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Exclusive Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Evening Tour


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday and Saturday

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    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).

    So there's no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    Vatican Museum

Key Highlights

  • See the Vatican museums – after hours – without queues or crowds
  • Admire High Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael
  • Marvel at the sheer scale of the Sistine chapel, with complete exclusivity to your group
  • Small intimate group
  • Headsets to hear your guide better


Available only on Fridays & Saturdays, this privileged small-group tour gives you after-hours admission to the magic of the Vatican.

Without the daytime throngs and with an expert English-speaking guide to explain the works, you'll get the very best from your Vatican visit, understanding more about all that you see.

Available with an advance booking, experience the sensational aura of the seat of papal administration in a more intimate setting. The tour gives you a chance to admire the upper galleries of the Vatican Museums including the Gallery of the Tapestries and Candelabra, as well as the Hall of the Maps, the Octagonal Court, and Raphael’s Rooms. Feast your eyes on some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in existence – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and his ‘Last Judgment’, as well as Raphael’s glorious frescoes.

The Vatican houses one of the best collections of art in the world, ranging from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to late Renaissance. From the exquisite classical statues like the famous Laocoon to the gorgeous Flemish tapestries, the tour is a visual treat like no other. Making it a synesthetic experience will be our expert guide’s enchanting commentary, sharing intriguing anecdotes about the Vatican’s notorious history - to the murky world of politics surrounding the most important Catholic site of pilgrimage to inimitable heritage of the Roman civilisation. Trust us when we say this is an experience you would not want to miss for anything in the world!

Hurry and book now - space is limited on this exclusive tour that treats you to one of the most iconic destinations in the world!


  • After-hours entrance into the Museums, after public closing timeEnglish-speaking guide Walking tour of Vatican Museums Special entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Head-sets 


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet, you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Security Measures:
There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.
Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or walking disabilities.

Dress Code:
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

Group Size: 22

Customer Reviews

  • Robert Nastulski

    Interesting tour. Avoided the daytime crowds. Good and knowledgeable to dictionary tour guide that spoke and understood English well.

    United States 05/25/2017
  • Ines Mueller
    Great tour!

    Very well organised, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. There are still many tours in the museums at the time this tour starts, but definitely...

    Australia 07/23/2013

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