Guided tour

Vatican by Night: Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel

Vatican by Night: Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel
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From US$ 76.97 per person

Likely to sell out

With an English-speaking guide, tour the Vatican Museums, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel after general opening hours. See the Papal collections of the Vatican Museums without the crowds.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Enter the Vatican Museums after general opening hours
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art by Raphael, Michelangelo and many others
  • Look at the magnificent frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Skip the lines and wander the galleries of the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards. Enter the Hall of the Muses to see a series of sculptures found in the Villa of Cassius near Tivoli. Continue to the Round Hall to look at the large red porphyry basin and mosaic floor.

Visit the Greek Cross Room, built by Michelangelo Simonetti, and walk through the Gallery of the Candelabra and Gallery of Tapestries. Admire a collection of historic maps in the private gallery of Pope Gregory XIII. End in the Sistine Chapel and learn how Michelangelo worked for hours to create his masterpiece.

  • Entry tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Private guide
  • Italian aperitif
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

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The guide, Oksana, was very knowledgeable, attentive and engaging. We greatly valued her. The Vatican museums are huge and the art is invaluable. The history truly comes alive. The museum was at some parts more crowded that we would have hoped for; being ”after hiurs access”. Its also good to know there is no air con at the museum and it gets really hot when the weather is as hot as it was now (30+ degrees even late at night).

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July 23, 2022

It is necessary to go with a guide to understand the entire history of the Vatican Museums and interpretations of each work, including the Sistine Chapel. In our case, going with Andrada was the best experience we could have. Knowledge, passion, curiosity. He is the best guide we have ever had, and the perfect one for this type of activity.

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October 12, 2021

We booked the tour on the internet at short notice. Unfortunately, the meeting point was difficult to find, so we were too late at the meeting point, even though we had set out a lot beforehand. The organizer should choose a meeting point that a customer who is unfamiliar with the area can find. After all, you can be guided with the navigation system. However, after a day in Rome, the battery is no longer so great. So we were too late at the meeting point and then thought, now the money is gone. Then ran to the entrance of the Vatican Museums to catch up with the group. When there was nobody there. Then contacted the organizer by phone. He then got in touch with our guide Stefan. He came out again and picked us up. That was really great and great service. Thanks again Stefan !!!! The museums are super interesting and a must if you are in Rome. The evening tour we did was great!

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August 23, 2021

Product ID: 63511