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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins


Start Time: 7:30 pm

Highlights

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

  • See the best of the Museums - from the Sistine Chapel to the Raphael Rooms - by visiting at night

  • Avail of privileged entrance which allows you to skip lines and get straight inside with your small group of 15 or fewer

  • This tour runs during seasonal extended hours

Tour Description

Visit the Vatican at night, with fewer crowds

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’, ...

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Visit the Vatican at night, with fewer crowds

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 too, 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 253 Customer Reviews

Guido was FABULOUS....he was so informative and knowledgeable. It was a very pleasurable tour. Thanks again to Guido for a special night.

Cheryl

Sep 02, 2019

I loved our tour with Michaela. So impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. I would recommend the Friday Night at the Vatican tour to anyone interested in fewer crowds and hitting the highlights in a limited timeframe.

Dacia

Oct 16, 2019

Well informed passionate guide. Very enjoyable

bruce

Sep 29, 2019

Very good!! Cooler and less crowded.

Judy

Sep 25, 2019

My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very insightful! He shared a lot of information rich in the Vatican's history, and he kept the group engaged. The sign-up process was easy and convenient too!

Stephanie

Sep 23, 2019

Appreciated Jaber was able to keep us together in such a busy place. His knowledge and passion for the subject are apparent and helped to keep us engaged.

Brian

Sep 23, 2019

Guido was FABULOUS....he was so informative and knowledgeable. It was a very pleasurable tour. Thanks again to Guido for a special night.

Cheryl

Sep 02, 2019

I loved our tour with Michaela. So impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. I would recommend the Friday Night at the Vatican tour to anyone interested in fewer crowds and hitting the highlights in a limited timeframe.

Dacia

Oct 16, 2019

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Important Information

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

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