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

Exclusive Vatican Tour By Night

Product ID: 177963
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Enjoy an exclusive small group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at night when most of the tourists have left. You'll be guided by a professional English-speaking guide, who will share the history and most important stories of the museums.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Vatican Museums during special night time hours with fewer tourists
  • Learn about the history of the Vatican Museums with a professional English-speaking guide
  • See the Sistine Chapel and Belvedere Courtyard with the Apollo Belvedere and Laocoön sculptures
  • Discover The Gallery of the Candelabra, The Gallery of the Maps and The Gallery of the Tapestries
Full description
Experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel when the palaces are at their most peaceful. You’ll see the best of the Vatican Museums. This tour's privileged entrance will let you skip the line in small groups of 20 participants or fewer.

Take advantage of these special Friday night openings of the Vatican. Few visitors are aware of the Vatican Museums’ extended opening hours throughout the summer months on Friday night, which means that you’ll share the galleries and the apartments with fewer people, skipping the busiest hours during the day. In the evening light and with fewer tourists, you’ll find it easier to pick out the details in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes.

During your tour, your guide will take you to see some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world, including, the Hellenistic ‘Laocoon’ and the beautiful Apollo ‘Belvedere.’ Enjoy the possibility to go right up to these world-famous pieces. The highlights of the tour are, of course, the Sistine Chapel and the private chapel of the Pope.

  • Skip-the-line access
  • An expert English-speaking guide
  • Individual headphones
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Destination Italia Sightseeing Office, Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• This tour includes walking, so please dress appropriately.
• Please note that visitors must wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees when visiting the Vatican Museums. If you are not dressed as such, you will have the option to purchase plastic cloaks at the museums.
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Overall rating
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Destination Italia

Product ID: 177963