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Vatican Museum Night Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    April onwards: Fri and Sat

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    6:45 pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the flower stand on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV at Viale Giulio Cesare, 237

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the Vatican Museums

Key Highlights

  • Discover the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums in the soft evening glow, without the jostling crowds
  • Admire works of great beauty like the Laocoon, the Apollo Belvedere, and the Belvedere Torso
  • Visit the Pinecone Courtyard, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Hall of Maps and the Tapestries Gallery
  • Explore Raphael Rooms (Stanze) and admire Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Admire the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, and other masterpieces of the Vatican Museums at their absolute best in the soft evening light, Enjoy the experience without the usual daytime throngs, which means that you won’t be fighting for the best views. Enjoy riveting live commentary by a knowledgeable guide as the narrative brings the museums to life, weaving tales of power, intrigue, and incredible artistic feats along the way.

Be mesmerized as you explore the Sistine Chapel, the pope’s private chapel spectacularly adorned with Michelangelo’s frescoes. Fully appreciate the great artist’s achievement in the blissful cool of the Roman evening, sure to be a unique experience.

Bask in the surreal 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. Trust us when we say this is an experience you would not want to miss for anything in the world!


  • Special night opening of the Vatican museums
  • Vatican Museums tickets
  • Skip-the-lines access
  • Expert, fluent English-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of six or more people


  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher Information: Show your voucher on your smartphone or another device (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Please arrive at the pickup point 10 minutes prior to the departure time to avoid any last-minute rush. 

Please bring a valid ID for children. Due to safety reasons, children under the age of 6 are not allowed this visit.

Please note that the Museum hours and closures may change due to Religious events.

All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.

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

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