Guided tour

Vatican by Night: Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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70 reviews

Vatican by Night: Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

From US$ 62.30 per person

With an English-speaking guide, tour the Vatican Museums, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel after general opening hours. See the Papal collections of the Vatican Museums without the crowds.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, 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
  • Private guide
  • Italian aperitif
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via Germanico 67.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

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We booked the tour on the internet at short notice. Unfortunately, the meeting point was difficult to find, so we were too late at the meeting point, even though we had set out a lot beforehand. The organizer should choose a meeting point that a customer who is unfamiliar with the area can find. After all, you can be guided with the navigation system. However, after a day in Rome, the battery is no longer so great. So we were too late at the meeting point and then thought, now the money is gone. Then ran to the entrance of the Vatican Museums to catch up with the group. When there was nobody there. Then contacted the organizer by phone. He then got in touch with our guide Stefan. He came out again and picked us up. That was really great and great service. Thanks again Stefan !!!! The museums are super interesting and a must if you are in Rome. The evening tour we did was great!

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August 23, 2021

Alberto was so passionate that he transferred his love for art to us. In addition, he is a very good listener and very attentive. On top, he has a very large culture that helps us to better understand the museum and the incredible stuffs that are stored inside. It was really a trip in history with a super guide. thanks a lot Alberto

July 25, 2021

Amazing tour.

We took this tour as a last minute option and we were a little scared of how it will go. Well it went amazingly well, the tour guide had all the knowledge about Vatican and explained everything perfectly and we saw a lot of interesting places and things we would have missed otherwise, so I can only strongly recommend to get this tour as you will not be disappointed.

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August 17, 2019

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