Vatican Night Tour with Sistine Chapel
Discover the works of art within the Vatican Museums with few crowds
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Vatican Museums under the stars. Our Vatican evening tour gives you VIP access to the Vatican Museums’ collection of Italian art after hours. See the art of the Vatican Museums in a new light.
What you will see on this tour
- Terrace Views
- Pinecone Courtyard
- Pio-Clementine Collection
- Gallery of the Candelabra
- Gallery of Tapestries
- Gallery of Maps
- Immaculate Conception
- Raphael Rooms
- Borgia Apartments
- Sistine Chapel
- Michelangelo's Ceiling
- Keep Exploring
- - After-hours access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
- - An English-speaking guide with expertise in art history
- - Access to the treasures inside the Vatican without the heat and crowds
- - A maximum group size of 13 people
Night Tour of Vatican Museums
The School of Athens by Raphael
The Sistine Chapel at Night
The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Since our guide cannot explain the frescoes while you are inside, we explain the Chapel in advance and provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.
Take Your Time and Explore the Collections
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
In front of Caffe Vaticano, directly across the street from the Vatican Museums Entrance on Viale Vaticano. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.
What to bring?
Cover your knees and shoulders, there's no need to dress like the people who live in Vatican City, just avoid short pants, dresses and tank tops. If you're a woman and you are wearing something that bares your shoulders, bring a long a shall or sweater. Comfortable shoes are always recommended for walking tours.
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Well worth the cost
I would highly recommend this tour. We were lucky enough to have Ami as our guide and she was fantastic. She did a great job of explaining everything and giving us interesting tidbits without being too overwhelming with the information. She also did a wonderful job of moving the group through the crowds quickly and easily. We also had a teenager on our tour and Ami did a great job of engaging her and making sure she understood what Ami was explaining. Way less crowded then the daytime crowds. Would 100% recommend.
Vatican Under the Stars
My husband and I did the Vatican Under the Stars tour with Maura. She was fantastic! Her vast knowledge of all things Vatican/Rome was incredible. We learned so much! She was easy to understand and had a terrific personality. Would definitely recommend!
Vatican Museum Tour
Very much worth it. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wishes to see the Vatican museum without waiting for hours on end. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.