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The Best Vatican Night Tour 2024

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€ 95
2,5 hours
Live tour guide

About Vatican at Night Tour

Get a once in a lifetime experience of visiting and touring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica, along with all of the masterpieces they hold at night.


Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour at night

This 2,5-hour long Vatican at night walking Tour of Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel allows you to immerse yourself in the art inside of the Vatican. Your experienced tour guide will bring Vatican’s art and history to life right in front of your eyes while exploring the mosaics and crafts from the Roman imperial era.

With this tour, you can avoid standing in line for tickets and gain immediate access to the Vatican Museum. There you’ll be guided through the Tapestries Gallery, the Gallery of Maps, The Gallery of the Candelabra, and the well-known Raphael’s Room. Your guided Vatican night tour will end inside the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll see two of the world-famous art collections of Michelangelo – The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam.

This Vatican Night Tour will give you a unique experience of exploration of the Vatican. The night setting will make the Vatican even more fascinating and charming. This small group guided tour will also add something interesting to your learning about the art and history of the Vatican under the evening light of the city. A Vatican visit at night is a truly unique way of experiencing modern Vatican City.

Your expert guide will show you and tell you all about the incredible renaissance art inside of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. There are fewer crowds in the evening compared to the daytime crowds so you won’t have to wait around for museum entrance. You’ll freely enjoy attractions, such as the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Pinecone Courtyards, Octagonal Courtyards and other famous rooms and galleries with few visitors. And you will enjoy being a part of small group tours as you marvel at the art, history, and hidden treasures of the Vatican.

  • Vatican Museums guided tour
  • Skip the line access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Live tour guide
  • Private tour (if option selected)
X not included
  • Hotel pickup
  • English
X not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags
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Meeting Point

The tour meeting point is at the address: Gaudium Travel office, Via Germanico 67, 00192 Roma.

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Sistine Chapel

Admire the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo’s Last Judgement and Creation of Adam

Skip the line

Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums

Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra

Incredible Art

Marvel at masterpieces and finest ancient sculptures done by Michelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and many more

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FAQ – Vatican Night Tours

Can you visit the Vatican at night?

You can visit the Vatican at night. There are special openings on Friday evenings, usually from April to October. Night openings are usually scheduled on Fridays, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Can you see the Vatican without a tour?

You can visit the Vatican without a tour. If you don’t want to go on a guided tour, have a look at our selection of Vatican Skip-The-Line Tickets.

Is it worth getting a guided tour of the Vatican?

Yes, a guided tour of the Vatican is well worth the cost. The fantastic tour includes all of the Vatican highlights and top attractions, and your amazing tour guide will take you on a fantastic journey through centuries of art and culture.
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Good to know before you go

  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is only permitted to visitors dressed appropriately. Shoulders and knees must be covered and no hats are allowed.
  • No photography or filming is permitted inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • Please note that this tour does not include the visit to St Peter's Basilica as the church is closed at night.
  • It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, large backpacks, and umbrellas in the cloakroom.
  • This is a small group tour: maximum 12 participants.
  • Students aged 18-25 must have their international student cards and ID cards as a proof of age with them on the day of the visit.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Children under 18 years must have their documents with them as a proof of age on the day of the visit.
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Night Vatican Tour with Private Access Fun

My English speaking guide was very attentive and super knowledgeable. He showed me details that I had not noticed and not to mention that the paintings are extraordinary. The Tour was incredible! Definitely do this to avoid the crowds!

Luiz Henrique

Special ambiance

Walking through the elaborate halls of Vatican Museums during the evening had a very special ambiance. The professional guides of our tour told us all about the roman sculptures, Raphael's rooms, and the Gallery of the Tapestries during our private tours of the Vatican.

Kelly Thomas

Book Your Tour & Explore Vatican at Night!

  • Have a unique experience of discovering the Vatican during the nighttime.
  • Free Cancellation

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