators awaited their destination. Magic!
This is funny, because the table is so full that you will be tempted by the sin of gluttony. When in Rome, plan to have breakfast at Pinecone Courtyard, one of the Vatican's internal gardens. The menu brings together Italian and continental breakfast specialties, such as a pancake chef, to fuel your energy.