Guided tour

Exclusive Vatican Tour: Museums and Chapel After Sunset

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10 reviews

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Exclusive Vatican Tour: Museums and Chapel After Sunset

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 77.24 per person

Spend an evening at the Vatican Museums after the doors are closed to the general public. You’ll skip the line at the Sistine Chapel and the Upper Galleries of the Vatican Museums on this unique small-group guided tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after official closing times
  • Benefit from the intimacy of small groups no larger than 22 people
  • Avoid the crowds and the heat of the daytime and experience the Museums during this rare opportunity after sunset.
Full description
Visit the Vatican Museums after closing hours during an exclusive series of after-dark openings that feature entrance available by advance booking only. You’ll see the collections at the Museums in the intimacy of a small group – an opportunity that few visitors have ever had! The tour group size is limited to just 22 persons and the price is all-inclusive of the tour, entrance tickets and reservation fees. The tours are conducted only on select nights - every Friday & Saturday during April, May, June, September and October. Your expert English-speaking guide will enhance your experience at the Sistine Chapel and the Upper Galleries of the Vatican Museums. You’ll visit the Gallery of the Tapestries and Candelabra, as well as the Hall of Maps, the Octagonal Court, and Raphael’s Rooms.
  • Small groups limited to 22 people or less
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Reserved skip-the-line entry into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani). Arriving from Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani Metro A Station: Exit the turnstiles and walk straight to the back end of the station and go to the left side exit

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered, no low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.
  • Please note that it is not possible to use credit or debit cards within the Vatican City. It is recommended to bring enough cash to spend on souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with each country’s requirements. The local partner cannot be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due
  • Please be advised that St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
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4.3 /5

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September 10, 2022

Amazing experience! Barbara was incredible and super knowledgeable! Definitely do this to avoid the crowds!

August 27, 2022

Complete tour of the corners of the museum, with the Raffael rooms and the Sistine Chapel. The very nice and pleasant guide.

November 29, 2021

Product ID: 21285