Guided tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 3-Hour Night Tour

4.6 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Rome Your Way

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 3-Hour Night Tour

Activity provider: Rome Your Way

From US$ 71.78 per person

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
English, German, French, Spanish


  • Skip the ticket lines waiting to enter the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's Last Judgement and Creation of Adam
  • Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Enter the famous Raphael Rooms
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 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.
  • All admission fees
  • Professional guide
  • Small group walking tour (maximum of 18 people)
  • Headsets
  • Guaranteed skip-the-ticket-line admission
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • 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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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV next to the flower stand. Take Metro line A to the Ottaviano station. When you leave the station, take the second exit on the left and make a left turn. Pass the newsstand you see outside the Metro station and keep on walking until you reach the corner of Via Leone IV. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior the tour departure time.

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Important information

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • 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 for a limited time only, on Fridays from mid-April to the end of October.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Very informative tour

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

La nuit, la lumière des œuvres n’en est que plus intense !

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


Nighttime is the right time to visit the Vatican

Our guide was delightful and maneuvered us through the crowds to all the most important sights. A memorable evening.

October 19, 2019

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