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Vatican Night Tour (Afterhours, Plus Sistine Chapel)

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Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without the usual hordes of tourists by booking an evening tour. Offered seasonally on Friday nights, this experience is not to be missed! Skip the long lines and discover one of Italy’s most famous attractions.

Admire the iconic art and architecture inside these two holy attractions including the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Hall of the Maps, the Octagonal Courtyard, and the artwork of Michelangelo. All tours are conducted by a professional tour guide- skilled in art-history. Enjoy the highlights of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in a private and relaxed group setting.

Know before you book:

  • Visitors must wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees when visiting the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Large bags/purses are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • You are not permitted to take photos inside the Sistine Chapel

Highlights:

  • Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after hours for a private and intimate look inside one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions
  • Escape the crowds and avoid the long lines this trip produced during the day
  • Tours are guided by a knowledgeable expert and you are given a head-set to better understand your guide

For a limited time only, you can tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at night! Experience the very best of these two holy attractions when the crowds are light and the atmosphere is more peaceful.

All tours include fast-pass access inside, so no waiting in lines! All guests are given a private headset, so you’ll be able to hear everything your tour guide is saying while enjoying the 360-degree views of your surroundings.

On your visit to the Sistine Chapel, you’ll see the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world. Marvel at Michelangelo’s two famous masterpieces: his iconic painting of scenes from the old testament that grace the ceiling, and The Last Judgement, displayed behind the altar.

Witness the impressive features of these holy establishments after dusk and away from the crowds. By booking a private night tour of the Vatican you’ll be able to see the very best of this sacred institution, and you’ll be enriched with history and stories every step of the way!

Prices 2019

Vatican night tours will cost between USD $60.00 and USD $140.00 depending on the length of time and tour inclusions.

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Times

Different ticket options have different start times. Most tours of the Vatican start at approximately 7:00pm and last 2-3 hours.

Best Time to Go

This tour is offered seasonally on Friday evenings from May to October.

Options

Each Vatican night tour includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel and a knowledgeable tour guide. Other inclusions vary based on tour selection, choose the one that suits you best.

Special Evening Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Explore the Vatican after hours with this Vatican skip-the-line ticket and tour combo. You will receive insider knowledge from your tour guide as you walk through the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Admire the revered collection of art without the larger daytime crowds. The Vatican Museums are some of the most important museums in the world, take advantage of this special offer while you can!

What we liked: This tour provides you with 2-hour access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel out of standard opening hours.
INCLUDES:
  • After-hours entrance/access to the Vatican Museum
  • After-hours entrance/access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide better

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/beverages

This tour of the Vatican at night is offered in English, German, and Spanish.

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Vatican By Night Small Group Tour

Visit the Vatican at night with this small group tour option. Tours are kept small to provide guests with a more intimate experience, which enables them to better appreciate the iconic art and architecture. The intimate setting will also allow plenty of time for your guide to answer any questions you may have.

What we liked: With this tour you’ll avoid the long lines and crowds and experience the Vatican with a group of twenty people or less.
INCLUDES:
  • After-hours entrance/access to the Vatican Museum
  • After-hours entrance/access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line access
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide better
  • Small group of 20 people or less

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/beverages

This Vatican evening tour will have a maximum of 20 guests and is offered in English only.

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Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with Dinner

This Vatican museum night tour includes a delicious 3-course dinner with wine at the Vatican Museum Le Carrozze restaurant. Enjoy a stunning view of St. Peter’s Dome as you wine and dine before your tour of the Vatican begins.

After dinner, guests will start their tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. All tours are narrated by a knowledgeable guide. Make your visit to the Vatican extra special with this dinner and tour combo!

What we liked: This tour of the Vatican at night includes a 3-course dinner, and wine!
INCLUDES:
  • After-hours entrance/access to the Vatican Museum
  • After-hours entrance/access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide better
  • 3-course meal and wine

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

This Vatican after hours tour is offered in English, German, and Spanish.

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9Expert Score
This tour is an excellent way to enjoy the Vatican's treasures in a quiet setting.
Comfort
9
Location
10
Value for money
8
PROS
  • After-hours admission into the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • All tours includes a knowledgeable guide
CONS
  • This tour is only offered May through October
  • This tour only runs on Friday evenings

Specification: Vatican Night Tour (Afterhours, Plus Sistine Chapel)

Accessible

Not wheelchair accessible

Duration

2-4 hours

Excludes

Gratuities, Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Includes

Entrance fees, Headsets, Skip-the-line access

Meals & Drinks

Provided on select tours

Pickup

Not included

Suitable For

Art-lovers, Everyone, Families, History-Lovers

Photos: Vatican Night Tour (Afterhours, Plus Sistine Chapel)

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  1. Anonymous – United States

    Absolutely Exceptional! This was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. We had an amazing tour guide who was an encyclopedia of information and had just the most engaging and welcoming personality. He did a great job with a diverse number of strangers who ranged from early teens to their 60's. He kept up a steady pace but welcomed all questions and had a tremendous style of delivery. I wish I could have had him our whole time in Rome!

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  2. Graham – United Kingdom

    Well organised and historical tour

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  3. Miranda – United Kingdom

    Guide Was Excellent Booked a skip the line tour and visited on a Friday night – the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was amazing and the guide was the best one we had in Rome, he was expressive; funny and interacted with the group, not the normal robot guide you tend to get! Apologies I forgot his name however he was the English guide on 16.08.19 at 7.15pm tour

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  4. Miranda – United Kingdom

    Guide Was Excellent Booked a skip the line tour and visited on a Friday night – the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was amazing and the guide was the best one we had in Rome, he was expressive; funny and interacted with the group, not the normal robot guide you tend to get! Apologies I forgot his name however he was the English guide on 16.08.19 at 7.15pm tour

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