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Rome: Vatican at Night Exclusive Small Group Tour

Rome: Vatican at Night Exclusive Small Group Tour

From US$ 152.75 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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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.
  • 2.5-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

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Meeting point

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

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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

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4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Perfect time to visit this busy attraction. The small group had no wait but we still had to intermingle with other groups. Our guide was fabulous in getting us in front of relevant art pieces of interest and kept us moving. Light changes in early evening provide great pictures. Great value and worth the time.

July 19, 2022

Deborah took us through the wonders and secrets of the Vatican Museums on a couples night tour. An extraordinary experience thanks to the impressive knowledge of our guide, his patience and his "contagious" love of the place. We even had the right to bonus explanations on the Place St-Pierre. A must do if you are staying on a Friday night in Rome. Grazie mille per tutto Deborah! Daniela & Alexander

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October 25, 2021

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Product ID: 206691