The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel After Hours Tour

Vatican After Hours Tour with Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel After Hours Tour

From: 90,00

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From: 90,00

DURATION: 2.5 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 7pm on Fridays and 5.30pm on Saturdays

FREQUENCY: Fridays & Saturdays (April – October only)


MEETING POINT: Via Santamaura 14/B (7.15pm)


Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by night. Have one of the most unique and exclusive experiences of a lifetime: experiencing the Vatican as night falls with an expert insider guide and a small group of only 12 guests or less. Not everyone can say they’ve visited the Vatican after it closes to the general public!



After Hours Vatican Tour Small Group Highlights

  • 2.5-hour exclusive evening tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with insider guide
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s the Last Judgement and the Creation of Adam frescoes without the crowds
  • Exploration of the many galleries located in the Museums including:
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Geographical Maps Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • The Vatican library
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • Small groups of only 12 visitors or less
  • Passionate insider guide
  • Aperitivo with Prosecco and snacks

Tour Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line access Vatican Museums
  • All tickets and reservations
  • Exclusive evening entry to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel without the crowds
  • Expert guide
  • Headset
  • Visit to galleries mentioned above

Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
  • St Peter’s Basilica visit


With this Vatican by night tour each visitor will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience and visit the world-famous Vatican Museums at night time, when the crowds have gone. How many people can say they’ve walked through the halls and galleries of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapels when they were almost empty?

Avoid the huge daytime crowds and opt for an exclusive skip-the-line tour of the Vatican in the evening. A passionate and expert guide will take you through the history and insights of the architectural and artistic masterpieces that fill the museums. You’ll experience the Sistine Chapel with Michalengelo’s The Last Judgement and Creation of Adam completely undisturbed.

The protagonist of the evening tour is without a doubt the Sistine Chapel. Just imagine, the privilege of visiting at this time was once reserved just for Popes and the Papal Conclave.

Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.


Ticket Reductions:

  • Reductions are not applicable
  • All participants are charged €90 (unless there’s a discount on our website)

General Information:

  • The tour starts at 7.30pm on Friday and at 5.30 on Saturday
  • Please make your way to the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. The meeting point at Via Santamaura 14/B.
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations without penalties within 24 hours before tour date
  • 100% penalty from 24 hours before tour departure and for no-shows


4 reviews for The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel After Hours Tour

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Redding

    This tour was excellent. The twilight ambiance and the lack of crowds made this a truly memorable experience. Matteo was so passionate and knowledgeable about everything on this tour that he really made it all come to life, not to mention you come away understanding so much more. Highly recommend.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brian O

    Upon our first evening arrival in Rome we took the evening stroll tour with Giuliano, it was outstanding and we hit all the must see spots with plenty of time to soak it all in. What a great way to get introduced to Rome! It was like having our own historian, art history and cultural expert. Thank you!!!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Carlota was fabulous! We arrived about 10 minutes before the start of the tour and were informed that we were the only two signed up for the tour! It was a wonderful surprise. She took the time to talk to us a bit about our interests and curated the tour just for us! It was a great experience. Carlota was very knowledgeable.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Clare G

    Our Vatican Evening tour with Tony was absolutely fantastic, she ensured we saw all the most important sections of the Vatican museum & her knowledge is amazing. She really did give everything a meaning for being there, brought it to life & made it a very special evening

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