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PRICE

$80.02

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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration:2hrs 30mins


Start Time: 7:30 pm

Highlights

  • Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after hours, when the palaces are at their most peaceful.

  • Visiting the Vatican by night, you’ll see the best of the museums – from the Sistine Chapel to the Raphael Rooms, sculpture galleries and beautiful courtyards.

  • Our Vatican Night Tour runs during seasonal extended hours. With privileged entrance you’ll get straight inside (with no lines!) with small groups of 15 or fewer.

Tour Description

Visit the Vatican at Night, with Fewer Crowds (and Less Hit!)

Take advantage of special opening hours on this Vatican Night Tour. Although it happens every year, few visitors are aware of the Vatican Museums’ extended opening hours throughout the summer months, meaning you’ll share its galleries and apartments with only those in the know. In echoing, elaborate halls and galleries, your expert Vatican guide will bring the Church’s fascinating history to life — from St. Peter’s martyrdom to the modern Vatican City.

Explore the Best of the Vatican Collection, Including the Sistine Chapel

During your tour, your guide will take you to see some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world, including Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’, the Hellenistic ‘L...

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Visit the Vatican at Night, with Fewer Crowds (and Less Hit!)

Take advantage of special opening hours on this Vatican Night Tour. Although it happens every year, few visitors are aware of the Vatican Museums’ extended opening hours throughout the summer months, meaning you’ll share its galleries and apartments with only those in the know. In echoing, elaborate halls and galleries, your expert Vatican guide will bring the Church’s fascinating history to life — from St. Peter’s martyrdom to the modern Vatican City.

Explore the Best of the Vatican Collection, Including the Sistine Chapel

During your tour, your guide will take you to see some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world, including Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’, the Hellenistic ‘Laocoön’, and the beautiful ‘Belvedere Torso’, a stunning sculpture that shaped a young Michelangelo’s own work. Enjoy the ability to go right up to these world-famous pieces, a major perk of visiting the Vatican at night and with minimal crowds!

The pièce-de-resistance of your experience, of course, is the Sistine Chapel, the private chapel of the Pope. In the evening light and with fewer tourist hordes, you’ll find it easier to pick out the details in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. You’ll be well prepared to appreciate these works, having spent time with your expert Walks guide, listening to the stories and secrets hidden within the art.

Small Groups and Privileged Access for a Hassle-Free Experience

Since your group is a maximum of just 15 people, you’ll have plenty of time to get all of your questions answered. A good thing too, since we’ve spent years building the perfect team of Vatican guides, choosing the best art historians, architecture buffs and storytellers.

Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel outside of the stifling heat of the Roman summer on our limited edition Vatican Night Tour, offering you a rare view of the papal palaces after bedtime.

  • Sites Visited
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Included
  • Skip the Line Access tickets to the Vatican Museums (with special late entry)
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups - never more than 15 people
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 220 Customer Reviews

Paola is great. I learned a lot. Walks was recommended to me by a friend. Good thing I booked. We actually recommended it ourselves. Night tour is just perfect. Thanks

Vilma

May 04, 2019

She was a fantastic tour guide. Knowledge was exceptional. Thanks a million.

Kenneth

May 14, 2019

My family and I had a very good experience on our after hour tour of the Vatican. Unfortunately, there is too much to see in such a short amount of time. You could spend days in the Vatican Museums and still not see everything. Our guide, Marco, was very knowledgeable. It was nice to be able to walk around, hear your guide and take pictures without the great masses!

Daniela

May 14, 2019

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and answered all questions. She was also very calm even when it was a bit crowded and demonstrated that she was passionate about the subject. This was the best tour we took during our two weeks in Italy!

Katherine

May 14, 2019

Gwenyth

May 13, 2019

Our guide really knew her stuff and brought the artwork to life for us!

roger

May 12, 2019

Paola is great. I learned a lot. Walks was recommended to me by a friend. Good thing I booked. We actually recommended it ourselves. Night tour is just perfect. Thanks

Vilma

May 04, 2019

She was a fantastic tour guide. Knowledge was exceptional. Thanks a million.

Kenneth

May 14, 2019

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.