Key Details

City: Rome

Duration: 2.5 hours

Start Time: 7:30 pm


  • 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

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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
From $79


5-stars from over 373 Customer Reviews


Oct 22, 2022

The tour was very good and our guide, Sev, was very knowledgeable and made the tour ekstra nice.

Important Information

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