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Vatican: Vatican Museums by Night Small Group Tour

4.1 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Italy Wonders

Vatican: Vatican Museums by Night Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Italy Wonders

From US$ 49.83 per person

Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with an experienced guide after the general public opening hours! Enjoy the museums in the evening after the crowds have already left Vatican City.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Walk through the Maps Gallery and the Tapestries Gallery
  • Hear stories and anecdotes from your guide as you explore
  • Learn about the creators of some of the magnificent pieces
  • Look at the amazing frescoes of the famous Sistine Chapel
  • See the Borgia's personal apartments and Raphael's rooms
Full description

Visit the Vatican Museums with no heat or crowds after the general opening hours. Let your tour guide take you through an evening of art history while they'll walk you through one of the biggest art collections in the world.

Walk in the Pine Court and then move on to see the Laocoon group statue, the Apollo of Belvedere and Nero's Bathtub, and many more pieces of art.

Enjoy some of the most famous galleries of the Vatican Museums such as the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestries Gallery, and the Maps Gallery while listening to the history behind the art on each wall.

Let your tour guide tell you anecdotes and stories and answer all your questions while visiting Borgia's apartments. Move onto Raphael's room where you'll admire the School of Athens by the Renaissance famous artist and the works of some of his students.

Conclude your visit by stepping inside the Sistine Chapel and admiring the works of Michelangelo, Perugino, and Botticelli. See one of the most famous religious artworks in the world: The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.

  • Headsets to hear the guide
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fee to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance fee to the Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

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Very interesting although very crowded tour! The guide was both knowledgeable and helpful when asked the many questions put to her. I thought the talk on the Sistine Chapel was very interesting but a tad too long. Because of that there was no time to take photos of St Peters dome unless you quickly left the group! Unfortunately there was one thing I wanted to see that wasn't on the tour and was told I could go back after the tour had ended. But everything had closed or was closing by then so maybe the answer to this question should be changed! Overall it was a good tour and, with a few adjustments, I would recommend anyone else to go on it

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July 2, 2022

You get so much information,so many details point out and in the end you say I’m glad I paid for it. We totally reccomend taking skip the line evening guided tour cause everything you need to know are included-all our questions were answered and saw it all without queuing!!Great tour in general :-)

June 25, 2022

Guide didn't give us much information about the artwork inside the museums. Spent most of the time getting organized and standing outside the museums looking at posters of the Sistine Chapel. Also, the museum was packed for being "closed".

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 412459