GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Rome: Vatican After Hours Private Tour

Product ID: 36502
See gallery
Skip the long lines and enjoy exclusive after hours entrance to the Vatican, and tour the museums and Sistine Chapel like a VIP. The 3-hour tour will get you access to one of the greatest art collections in the world after all the crowds have left.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

Select participants, date and language:



  • Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the galleries after the crowds have departed
  • Walk through the Pinecone Courtyard and Garden Terrace
  • Go to the Octagonal Courtyard and Belvedere Palace
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel unhindered
  • Marvel at St. Peter's Basilica in the soft evening light
  • See one of the greatest art collections in the world
Full description
Enjoy an exclusive night tour of the Vatican and see one of the richest collections of art in the world without the daytime crowds or Midday heat.

Learn about its masterpieces in a quiet, stress-free environment. Included are highlights of the papal palaces, from the Greek statues of the Lacoon to the magnificent Raphael Rooms. Experience a peaceful and much calmer Sistine Chapel.

The tour concludes with a stroll to St. Peter’s Square, where you will get an orientation tour of the Basilica, and enjoy the rare sight of the square devoid of people. Availability is limited, and tours take place just once a week, departing each Friday at 19:30, so make sure to book early.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • All reservation and administration fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of Cafè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to tour commencement

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
Know before you go
• Tours cancelled 4 days before scheduled date will receive a refund of 50%. Tours cancelled 72 hours or less from scheduled tour date are non-refundable. No-shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and non-refundable
• Please note that availability of this tour may vary depending on the Museum’s availability. The calendar corresponds with the one given directly by the authorities of the Vatican in regards to this special event. Therefore it might not be available every Friday for every month
• Dress code: please ensure knees and shoulders remain covered throughout the tour

From US$ 482.99 Per group up to 2

Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 2 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by