Guided tour

Rome: Vatican at Night Exclusive Small Group Tour

4.3 / 5

3 reviews

Rome: Vatican at Night Exclusive Small Group Tour

From US$ 117.44 per person

Experience the wonders of the Vatican Museums in the evening, after the crowds have gone home. Explore the museum in the magical, dreamlike state of the evening hours. Enjoy a small group tour of only 6 people to make this experience even more intimate.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Skip the ticket lines at the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel without the crowds
  • Explore the impressive galleries in the quiet of the evening
  • Ask all the questions you want in your small group of only 6 people
Full description
Discover one of the richest collections of art in the world on this exclusive night tour of the Vatican Museums. See these masterpieces, free from the chaos of the daytime crowds and the heat of daytime hours. Skip the ticket lines and go straight in with your small group of only 6 people. Be captivated by the fascinating stories of the popes, told by your expert guide. Walk through the impressive galleries of the papal palaces, see the Greek statue of the Laocoon, walk through the Pinecone courtyard, and admire the magnificent Raphael Rooms.  Finally, witness the majesty of the Sistine Chapel in a calm and peaceful environment, cloaked in the magic of night. The tour ends with a stroll to St. Peter’s Square, where you will enjoy an orientation tour of the basilica. Enjoy the rare sight of the square empty of people. Don’t miss this incredible experience.
  • 3-hour small group tour
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Professional local guide
  • Administrative fees
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Caffé Vaticano, on Viale Vatican 100, across the street from the museum’s entrance.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Availability is limited and tours take place just once a week, so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Tours depart each Friday at 8:00 PM from late April to late October.
  • Please note that on rare occasions, your group might have 1 or 2 additional guests so as not to split families or groups of friends traveling together.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
  • Safety
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Deborah nous a fait découvrir les merveilles et les secrets des musées du Vatican lors d'une visite nocturne en couple. Une expérience extraordinaire grâce aux connaissances impressionnantes de notre guide, à sa patience et à son amour "contagieux" des lieux. Nous avons même eu droit à des explications en bonus sur la place St-Pierre. À faire absolument si vous séjournez un vendredi soir à Rome. Grazie mille per tutto Deborah! Daniela & Alexandre

Read more

October 25, 2021


3:00 is too fair. We were a little rushed by our guide.

August 4, 2019

August 25, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 206691