- The Tour
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel like almost no one else – after hours, when the palaces are at their most tranquil and touching.
- The Sights
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.
- The Experience
Our Vatican Night Tour runs during seasonal extended hours. With privileged entrance you’ll get straight inside (with no lines!) with small groups of 14 or fewer.
- City: Vatican
- 2hrs 30mins
- Start Time: 7:30 PM
Find the Pope’s palace and the Sistine Chapel at their most tranquil and touching when you visit during seasonal extended hours. Outside the heat and larger crowds of the day, you’ll enjoy an intimate guided tour of the highlights of the Vatican collection, listening as your guide brings the Church’s history, art, and importance to life.
In 2.5 hours you’ll see the best of the Vatican Museums collection as well as the Sistine Chapel (please note that this tour does not visit St. Peter’s Basilica, which is closed at the late time of this visit).
Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
As with all museums, particular galleries of the Vatican museums can sometimes be closed without prior notice and pieces removed for restoration or loan. In the case of a gallery being closed, your guide will take you to another section of the museums instead.
Also, please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
Please note that St. Peter’s Basilica is closed at the time of this tour and therefore cannot be visited on this tour, nor can access be provided from the Sistine Chapel, as it can on other tours.
IMPORTANT: While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have walking disabilities or if you are in a wheelchair. We can then work out a suitable alternative.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a senior, student, or child reduction.
For details of what you may and may not bring inside the Vatican Musuems (you may not, for example, carry backpacks), click here. Guests who do bring these items will be required to leave them in the Vatican cloakroom and will be responsible for collecting them at the end of the tour.