Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Night Tour

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20 reviews

Activity provider:Through Eternity Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Night Tour

Activity provider:Through Eternity Tours
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From US$ 73.89 per person

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Discover the Vatican Museums on this evening tour led by an expert guide. This is a rare opportunity to see the magical sight of these world-famous masterpieces illuminated in the twilight.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Discover the key sites of the Vatican museums on this evening group tour
  • Experience exclusive evening access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn the remarkable history of the Vatican City from your expert tour guide
  • See the Vatican museums and St. Peter's Basilica - some unmissable sights
Full description
Take a 2.5-hour evening tour of one of the holiest sites in Christendom on this guided visit to the Vatican Museums. This exceptional tour includes visits to the Raphael Rooms, the Vatican Museums, The Hall of Maps, The Belvedere Courtyard, and the Cortile della Pigna. As the highlight, you will experience a comprehensive visit of the Sistine Chapel, perhaps the most emblematic example of Michelangelo's masterpieces.  The Vatican City is one of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the world. Your expert guide will take you to some of the major attractions and will provide a detailed history of the sites. You will receive a broad understanding of the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican. You will avoid any time wasted waiting, as you enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to all the featured attractions. The evening visit provides a perfect opportunity to absorb the Rennaissance culture and see the world-famous buildings illuminated, all in the beatiful twilight. This is a rare opportunity to see the Vatican Museums open at this unusual hour and the experience is sure to be a magical one.
  • Skip-the-lines access
  • English-speaking guide
  • Special night entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Headsets for groups of six or more
  • Transportation to and from the meeting and end points
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the flower stand on the corner of Via Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV. They will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Vatican Museums provide free entrance for visitors who are (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disabled with the appropriate certification and provides free entry to caretakers: please inform the local partner when booking if you fit into these requirements
  • For a student discount a valid student ID must be shown on the day of the tour, if the ID is invalid, the student might be charged for a full-price ticket on the day of the tour
  • As this is a walking tour with steps and staircases, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended
  • Please advise the local partner of any mobility concerns to be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Lovely experience at the Vatican, our guide was great and we appreciated all the information he shared with us as we walked around the exhibits. It was nice to see the Vatican at night and from what the guide shared with us it is definitely less crowded in the evening. Lots of walking so we were pretty tired by the end but so worth it!

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October 24, 2022

The night time tour was a great way to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. It was still quite busy so I can only imagine what it would have been like during the day time. Our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and gave meaning to the artworks we were witnessing. it is not just the artworks inside, these buildings are masterpieces in their own right. We were able to move through the lines quickly and the skip the line aspect was helpful here. Recommend seeing these sights with a guide.

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October 16, 2022

Obviously, seeing the beautiful architecture and artwork of the Vatican is amazing in itself, especially in the evening! However, what really made the difference, in my opinion, was our fantastic tour guide Thomas who made the experience even better. He was engaging, knowledgeable and humorous which are all excellent skills for an activity like this. Three hours just flew by and we really felt that this tour was worth every penny (or cent I suppose).

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August 2, 2022

Product ID: 199045