Guided tour

Vatican: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel After-Hours Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

Vatican: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel After-Hours Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 147.29 per person

Explore the legendary Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel once the sun has set and the doors are closed on a guided after-hours tour. See priceless, historic art and admire Michelangelo's genius.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience silence in the Sistine Chapel without any other visiting groups
  • Explore the rooms within the Vatican Museums and 70,000 pieces of art
  • Wander into the Raphael Rooms and admire the brilliant frescoes he painted
  • Relax with Italian aperitifs in the Fontana della Pigna and admire the sunset
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican with your official guide
Full description

Wait until the doors close and have the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to yourself on a guided tour. Explore the many rooms of the museum and over 70,000 pieces of art, before viewing Michelangelo's masterpiece in the chapel. Finish at the Fontana della Pigna with a traditional aperitif.

Make your way to the meeting point and find your guide just outside the tourist station shop. Be accompanied by your official Vatican guide past the queues and straight into the Vatican Museums.

Stroll through the main galleries trying to take in the countless pieces of priceless art and enter the Raphael Rooms, famous for four rooms full of frescoes painted by the Renaissance artist.

Be blown away as you walk into the renowned Sistine Chapel as the last of the ticket holders depart. Have the space all to yourself and see how the ambiance of quiet adds to the transcendent art, admiring the iconic "The Creation of Adam" fresco painted by Michelangelo.

To finish your tour, make your way to the Fontana della Pigna and relax in the peaceful courtyard. Enjoy a tasting of traditional Italian aperitifs as the sun sets and reflect on your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Official Vatican guide
  • Guided tour
  • Entry ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • After-hours entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Aperitifs in the Fontana della Pigna
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano 97, 00192, Rome. Just outside of the tourist station shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • See-through clothing

Know before you go

  • The route uses staircases where elevator access is not easily accessible
  • Storage rooms are not available as this tour takes place after closing times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Our guide was thoughtful and thorough and standing in the Sistine chapel with just a handful of groups made the experience all the more special! The Last Judgement was amazing, terrifying, majestic, and so much more… After the tour an abundant aperitivo was served w/a glass of Prosecco at the inner courtyard. Highly recommend this tour!

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August 25, 2022

Our guide has incredible knowledge of her subject but her English was quite accented so a little difficult to understand.

May 19, 2022

June 17, 2022

Product ID: 416643