Guided tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Night Semi Private Tour

4.6 / 5

99 reviews

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel
Guided tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Night Semi Private Tour

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel

From US$ 91.13 per person

Explore the Vatican Museums, the Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel at night. Choose between a private tour or a small-group shared tour with a maximum of 10 participants.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Enter the Vatican Museums after general opening hours
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art by Raphael, Michelangelo and many others
  • Look at the magnificent frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Skip the lines and wander the galleries of the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards. Enter the Hall of the Muses to see a series of sculptures found in the Villa of Cassius near Tivoli. Continue to the Round Hall to look at the large red porphyry basin and mosaic floor.

Visit the Greek Cross Room, built by Michelangelo Simonetti, and walk through the Gallery of the Candelabra and Gallery of Tapestries. Admire a collection of historic maps in the private gallery of Pope Gregory XIII. End in the Sistine Chapel and learn how Michelangelo worked for hours to create his masterpiece.

  • Entry tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Guide
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Visit to St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour won't include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica since it won't be open at night
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 99 reviews

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We signed up for a tour that could include up to 20 people, and were pleasantly surprised when it was just the two of us with a guide. She was obviously very knowledgable about the artwork within the museums, and directed us to some of the most important pieces. We spent quite a bit of time outside the museums getting an orientation of sorts, especially regarding the Sistine Chapel since she would not be able to talk to us in there. In retrospect, we would have preferred to have spent that time actually in the museums. And this is no reflection on the guide -- but I'll say that the museums were much more crowded at night than various blogs had indicated they might be. The Sistine Chapel was especially crowded and loud, which was disappointing. Still, we were glad to have chosen a guide for the experience.

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October 25, 2022

It is a journey of discovery through the history that led to the birth and creation of the Vatican state and consequently to the structuring of the museum, known as the "museums", and the succession of the different popes who contributed and validated the journey with the various vicissitudes. The merit of these historical discoveries belongs to the guide Marco Bonifazzi who acted as guide and accompanied us for the truly interesting and engaging visit with explanations and anecdotes that help the user to understand the logical / historical links between the different events. A top-notch, enthralling explanation.

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September 17, 2022

Alberto's complete and rich humanistic preparation allows one to fully enjoy the various levels that such a visit entails. The ability to create connections between the various artistic and historical planes allows the immersion that creates a memorable experience. Finding the meeting point was easy, and access to the museums was quick and convenient. Absolutely recommended, even for the Romans!

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August 20, 2022

Product ID: 63511