Guided tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Small-Group Night Tour

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Activity provider:Rome Your Way
Guided tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Small-Group Night Tour

Activity provider:Rome Your Way
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From US$ 76.13 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the Vatican Museums, avoiding the long wait with skip-the-ticket-line entry. Admire the ancient sculptures, stunning frescoes, medieval maps, and priceless paintings with your expert guide during this 3-hour after-hours tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish


  • See the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Visit Pine Courtyard and Museo Pio Clementino
  • Marvel at the masterful work of Raphael in the Raphael Rooms
  • Enter the stunning Sistine Chapel, and gaze up at Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling
Full description
See the immense art collection at the Vatican Museums that has been built up over the centuries. Enjoy this 3-hour evening walking tour as your expert guide’s commentary brings the architecture and the art to life.  Admire the stunning statues and sculptures from ancient Rome, and see mosaics and crafts from imperial times. The tour is available for a limited time only, on Fridays and on Saturdays from mid-April to the end of October. You’ll be guided past the ticket line at the entrance and escorted inside the Vatican Museums, where you’ll visit the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the famous Raphael Rooms. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, 2 of Michelangelo’s masterpieces. The guided tour ends in the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy personal attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour that’s limited to 18 people.
  • Professional and informative guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • All admission fees
  • Headsets when needed
  • Instant confirmation
  • Small-group with a 18 people or fewer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV next to the flower stand (viale Giulio Cesare 243). Please be at the meeting point 15-minutes prior the tour departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security control
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Both men and women must have their knees and shoulders covered; you risk refused entry if you fail to comply with this dress requirement
  • The tour is available on Fridays and on Saturdays from mid-April to the end of October
  • St. Peter's Basilica is not included
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 50 reviews

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Our guide, Paola, was very knowledgeable and helpful with questions. I did the tour in French, because my friend only speaks French, but I was able to keep up with the commentary. I especially enjoyed the briefing on the artworks in the Sistine Chapel. Having the tour at night was good, as the crowds were slightly thinner than during the day. I’d recommend this tour.

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June 2, 2018

Très bonne soirée avec notre guide qui était très érudite et qui nous a culturellement magistralement accompagné..tout au long du parcours Un seul vrai bémol le côté « foultitude » dans La Chapelle Sixtine (le Vatican vend autant d’entrées que de personnes se présentant aux guichets.... quelque soit l’heure !!!)

November 8, 2019

Nous n’étions que quatre dans le groupe ce soir là, ce qui a probablement rendu la visite plus intéressante encore. En remontant le fil des musées, on remonte le temps dans une ambiance nocturne qui nous apaise, mais la mise en lumière des œuvres, elle, est solaire. Et ce jusqu’à l’apotheose de La Chapelle Sixtine.A noter que les visites de nuit n’evitent Pas la foule, qui converge dans La Chapelle. Sachez cependant que de jour, ça peut être largement pire puisque les musées du Vatican ne s’imposent pas de limite de jauge. Justine, notre guide, était aussi sympathique que professionnelle, et réactive à toutes nos questions. Elle a largement contribué à faire de cette soirée une belle réussite. (Attention, inutile d’esperer Voir le Caravage, la pinacothèque est fermée de nuit).

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September 14, 2019

Product ID: 61237