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Exclusive Vatican Tour: Museums and Chapel After Sunset

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Exclusive Vatican Tour: Museums and Chapel After Sunset

From US$ 77.92 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 20 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 20 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 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 20 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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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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
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. The guides will be wearing company-branded blue jackets during the winter and blue polo shirts during the summer – they will be easily recognizable at the meeting point.
  • 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.
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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October 17, 2021

September 11, 2021

Our guide, Anna, was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job explaining EVERYTHING that we encountered in the Vatican Museums. Would definitely take a tour with her again.

August 15, 2021

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