Vatican museums and Sistine chapel by night

Why do this tour

Because you want to visit the Vatican Museums in a relaxed mood, away from the crowds.

Highlights of this Tour

  • Pine Cone Courtyard
  • Laocoon
  • Belvedere Apollo
  • Tapestry Gallery
  • Geographical map room
  • Sobieski room
  • Rafael rooms
  • Borgia apartments
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Library Galleries
  • Giuseppe Momo staircase


Start: 7.30 pm

Tour lasts: 3 hours

Meeting point: In front of the entrance of the Vatican museums on viale Vaticano. Upon request the guide can meet you at your hotel.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums at night: 21 euros adults and 12 euros children and students till 26 years of age equipped with a valid student card. You can buy the tickets online by clicking here.

Upon request, we arrange for priority VIP SKIP THE LINE tickets to the museum.

Important information: On this tour, you visit sacred areas where the following dress codeis required:covered shoulders(a scarf over the shoulders is enough) and knee long skirts or shorts. Any type of shoes is fine as long as they’re comfortable, there’s lots of walking on the tour.

Tour description

When the sun sets behind the horizon, the temperature drops and the buzz stops; the Vatican Museums illuminate with warm glow of artificial light. Ancient works such as Laocoon and Apollo glow in the moonlight, and there is an ovrall magical atmosphere in the Rafael rooms.

Throughout the summer, on Firdays the Vatican Museums are open until 11pm. At this hour the museums are less crowded, and you have the opportunity to admire the magnificent exhibits from close up.

If you want see the Sistine Chapel and listen about the Pope’s disputes with Michelangelo, if you want to get acquainted with the works of Rafael and hear of the life of Renaissance popes, we invite you to book this tour.

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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Library.