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Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour

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Starts: 6:30pm

Duration: 2 hours



Group size: maximum 15

Entrance to the Vatican Museums is subject to a dress code. Please ensure you wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders or you may be refused entry.

Experience Sistine Chapel at night

A chance to wander through the Vatican Museums without the crowds

Skip the line access to Papal Palace

Marvel through several gardens including Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps

View Raphael’s Room

Officially licensed local guide

Skip the line access to the Vatican

Entrance fees


Please meet the tour at Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 (100 mt from Vatican Museums’ main entrance). You will be given full instructions once you’ve completed the booking.

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour Itinerary

Avoid the noise and crowds and pay a visit to the priceless art collection that is the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after-dark. Undoubtedly one of the foremost collections of ancient artwork found anywhere around the world, on this evening tour, you’ll get to experience the Vatican City in pleasant peacefulness instead of the typical bustling experience.

Over the last 500 years, the Vatican’s various Popes have grown and maintained this wealth of masterpieces that feature some of history’s most significant paintings and sculptures from the age of the Renaissance. Founded in the 16th-century by Pope Julius II, the Vatican Museums are 54 individual galleries – it’s impossible to see them all in one day so we will take you through the highlights. Visited by approximately six million locals and travellers alike each year, this fact makes the Vatican Museums the fourth most visited art institution in the world. But once the sun sets, the crowds die down and you can explore this serene landmark in relative peace.

Join your art-loving professional guide and head inside this spiritual destination as the streets of Rome fade into the distance. On this tour, you’ll have plenty of time to admire the many picturesque landmarks like the Pius Clementinus Museum and towering sculptures such as the Apollo del Belvedere and the Laoconte. We’ll also roam the Octagonal Courtyard, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Gallery of Maps, plus the riches of the four stunning Raphael Rooms.

As you wander through these vast spaces, your expert guide will be on-hand to explain the remarkable stories behind many of these works and convey exactly why they remain so significant to the Vatican and art historians around the globe. The last stop on this night-time tour of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel. Recognised as one of the Catholic Church’s most momentous landmarks, you’ll get to admire Michelangelo‘s stunning frescoes and the opulent artworks that adorn this famous space.

Join us on this special night-time guided tour, which runs every Friday evening throughout May, June, July, September and October. The Vatican is surely a must-visit destination, but get the most from your time as you experience these wonderful museums in pure tranquillity.

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